Share Your World 2015 – Week 5

Share Your World is hosted every week by Cee’s Photography. Here are this week’s questions….

Do you prefer shopping or going to a park?

I would say going to a park. Living is a metropolitan city, shopping is so accessible. The mall is a ten minute drive away. There is a little shopping village at the end of my street. I go to school downtown and can go shopping on breaks. I pass shops everyday. Going to a park is more of a treat, especially if it’s the type of park with walking trails, water, gardens and what not.

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?

I would be a black lace ballet flat. Those are my favourite pair of shoes I currently own and I think they say “Me” quite well. The fact that they don’t have a heel make them practical and functional. Black shoes usually aren’t showy and blend in, just like me. The lace makes them a bit girly, but also versatile. You can dress them up or down. Unfortunately, I probably wont own these shoes much longer. I wore them to death and they are kinda of falling apart (kind of like me! haha).

black lace flats

What’s the story behind a time when you got locked out?

Oh brother! This is a classic story in my family.

During undergrad, I would babysit my cousin’s kids one afternoon a week. It was a great arrangement. She would get a break to go out and run some errands. I’d get some pocket money and I’d get to spend some time with the little guys. At the time, my cousin just had her two oldest boys. She might have had the third boy, but she would take him with her, so I would stay with the older two, R and S. These two are about 18 months apart and at the time, they must have been almost 2 and almost 4. They were truly a hand full!!

It was winter, the three of us were playing out in the front yard with the family golden retriever. S was entering the terrible twos early and was prone to tantrums. The problem with his tantrums was that he was a runner! I don’t know what we were playing, but S didn’t get his way and a tantrum ensued. I was ready for him to bolt down the driveway, like usual, but this time he didn’t. He ran into the house, slammed the door and turned the lock.

AGH!! A toddler has just locked me out of the house and he is in there alone with my phone and my keys! I was standing out in the yard completely dumb-founded, not quite believing what had just happened. I knew that he was a pro at locking the door. He always liked to do that himself when we came in from playing, but he hadn’t quite gotten the unlock part, so there was no hope there. I was thankful that my cousin leaves her doors unlocked most of the time. I grabbed R by the hand and ran around the back of the house to check the backdoor. Locked. Rotten Irish luck! The ones time disaster strikes, nothing is as it usually is!

We run back around the front where I’ve left the dog tied up. I can see S still throwing his fit through the frosted glass by the front door. He’s ok. Now, think! They don’t hide an extra key outside, so that wont help. I could go to a neighbour, but they wouldn’t have a key either. I could use a neighbour’s phone though. Who could I call? My aunt. She would have a key to her daughter’s house. What’s her number? Of course, I have no idea because this is the age of cell phones and no one memorizes phone numbers anymore….argh!!

Now that panic is starting to rise. R is starting to feel my worry too. My mind goes back to the normally unlocked doors. They have a door that leads from the house into the garage. My cousin wouldn’t lock that. The second fridge is in there and the garage door is always locked, so she wouldn’t need to. R and I dash over to the garage. The only way to open it is via key pad. What’s the code? My cousin never told me. It’s guess time! What could the code be? R’s birthday came to mind first, so I type it in: 2-0-0-1. I hear the rumble of the motor start to lift the garage door. Thank God! I run to the inner door. It’s unlocked!

Crisis averted.

Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts? 

I guess it depends entirely on my mood. There is nothing I would refuse to eat because it has nuts in it. Sometimes it’s nice to have chocolate without nuts because it just melts in your mouth, same with fudgey brownies. My husband prefers not to have crunch, so we usually buy things without nuts. I do like crunchy peanut butter though. That’s always a treat.

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 whatever stomach bug I had last week didn’t get scary. It was truly awful, but I didn’t get dehydrated and have to go to the hospital. That was something I was afraid of.

This Week: I am looking forward to driving to Toronto with my mom. We are going to meet my sister there and shop for her wedding dress. We’ll be staying with my aunt and I’ll get a chance to see some of my friends. It’ll be nice.

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