Share Your World 1-11-21

It is time once again for SHARE YOUR WORLD. This is the weekly challenge where Melanie, from Sparks From A Combustible Mind , asks us several questions and in answering them we all share our worlds. You can read other contributors and or join the challenge by clicking the underlined link above….and now on to the questions!

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QUESTIONS:

What should you get rid off, that would make your new year better, and why? (Don’t say Covid-19, we all want to get rid of the dang virus)   I snagged this question from another blogger, but failed to note who thought it up.  My apologies!  I KNOW better than to trust my memory any more.  If it’s your question and you’d like credit, please let me know!  Great question too, in my opinion!

I am getting rid of some flubber around my midsection. That will help me have a more energetic year for sure!!!!

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 What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

Walking this last year in financial faith is probably the most daring act of faith I have ever taken. It has been amazing!

Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken?

My daughter says we have two mottos….”Did that hurt?” and “How’d that feel?”

My sister says our family mottos are “Suck it Sally” or “Are ya’ gonna do that again?” or “I’ll give you somethin’ to cry about.”

I was unaware that any of these statements rose to motto status…but apparently…….

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On a scale of 1-10 how funny would you say you are?  (this does not mean ‘smell’ or looks; because this is a judgment free blog!) 

Ummm……my daughter said -6 but I think that’s a judgment.

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GRATITUDE SECTION

Tell everyone something that you found personally lifted your spirits!  

Aside from the most obvious answers for me which are prayer, worship and reading the Bible, I have found that eating cookies while doing any of these activities personally lifts my spirits….of course it does nothing whatsoever for my flubbery midsection.

Share Your World 1-4-21

I am starting off the New Year right by jumping onto SHARE YOUR WORLD early this week…year. I love this challenge and will continue participating in it throughout the year, as it gives me an opportunity to reveal more about myself and life here at The Vicarage…which is one of my goals for the New Year.

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So here are Melanie’s questions and my answers. When you have finished reading here please stop on over to Melanie’s blog, Sparks From A Combustible Mind, using the underlined link above, so that you can see what her other contributors have added to the conversation.

QUESTIONS: 

What’s a relationship deal breaker for you?

I guess it depends what kind of relationship we are talking about. I tend to let people in as far as they can be trusted; So how close you are allowed to get to me in the first place relies on your trustworthiness. How close I let you stay is also dependent on said trustworthiness. That said, I don’t tend to go from”zero to hero or hero to zero” in one step with people. Relationships with me are slow growing and slow fading.

Do you believe in extra-terrestrials?

Of course! I just call them angels and demons or maybe Nephilim and Anakim.

In the morning, do you hit the snooze button on your alarm (sometimes repeatedly) or do you leap out of bed, ready to face the day?

I am a deeply committed button pusher.

If you came back in the next life as an animal, which animal would you choose to be?  (and even if you don’t believe in that, let’s suspend belief for a moment just to have a little fun).

Oh! I played this on Facebook the other day. It said I was a dragon.

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GRATITUDE (Participation is always optional)

What do you plan to work on this year to make it better than last year  (personal goals, physically or mentally, or all three)?

I will give you a line from my blog...”You May Have Noticed.”

My goal this year is two-fold: Community and Stewardship. I intend to build community… and I intend to steward all my artistry towards kingdom provision.

Share Your World 12-21-20

Well it is Christmas and almost all the presents are wrapped. I have some extra blogging time tonight so I thought I would SHARE MY WORLD WITH YOU ALL. This is the weekly challenge where Melanie, our hostess, asks several questions and in answering them we all share our worlds! When you have finished reading my answers check the link above and see what Melanie’s other guests have said.

HERE WE GO:

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QUESTIONS

  • What is your favorite type of cookie (they’re called biscuits in Europe I believe)? My grandmother used to make these cookies at Christmas time from figs and coconut. She called them Mission Balls. So good.
  • If you could choose one age and remain that forever, what would it be and why? I would be twenty-five. Young enough to still try anything and old enough to know better.
  • Do you have a traditional drink during the holiday season? This year we are making homemade Wassail. I think it will be our new tradition.
  • Are you able to still believe in holiday magic as you did when you were a child? I think I believe in it more now than I did then. The magic is different but it is definitely real.

GRATITUDE SECTION:

My daughter and son-in-law are self isolating this week, as Melanie is heading into hospital next week for the birth of her second child. We will miss them at Christmas but so look forward to meeting little Abigail Yvaine!

A PHOTO A DAY CHALLENGE FOR DECEMBER 2020….WEEK 1

THIS POST IS CREATED FOR CITY SONNET’S PHOTO A DAY CHALLENGE FOR DECEMBER. HERE ARE SEVEN DAYS IN ONE.

DAY 1- WELCOME DECEMBER
DAY 2-SIMPLICITY
I HAD TO DIG BACK IN MY ARCHIVES FOR THIS ONE. I CALL IT A DAY OF CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. DAY 3- DRAMATIC
DAY 4- CLOUDS
DAY5- EVERGREEN TREES
DAY 6- SHIMMERING
DAY 7-HOT DRINKS…AGAIN THIS IS FROM MY ARCHIVES. COVID PROTOCOLS DO NOT ALLOW THIS THIS YEAR.

Share Your World From 11-30-20

I have not been able to get here to SHARE MY WORLD for the last several weeks. But I am nearly finished with the edits on my book, and so this week I thought I would spend some time catching up with everyone here in the blogosphere and on social media.

I am so grateful that Melanie keeps this challenge running. By answering her questions we all get to share our worlds and build community! Thank you Melanie! Below are this week’s questions and my answers. To find out more about this sharing challenge please click the underlined link above and go to Melanie’s site.

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QUESTIONS

What would you enjoy if you could do so without someone getting annoyed with you for enjoying it?  It MUST be something you aren’t supposed to enjoy because it is “bad for you”.

OK this is totally cultural having to do with my branch of Christianity, but if it wasn’t considered inappropriate for my station I would probably really enjoy going to dances….That said I am a horrible dancer so while I might enjoy it I don’t think anyone would enjoy watching it.

Is it okay for men to wear the color pink?

Sure. We just call it salmon.

Can you curl your tongue?

Do you like my glasses? I broke my other set.

What, in your opinion, is the best room to put a fireplace?

The family room.

GRATITUDE SECTION (As always, OPTIONAL)

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(this meme is borrowed from Di.  She used it recently on one of her own posts and I found it to be very apt).

How do you show your gratitude?

Actually I am trying to be more intentional with this because I am not naturally “gratitudinous”. I am starting by making a list, checking it twice and then sending a message, a letter or a phone call. I am trying to do this weekly starting at Thanksgiving throughout the year.