Share Your World – Week 19

screenshot_313Here is my contribution to Share Your World for this week.  (Scroll to the bottom for more info on SYW.)

Do you prefer shopping or going to a park?

Going to a park.  Absolutely.  I hate shopping.  Crowded, noisy places.  When I do our grocery shopping I go first thing in the morning as soon as the market is open so that I have the place pretty much to myself.  Otherwise I stick with Amazon.

What is the highest score you’ve ever made in bowling?  Actual or virtually played.

Bowling???  I’ve tried it before.  Cee used to like bowling, so we’d go on a Sunday morning when the lanes were pretty empty and you didn’t have to be in a league.  She’s tried to explain the scoring to me before but it makes as much sense as cricket.  I don’t get it, so I don’t know what my highest score would have been.  I’m sure it was in the “open to ridicule” range.

Name the foreign countries you’ve been to.

Canada and Mexico.  I’ve never been off the continent.  I haven’t finished exploring here yet.

Describe your own outlook on life in seven words or less.

Every day is an adventure.  (Graciously borrowed from Helen Keller:  “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”screenshot_314

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

My Qigong classes and teacher, Master Liu He.  She’s an incredible healer, a delightful teacher and a font of wisdom.  I’m in my second year at her school, the Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School, and loving everything we study.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Our landscape architect is coming today to mark out where the new plants will go in our garden.  That is exciting.  I’ve enjoyed our spring flowers and the new blossoms and leaves on the trees so much that I can’t wait for more beauty to come to live in our garden.  We have a modest budget and a modest sized garden, but she’s come up with a multi-year planting plan to transform it into a beautiful oasis.  Check out Cee’s iris photos from the last two weeks.  I have Friday off and we’re making a day of it by going to the iris gardens and the peony garden.  We are fortunate enough to live in a place (Oregon, USA) with a temperate rain forest climate and have large nurseries in the area where they specialize in growing different types of plants.  Every year we do the rounds of the various festivals:  daffodils, tulips, irises, peonies, roses, and the like.  We’ll have fun on Friday and then I won’t see her the rest of the weekend as she catalogues a few hundred photographs.

share-your-world2Share Your World info and link:  Share Your World is a weekly challenge hosted by my spouse, Cee, at her photography blog. She started Share Your World years ago when she was running a number of challenges on a photography site similar to WordPress.  The majority of photographers are introverts, and they needed a way to get to know each other.  You don’t have to be a photographer to participate, though.  Grab the questions and give us your answers.

10 thoughts on “Share Your World – Week 19

  1. I would pay extra for grocery delivery if it was available in my area. I try to go late on the weekend, avoid where everyone else went earlier (or so I hope).

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  3. Glad to see I’m not the only non-bowler. I didn’t know Oregon has a temperate rain forest climate. That opens a lot of possibilities for your landscape plants. Enjoy!

  4. If by “park,” you mean the “Disney Parks” (what I call D-land and CA Adventure), then yes. Otherwise shopping, because that would be the Lego store. Hey, I didn’t see any specifics about those choices, so there!

    Mmmmm, Legos…

    I don’t recall my exact bowling score, but it was much higher than I expected it to be. My work department took a bowling “field trip” one day. I hadn’t bowled in close to 30 years. When I threw, it would go perfectly straight, but not roll at all until the last third of the lane. i.e., it just slid for the first two-thirds. No wonder they tell us not to step beyond that white line!

  5. Hi Chris. I always enjoy your points and share your “introvert” perspective on life! I nominated your blog for several awards. The details are on my blog–Pilot Fish. Thanks for giving a voice to the introvert minority! Best–Patti

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