Share Your World – January 8, 2018

Do you prefer a bath or shower?

I would like to take the occasional bath, but I can’t extract myself from the tub. Gravity gets me down into it, but my sky hook is broken. Nothing will get me up, so showers it is and will be.

What do you do to make a living or during the day? If you are retired what mostly occupies your day? Or if you are a student what are you studying?

Homey scene of me and a camera, two matching Scottish terriers, and sunshine through the picture window. A post-Christmas painting of life in the country.

I write. I take pictures. I process pictures. I read and then I read more. I cook. I pay bills. I organize Life.

I do not believe my dogs are the cutest animals on Planet Earth, but really they are. Bonnie and Gibbs all snuggled up on the sofa were beyond all previous levels of adorable. I took pictures. Garry took pictures. The problem is, the moment you try to get to your camera, they move. Garry crept across the room to grab his and mine, which was just below my arm at the edge of the sofa , but sadly had the wide-angle lens on it. We did the best we could.

I make phone calls for both of us since Garry can’t and even if he could, he won’t. He hates the telephone. He hated it long before mobile phones were invented. You might say he was a pre-technological telephone hater,

Together, we go to doctors – his, mine and of course, the dogs,

Too cute for words.

We laugh at the dogs, watch some TV and united, we wait for the world to thaw, spring to arrive, and a sane government to come into office.

Is there a stuffed animal in your bedroom?

There are a few stuffed animals in the bedroom, but there are a lot more antique dolls including a bunch of historical and Hollywood figure dolls.

See Pluto on the ledge above the bed.

My favorite stuffed critter is a beanbag of Pluto, the Disney dog. He always makes me smile.

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

I’m still appreciating getting my oil delivery. The house is warm. The roof doesn’t leak. The driveway got plowed. There’s food in the freezer and we have lots of coffee, half & half, and I baked a fresh gingerbread. The dogs are content and basically, so are we.

What could be better?

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

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


      1. We have a comfty scenario. It’s quite enjoyable til the dogs begin their auditions for the Ed Sullivan Show. They JUST began! Yeesh!


  1. Off-piste… but i have the exact same quilt cover…

    …as long as it’s Turquoise! 🙂

    As for stuffed animals… ( this worked on my OLD WP editor but have had issues with trying it on the new ‘improved’ ( HAHH!) one…

    Apologies if you don’t see the pic!

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      1. We used to have a TV ad for free-to-air TV (??) with the jingle “The best things in life are free.” but they sang the last word over 2 notes: ” Furrr-eee!” That gave me the idea for the photo! 🙂

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  2. Sounds like all’s well with the world. Here the men are still working in our front garden. So things are in a positive mode at the moment.
    I don’t have any stuffed animals in our bedroom, but I have a flute and a violin there and a music stand.

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  3. Fur kids ALWAYS pose in the cutest ways … if there’s no camera or device with camera within reach. The second you garner a device or camera, it’s like they have built in avoidance radar or something and they move. Someone told me once that they ‘hear’ the thing and it hurts their ears, so that’s why the avoidance…maybe we can teach them to answer phones? I am with Garry on that one…hate the phone. If I didn’t need one for health related issues, I’d turn them all off!

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    1. They MUST hear the cameras. There’s probably a high-pitched noise that we can’t hear, but makes their ears twitch. Either that or they just like to annoy us.

      As for telephones, I like talking to actual friends. Sometimes. For short periods. Most calls last a little too long for me these days and for Garry, ANY time on the phone is time he can’t get back.


    2. My phone “thing”, Emb, goes back to work. The TV Newsroom would call at ALL hours, demanding I grab my gear and rush to the scene of some disaster or tragedy. I actually used to JUMP when the phone rang — for many years. Now, it’s my bad hearing and lousy social attitude.


    1. Considering how cold it has been, I feel lucky we got through it so well. I didn’t go out because cold like that is hard on asthmatic lungs and hearts with “issues.” But it was okay being inside and I managed to get a few pictures through doorways and windows … and today, it’s just normal cold, so we can actually go outside! Imagine that!

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      1. I feel lucky, sitting in our comfty living room watching TV news about the misfortune of others caught in the crosshairs of Mother Nature. DOUBLY lucky, because I used to be OUT there, covering all that nasty stuff.


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