Share Your World #38

Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?
I am a hugger.  I’m a kisser, too.


What is your least favorite Candy?
Those surprise jelly beans that taste like vomit and rotten melons fed to me by Beauty Queen’s oldest. I only eat black jelly beans now. Sense of jelly bean adventure all gone. I don’t like the crazy, atrociously sour candies that are popular these days either, none of that for me. Warheads and sour worms and NO.


What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “fun”?
“I doubt it.”


List of Favorite Smells: What smells do you love? Whether it’s vanilla scented candles or the smell of coffee in the morning or the smell of a fresh spring rain…make a list of all the things you love for a little aromatherapy.
Oh my. It will rain smell, it’s raining smell, it has rained smell. A study in the verb tenses of rain smell…
Lilac — there is a time in the spring here on my block, lilacs fill the air with an almost tangible pungency. You get used to it and have to leave and return to smell it again. I have considered jarring it.
Lavender, honeysuckle — and tomato stems, basil, rosemary.
Clover, fresh cut grass, wild onion, real pine trees.
Smell of freshwater and saltwater.
Leaf mold and the smell of burning leaves, C’mon Autumn!


Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I can scarcely begin. You know, for the first time in quite a while, I did not have a stressful week? I worked more hours, and peopled way more than usual, but touch wood, I was a happy sorta busy for a change. I have to say I am living a life of abundance and at present, I feel that deeply. I am grateful for everything.
Those soft, quiet minutes The Mister and I have between when the alarm goes off and when we get out of bed.
The funny things Moo says and texts to me.
A conversation with my mother that kept me sitting in front of the market laughing and had me smiling all night.
My pride as Sassy sat in the middle of the American Legion Mall, barefoot and straddling a cello in the rain. She was playin with the high school kids, and I spose I was proud for that, but more proud of some anti-shoe genes that run deeply through my mother’s side of the family. Shoes? Love em. Shoes? Don’t wanna wear em.
Hangin out with someone who knew me when I was a kid. Is there anything like the company of an old friend? What I love about that is how much you don’t have to say. The unspoken and yet understood — it’s powerful, isn’t it?
And did you see the moon this weekend? Wowza!
Also, on Friday, after the storms, a certain quality of air snuck in for a bit. Yes, of course it was cooler, but there was a lightness, a crispness in the air not unlike autumn.
My week came with lobster ravioli, Pad Thai, buttery, salty ears of corn, ice cream, and too much fountain Coke. It was a GOOD week.
The worst thing that happened to me was my perfectly smooth and straightened and hair and I got caught in the rain and made friends with a tree. First, my hair grew, then it curled. Randomly. I had to walk around all day lookin like I had a fight with a hairbrush. I always say I can make it rain — just gimme a hair straightener and some mascara!


where ya goin, hairs?

I suppose it’s too much to hope I can have another week like that. This week, I am looking forward to family night at the Los Rancheros — quesoeverything and a margarita, please!

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

What’s going on in your world?

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50 Responses to Share Your World #38

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I always enjoy your ‘share-your-worlds’ but this one was amazing. Yet, with all the flavors and smells and good newes, I am totally stuck with “buttery, salty ears of corn” – Oh my, when those are gone, summer is over.

    It’s raining here today and it feels good to look out and see rain, cause we haven’t seen much this year. I can’t smell it from here, but that will come, too.

    Have a great week, Joey!

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  2. Norm 2.0 says:

    Getting together with old friends, yes! My best bud from childhood moved away in the late 80’s. We’ve known each other since kindergarten. Whenever we get together we just pick up conversations where we left off, and you’re so right: there’s so much you don’t have to say, it’s just understood. It is a precious thing 🙂

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  3. ghostmmnc says:

    Yay for a good week! Ahh the good smells…love them, and I’d been thinking of mine, and forgot about tomato stems, burning leaves, and fresh cut grass! All so good. Here’s a (((hug)) for you! 🙂

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  4. Sounds like a good week to me. We could use some of that rain out west though. The smell of rain in a slick rock desert can’t be beat.

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  5. I never understood the fascination with buttered popcorn or taco flavored jelly beans. If it doesn’t taste like some kind of fruit, it better not be put in front of me or those little things will get lodged up someones nostrils. I love sour candy but I hate how it rips the enamel off my teeth making it painful to brush them for the next week or so.

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  6. Cee Neuner says:

    I hope you have another good week. 😀

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  7. jan says:

    New Grandbaby arriving on Friday – that’s pretty exciting. Have a great week!

