Share Your World – 2015 Week 13

A new week, and a new Share Your World post.

What was your favorite subject in school?

Geography has always been a favorite subject in elementary school through college. In fact, I majored in it at a California State University.


“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away” (George Carlin). When have you had such a moment?

I had breathtaking moments when I gave birth to my two daughters and saw them for the first time. I also had one just this morning–breathtaking in a different sort of way–when I stepped out from a blind alley and nearly got run over by a car that was going too fast.

On another note, from a quote snob, George Carlin probably didn’t say this. (It doesn’t sound like him; that’s why I checked into it.) You can read more about who might have said it first at one of my favorite sights for investigating misattributed quotes–Quote Investigator. Most likely person:

“Remember that life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away! Dancing can do that for you!”

From Tahitian Choreographies by Vicki Corona in 1989.

What’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, or numeric puzzles?

Alone I would choose crossword puzzles. I like them when they are the perfect challenge for me. Not too easy. But not impossibly difficult either. I also like when the answers are in the back of the magazine, so I can take a peek every once in a while when I get stuck.

Jigsaw puzzles, though, I love to do with others. Even easy ones with children. I love to watch them have “A-ha” moments.

Jigsaw Puzzler

If you found an obviously abandoned car with $50,000 in the back seat, what would you do?

How would one know it was abandoned? I’m not sure how it would be obvious to me. The VIN numbers would have to be drilled out or ground off. (My husband said there are seven numbers in various places.) The license plates would have to be taken off. Would there be any other way of identifying the owner? (I’m reading the questions too literally today!) I’m sure I would just call the police and let them deal with the car, the owner, and the money.

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 for days off to catch my breath. I don’t always want to have my breath taken away! I’m looking forward to getting back to my kindergarteners.

Share Your World – 2015 Week 12

I just saw a tweet today about “Share Your World.”

Share Your World by Cee’s Photography has been going on for over two years, but Georgia’s was the first post I read. Actually, it was the first time I heard about it. (Georgia, I think you should get out today and sit on your bench for lunch! It’s been too long.)

So, today, I thought I would give it a try, since I’m on a week-long holiday from school. Hopefully, it won’t be only a one week adventure. Here goes!

When was the last time you sat on a park or garden bench for more than ten minutes? Describe the occasion.

Last month I sat on a bench at the beach in Muscat, Oman. It was lovely and peaceful. I need to do this more often.

The beautiful beach in Oman moved much more slowly than the video.

Would you ever be interested in observing a surgery or do you turn away when the nurse brings out the needle? 

Yes, I definitely would want to observe any surgery. I would possibly have to sit down, though, if I saw too much blood.

Where’s your favorite place to take out-of-town guests?

One place we definitely take out-of-town guests is to our favorite restaurant, and the first one that we went to when we arrived in Bahrain. It’s called Al-Abraaj. Here’s just a sampling of some of our favorites.

My favorites

There is no better bread!

If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose? Why?

Any nice kitchen supply store. I would buy a KitchenAid stand mixer, pans and knives. I would have a foolishly extravagant and overly-consumptive time.

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 made it through a long few months of school. Now I’m enjoying my first day of spring break. I look forward to celebrating Holy Week.

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