Sharing my world 6/25/18


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If aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you home with them, would you go? (remember this is SYW, they are friendly aliens):  This totally depends on two factors… First and foremost, I totally won’t leave my husband behind. So, if he’s still around and this is a one-way trip, then no, I wouldn’t go.  Now, if this trip to the stars is a temporary sojourn, then yeah, I’m up for a vacation. Hopefully it wouldn’t be a long vacation because, unless they have advanced technology that’s gonna fix this broken body, I am not going to be able to enjoy traipsing all over god’s little black universe. And time moves differently at the speed of light, so I might go to their home and come back and I wouldn’t have aged, but everyone I know has either died or grown old.  So… hmmm… perhaps a temporary trip isn’t a good thing after all.  Unless they are like The Doctor and have a TARDIS or something, and no one would even know I was gone. TARDIS aside if it’s a one way trip, and Doug is still around, and he’s all for going with them, and the aliens are cool with taking him along for the ride, then yeah, I’m in.  But they’ve gotta be willing to bring our pets with us too, because I can’t leave our furbabies here to starve just because I want to see the stars.

growing olderHow tall are you?  I’m 5’5″ tall right now (1.6 meters if my math is right).  I used to be 5’5.5″ inches but I’ve shrunk 1/2 an inch over the years.  Hear that kiddies? There’s a distinct possibility that you will shrink as you grow.  Something about the vertebrae in my spine getting smaller and less elastic. I believe both males and females get smaller as they get older. You can see it if you follow a celebrity from the time they’re in their 20’s until they’re well into their golden years. They start out fresh and young and over the years grow small and frail. Not everyone of course — nothing applies to everyone.  My dad is probably still 6’1″ — I wouldn’t know, I haven’t seen the man in over a decade. Last I saw him though, he was in his sixties and was still pretty tall. But he might have shrunk by now. I dunno. I’m pretty sure that there are ways to prevent it, but I’m also sure that it’s a just another one of the many symptoms of “getting old”. Ha! Eventually, I’ll probably shrink down to 5’4″ then I’ll be of average height.

Are you satisfied with your height?  Eh, I found out when I was in my teen years — and hit my full height  — that I’m about an inch over the average height for the American female, which is 5’4″.  I used to be the shortest adult in my family — my mom is 5’9″ and every male in my family is at least 5’11” (my oldest brother, the shortest male in our family) or taller.  My oldest daughter now holds the title of shortest adult in the family, she is 5’3″. My dad is 6’1″ and my oldest son is the tallest at 6’7″ (a little over 2 meters).  In other words, I spent my life surrounded by tall people, which kind of skewed my idea of what was average for quite a long time.  Especially since my sister and I were the smallest kids in our class — a fact that made us targets for bullies — until we hit puberty, then we grew rapidly. Being slightly above average has its advantages. We weren’t bullied as much, that’s fersure. I was also blessed with a large frame, so I’m slightly intimidating. Which helps people leave me alone when I want to be left alone.

Do you think you could live without your smartphone (or other technology item) for 24 hours?  


Sorry for laughing (and sorry for the .gif) but that’s funny!  I often forget my smartphone in my bedroom for days at a time. Sometimes the only reason I pull it out is to take a picture of something. I could live without my smartphone. Period. Now, my computer… the one I’m typing this on, I would have trouble living without that for 24 hours. I mean since I can’t do much of anything aside from stare at the computer screen, there wouldn’t be much for me to do without it. Having said that, I can and have lived without my computer for a day.  It’s not as easy as setting my phone aside, but it can be done.

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. This week has been particularly tiring. Exhausting. My husband always make me smile. As do the furbabies. Other than that, I have my knitting group that I venture out to meet with once a week on Wednesdays. They are always good for a smile and a laugh. Anyone who’s had the pleasure of me commenting on their blog can probably tell that I haven’t been at the top of my game. I’m sure my grammar and spelling has been pretty awful. It’s difficult to form coherent sentences when one is falling asleep all of the time though.

Oh, there was one thing.  I found this site: Pexels. I mean, I knew about it, of course, but I rediscovered it. And used some of the pictures for my questionnaire about food.  I’m particularly proud of these two:

food is importanteat dessert first

The pictures themselves (the food and coffee) aren’t mine, but I fiddled with the lighting and colors (the pink used to be way brighter in the coffee picture) and added the text to both pictures.  All in all, I think they came out okay.  I’m still experimenting with adding text. It’s not as simple as just slapping text into a picture. That doesn’t always look good.

I was also very happy that people answered my questions in the aforementioned questionnaire about food. I do love posting and answering questions, and it always makes me smile when people answer my questions — especially when they link back so I can read them.


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5 thoughts on “Sharing my world 6/25/18

  1. purpleslob

    I read this last night, but couldn’t comment, cuz had to run, and help my dad. So here I am back.
    Will the aliens probe you?? Is so, nope!!
    I’m afraid of heights, so they will have to knock me out, ala Mr. T!
    I think I’ve shrunk a little too. But so have DH, and Mama, and brother, so it’s a little hard to judge.
    Of course eat dessert first! I learned that from my uncle Bud. You can always pack up a steak to take home, a hot lava cake, and vanilla ice cream don’t travel well!! 😉
    My sympathies on exhausted week. Mine was pretty good. Dr added gabapentin, seems to help me sleep some better.
    Love, your fibo/hypothyroid/ etc twin,

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    1. Willow Post author

      Gabapentin was great for pain relief and it really worked for me while I was on it. However, having said that, I developed this really weird (and very rare) side effect that even the doctors didn’t believe was the Gabapentin… I kept telling them it was the Gabapentin and they kept saying, “Impossible, I’ve never heard of that.” Even after I pointed that I didn’t have it before I started taking it. I even ended up in the ER. They took me off and Gaba, and lo and behold! the side effect went away. (I’m purposely not saying what it was because the power of suggestion can be strong, and if the Gaba is working for you, I don’t want to jinx it.) It’s really a good med, and I wish I could take it again. It helped a lot… except for that one thing…


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