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.
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.
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!
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