Cee’s Share Your World – April 30, 2018

Its question and answer time again……so here is goes!

Do you use paper money? If so is your money organized sequentially according to denomination?

I rarely use it anymore.  There just doesn’t seem to be a need for it.   Yet, when I do have it, its shoved however and wherever in my wallet or purse, but funny enough I always know where it is.   monopoly-money_wide-1991457caf6d29cc74ab436d7d4139d1c630672e-s900-c85

Now if I am giving away money, like a gift or to the bank, I always and I mean always, put it in order, lowest to highest, with them facing the correct way.

And if I am playing Monopoly, the money is always lined up lowest to highest.

You are comfortable doing nothing? For long stretches of time?

Nope not really.  I am comfortable being by myself for long periods of time, but not doing anything.   I feel insecure, especially in public.  I need to be doing something, usually reading or playing on my phone.  I can’t even relax for long in a hot bubble bath.  I don’t even nap and if I do its for like 20 mins and then I am done.

The only time I can ever remember just do nothing was when I was in high school (25 or so years ago) and I tried acid.  No judging..lol!!!  I sat by one of the canal locks for about 4 hours and watched a ship go through.  Did nothing but just sat and watched.  Not sure if that really counts.  Hahaha!

What is your greatest strength?

I am very calm in stressful, chaotic or emergency situations.   I don’t easily fluster.  Except on Friday’s after working all day and the highway is jammed up because someone had gotten into an accident.  I commute for work and by the end of the week I just want to go home.

Oh and if the dishes are stacked wrong……yes there’s a proper way!!!

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

My son received an academic and student of the month award at school.  I was so proud of him.  He struggles in school, especially in reading and writing.  He finds it hard.  He is so active and is a much more hands on learner.  This year he has had an amazing teacher who has really turned things around for him.  He has put so much more effort into his school work, mainly because he values his teacher opinion so much.  And that effort really paid off.  I took the afternoon off to see him accept the award.  It was a great end to the week.

Cee’s Share Your World – April 30, 2018

Let’s Giggle, It’s O69

A common question of co-workers on a Monday morning would be “what did you do this IMG_2283weekend?”

For me, this past Saturday night, I participated in a charity event put on by local hair salon.  They were holding a BINGO night and instead of money for prizes they were giving a way designer handbags.   Anything from Coach, to Kate Spade to Michael Kors.  The event was to raise funds for WaterAid Canada, a charity that sets up clean water wells,  sanitation and education of proper hygiene to some the worlds poorest counties.

I have to be honest, when I think of BINGO I picture a smoky hall filled with older ladies,63fb78c04deeb398c4fc615a0558aded troll dolls,  multi-coloured dabbers and hundred of bingo cards everywhere.  This was anything but.   I was astonished by the turnout.   There was a line to get in, even though tickets to the event had been purchased well in advance.   The attendance was large, well over 250 people, and varied in age and sex.

It was a well run event with lots of laughter and heckles from the crowd every time O69 was called.  I left with the purse that I came with but brought home the memories of a fun, yet different, night out that helped out a good cause!

The Daily Post – Daily Prompt – Astonish

Friday Fivesome with Amanda V Shane

Friday5I had the pleasure this week to rope Amanda V Shane into being a part of my Friday Fivesome.  She is a hidden gem in the world of Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal writers. Her first book, The Snow Maiden, is magically enchanting and oh so steamy, from cover to cover.  36679087

As well, Amanda has started a new series, The Tide of Atlantis.  The firs book in the series, Moontide, has already been released, while readers eagerly await the release of book 2, Crystal Tide.

Oh, and she has some of the most stunning books covers that I have seen.

So here it is, 5 random questions for Amanda Shane:

1.  What song almost always ends up on your playlist?

“Funhouse” by Pink

2.   You don’t know where you are going, but you can only pack 3 items to take on vacation with you. What would they be?

Lighter, pocket knife, mascara (I’m a survivalist )

3. What is your favorite quote or saying?

“Romantic art is the fuel and the spark plug of a man’s soul; its task is to set a soul on fire and never let it go out.” ~Ayn Rand

4.  If you could co-write with any author, who would it be?

Karen Marie Moning – I’m a huge fan of her books.

5. What’s your favorite colour? Now make up a cocktail name using that colour.

Green – The Green Sea Demon

Bonus:  What’s your pet peeve?

Eating sounds and milk mustaches. Those ads they did of the celebrities with the milk mustaches a few years ago were an absolute nightmare for me, lol.

About Amanda

Amanda V. Shane is a Colorado native and fully admits to having been a library dork headshots-002growing up. To this day, she loves the smell of book paper on an almost fetish level (okay, maybe not, but that gives you a peek into the dark and twisted mind of this author). One of her first book romances came at the age of nine when, in a far back aisle, she found the story of King Arthur and was entranced by the blood purple canvas cover with gold leafing – she likes shiny things.
Since then, she’s been hooked on stories with magic, mythical beings, daring heroes and, of course, desperate romance.
Today, all of the thumbnails on her e-reader sport book covers with chiseled jaws and “shiny” abs but the stories are no less magical, no matter what genre. She writes paranormal and fantasy romance from her home where she lives with her family and a Bassett hound who she routinely has to fight for the “soft” end of the couch to set up with her laptop. She likes chocolate, wine, coffee and kids, in no particular order ;).

If you’re distracted by shiny things too, visit Amanda on the web  and join her mailing list for news, upcoming events and freebies! (shiny freebies)

Honestly – I had to look it up!

Every few days I will check out the daily prompt and see if it inspires any thoughts.   Sometimes it does and other times nothing.  Most days I will look up the meaning of the word, not because I don’t know it, but because I like to see if here are any alternative meanings that I am not aware of.

Today I had to look up the Daily Prompt, Cur, simply because I was unaware of the word in general.

noun

1.

a mongrel dog, especially a worthless or unfriendly one.
2.

a mean, cowardly person.
Its funny how a single word, with different meanings, can bring out different feelings.
When applying it towards the dog I immediately think, “Awe, poor dog, such a horrible thing to say about it”
When applying it to a person, my thoughts are “Fucker!!”
Makes me snicker a little – Something to think about!