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Here we are Share Your World – Week 14 already!  Although I have only been doing these for a few weeks, it feels like part of my regular posts already!

If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?

I think my sign would be Yield.  Most often it feels like I am making way for some extrovert to get their way because they open their mouth first or speak the loudest.

credit:  Province of Alberta Road Signs

credit: Province of Alberta Road Signs

 

Is your hair short (total neck and ear showing), medium (covering ears and neck), long (below shoulders), extra long (at least halfway down your back) or bald?

My hair is long.  Although I have very fine hair, I have a lot of it.  I like to play with my hair – tuck it behind my ears, put it in a ponytail, pile it on top of my head with a clip or wear it in a bun (which I do most days now).  I dislike going to the hairdressers so much, I let my hair grow really long & only get it cut once every 2 years or so (if not longer).  Hence, long hair is the style for me.

When you are with your friends, do your interactions include much touching—for example, hugging, kissing, rough housing, rubbing backs? Would you like to have more of this? (Note: the answers may vary depending on where you live on this wonderful planet.)

I like to hug, coming & going.  Sometimes I will rub a friend’s back or give them a one-handed hug as I walk by.  Otherwise I don’t do much touching, unless it’s one of my kids & then sometimes I touch a lot more.  If you’re sad, I’m the first one to open my arms if you want a hug – but I also respect if you don’t want one.

What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $100?

Isn’t this sad, it’s been so long since I spent any money on myself – I don’t know what I would want for myself.  I dislike restaurants because they are noisy & the servers are always bothering you.  I don’t enjoy any meal in a restaurant unless it’s eaten in my own vehicle.  I don’t like shopping period.  If I have to buy new clothes – I get in & get out as fast as I can.

Got it, got it – browse through Kobo & buy myself a lot of e-books!  And maybe a little bit of chocolate (Easter chocolate is always my favorite).

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful my hubby & I still care enough to fight.  As we both get used to the role of me being disabled, we have struggled from time to time.  We are both trying, but it’s really hard.  I have always been so independent & now I have to depend on him for so much.  I would be grateful if someone would gave my hubby a job.

Leaflet tells Jews to register in East Ukraine

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Is our world going backwards?

Originally posted on shaunynews:

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Not again! Please

This is all too familiar isn’t it? And it cost’s £50 to register, by force, this scares me, this happened before very slowly. IF you know history, you will see and feel the actions that were taken pre-WWII almost ghost those of today, they are the damn same. I got mocked by some Idiot called “T” over this, the fool can hardly tie his laces. History repeats and we do not notice, only the educated can and will see WWIII is coming, these events happened pre-WWII. If you think I am wrong, prove me wrong. I know WWII inside out, this is how it started, do you know this? Or is Shaun making up stories and placing them on 200 websites again?

WAKE UP, PLEASE!! This is just the start! 

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IBQ – Week 2?

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credit:  61 Musings

credit: 61 Musings

This week’s prompt is:

Focus

 

Like most introverts I am no stranger to focus.  When I am really involved in a project (usually my writing or my course work), Kelvin sometimes has to wave my dinner plate under my nose for me to realize it’s dinner time!  He finds this extremely irritating, (he thinks I should notice when he’s in the kitchen & preparing food), but really it’s just background noise to me when I’m really involved.  He has now taken to giving me a 10 minute warning when the food is almost ready, so I can wrap up what I am doing & pay attention when it’s dinner time.

While I would find it extremely difficult to write my novel in a crowded cafe (like J.K. Rowling), I can write in a room with the TV going & really have no idea what is playing on the screen.  When picking a program to watch, Kelvin has found the secret – he asks if I will be paying attention to the TV before choosing a program.  He has some programs he only watches (like TMZ or The Soup) which he will watch if I’m not paying attention, there are some programs I only watch (like Grey’s Anatomy, The Following & Game of Thrones – I tend to prefer programs which make me think too like Elementary or the British version Sherlock) which I watch when he’s away or napping & then there are the programs we watch together.

