Sharing my World 3/5/2018

What did you or did not like about the first place you lived without your parents?  The first place I had that wasn’t my parents (not counting the time I briefly lived with my grandmother during my parents’ divorce) was when I got married just before my 18th birthday and moved into an apartment above some old lady’s garage. I don’t remember her name, and I barely remember the place. It was a nice enough apartment, for an apartment above a garage. It was a one bedroom affair with a kitchen and full bath, and we lived there for about six or seven months until my pregnancy made it too difficult for me to walk up and down the stairs. I also developed pre-eclampsia and had to go on bed rest, so we moved back in with my mom.  As to what I liked or didn’t like about it; like I said, I hardly remember the place, but it was nice enough I suppose.

pomader balls

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What is your most favorite smell/scent?  As with most things, I don’t really have a favorite.  I’m partial to vanilla, but I also like sandalwood. I’m a big fan of clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon too. I guess I like spicy smells. I used to love how some male colognes smelled on me before I got asthma, now I cannot do colognes or perfumes. I never was a huge fan of perfumes, especially the flowery stuff. Right now, there’s the smell of cloves in the air about me because I spilled some essential oils when trying to make something to clear my sinuses. Worry not, dear reader, I’m not a huge proponent of essential oils, but some of them are good for some things.

Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why?  I do like snowy winters, but that’s because I’m disabled and don’t have to drive in the snow.  Having said that, I liked snowy winters before I was disabled, so there’s that. I guess I’m just one of those people that enjoys the idea of snow. I don’t want to go tromping around in the snow. Let’s not get crazy here. But I like the look of the snow on the ground, and I love being inside when the snow is outside. I love how quiet the world is when it’s covered in snow. Plus, a lot of plants need the freeze and the snow to bloom in the spring. It’s a part of the natural cycle of things.

poptart cocoa sleeping

Plus, snuggles


What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. So, as y’all may know, I’ve been messing around with Photoshop.  I found this YouTube channel that’s been really helpful… Yeah, he kind of repeats himself and talks down to the lowest common denominator, but sometimes I’m the lowest common denominator, and sometimes I’m the slightly more experienced learner wishing he’d hurry up and get on with it. Still, I’m grateful when I’m the one learning what he has to teach and he does know how to teach. He doesn’t assume that the people watching have a certain knowledge to do what he’s attempting to do. Anyway, I learned how to put clouds in the sky… and it’s pretty easy! Voila!


Original picture

and presto!

person at statue

The one thing I haven’t been able to get rid of in this picture is the line around the foreground objects. You can see it in the original picture too, but it’s muted. When I added the clouds and sharpened the picture it just made the line more pronounced. It’s an artifact of the game engine and it drives me nuts in the game too. I’ve tried all of the suggestions I’ve found online so far, but nothing has worked. I’m gonna keep working on it… Still finding that channel was something I really appreciated.

Via Cee’s Share Your World

11 thoughts on “Sharing my World 3/5/2018

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    Getting rid of that line is very difficult. It’s probably the difference between someone who is really good with Photoshop and the rest of us. I’m not that good with it. I’m amazed at what other people can do, though. I think some of the newer versions of the application leave less of a line to get rid of, but I have an older version and it’s almost impossible for me to eliminate it. Let me know if you figure it out.

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  2. Embeecee

    If I’m correct in what ‘the line around the object’ IS, then the advice I’ll share is good. If I’m mistaken about what that line is (and that’s entirely possible. I’m feeling fusty today..never good) try this next time you find a fringe around the parameter of something.

    Choose Layer > Matting > Defringe.
    Enter a value in the Width text box for the distance to search for replacement pixels. In most cases, a distance of 1 or 2 pixels is enough.
    Click OK.

    I hope that’s helpful. 🙂

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  3. purpleslob

    I lived in an old lady’s house, as her companion one summer during college. I enjoyed the quiet- no younger brother or sister!! I hated the 7 pm, lights out curfew!! Also, I hated how fussy she was about every.tiny.thing.
    After 2 months, my parents had to come get me, I was nearly having a nervous breakdown.
    So mostly all bad!


    1. Willow Post author

      I forgot that I did something similar for my step-dad’s sister when I was about 17. She lived in San Jose, which was about an hour from where my ‘rents lived. I was there for about a month while her parents went on vacation. She was about 25… I think, and I was there just in case something went amiss. If I remember correctly, she was severely epileptic and couldn’t be left alone for so long. We didn’t get along famously, but we didn’t have any major conflicts either.

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