Share Your World – October 23, 2017


 

 

Share Your World – October 23, 2017

Share Your World – October 23, 2017

 

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I combined the last three Share Your World questions as work has been very hectic and there was an incident on my job that was disturbing to say the least. One of the employees Snapped.  Therefore even though I’ve been acting normal and trying to keep my emotions and feelings under control the altercation I witnessed has affected every aspect of my life.

I apologize to my readers.

 

Was school easy or difficult for you? How so?

Both. Fairly easy concerning academics except math. I hate math and I suck at math. I Love English and History. Then and now.

Difficult because I was bullied in school. The summer before I graduated High School and went into the Army I was pushed down a flight of steps. Children can be and are cruel. Very cruel.

 

List some of your favorite types of animals.

Cats. Dogs. When I was a teenager gerbils.

What is your favorite large city you have been to? What is the one thing you remember most?

The city I live in New York City aka The Big Apple. All parts of the city are memorable. Most tourists concentrate on Manhattan where the majority of tourist attractions reside but the outer boroughs have their own special charm and elegance.

 

What do you consider is the most perfect food for you? (It can be your favorite food to something extremely healthy.)

To be honest chocolate.  Dark Chocolate! LOL!!   🙂   😀

Are you focused on today or tomorrow?

Both. My mind is all over the place. I am rarely in the moment.  I have anxiety and panic attacks plus what took place at my workplace a few weeks ago turned my life upside down in a bad way.  More triggers. More worries. Crying. Tears. Insomnia.

The only place that I’ve found peace and solace in these upsetting nerve wracking weeks was a couple of Saturdays ago while walking through a local neighborhood historic cemetery near my home. Cemeteries are calm, quiet, restful, peaceful places great for introspection and deep thought.

If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?

 

My Great, Great Grandfather William Henry Halstead who fought in the Civil War plus his wife. I want to know more about my Great, Great Grandmother and her life after her husband’s death.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Walking and taking photos.

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?

Passenger. I can’t drive.

If you could have three wishes granted for you alone, what would they be?

Health, Wealth, More time with my brother Stephen.

 

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

 

 

Share Your World – September 25, 2017


 

 

Share Your World – September 25, 2017

Share Your World – September 25, 2017

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What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Walking and taking photos.

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?

Since I can no longer drive my only choice is to be a passenger

If you could have three wishes granted for you alone, what would they be?

Better Health

Money

Free Time for Myself

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Wayside Baptist Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share Your World – September 18, 2017


 

 

Share Your World – September 18, 2017

Share Your World – September 18, 2017

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Complete this sentence: I want to learn more about …

Photography

On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep?

A Clean Queen Size bed that is firm for my bad back. Pillows. Lots of them. The reason I added the word clean is that you’d be surprised at how many hotels/motels do not wash or change the sheets and comforters after guests leave!

What is your greatest extravagance?

Not a whole lot as I live paycheck to paycheck but getting a pedicure which is needed since my job requires standing and walking. My feet hurt after a long day at work. I would add my Vitamin treatments which I can’t really afford anymore. Those Vitamin infusions really helped me and I wish I had the money to invest in myself. A badly needed physical however the co-pay has gone up beyond my resources. Unfortunately Self-care has become an extravagance which I can barely afford so I tend to neglect my well-being. I’ve learned to ignore pain, push through it and keep it moving.

Spending more time with my brother Stephen. If I had my ‘Druthers’ as the comic Lil Abner used to say I’d spend more time with Stephen. It is not fun having to work weekends and holidays and I feel guilty for all the holidays I’ve missed spending with Stephen. That’s one reason I don’t look forward to those year end holidays because I know I’ll be at work. In the last nine years maybe I’ve spent perhaps 1 at the most 2 Christmas with Stephen. I’m not big on Christmas but it does mean something to him so I wish that I could be with Stephen on those “Family Holidays.”  Maybe once I turned 62 and my life turns around those future dreams might come true. However those dreams are years away so I deal with the here and now.  I am grateful and Thankful to have a job but you give up all your family and Me time just to survive and make ends meet.

Would you want $200,000 right now or $250,000 in a year? It’s safe to assume all money is tax free.