I prefer to write in the quiet – no TV or music playing.  If Kelvin is napping or out of the apartment – so much the better!  Sometimes Kelvin accuses me of making excuses for him to leave home (like ordering a prescription to be picked up) so I can have time to myself – (sshh, he’s not wrong).

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credit: focus stock photos

 

Prayingforoneday is now ShaunyNews – Shaun Gibson – PLEASE REBLOG!

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Originally posted on shaunynews:

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Since I had to delete my old blog and start a new one I am asking PLEASE if people can give this a quick reblog?

I lost a ton of friends I liked talking to. I am getting about 5/10 a day added back but I would really like to hook back up with a few people.

I ask as the best friend you have to PLEASE RE-Blog this so I can find some friends like you again

I would be grateful WordPress if you could do this for me

More love, less hate

Shaun

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Tickle Me Tuesday – 041514

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Courtesy Microsoft Clip Arts

Courtesy Microsoft Clip Arts

As we get older and visit the doctor more often, this could come in handy.

An older gentleman had an appointment to see his urologist, who shared offices with several other doctors. The waiting room was filled with patients. As he approached the receptionist’s desk, he noticed that the receptionist was a large, unfriendly woman who looked like a Sumo wrestler. He gave her his name.

 

In a very loud voice, the receptionist shouted, “YES, I HAVE YOUR NAME HERE; YOU WANT TO SEE THE DOCTOR ABOUT IMPOTENCE, RIGHT?” Angry Receptionist

 

All the patients in the waiting room snapped their heads around to look at the very embarrassed man.

 

He recovered quickly, and in an equally loud voice yelled,  ‘NO, I’VE COME TO INQUIRE ABOUT A SEX CHANGE  OPERATION, BUT I DON’T WANT THE SAME DOCTOR THAT DID YOURS.’

The room erupted in applause and laughter.

 

Don’t mess with old folks!

Old Enough to Make My Own DecisionsHole Between Your Boobs Called A Belly Button

Tickle Me Tuesday – 040814

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Courtesy Microsoft Clip Arts

This weekend a simple action reminded me once again (by smacking me in the face) that we are all aging. Hence this week’s post:

You Know You Are Getting Old Fall DownWith Age Comes MultitaskingWhat is this Tube of Toothpaste Prep HSenior Centre Fire AlarmReady to Stand Up NowMenopause in Progress

Introverts Club Share Your Week – Week 13

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Credit:  Cee's Photography

Credit: Cee’s Photography

It’s Friday!  I’m late!  But better late than never, right?  

Just an update for my followers, I am working on Camp NaNoWriMo this month, so I’m always going to be behind in reading your posts, but I do try to catch up!  So far 3 writing days – a little over 3,000 words.  Did good the first 2 days & then bombed yesterday, but today & tomorrow are other days, so I still have a chance.  

Now, on to the pressing questions for this week:

Do you believe in extraterrestrials or life on other planets?

As a matter of fact I do believe in extraterrestrials, always have, always will.  For much the same reasons as others have stated, how vain of us to think in the whole cosmos we are the only planet with life, much less intelligent life.  Have you been watching “Cosmos?”  If you haven’t, you should, just to get an inkling of how insignificant planet Earth is.

What type of pet or pets do not want to have?

Sorry, Pickles, but I would never want a snake!  I want a pet I can cuddle with.  Since I’m allergic to cats, feathers, rabbits – this leaves me with dogs.  We currently live in an apartment which doesn’t allow pets, so I’ve been without a dog for almost 3 years now & I still miss my dog every day.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

I would be purple of course!  Purple is a regal color, it’s also associated with Christmas which is one of my most favorite times of the year.  Purple is also so versatile – it still looks good as a pale violet or a deep blackish purple.

What type of transportation would you be? Why?

I think I would like to be a train.  Trains get to go to interesting places & see lots of sights.  They don’t whiz past at the speed of flight where they don’t get a good view.  I would love to do the route through the Rockies so I could look at the mountains & lakes every day.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful I was still able to get into a nice cabin at Camp NaNoWriMo since I seem to really need the structure in order to work on my novel.  

