AUTUMN IS ABOUT TO BEGIN

Share Your World – 12 September

While Kaitlin was here yesterday, she looked out the back windows and commented: “You have a real bird festival going on out there!”

We do have quite an avian circus here. There are a lot of birds who visit our buffet. I haven’t been taking pictures because I’m having trouble focusing through the very dirty windows. I have to clean them — which doesn’t sound like a big deal, but I’m so short, I have trouble reaching them. So I’m trying to figure out a way to do it using tools — like the long wand I used to clean the shower. Being short — really short — is getting annoying. I’ve lost almost five inches since my early adult years.

Duke relaxing on “his” sofa. My sketch (not a photo).

That’s quite a few inches considering I was not tall to begin with. This year, I’m barely 5 feet tall. I may have shrunk even more since I was measured. Garry and I used to be almost the same height. Now he’s half a foot taller. I’m sure he likes being taller and I don’t mind being short. I do mind not being able to reach anything!

Di from Pensitivity is still subbing for Melanie who I fondly hope is recuperating.

And now, the questions:

If you were to go to a desert island and could only take five things with you, what would they be?

A huge well-equipped yacht, a wi-fi generator, and a SAT-phone. Can I also bring my doctor? And why doesn’t it have to be a desert island? Why can’t it be a lovely tropical island full of fruit and coconuts, with a nice freshwater lagoon in the middle. You know, Neverneverland?

What popular song (any era) best describes you?

You Can’t Always Get What you Want” – The Rolling Stones

If you could only use three basic ingredients to make a meal, what would they be?

Fresh tuna, pre-cooked Kong Moon noodles, and soy sauce. I hope I also am allowed hashi, a good sharp knife and dishes!

Do you allow your pet on the furniture?

More to the point, does the Duke allow us to sit on HIS furniture? At least he has learned to move over on our bed so I have room for my feet. It’s HIS sofa, make no mistake about it. Sometimes, when he’s in the right mood, he lets people sit on it, as long as they don’t stay too long.

It’s the start of a new week. To what are you most looking forward?

Getting the (used) cookbooks I ordered. I ordered two for Northern Italian cooking and two (one used, one new) for Japanese cooking. I also order some seaweed so I can wrap things and some pickled ginger. Everything else I already have. There’s a lot of crossover between Chinese and Japanese food. Really, between almost all Asian food. Lots of similar sauces, too.



Categories: #Birds, #Photography, #Sketches, #SYW, Anecdote

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6 replies

  1. We both went for the Rolling Stones and a luxurious desert island lifestyle!

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  2. I’ve shrunk over 2 inches in the last five years, and hate not being able to reach things in cupboards, or worse, hang things on the line!
    Your question about The Duke letting you share his furniture is so similar to Maggie. We always said her bed was 4’6″ wide and if we were lucky, she’d let us share it!

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  3. Being short, and getting shorter does make things taller folk take for granted more complicated. If I want dishes from the top of the kitchen cupboard, I need to get the step ladder, same for anything on top of the wardrobe. I wanted suitcases last week and it’s not easy to lift them down while standing on a ladder. I sort of tossed them onto the bed.
    For window cleaning I have a Norwex glass cleaning pad that I can clip on to their long pole which also doubles for mop and broom with different pads. As for the windows on the front of the house they will stay dirty until I pay someone to do them.

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  4. I can only imagine how beautiful the view is to the birds and trees. And yup, the dogs definitely are family and have their own favorite seats!

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  5. 👌👌👌📷✍️🌹☀️

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  6. Such beautiful pictures, Marilyn. I love your answers and I am also not very tall and it is annoying although I will always say that dynamite comes in small packages. I am very determined and competitive so the song that describes me best is this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO23WBji_Z0

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