Share Your World – March 12, 2018

Rainbow 07.03.2018

If a distant uncle dies and you were always his favorite and leaves you $50,000 (any currency) in his will, what would you do?

Find out which uncle it was. In our family you could never rely on stuff like that.

What sound or sounds do you love?

I live in the country and the sounds surrounding me are just fine. Just the natural stuff.

What’s your middle name?  Why?

Ann and I have no idea why. There is an interesting story. Like most people I did a search for my name in Internet and found a lady that had exactly my name. She wrote books and was in America. At the time I was doing family research and belonged to a group with my maiden name and discovered that this lady was also in the group. I stopped the fam”>ily research eventually and almost forgot the whole thing until I saw that this lady was also in Facebook. I wrote to her, she was thrilled and we discovered that not only did we share our first name and maiden name, but we both had an Ann in the middle. She has now become my American cousin and I am hers. We are not related, it is all pure coincidence, but we have become good friends.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? 

I can do it. After breaking my leg six weeks ago I took my first steps using my cane today on my own. I hope it will soon be goodbye walking machine.

Share Your World – March 12, 2018

Daily Prompt: Captivating

It does not take a lot to captivate me today. At my age, I have got all I need and the biggest captivation of me was last year in September when I became a grandmother. The next captivation was seeing how well my son and his wife are enjoying every scream, every nappy change and every teething problem. Since Alexander the Great has been in existence many comparisons have been made as to “who does he look like”. We were convinced that he was more from the lesser known part of the family of my daughter-in-law. That was until yesterday, when my son was here and discovered some photos of himself when he was a baby and yes, there is a likeness, very much so. Of course I had to do a check on Alexander The Great’s Ears, to see how far the likeness stretched: but no, Alexander has ear lobes on each ear. You might think that a strange search, but my ear lobes are almost non existent, an my son has none. Mr. Swiss says that it is a characteristic of criminals. I can assure you we are the exception to the rule: no ear lobes but honest.

The tables's return

And now to the next captivation of the day. Yes my table and chairs have returned to the porch outside. Due to the renovation work carried out last Summer, all such comforts were banned to the cellar. There were no meals served outside on the porch, no relaxing hours of book reading, and above all I could not take my computer(s) outside for my daily prompts. It was a dull and dismal Summer. This morning there was a knock on our door and the two gentlemen had arrived to transport our table to the porch. Mr. Swiss called out furniture tradesman last Friday. He is one of the good guys and tells us it is all part of his service. Today the our outside furniture was back in its place. I was absolutely thrilled, I got my life back.

And another captivation (the day is full of captivations), I can walk again without my stupid walking machine. I am not yet ready for the Olympics, but I tried it because I want, and really must, go on shopping trips agin. I was just a little too nervous to trust walking without the wheeled assistant, but this morning I threw all chance to the wind, grabbed my walking stick and pushed my walker away (although kept it in grab range) and it worked. There are a few twinges in the left leg, but I can do it.  I am thrilled captivated and it can now only get better.

The Table's Return

Daily Prompt: Captivating