So Melanie, over at Sparks From a Combustible Mind, has taken over the weekly Share Your World prompt from Cee Neuner. Here is the first of Melanie’s SYW prompts.
When you are old, what do you think children will ask you to tell stories about? If you are ‘old’ (a term with different meanings for everyone); what stories do you tell your grandchildren?
They don’t ask me to tell stories. First, they read my book, so they know as many stories as they want to know.
When did something start out badly for you but in the end, it was great?
I really can’t think of anything in particular. Most things didn’t start out badly. They started out … well … without much of a fuss. Then stuff got more serious and things got a bit (or a lot) bumpy. Real life isn’t so clean and neat as “start off bad, end good.”
More like “start off casually, eventually gets serious.”
What do you think you are much better at than you actually are? Maybe this one’s kinda mean…thoughts?
I don’t think I’m better at anything than I am, but other people think I’m a lot better at things than I am. They think I’m a great proofreader (no, really I’m not). And a much better photographer than I am.
I have good moments, but overall, while I have a good eye, I’m not close to great. I simply don’t try hard enough to be that good.
It’s a decision I made. This is my hobby and I am not going to turn it into work. I have a tendency to turn everything into work. That bit of OCD in me usually forces me to try to be my best at everything. I am that way with writing, but I have not gone that way with photography. I’m happy when a picture comes out the way I intended, but there’s a limit to how hard I’ll fight to make it that way.
What would be the worst thing to hear as you are going under anesthesia before surgery?
“What do you mean you don’t have the … ” (fade to black) …
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
Owen cut both the back AND front lawns. Otherwise, I really haven’t felt well and have had a hard time making it through the day. But I did get the bathroom cleaned and the rug vacuumed.
Anyway, I feel I should mention to my fellow Massachusettsians (is that a word?) that tomorrow is Primary election day. Since Garry and I are both registered Democrats, it’s not as huge an issue for us as it is for Independents and Republicans. We know what we want, but you guys need to seriously consider what you want this country to become. If you don’t vote or throw your vote away, I don’t want to hear about how your life sucks. Not one single word.
Friends or family, please vote. And please use all your brains when you do.