Share Your World — May 29, 2017

What is the most famous landmark or building you have ever seen?
I don’t know which things are most famous. I easily think of those I haven’t seen. Like Cee, I’ve seen Seattle’s Space Needle, but is Montreal Tower more famous? Are either of those more or less famous than Empire State Building? How about Epcot Center? That’s certainly famous, right? I’ve seen a lot of stuff.

Do you like long vacation or lots of mini-vacations?
I prefer mini-vacations. Do a lil, go home. I get vacation weary. I love to travel, but I love to come home.

What is your favorite natural or state park?
Mackinac Island, by far. Did you know it’s cool there, even in August?

What is your fantasy vacation?
Ooh, Ireland, absolutely. The rolling green hills, the seascapes, crowded cities built with stone. *sigh* Also, I blame all those Iris Murdoch books — the wind’s always blowing, it’s always cold, everyone wears sweaters, it rains a lot. Pretty romantic for Joeys.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am most grateful for the restorative weekend I am still enjoying.

I did some things. Tiny grocery trip. Picked up a coffee. Batter fried some walleye. Did one load of laundry. Brewed a pot of coffee. Made some egg salad. But mostly, I lie on The Mister or sit here on my sofa and not do things. It’s so good.

I’ve thought about doing things. Even I’ve talked about doing them. I could bake some oatmeal raisin cookies, take a doorscursion, trim the shrubs… I may still do things, but I’ve been enjoying other things. Watching my family nap. Watching streaming shows. Watching the rain or the cottonwood blow by. I’ll share a photo, but y’all can’t see the cottonwood. Invisible summer snow to you.

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This book was written to be read.

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These cats and kids won’t pet themselves.

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catticus on sassy, sassy on me

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catticus on moo, moo on me

Someone HAS to eat the ice cream.

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the blanket to the right of ice cream is actually moo, swaddled and sleeping on the floor

I am grateful for all the rest. My whole family is.

What I’m looking forward to in the week coming up is an absence of stuff. I pray it’s as peaceful as it sounds. Also, at work, flex-time for summer begins.

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

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What’s going on in your world?

About joey

Neurotic Bitch, Mother, Wife, Writer, Word Whore, Foodie and General Go-To-Girl
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50 Responses to Share Your World — May 29, 2017

  1. I noticed that the poplar trees are just beginning to shed their fluffy bits. It makes me giggle to see the mini-snow drifts on the grass.
    Love how you love your layers – sweaters and bodies. Nice.

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    • joey says:

      Heh, I hadn’t looked at it like that before, but yes, I’m into layers.
      Enjoy the fluffy! We get two cycles of fluff debris here, the cottonwood and then the lotus blossoms. They’re so pretty!

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  2. Jewels says:

    Yes, Ireland! I want to go to the UK SOOO bad, but mostly England! ❤
    I've been enjoying a restorative weekend as well. There are so many things I could/should be doing, and I did do some things, like gardening, but I consider that restorative. 😉 Hey, I made some egg salad too! Thanks for sharing your world Joey 🙂

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    • joey says:

      I cannot believe you made some egg salad, too! Uncanny!
      I agree, gardening is restorative, much more than tv 🙂
      Ireland always looks incredible. If I’ve been born in the wrong place, I suspect Ireland.
      Enjoy what’s left of this restful day and have a great week, Jewels!

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      • Jewels says:

        Funny, I feel that way about England – I suspect I either have some sort of genetic imprint from my ancestors from there or I lived there in another life, the pull to go there is so strong. Ireland does always look incredible. My sister went there many years ago and said exactly that.
        Wishing you a great week too, thanks Joey! 🙂

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  3. meANXIETYme says:

    It’s okay, I made peanut butter cookies so you don’t have to make oatmeal raisin cookies.

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    I’d go with Empire State for famous. Stone buildings would be nice. Ice cream and cat petting sounds like good holiday duty.

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  5. ghostmmnc says:

    Glad your weekend is a do whatever you want to kinda time. Kitty and kids want you to stay right where you are it seems! … Today I worked my puzzle, read blog posts, and made chocolate chip cookies. Nice easy day! May the rest of the week go just as easy for you. 🙂

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  6. Luanne says:

    The Empire State Building is the most famous in the U.S. because of King Kong, natch. And the Eiffel Tower in France. And Big Ben in England. Or is it Stonehenge? Now I’m confused.All my stereotypes come toppling down.

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    • joey says:

      See? One of the SYW players said famous landmarks are relative, and I think she’s right. I struggle with such open questions, I really do! 😛

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  7. JT Twissel says:

    Ireland’s on my bucket list too. Because it’s memorial day I’d have to say the most memorable landmark I’ve ever seen are the beaches of Normandy and Pointe du Hoc.

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  8. Alice says:

    “These cats and kids won’t pet themselves.”
    LOL! I am now hearing that song from “Annie” in my head: “It’s a hard-knock life, for us…”

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  9. Laura says:

    You really are just stepping up to do what must be done. Imagine how the cats would run amok if no one loved on them. Or the ice cream — the ice cream!! — melting or getting freezer burn or whatever. You’re a giver, that’s what you are…

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  10. Erika says:

    Ireland is on my bucket list, too. That weather, though *pretend like there’s a heart-eyed emoji here*

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  11. Benson says:

    There is always kids and pets to be loved on and ice cream to eat. It is just never ending.

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  12. J Walters says:

    Walleye!! Lucky lady. But I’ve never battered it, only fried it. My grandmother ran a fishing lodge on the Bruce Peninsula near Tobermory and I never got sick of it. Very rare now, no?

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  13. Cee Neuner says:

    Thanks Joey for sharing this week. Your photo you added were fun.

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  14. puppy1952 says:

    I’ve read spool of blue thread😊 Anne Tyler is my favourite author

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  15. marianallen says:

    I saw me the Statue of Library — you know, the one in NY harbor, holdin’ a book? That’s famous, right? I saw me the Crazy Horse Monument (under construction) and Mount Rushmore and The Badlands. Totally awesomesauce. Saw the Atlantic Ocean. Oh! Saw the Tower of London and shit. The International Date Line (not one date in sight, let alone a line of ’em). Stuff! But sitting around doing nothing sounds way more better to me now.

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    • joey says:

      Me too, me too, me too, me too, but not anything in London!
      I am so sorry you had a taxing weekend. Sit around and pet your kitties today!

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  16. Ally Bean says:

    I like Mackinac Island, too. We used to go there in August, just because it was cool– temp-wise, not hipster-wise. I need to consider it again for a future vacation.

    [And I need to get back to doing Cee’s Questions. I always enjoy them.]

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    • joey says:

      Yes, get back into your blog groove as soon as you can. 🙂
      I looked at Mackinac for this summer, but given the driving distance and the hotel prices, I think Presque Isle may be a better choice for us.

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      • Ally Bean says:

        I haven’t been to Mackinac in years, so I imagine the prices would take my breath away now. Hadn’t thought of that. Still, maybe…

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        • joey says:

          Mmhm. We are twice as many, and given the distance, we’d want to stay longer to make the drive worth it, and that extra night and fuel makes it noticeably pricier than the other… But yes, one day for us, and maybe one day nearer for you 🙂

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  17. Sounds like a wonderful weekend for all the family. Lots of cuddles and snuggles! 🙂

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  18. Skipah says:

    Soldiers and Sailors Monument isn’t the most famous landmark you have seen?

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  19. “The sweetness of doing nothing.” Your post beautifully reminds us of the importance of slowing down and enjoying our lives. The pics of the children and animals snuggling are lovely. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  20. April says:

    I would love to go to Mackinac Island. Maybe some day…..

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