Share Your World – 2016 Week 42

Chris, from 61 Musings blog and my wife (for those who don’t know), wanted to ask the questions this week.  So here are her questions.  Enjoy!

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If you wanted to de-clutter where you live, what room / space would you start with?  (And why, if you’re feel like admitting to it.)

If you want to remember something important, how do you do it (sticky note on the fridge, string around your finger, etc.), and does it work?

If you could create a one room retreat just for yourself, what would be the most important sense to emphasize:  sight (bright natural light, dim light, etc.), hearing (silence, music, fountain, etc.), smell (candles, incense, etc), touch (wood, stone, soft fabrics, etc.), or taste (herbal tea, fresh fruit, etc.)?

If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?

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

I sincerely hope you enjoy my questions for this week and find the questions interesting enough to play along.   If you ever want me to ask anything specific, please feel free to contact me.  You don’t think a lot about these questions, unless of course it is FUN for you.  Simply dream and just let loose, or you let your alter ego answer if you want.   Have a fabulous week everyone!!

Even though I oftentimes will add photos to my answers, it is not a requirement to participate in Share your World.

Here is the basic format.  I will ask you:

  • To answer three random questions each week.
  • Respond to a fourth item (I will randomly chose from this list)
    • Making a List out of a topic
    • Completing the sentence I start
    • Answering a Would you Rather question
  • Bonus Question is always the same  “What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?”  Because we all need to be reminded that there are many things in our lives to be grateful about.  

To view older version of Share Your World (SYW), click here.

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I will post four different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a SYW  post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Share Your World” or “SYW” tag.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.

I usually will respond to your entry on your blog, rather than on my page.

HERE ARE MY ANSWERS

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Two of my book cases.

If you wanted to de-clutter where you live, what room / space would you start with?  (And why, if you’re feel like admitting to it.) This is an easy question for me.  I would start with my office.  It is way to cluttered for me.  I have old printers still in my office which take up a lot of room.  My bookcases has been filled without any planning or thought.  One of them is filled with dog treats and a fly swatter, Chris’s outdoor hat and the styrofoam spigot cover for the facet that is just out the door to the outside.  My cameras are on my desk, which I like to keep handy, but I also have a box of my protein bars, cross stitch books, and other things.  And I won’t even mention that space behind my desk.  It was originally the closet for a 4th bedroom, but previous owners made it into a desk and storage area.  I’ve got books on it, and that looks nice.  My huge scanner is on it.  But mostly that area tends to be a catch all since it is out of my view, because I face the windows and not the wall.

If you want to remember something important, how do you do it (sticky note on the fridge, string around your finger, etc.), and does it work?  The photo I found on top of this post, was my computer when I worked.  I used sticky notes as reminders for work.  That worked for the most part at work, because I only did stacked noted things that were top priority.  Other than that I relied on my memory.

At home if it is something I really need to remember I add it to my computer’s calendar.  Ordinary things I just keep in my head.  It works for the most part, because I am not really busy.

If you could create a one room retreat just for yourself, what would be the most important sense to emphasize:  sight (bright natural light, dim light, etc.), hearing (silence, music, fountain, etc.), smell (candles, incense, etc), touch (wood, stone, soft fabrics, etc.), or taste (herbal tea, fresh fruit, etc.)?  My room would be a visual and tactile room.  I don’t know if I want my own photography or not.  I think probably not, because it isn’t inspiring.  I would want art that inspires me.  For me my photos are a part of my history.  I like to push my boundaries and not stay complacent in them.  It would be filled with instruments that I can play, any type of drum or bells or keyboard.  Nothing fancy, but creative.  Natural light for sure.  No incense for me, I get headaches easily around scents.  I would want all the elements in my room, metal and wood, stone and fabric.  Food should not be allowed to be kept in my room.

If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?  I would like to know my mother’s paternal grandfather’s side of the family.  Rumor has it that branch of my family has been in the US the longest.  I would like to know when they came over and why.  Most of my other grandparents came from Europe only in the last three generations.

Ben Dye Studio http://www.bendyesculpture.com/portfolio-ii/ Photo by Chris Donner
Ben Dye Studio
http://www.bendyesculpture.com/portfolio-ii/

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  Last week ended up being a great week.  I went on a couple of photo ops with Chris.  We met a metal sculptor, Ben Dye, and you will be reading about him later this week or next week here on our blogs.  Oregon has had a lot of rain and wind this last week and truth be told, I’ve kind of enjoyed having some weather.

Qi (energy) hugs

Cee

70 Comments

  1. You’ve had more of the weather than we have on the east side of the Cascades, but we’ve had some rain, lots of clouds, and blustery winds. My world is now the color of dried pine needles, dotted with the dark pine cones – wind induced shedding by the trees. I’m ready to huddle inside for awhile, so it was welcome for me. I know, however, that this too shall pass, and it won’t be long before I’ll be complaining about gray skies, cold air, and moisture.

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    1. It’s all the fault of the Japanese thyphoon, so I think we’re beyond the scope of normal right now. We even had a thunderstorm this evening. I want to go back to our gentle Oregon rain. Enough of monsoons and high winds!

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  2. I am glad that last week was a fine week for you. That looks like a fun studio.

    I would love to help you find the answers to your genealogy questions. If you could give me what you do know about them, maybe I can find them for you. I love to research this sort of thing!

    The majority of my European ancestors have been in the US since the 1600s. They were greeted here by my Native American ancestors. 🙂

    Here is the link to my post on McClendon Villa. It is also posted on PS Annie!
    Share Your World – Week 42

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  3. Your office sounds rather like mine. It’s more a museum of technology than an office these days. All the documentation for software that I don’t have and couldn’t use if I did. Boxes from cameras, past and present … and the lenses. But that computer is gone, so mostly, there’s the printer which we still use and the modem, router … and the rest is “stuff.” Every time I look at it, I just shake my head and move on. I’m not ready to tackle it. Yet. Soon. Maybe when winter comes and there’s nothing more interesting to do.

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  4. I simply love your post, with all the photos too. I’d forgotten about the office as a possibility for decluttering. Since I share that space with my husband, it gets tricky when it comes to de-cluttering. 🙂
    The question about which ancestor really made me think. It has been a while since I’ve researched the ancestor I mentioned. I think it is time to see what I can find on her again. I see that your room contained more than one of the senses. I misunderstood and just limited my answer to one of the senses which was a little hard to do.:-/

    Here is my contribution: http://aseasonandatime.blogspot.com/2016/10/share-your-world-2016-cees-photography.html

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