$200,000 right now! As we all know Tomorrow is not promised to you. I might not be alive a year from now so I want all my money Now! I really need that money for my healthcare which has gone by the wayside. Plus think of all the fun stuff and good times that Stephen and I could have if I had $200,000!!

Is it more important to love or be loved?

Both

List things that represent abundance to you.

Health. Once you start to lose your health you begin to lose everything.  Truly I wish I had my 20 year old body but with my 58 year old mature mind. I miss out on so many events because of chronic pain, stomach issues, and all the other health challenges that come with aging. I’d give almost anything to go back to the healthy functioning body I had as a young woman.

Spending time with my brother Stephen.

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Lord Rescue Your Child once again to a State of Grace.

Jeremiah 29:11

New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

 

 

 

 

Share Your World – August 14, 2017


 

 

Share Your World – August 14, 2017

Share Your World – August 14, 2017

 

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When you leave a room, do you turn the lights off behind you or keep the lights on throughout your house most of the time?

Usually I turn the lights off unless I’m going back into that room.

What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $500? 

#1 ~ My brother Stephen

#2 ~ Me. I rarely have any extra money to spend on myself even for my basic needs much less the much touted Self-Care that everyone blogs about.  I’m working class so what little money I make usually goes towards bills.

Complete this sentence: My favorite thing to do on my cell phone is…

Read my email and write blog posts. WordPress has an App for Android cell phones.

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

My vacation. Going to the beach at Coney Island and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I Welcome any opportunity to get out into Nature.  I just really really wish I could spend more time in Nature. Just being outdoors helps me a lot but I gotta work and earn those coins so until next year 2018 farewell to the Great Outdoors!

 

 

Share Your World – August 7, 2017


 

 

Share Your World – August 7, 2017

Share Your World – August 7, 2017

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Good morning everyone.  I thought I would switch things up a bit on Share Your World.  I will still be asking four questions, but the fourth question will be the same each week.  The last question will be about anything that inspires you.  

What was the last URL that you bookmarked or saved?

 

An Annual Compendium of Black Photography that Was a Revolutionary Act

In 1973, a small band of black artists published the Black Photographers Annual, Volume I, a book that changed the history of photography in America.

https://hyperallergic.com/393569/black-photographs-annual-virginia-museum-fine-arts/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=An%20Annual%20Compendium%20of%20Black%20Photography%20that%20Was%20a%20Revolutionary%20Act&utm_content=An%20Annual%20Compendium%20of%20Black%20Photography%20that%20Was%20a%20Revolutionary%20Act+CID_b3133d7e020a99f86d4e359bb75a866d&utm_source=HyperallergicNewsletter&utm_term=Read%20More

 

Do you believe in the afterlife?  Reincarnation?

Yes. Whether it is Heaven or Reincarnation I don’t know. As my Aunt Gladys told me once, Nobody has come back from the dead to tell us!  And I mean dead for several days! As a Christian I believe in Heaven. I want to see my family again. I want to be reunited with my Loved Ones who have Gone onto Glory.  I would not want to be reincarnated because who in their right mind wants to return to this horrible world called Earth!

If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels?

Poems. My specialty is Poetry. I have dabbled in short stories but I suck at character development, story lines, etc… It’s best I stick with Poetry.

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

My brother Stephen Palmer. I am on vacation so we spent time together this past weekend. Friday we rocked out to the music of the late great Robert Palmer. He goes back to his Group Home Residence today.  Here is a video of a walk we took through Mt. Prospect Park yesterday Sunday. Stephen was enjoying some chocolate flavored popcorn thus the popcorn lips.

 

 

If a movie was made based on your life, what actor/actress would play you?

Jada Pinkett Smith. She is a petite Black Woman like me. Eartha Kitt if she was still living. Love her Cat Vibes.  Also both women are Fierce and Feisty like me.

If you could be famous for one thing, what would it be?

Controversy.  Stirring up mix. Outspoken with No filters. Blunt. Straight. No Chaser. No wait, I’m already famous for that.  Guess I met the requirement.

I am the 21st Century version of the Warrior Goddess Judge DeBorah whose story is in the Bible book of Judges Chapters Four and Five.