SHARING MY WORLD AS WE SLITHER INTO DECEMBER

Share Your World 11-30-2020

I totally cannot believe it’s December. Talk about a year passing by without leaving even a a sense of passage. What a bizarre year, managing to be both terrifying and boring — simultaneously. It’s not over yet. I was reading in the NY Times this morning that Moderna has asked for speeded up passage to distributing its new vaccine. If it gets a yes — and I’m sure it will — there MIGHT be vaccine as early as December. Now that would give us hope for next year!

There’s nothing more to say about 2020 that hasn’t been said a million times already. I won’t be sorry to see this year pass along into the past. I’m just determinedly trying to outlast the year.

QUESTIONS:

What would you enjoy if you could do so without someone getting annoyed with you for enjoying it?  It MUST be something you aren’t supposed to enjoy because it is “bad for you.”

At my age and all things considered, everyone is thrilled when it turns out there IS something I can do and enjoy. There’s one that that probably everyone (maybe even me) would think is insane. Roller coasters. I love them. They don’t love me or more to the point, my spine doesn’t appreciate getting knocked around. Sanity says “NO, DON’T DO IT!” but somewhere in me, a tiny voice is crying “DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!” Lucky there aren’t big coasters in this area, eh?

Is it okay for men to wear the color pink?

The last time I washed something new that was red, ALL the men in the house wore pink underwear until it was eventually replaced. Gotta be careful with that red dye, by golly. But otherwise? Garry used to wear a lot of pink shirts. They went well with his (usually) navy blazer. It isn’t his favorite color because that would be gray, but he is unprejudiced towards pink. And for men’s shirts, it is a very popular color, especially when paired with a white collar.

Can you curl your tongue? 

Yes.

What, in your opinion, is the best room to put a fireplace?

We have two, in the den and the living room. We don’t use either of them anymore because it turns out — weird though this might sound — that the heating bills are much lower when we don’t use the fireplaces. It has to do with thermostat placement. Our upstairs thermostat is in the living room where there is also a fireplace  that has morphed into a wood-burning stove.

As a fireplace, is wasn’t too bad, but as a woodstove, it turns the living room into a sauna. And, it confuses the thermostat which then turns off the boiler because the thermostat reads 90 degrees. Getting the house reheated afterward costs a lot more than a steady, even temperature AND with all the heat in the living room, the bedroom (with the boiler off), turns into a meat locker. We’re thinking of getting an “electric fire” we can put in the wood stove for decoration. But not heat.

I love fireplaces and would put them in every room — except we are too old to haul wood and at this point, the mess, ashes, and soot are too much. So unless we inherit a mansion or a palace and a troop of servants to manage it, we shall remain fireless.

How do you show your gratitude?

I say thank you. Sometimes I say it 20 times in a row. If it’s Garry, it also gets hugged.



Categories: fire, House and home, Humor, Pets, Photography

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11 replies

  1. It feels like we’re all on some roller-coaster ride at the moment.
    Leslie

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  2. Thanks Marilyn for Sharing Your World! Roller coasters? Uh. O_o I stopped trying to pretend to enjoy them after that rather terrifying ride on one at Disneyland. They put part of it in a dark tunnel (pitch freakin’ black in there). I thought I’d die and was disappointed I didn’t. Lagoon ™ which is THE theme park in Utah (Northern Utah anyway) has some great honking huge one (new) and the old and incredibly rickety looking one (wood supports) from before I was even born. I have never ridden the new one (heck I haven’t been to Lagoon since 1983); and the old one seems like suicide alley.. plus vertigo ensures I’ll vomit during or shortly after riding the thing. No. You’re BRAVE (besides all your other wonderful attributes), not fool hearty. Ride on sister, ride on!

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    • That was always the great fun of the Cyclone. Sometimes as you rode, piece of it would fall off. They have rebuilt it two or three times, but it isn’t nearly as safe as the new ones and it is a lot scarier. And I love it. With shame and sorrow, I admit that I’m an addict. Is there a 12-step program for roller coaster nutters?

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  3. NO roller coasters EVER for me – and one look at that photo tells me that you well and truly should say NO too 😉 😉

    That last sentence nearly made me cry with the beauty of it. No, make that the last TWO sentences.

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  4. I don’t like the reader. I never did. I still don’t. It’s easier to use than reading posts — which is WHY I don’t like it. It so easy to get into just “liking” stuff and not reading anything.

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  5. WordPress has taken it into its head not to let me “like” posts except from the Reader and in your case not even then. However, I can comment so consider yourself “liked”.

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