Share Your World – July 3, 2017

For your main meal do you prefer sweet and sour, hot and spicy, spicy and sweet, bitter, salty, bland or other?

For my main meal I eat what comes on the table. If I was sitting alone at the table I would go for hot and spicy, but I have to cater for everyone’s tastes.

Where do you hide junk when people come over?

Flowers on the Building Site, Feldbrunnen

I am not perfect, way from it but I must admit I no longer have junk in my life. After bringing up 4 kids and being married almost 50 years I had junk for at least 40 years of my married life. One day I realised it was just me and Mr. Swiss and No. 1 son, who is autistic and according to the autistic rules and regulations, is an example to all of us with his organisation.

So on this memorable day I began to clear up, the motto being you cannot take it with you. We had moved house a few times in our married life, and now have our own place. Each time we moved we threw out stuff we no longer wanted to have in our life, but it was each time. One day I read a wise sentence, live as if you were going to move every week. This is actually quite sensible and although perhaps not move every week, but every month and I do it. I now have a place for everything and be careful, if I find a pile of junk it might be gone the next day on its way to never never land in the garbage truck.

What daily habit would you like to introduce to your life?

I just did a check list and discovered they are already in my daily life: cleaning, blogging, sleeping after lunch (very important) and cooking lunch. I don’t really have time for anything else, although I have a piano but rarely get around to playing. Yes, that would be it, an hour a day at the piano again, but I have so many other hobbies. You cannot take photos everywhere, go for walks and play piano. The day does not have enough hours.

If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do? 

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I performed in a circus, but it was called family where I had 4 kids, a husband and housework. There was never a dull moment and sometimes you did not know whether to cry or laugh, but I always seemed to be the clown. I was doing balancing tricks daily like getting the kids off to school dressed and clean, juggling with the clock to make sure everything fitted in. I did not need chimpanzees to train, I had a family. And we had elefants trampling all over the place making a mess everywhere for the Ringmaster (me) to clear up again.

And did I mention it, I hate circus in any case. I do not find them worthy of the animal kingdom.

Share Your World – July 3, 2017

10 thoughts on “Share Your World – July 3, 2017

  1. Ringling Brothers Barney & Bailey closed down a few months ago after being accused of mistreating the Elephants. However there are circuses that do not feature or use animals. Just juggling, skits, high wire acts, magicians, face paint for kids and contortionists.

    I too am against animal abuse.

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  2. I am a thrower outer and Garry is a hoarder. This is the source of considerable conflict that will never be resolved. I merely know that if the piles get big enough, I will just toss it and he will have to deal with the consequences. Such is life.

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    • I don’t do piles for me. I just knowvwhere to put Mr. Swiss stuff. He has a tray and I toss everything in it. One day he realizes that the tray is full and sorts it. I ignore the big stuff, it’s his problem.

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  3. Woaw….. I wish I had your rigourous approach – def a hoarder here, although I wd call it ‘collector of wonderful memories’ – but the moment will come when I will have to get rid of (too much) of it….. I will take some 100 books with me when we visit UK and bring them to my favourite charity shops. (And probably buy some 20 more). 😉

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    • Books are the only thing I keep, but all nicely arrange on our six bookshelves in the hobby room in the cellar and the big bookshelf in the living room. Otherwise now only Kindle.

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