I am looking forward to a productive week writing, some time to myself & hopefully good health!

 

Tickle Me Tuesday – 04012014

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Courtesy Microsoft Clip Arts

Courtesy Microsoft Clip Arts

Drinkin and Drivin in Newfoundland . . . .

Two Newfies, Archie & Harry, were driving down the road drinking a couple of beers.

The passenger, Harry, suddenly said, ‘Lord tundering…up ahead — it’s a police roadblock!! We’re gonna get busted for drinkin’ dese here beers!!’

‘Don’t worry,’ Archie said. ‘We’ll just pull over & finish dese beers, then peel off the label, stick it on our foreheads & throw the bottles under the seat.’

‘What fer?’

‘Jist let me do de talkin’, OK?’

So they finished their beers, threw the empties out of sight & put a label on each of their foreheads.

When they reached the roadblock, the police officer took a long look at the two of them & said, ‘You boys been drinkin’?’

‘No sir,’ said Archie, pointing at the labels.  ‘We’re on the patch.’

Must be a Canadian thing, eh?

Wine Cheaper Than Gas

 

Just a quick heads up for my followers, I’ve gone & done a silly thing again – I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo Camp for the month of April!  For some reason, I’m bound & determined to get this book written!  On top of that, I’m starting a new online university course on Forensic Sciences.  So if you don’t see as much of me this month, it doesn’t mean I don’t still love each & every one of you (& you know who you are), I’ll try to catch up as I can!  I’ve been busy over the last few days getting some posts scheduled, so please continue to stop by!  Mwah!

Benze on Books – March 31/14

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credit: Net Galley

credit: Net Galley

SEASON OF THE WITCH
By Natasha Mostert

Synopsis:  In her award-winning novel, Natasha Mostert blends alchemy, the art of memory, high magic and murder to create a highly original psychological thriller.

Gabriel Blackstone is a cool, hip, thoroughly twenty-first century Londoner with an unusual talent. A computer hacker by trade, he is also a remote viewer: able to ‘slam a ride’ through the minds of others. But he uses his gift only reluctantly — until he is asked to find a young man last seen months earlier at Monk House, in the company of two mysterious women. Gabriel becomes increasingly bewitched by the house, and by its owners, the beautiful Monk sisters. But even as he falls in love, he suspects that one of them is a killer.

This book introduced me to the concept of alchemy which is one of the unusual & archaic arts of witchcraft.  I also experienced a system for remembering called a memory castle which I have since seen examples of in popular television.

While I wasn’t enthralled with the lead character in the beginning since he wasn’t the most likable hero, I grew to like him better & better through the book.  As he “slams a ride” through the last moments of a missing young man he begins a journey which threatens his whole life as he has known it.  After he discovers a diary he learns the secrets & desires of one of the sisters, but doesn’t know which sister is the author as he falls deeper & deeper under their spell.  There are many twists & turns to keep you turning the pages through to the end.

I would give this book 4.5 stars out of 5 since the end came too soon.

 

Happy 80th Birthday, Gloria Steinem

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Happy Birthday Gloria Steinhem! You are a role model for so many women, including me!

Originally posted on Life in the Boomer Lane:

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Gloria Steinem turns 80 tomorrow. Life in the Boomer Lane knows better than to assume that most people are aware of those people who have shaken up the world in ways that change us forever. So, for those of you who missed Gloria Steinem, here is a quick review: She was hot enough, as a young journalist, to go undercover as a Playboy bunny in 1963 to expose the misogynistic world of the Playboy empire. She was prolific enough to have authored several bestsellers. She was witty enough to have coined any number of memorable phrases, including “This is what 50 looks like,” on the occasion of her 50th birthday. She was creative enough to have co-founded New York Magazine and to have founded and run Ms Magazine. She was feisty enough to keep going, in spite of women who were threatened by the idea of taking their lives into…

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