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  8. Luanne says:

    Your description of the wonderful smells is great. Rosemary is big for me, as is the smell of rain in Phoenix because of the creosote (way better than Michigan that tends to smell like worms and that means big nightcrawlers). And you can put all the jelly beans on my MOST HATED list along with rhubarb, lima beans (me and Alexander), and licorice. And beets.

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    • joey says:

      I like the smell of rains that bring the worms! 😀
      Rosemary is so good. I’ve got some planted by my front porch, and when it’s not quite winter, I smell it as I come and go.
      I don’t care for beets or rhubarb, not hate, but they’re not on my yummy list. I like limas. I think I just like all the beans. Licorice though — oh licorice is YUMMY! 😛

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  9. Laura says:

    I see our hair is (are?) soul sisters. Used to fight a losing battle with a hair straightener all the time…

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  10. loisajay says:

    Yes to black jelly beans!! Why do so many people not like them? Weird….

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  11. I love your choice of smell…I’ve been known to plant things, not to eat, just for the scent. Lilacs and Lily of the Valley mean Spring to me. Love the pic…that look in your eyes..priceless. ☺

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  12. Erika says:

    I’ve got a box of those godawful jelly beans in the closet. It’s fun to watch other people eat them 😀

    I’m glad you had such a good week! That corn looked heavenly.

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  13. Deb says:

    Seemed like a week filled with happiness and rain scents! Yay. Fingers crossed for another beautiful week.

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  14. Hooray for a good week and may there be more. As we speak, there is a packet of Bean Boozled jelly beans on my kitchen bench just waiting for a game of “I dare ya!” with the offspring. I also love the smell of rain but you can get too much of a good thing. Today it’s kinda nice to have the drying mud smell instead as the flood waters recede. (Luckily not in the house.)

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  15. Prajakta says:

    Good that you had an easy week! And with loads of yummies filled in.
    P.S. I loved this – What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “fun”?
    “I doubt it.”
    Sounds so much like me 😀

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  16. southerngirlcherryblossom says:

    I really enjoy your share your world. Very fascinating and funny.


  17. Ally Bean says:

    I’m glad you had a good week last week. Sometimes life all falls into place and gratitude is the appropriate response.

    As for the question: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “fun”?
    I like your answer: “I doubt it.” It’s similar to mine which is: “How much is this going to cost me?” Because it always does…

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  18. Benson says:

    Oh such a fun one. Mind if I play? Oh I am a big hugger and kisser I am afraid. Some people just don’t get it and think me a freak.
    My least favorite candy is that assorted hard junk we got as kids at Christmas. The chocolates would be gone in a shot while the hard stuff would linger. It would meld into one big dusty block but eventually we would eat it. As for licorice I love it. Note to Red Vine afficianados : There never has nor will there ever be a “red licorice”.
    When you say Fun I ask Where?
    I have a whole bunch of favorite smells. Spring,Fall, onions frying in butter. That ozoney smell before it rains. A lot more.
    The biggest thing I am grateful for is that the humidity has dropped a bit and now I can get out more. Great post and thanks for sharing.

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  19. marianallen says:

    Petrichor. That’s the word for the smell of after-rain. 🙂
    Lobster ravioli? YES, please!!
    I meet a friend from 50+ years back every month for lunch. There’s nothing like it! I don’t have any childhood friends, but junior high will do!
    Great post, Joey!

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  20. larva225 says:

    Even though by 3 PM I’m cussing and gnashing my teeth at the abominable heat, I’m starting to get those faintest glimmers in the early morning that fall is actually coming. It may still be 2 months out, but it’s coming!!

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  21. April says:

    The friends not having to say anything is why I like, well love, my husband. But he knows not to bother me when I’m quiet 🙂 You had a great week, hope this one is just as good. Also, I think I’ve said it before but rain soaked Georgia clay stinks!

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  22. Joanne Sisco says:

    I laughed out loud to your response to *fun* … largely because I’m usually the one saying ‘c’mon, it’ll be fun’ and getting exactly that response!!!

    … and lilac? OMG – YES!!! ❤

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  23. prior.. says:

    Hi Joey – LMAO
    the anti-show gene…. and cello in the rain – the image of these two together is the best.

    and thinking of you going back to the lilacs shows so much of your essence….
    well here is to another good week – hopefully….

    oh and we have had lots of rain here, but it was needed – so that helps….

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