Share Your World #35

List 2 things you have to be happy about?
I woke up today and the air-conditioning still works.


If you could take a photograph, paint a picture or write a story of any place in the world, what and where would it be?
Would it make sense to say I don’t think I’ve found it yet?


Should children be seen and not heard?
Occasionally, for short periods of time, yes. In places where adults shouldn’t be heard too much, either — at the bank, the reference section of the library, 9pm showings of non-family movies, funerals — school-aged children should be quiet in those places, too. I think we’ve gone so kid-friendly, we expect everywhere to have a playland or something to accommodate children, when really, we need to model and teach some self-control.


List at least five of your favorite first names.
I won’t. I’ll tell you Allen, Mae, and Michael are some frequent names in my family. I’ll tell you women with traditionally male names and names that are unusual are pretty common in my family. I’ll tell you when we were naming Sassy, it took us months and months. The Mister was stuck in the girl P names and I thought he’d never let go. Had she been a boy, Sassy would’ve been Ethan. She ended up with two masculine names anyway, which made birth announcements in unisex baby clothes interesting. I’ll tell you it took us fewer than five minutes to name Moo, who would’ve been Jacob otherwise.


Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Easiest week to count blessings, this last week. I’m glad neither I nor my loved ones died in the damned tornadoes, I’m glad my trees didn’t snap.


one of my neighborhood’s several snapped trees


it demolished my sunflowers and tried to take my cherry tomato plant!


I am grateful I live on the side of the street where we don’t lose power and we don’t flood. I am grateful that while driving through the flooding, a stranger lady was kind enough to wave me to her and welcomed me to stop and sit a spell at her house at the exact moment I was about to break down in tears and abandon my car. So most of all, I’m glad The Mister was available to talk me just then. He gave me courage and calm enough to get me home as I drove through halfadozen ‘ponds’.


I am also grateful my father is feeling well and hopeful, considering.
I am grateful Bubba dropped in yesterday with another young un I hadn’t seen in a long time.
Also, Oreo ice cream.

This week coming up has us making our yearly visit to Mr and Mrs HME’s house, where we will undoubtedly laugh til we cry and eat piles of yummy foods, and in turn, I am also grateful to have a housesitter.

Cee’s Share Your World is a weekly feature and all are welcome to play along.

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53 Responses to Share Your World #35

  1. Sometimes it becomes so clear that staying alive and well is a treat and a feat. Wishing us all well.

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    Always love your responses to these. Big on grateful this week, and lots of reasons. I’m happy to hear all of them as well. I think tornadoes scare me more than any other weather thing. I really liked: “I don’t think I’ve found it yet” for the best place. It’s good to see such optimism (that’s how I read that).

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  3. Josh Wrenn says:

    Yikes, I have seen your flooding and the flooding in my future home on the news. This climate change crap is getting out of control. (“But it’s cold!!!!” – The Stupids)

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  4. April says:

    What a nightmare driving through flooded roads. I also agree with your thoughts about kids. They need to learn self control.

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  5. I have a sister in northern Indiana…they were not affected. Glad everyone is okay your way…except the sunflowers.

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  6. Benson says:

    Oreos in Ice Cream?! Why haven’t I discovered that? I am glad you had the stranger lady as well. Those “ponds” can make anyone’s heart beat faster. Sorry about your Sunflowers. I agree about kids. I have seen some little brats out in public and I shudder thinking that they are the future leaders of our country. I am grateful the sun is shining and it isn’t raining.

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    • joey says:

      Cookies n’ cream ice cream is just what you need sometimes 🙂 I like to crumble extra cookies on top, because YUM!
      I’m glad we’re in agreement about so much.

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  7. Happy you all made it home safely. What a kind lady offering a place for you to wait out the storm a bit–just when you needed it. Sorry about your lovely garden. 🌻

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  8. Joanne Sisco says:

    Glad to hear that you and all of yours are well and safe from the weather weirdness … but I had a moment of sadness for your glorious sunflowers. Tornadoes scare the bejesus out of me!

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  9. Bradley says:

    Love how many things you’re grateful for. We can’t get too many of them.

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  10. meANXIETYme says:

    I’m grateful you are well and safe ‘specially after the tornadoes and flooding. Thank goodness you found that nice lady at exactly the right time.
    Enjoy that delicious looking ice cream!

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  11. Anxious Mom says:

    I feel like I’ve been eating cookies and cream ice cream wrong all my life.

    I’m glad y’all stayed safe in that flooding. I ran into some with LM earlier this year, so scary!

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  12. Beautiful post. We can always find things to be grateful for.

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  13. I’ve driven through “ponds” during tropical storms and hurricanes so I get the stressful part. Tornadoes though… the thought of those scare me! Glad to hear that you’re okay.

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  14. eschudel says:

    Glad the AC still works! We don’t have AC, mainly because we might need it for 2 days in the summer, and those are definitely now behind us…

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  15. loisajay says:

    I live in Hurricane Alley and we have had tornadoes in nearby areas, but I have never seen one. Just the thought of that scares the hell out of me. Glad you made it through, Joey.

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    • joey says:

      Yeah, I had some landlocked versions of hurricanes when I lived in Georgia, even 20 miles inland, that hurricane wind is NO JOKE! One of my most memorable moments there was shovin all my patio stuff into storage. Good times. lol

      I live at the end of Tornado Alley. It’s pretty common, but this last week was a doozy.


  16. Luanne says:

    You have a lot to be grateful for! I am grateful that I don’t get my complicated migraines so often any more so last night’s episode was more rare than they used to be. WOOT!
    And I love this: “we need to model and teach some self-control.” Yes, we do!!!

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  17. ghostmmnc says:

    Wow, those photos of the downed trees, flooded road, and your poor sunflowers! Glad y’all stayed safe through it all.

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  18. larva225 says:

    I’m so bummed about my garden this year. It started out well enough, but weather extremes were too much. Maybe next year!

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  19. A J says:

    A working AC is indeed something to be deliriously happy about! 🙂


  20. So glad everyone is safe!

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  21. jan says:

    My big excitement is new glasses. I live such a wild life. Sorry to hear about the flooding! Glad to hear your Dad’s feeling well!

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  22. Laura says:

    I agree 100% with the kid thing — it’s all about the situation. So, so grateful to hear that you and your loved ones made it through the tornadoes. Be gentle with yourself this week.

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  23. prior.. says:

    AC is something that I am always grateful for too…. ha!

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  24. garym6059 says:

    Some crazy ass weather you all have had recently. Glad you didn’t sustain any damage!

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  25. dalecooper57 says:

    Grateful for: Summer holidays are nearly over, school starts again next Monday. Yay!

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