World Sharing – SYW 3-11-19

I was feeling distinctly grouchy this morning. It is my 72nd birthday. My mother never made it this far, so I figure I’m already ahead of the game. From here on in, it’s extra innings.

I wanted to sleep late. I wanted a day off. I wanted …

The dogs were barking at 5, so I got up and gave them a cookie — and went back to bed. They barked a little more, then finally shut up. I thought I was home free, but then the phone rang. After which someone else called, and finally, one more call. These were real people, so I had to answer the calls. After each call, I drifted back to sleep, but after the final call, I realized it was futile.

No rest for the wicked.


If you don’t think Heaven nor God exists, you might want to answer by saying something outrageous, just for fun!

And the great, deep, booming voice says: “Welcome, Marilyn. In this place, you will NEVER have to cook another meal. Ever. Unless you want to. We have our own chef who also cleans up!”

Thrown out of Heaven for the sin of pride. That first step is a long one.

And I say: “Wow. This really IS heaven!”

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

No coffee in the morning.

What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

I’m never alone in my car.

How would you rate your memory? 

According to my neurologist, it’s fine. According to me, I want to know why I’m in the kitchen. At least I always know why I’m in the bathroom. That’s something.

What’s one song that always cheers you up, no matter how blue you’re feeling?

Pancho and Lefty. Something about the melody, the very cool lyrics — and that I think it would make a great movie.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

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

33 thoughts on “A DAY FOR SHARING OF THE WORLD – Marilyn Armstrong”

    1. It’ll be okay. If my dogs would shut up, that would be a better start to EVERY day. They know if they stand there and bark, I will eventually get out of bed … except for those days where I just get up and threaten to throttle them.

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    1. I know a lot of people with birthdays on Christmas, or Christmas Eve, or Boxing Day. Their birthdays tend to get swallowed. But I also know three people with birthdays on the fourth of July. You like barbecues? Because you’ll have one every year. With fireworks.

      March is fine. There’s NOTHING going on.

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    1. Garry makes the coffee. I just drink it 🙂 I don’t know that there is a heaven and I’m not sure it would be waiting for me anyway, but as long as someone else does the cooking, I’m cool.

      Thank you. I survived longer than my mother. I won the lottery!


  1. Well done Marilyn. I hope the day turned out to be better than you thought it would.
    I’m in a bit of nasty mood. Started doing our taxes and I’ve come up with a few swear words I don’t think anyone has heard before.


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