Share Your World 2014 – Week 49

This is the Share Your World Challenge hosted by Cee’s Photography. It’s been a while, but I’m getting back into things. I’ve really missed this one. The rules are the same. Four questions are asked every week and you have to answer them. Simple and fun! (Thanks Cee!)

share your world

Here is week 49!

What is your preferred hot drink: coffee, tea, water, hot chocolate, or other?

There is no competition here. Definitely coffee. It was an acquired taste but, coffee time in the morning is sacred for me now.

What was your favorite toy as a child  . . .  and now?

I think I’m going to have to say Barbie was my favourite as a child, although Puppy in My pocket was a close second. I had a couple friends I could play with, but mostly I played with my sister. We had a coffee table that also served as a trunk. It was FULL of Barbies, their clothes and accessories. I don’t dare say how many I had! This trunk is still at my parents’ place. It seems a shame to part with so many good memories. I had a big imagination with these dolls. Each one had her own name, career, best friend and hobby. Only my favourite ones had boyfriends though. I still remember all this made up information too. Funny what the brain retains huh?


Picture from Google image search


Winter Sports Barbie (1994) was my favourite. I named her Karen.

My favourite toy today is probably my iPad. I use my laptop more often, but I associate it with work, so I don’t count it as a toy. I use my iPad to fool around on Pinterest and get doodle ideas.

Candy factories of the entire world have become one and will now be making only one kind of candy. Which kind, if you were calling the shots?

I usually look at chocolate as a separate entity from candy, so I’ll say the chocolate factories and still doing their thing and it’s the candy factories that are wrecking havoc. In this case, I’d have them make Cherry Blasters. They are my favourite.

Would you want $100,000 right now or $120,000 in a year (tax Free)?

I’ll wait a year for more money. It’ll give me time to figure out what to do with it.

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

Last week: I finished Christmas shopping. Now it’s time to wrap and celebrate 🙂

This week: I am grateful my boss is away for the week. She is more than just my boss. I am grateful to have someone like her around, but she asks a lot of me. I am on sick leave from work, but she keeps calling me and asking me to do things. When I say no, she tries to talk me into doing it anyway. Her being away means no phone calls and finally sick leave without having to do work.

Share Your World 2014 – Week 25

share your world

This is the Share Your World Challenge. If you missed the last couple of weeks, more information can be found at Cee’s Photography. Essentially, four questions are asked every week and you have to answer them. Simple and fun!

What is your favorite type of dog?  (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal, drawing, cartoon or character in a movie or TV show)

Today, my favourite type of dog is a Bernese Mountain Dog. They are beautiful dogs and they look perfect for hugging! I have never had a pet dog before, but I always loved them growing up. I collected Puppy in My Pocket. They were small dog figurines. Does anyone remember these? They were huge for kids in the 90s. My favourite was a Border Collie named Jemma. My sister and I would spend hours playing with them. We must have had at least 100 between the two of us.  I can still remember all their names and breeds. Ridiculous the things your brain remembers huh? lol. I couldn’t bare to give up my collection, so I still have them all in my parents’ attic.


Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy from Daily Puppy

jemma- ronsrescuedtreasures

Jemma, Puppy in my Pocket from ronsrescuedtreasures


Name one thing not many people know about you.

I am a huge geek! Most people think it’s just my husband because of his Batman obsession and action figure collections, but I am a geek too. Maybe a bit of a closet geek. It doesn’t get a chance to come across in my everyday life. I love Star Wars. My cat’s name, Ewok, was my idea, not hubby’s. I like Star Trek too. Is it a sin to like both? I watch/read sci-fi and fantasy. I appreciate all things Disney and Lego. I cherish old school cartoons and toys and have a huge collection of character t-shirts that I never get to wear.

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Ewok painting with me.

Have you ever gone scuba diving?  If you haven’t, would you want to?

I have never gone scuba diving. The thought of it used to scare me, but no so much anymore. I went snorkeling for the first time last summer and absolutely loved it. I think I’d be open to trying scuba if the opportunity presented itself. I wouldn’t want to go extremely deep or into underwater caves. Those ideas still scare me. I think I’ve watched too many horror movies or something, lol.

What was the most important event in your life last week? (anything goes it can be a good nights sleep, finished a reading book, winning the lottery, or getting married)

Most important? Hmm, it depends how you define “important”. It has been a tough week, so I’m going to go with a definition of most impact. My husband’s friend from his time in Africa died. It was deemed a suicide. We found out about it through Facebook. I had never met the man, but I felt like I knew him through my husband’s stories. I also enjoyed the emails he wrote us, although those had been less frequent this past year. It was a real shock and I have all sorts of mixed feelings and unanswered questions.

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

Last Week: I am grateful for having my health and another birthday. The events of the past week have reinforced this soooo much.

This Week: Our one year wedding anniversary is this week. I’m looking forward to doing something to celebrate. I have no ideas yet, but I’m sure we’ll come up with something. 🙂


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