Share Your World – May 14, 2018

Here is my take on this week’s Share Your World from Cee’s Photography

Complete this sentence: This sandwich could really use some …

Genoa Salami.  I love the stuff.   I eat a lot of it.  On its own, in sandwiches/ wraps. Wrapped around Cheese Strings.  Maybe added in some red onion as well.  Yummy!

What is your least favorite candy?

Orange or yellow jelly beans.  Yuck!!! They are horrible.  Black are my favourite but there is just something about the taste of those two.

What sign are you? Do you believe in astrology?

I’m Cancer the Crab! I’ve never really put too much thought into it.  Sometimes I will read a horoscope but normally I will just pass them by.  I have read up on the characteristics of a cancer and they seem pretty accurate.

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

My son turned 12 on Saturday.  Every year I make a cake for him.  This is the only time of year that I make cakes.  They have been very elaborate over the years and each year I say that I am never doing it again.  But of course this year I decided to do yet another32287728_10156049217362247_7406068363421548544_n one.  The only problem this year was that I was crunched for time.  Any even though the cake wasn’t that difficult, it was somewhat time consuming.  And right from the get go I had problems.  First the fondant ripped on the hat, then I did have red icing and didn’t have time to go to the store.  So by the time I accidently dropped a can of soup on the one corner of the cake, smooshing it to pieces all I could do was laugh. It was cursed.

But my son loved it and that was all that really mattered.

Don’t Wish The Sh!t Away

Tomorrow my one and done turns 12.   Where does the time go???

I remember the early years of his life, specifically the first 3.  I used to call my mom, so upset, just wanting the day to go by faster.  Or for him to get out of whatever stage he was going through.  She always used to say not to wish his life away, that the days and years go by so fast that I will look back and wonder where the hell time went.

cba5795fa0ecee2725d4126663763560--mama-quotes-humor-quotesNow at the time, in the thick of things, I never believed her.   I mean lets face it, for me anyways, being a parent to a needy, crying, shitting baby or a toddler full of temper tantrums that Won’t. Go. To. Sleep, is not all its cracked up to be. But now looking back, I realize how right she was.  The years have flown by.  Time went through the hour glass much faster then I could have ever imagined.

The trials and tribulations of the baby and toddler years are long gone. And while each new year brings with it new challenges, I have long stopped wishing his days away.  I take time at the end of the each day to just hang out with him.  Usually an hour or so before his bedtime.  Sometimes he will chat about his day or we will talk about mine. If anything is bothering him I know this is the time when he will tell me.  Other times we do nothing but read. 91c9293b7383760e2835ee9edbacfa38

So for the days when I would have put him out with the recycling, to now when I wouldn’t give him away for anything in the world (most days anyways), I tell all moms and dads to enjoy single day.  Even the days when they’ve shit themselves in the jolly jumper and they are up to their ears in crap.

So Happy 12th to my kidlet and Happy Mothers Day to all parents out there. May the odds be ever in our favour!

Your Beliefs Are Uniquely You

I do not believe in God!

Gasp!!! Shoot down the lightening bolts now and mark my place in Hell!

Just not my thing.  For me I need proof that God exists and not just a book that has told me so.

When we had our son,  my husband and I chose not to push any religion on him.  We decided that whatever his religious beliefs would be, they need to be chosen by him.  This is not something that we can decide for him, nor should we.  If he asks questions, I answer them.  If he ever wanted to explore the different religions and wanted to go to church I would take him.  The choices are his and his alone.  And the possibilities are endless.

The belief within our home is that we will treat all people with kindness and respect. Weit-is-your-choices-that-make-you-uniquely-you-quote-1 will be polite.  We will work hard and do what is best to be true to ourselves.  And that we will not judge other peoples choices.  That we are not infallible. That we are human.

Let your beliefs be whatever they may be. Whatever power you believe in let it be true to you! All choices should be celebrated.  It doesn’t make you a rebel, it makes you uniquely you!

The Daily Post – Daily Prompt – Rebel

Side Note: I love stories of the saints. I also love the unearthly energy and architecture of old churches. I find them very romantic.

**This post was inspired by a fellow blogger, Acquiescent Soul. **

Share Your World – May 7, 2018

Yup, I’m a day behind, but better late then never!!!

 

If you were given $22 million tax free dollars (any currency), what is the first thing you would do? (This is just a dream question, remember anything can happen in SYW.)

Sitting here right now, thinking about it, I honestly don’t know.  We’ve all played this game over the years and depending on where you are at in your life, depends on what you would choose to do with it.

I think that I wouldn’t tell anyone, but surprise our close family and friends with their dream car and some fun money.  Or maybe take everyone on one hell of a vacation.

Whatever it is, my first thoughts are always of giving to someone else.

Oh and I would definitely get a pair or two of Louboutins……lol

In what do you find the simplest of joys?

One of the things I love most is snuggling on the couch reading, with the windows open, a light breeze and the sounds of outside.   But what makes that even better is a storm coming in.  The smell of the air changing, the distance rumble of thunder, then eventually the sound of the rain hitting the roof.   Nothing to me is more relaxing a soothing that that.  Sadly we don’t get as many thunderstorms as we used to.

What would be your ideal birthday present, and why?

Actually I am not good at receiving gifts, but I love to give them.

I would prefer to just buy myself something.  My birthday is in June and the weather is usually nice and sunny and warm.  I like just wondering around the mall or in and out of shops and pick a few things.

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. 

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My son has been dying to go to Inflow, an indoor skate park about an hour away from our house.  He and his friends are big into scootering.  so I took them on Saturday for the day. It made me smile to see how happy and excited he was.  He had a great time!

 

 

Cee’ Photography – Share Your World – May 7, 2018

Played Life. Passed Go. But Owed $200 Instead

As you get older you start to see things in a different perspective. Gone are the carefree, playful ways of our youth. Or the rebellious adventures of the teen years. Even our twenties we seem to be carefree has we find our place in the world.

But somewhere, as we travel the board and crossover Go, and moving into the thing called Life, we didn’t get our $200, but owed it instead.

Add to that kids, mortgages, credit card payments, car payments, marriage and relationships, maybe even a divorce and life is a little, really a lot more, serious.

We become a lot more serious. Responsibilities become a lot more serious.

Anxieties and stress mount and all we’d really love to do is wrap ourselves in a bubble of long forgotten youth when it was just so easy!

Reality??? Nope! But what an wonderful possibility it could be.

So for now we continue adulting, and have some laughs along the way.

The Daily Post – Daily Prompt – Bubble