It is once again time for Cee’s Share Your World Challenge which is more of a prompt than an actual challenge. As always, the photo above has nothing to do with any of the questions or responses but has been posted in case you are bored with my answers- in which case you will have something to look at! And, as always, I am late with this post. Will wonders never cease?
Have you done something you truly want to do today? No way. And I doubt this evening will be any better. First this morning I went to the doctor who is trying to figure out why I am anemic even while taking liver supplements. He suggested that I get a reverse colonoscopy (not the actual name for the procedure but I can’t remember what it is called) where they put a tube down your throat and take a culture to find out what is going on. He mentioned the possibility of Celiac disease. Then I met my wife and her brother at the house we just moved out of where they will be cleaning and making repairs to list it for sale. Then I came to my office and am now sitting behind my desk ignoring my work because this is much more interesting for me. Tonight, at home, the unpacking continues. Here is a portion of our new living room, shot with my iphone:
What can you help the world with? We try to help the world one person at a time. Instead of an engagement ring, when Lynn accepted my proposal, she asked me to donate to Smile Train instead, which we did for several years. At Christmas time we hit the streets and donate money and time to the homeless. My personal quest is to make people laugh or, at least, smile when I meet them. I understand I might be a bit too much for some at times- but I came from a rather dark place and do not wish to ever go back.
If life was ‘just a bowl of cherries’… which fruit other than a cherry would you be..? I know the question is “IF life was ‘just a bowl of cherries’… but I wish to reiterate that it is not. Life is what you make of it and if you want to make a fruit salad, good luck to you. I really do hope you succeed. I would choose not to be a fruit, but I wouldn’t mind if there were more grapes to make wine with!
Quotes List: At least three of your favorite quotes?
The toilets at a local police station have been stolen. Police say they have nothing to go on. ~~ Ronnie Barker
A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money. ~~ W. C. Fields
And my absolute, all-time, favorite:
I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall. ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am grateful that we have some amazing friends and family who went above and beyond in helping us with this move. When my wife and I were ready to collapse Saturday night, they continued on, and then returned Sunday for even more punishment. And I am looking forward to getting out to Death Valley this week for the desert wildflowers that, I hope, have not yet peaked!