Sharing My World 9/3/18

Melanie over at Sparks from a Combustible Mind is taking over Share Your World because Cee has real life issues she needs to take care of that require her attention. Here are the questions from her first go ’round. WordPress is being weird with pictures again, so I won’t have too many here. Sorry!

for my ageWhen you are old, what do you think children will ask you to tell stories about?   If you are ‘old’ (a term with different meanings for everyone); what stories do you tell your grandchildren?   Eh, I never thought about it. I’m all about reminiscing all the time anyway. I’ve led an interesting life — not necessarily a good life, but an interesting one —  and it leads to story telling. My kids don’t have kids, except my oldest kid, but we’re estranged. So there’s that. Mostly I tell tales to Doug, and they vary according to circumstance.

When did something start out badly for you but in the end, it was great? My mind is drawing a blank, though I’m certain that there’s something in my life that started out pretty bad and turned out great. I mean, these things happen. But you know, right now, I just can’t think of anything.

What do you think you are much better at than you actually are?   I’m pretty sure that I kinda suck at most textile crafts (knitting, crocheting, sewing). I mean, I’m okay at at all of them, but I plateaued pretty early on. Yeah, I can make shawls and blankets when it comes to yarn crafts, but that’s about it.  And I can piece together a pattern when it comes down to it — most of the time.  That’s okay though, I enjoy all of them, I really do. And that’s all that counts — right? I don’t have to be a Master crafter to enjoy myself. There are plenty of master crafters out there to make patterns and create beautiful things who can counter balance people like me who crank out practical and simple crafts by the dozen. It all works out in the end. ^_^ Maybe this one’s kinda mean…thoughts?  I don’t think it’s mean. Self reflection is good for the soul.

life skill

What would be the worst thing to hear as you are going under anesthesia before surgery? I actually woke up during surgery once… so I heard “She’s waking up” during surgery. I know that doesn’t quite answer the question, but it was scary enough. Freaked me out, that’s fersure.

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.  Doug bought me a new video game called “House Flipper” and it’s taken up a lot of my time.  It’s kind of addicting.  Here’s the “house” you — the player character — start out in.

first office

and this is what I changed it into during my first game (yes, I said first game):

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There’s a limit to what one can do — the furnishings are limited, and you can’t add on to or take away from the footprint of the house — but even within the limits, it’s still quite fun. Also, I enjoy the “side jobs” part of the game, but for some reason those disappear once one starts to actually flip houses. I was hoping to do a house, do some jobs, and go back and forth between the two. But, oh well. If the developers are smart, they’d just randomly generate side jobs for as long as the player wants to do them. Other than that and a few little quirks, I’m quite enjoying it. If they ever allow modding for this game, people will go crazy for it.

2 thoughts on “Sharing My World 9/3/18

  1. Melanie B Cee

    I think I’ve seen some of the products of your ‘post apocalyptic life skills” and they were danged good! So don’t be hatin’ on yourself…your hand crafts are lovely and if you had more energy and wanted to, I’d be all for encouraging you to sell them at fairs and whatnot. But it is what it is vis a vis physical health. We deal or we die, right? And I LOVE what you did with your first ‘flip’. Very, VERY nice. Tell me? Have you ever considered doing that as a PROFESSION? 😉 (hee. I know. The energy thing again.) If things improve for you though, it’s nice to know that you have another skill to fall back on if it were necessary! Wow! Thanks for playing today too! I know you’re tired…. ❤

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    1. Willow Post author

      When I was about 25 and getting divorced for the first time, I considered an apprenticeship for carpentry. BUT one has to be good with numbers to do that kind of thing — algebra and such (measuring rooms, &c…). So yeah, I did consider it. Even being an interior decorator is out because of the same problem. There’s so much that’s cut off from me because I can’t do simple math. >_<

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