And so we close the book and flip the calendar’s page to 2018. I hope this one is better than the last couple of years, but if not, I sure hope I hang on to my sense of humor!

Share Your World – January 1, 2018

What one word describes you best?


As a talker, and a writer, and even as a thinker, I’m always looking for answers and sometimes, looking just as hard for questions.

What is set as the background on your computer?

A man climbing up a huge rock mountain. But I change backgrounds often. I prefer simple backgrounds. I can’t work on a busy surface. I lose my applications widgets in the complexities of pictures.

If you have been to a foreign country, name those to which you have been?

Canada, England, Wales, Ireland and Israel for longer than a day or two. Two weeks in St. Martin (Caribbean) and a couple of days in Nassau. One day in Mexico, two days in Haiti, one glorious day in Jamaica and I have always wanted to go back.


I was married in England — the guy was English and London was his home town. Garry and I honeymooned in Ireland because he really loved Ireland and had been there a bunch of times on his own.

I spent a fair amount of time in Montreal because my father and his wife lived there. I really liked Montreal. Pity I didn’t like my father. Or his wife.

Somewhere in Ireland

And I lived in Israel for most of the 1980s.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?

This week has been so busy I haven’t actually noticed anything except the cold.

It really is very cold. It isn’t unusual for the weather to get extremely cold this time of year, but it rarely lasts this long.

Usually, it’s a couple of days and then the thermometer goes up a bit. Such a deep freeze lasting this long is so rare if it lasts another couple of days, it will break a few weather records.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

15 thoughts on “SHARING MY WORLD – A NEW YEAR!”

    1. Cold and heavy. You have to be careful. They fall and people get seriously injured. We try to prevent them from forming, but when the weather is right, there’s not much to be done about it. Really hard on the roof and gutters.


      1. I can imagine…we seldom get them like that here, except in the countryside. We used to, in the days before central heating up in Yorkshire, but not so much now.


        1. Here, it’s a matter of how much snow is on the roof. We’ve had some very heavy snow years recently, so it melts, then freezes, melts and freezes. Many houses are simply covered with ice dams. They are pretty … but they are also dangerous and bad for the roof. But this is a cold, snowy area. Some things just come with the territory. Like huge icicles 🙂


  1. I noticed this morning that the icicles I took the picture of on Christmas day (as well as the “ice sculpture” below them) are still there! I don’t think it’s been above freezing since a few days before Xmas… and slowly but surely got colder right up to New Years. But a number in the 30’s and even (gasp!) 40’s is apparently in the forecast. A January thaw would be nice right about now…


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