Share Your World 9-26-2022

The weather was so hot and then, a week ago, like magic it turned into fall. It’s not full Autumn yet. The trees are just beginning to show some color. You can see how lovely they will be in another week. Meanwhile, though, the weather is absolutely delicious.

And now, the question:

Would you rather have no nose, or no arms?

Hey, I’m already missing both breasts, two heart valves and a piece of my right tibia, not to mention a variety of ligaments and other pieces of elastic. If no one objects, whatever I’ve got left, I would very much like to keep 🦋

What is your spirit animal?

Maybe a nuthatch, the only bird who can run head-first down a tree. That’s my kind of bird.

Do you think cavemen had nightmares about cavewomen?     

I hope not. Of course that might explain a few things, but they must have had some kind of relationship or we wouldn’t all be here.

Where did the name Pina Colada come from?

Etymology. The name piña colada (Spanish) literally means “strained pineapple,” a reference to the freshly pressed, strained pineapple juice used in the drink’s preparation.

This is one of those great drinks that until you make it yourself or are lucky enough to have someone make it for you from fresh ingredients, you will never understand. Our drinking days are long over, but I remember getting the coconut milk, pineapple juice and spiced rum. No umbrellas. Just a tall, iced glass out on the dock behind the house we rented (with a lot of other people) on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s a great drink. Use fresh coconut milk and pineapple juice, then watch the sun go down on Nantucket Sound.

Those really WERE the days!

How thankful are you for good health, should you enjoy such a state of being? 

Today at the doctor’s office I was reminded why I like him so much. It’s not only that he’s always ready to see me, even if he’s terribly busy — which he always is — but because he finds us interesting. He’s the only one who can get away with pointing out to Garry that anyone with his muscles shouldn’t be complaining because he’s in better shape than most men years younger than he is. AND he is interested in me and what he can do for me. He is determined to find a way to make me feel better and he’s going to keep trying until he succeeds.

What a doctor! What a guy!

As for good health? I’m not dead yet. I take that as a sign. When I’m not, you can take THAT as a different sign.

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8 replies

  1. Thanks Marilyn for Sharing Your World! I respectfully disagree. SPRING and Fall/Autumn are the best seasons. ‘Course I get why New Englanders enjoy Autumn/Fall better. Isn’t it like a monsoon back there with all the water (sometimes I guess) and mud?

    You are mostly certain paid up in dues as to loss of anything, you’re more than exempt! I also have found a tenacious old school doctor who actually DOES something besides sitting around scratching whatever itches. It’s great and has lifted my spirits immensely…I’m glad you got the same opportunity!

    Have a great week(end). That nuthatch thing is very impressive btw!


  2. Not only did we turn to Fall last week, but on the correct day as well. That NEVER happens. It is always too soon or a little late.


  3. I’ve always thought Americans consistently used ‘fall’ where we say ‘autumn’ but I’ve noticed recently that many of you use both words, as you do here. Do you make any distinction in meaning between them or are the two completely interchangeable? I’m curious, as we only have the one word for the season 😲🍁🍂


    • There’s no difference between the meaning of the words, at least none that I know of. Autumn comes from the meteorological term “Autumnal equinox” which initiates fall (officially). This year it was September 23, which is a couple of days later than usual. The autumnal equinox is exactly the same as the Vernal (spring) equinox and all it means is that the day and night are exactly the same length on that day. Except of course for the type of weather that follows it.

      The term “Fall” probably emerged from “season of falling leaves.” I use both words interchangeably.

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      • We use autumn so yes, I know the origin of that word and the explanation of equinoxes. My surprise was seeing you using it as I thought in the US everyone used fall, not autumn. And as you used both slightly differently, I thought maybe you made some distinction between them. Don’t worry about it, I’m over-thinking it 😆


        • No. Same word. I don’t know where you got the idea that Americans just use the word fall. The word Autumn is all over our advertisements and TV shows. Take a look and any newspaper or magazine from the U.S. and you’ll see both words used interchangeable.

          I was sure you did know about equinoxes. After all, you have Stonehenge and it is very big on equinoxes. It was just a reminder that one word is colloquial and the other is meteorological. Actually, I was assuming you’re English and I don’t know that for a fact. Not American but your English is perfect.


          • Yes I’m English – sorry, I assumed you’d know that from my blog 😀 It’s odd that in many visits to the US and of course a lifetime’s exposure to US TV, I don’t recall hearing autumn used. Mea culpa!


            • If you weren’t here in the season, no one probably mentioned it. We don’t talk about autumn until it’s approaching or we are IN it. We have terrible weather. Autumn is our only really good one.

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