Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Cee's Share Your World - 2015 Week #38

This post presents my answer to the questions/statements on the blog hop at Cee's Share Your World - 2015 Week #38.  My answers are underscored.

1.  What do you do to make a living or what do you do during the day if you are retired?  If you are a student, what are you studying?  I am retired.  Because of months of pre-back surgery issues and then months of post-surgery recuperation and PT, it has been only recently that I've been able to resume more of my normal outside activities, i.e. starting to do some outside yard work around home such as pruning.  It feels good to be able to do these things again.  I just need to not get overly enthusiastic about how much time I spend doing it.  Although I am not a student in school, I have always felt like I am a student, always trying to learn new things.  Blogging and learning more about photography are a couple of those things I've been working on lately.  Getting back to doing some indexing of historical records at is another thing I am resuming.  Again, I just need to be careful about how long I sit doing this. Moderation in my activities is a constant challenge for me, as I always want to finish a project, and it is difficult for me to stop and leave something undone.

2.  Have you ever participated in a distance walking, running, or biking event?  Tell your story.  Several years ago, I participated in a 3K walk/run with a lot of women in my church.  Because of some physical limitations at the time, I just did the walk.  I enjoyed the experience a lot.  We walked at Minto Brown Park which is a beautiful park in Salem, Oregon.

3.  What is usually your first thought when you wake up?  What time is it?

4.  Complete this sentence:  Look out behind you, it's a dump truck!  After being hit from behind by a dump truck early in our marriage, for years I was a little jumpy about having a dump truck behind me when I was driving.  Although I'm not quite so concerned about dump trucks now, I still like to have a really safe distance between me and any large trucks.

Bonus Question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week ahead?  Click here to see my Ten Things of Thankful post this past weekend.  What I've been looking forward to this week is a large service event and Women's Conference at my church.  There are a lot of different community service projects we will be working on followed by meal and a  direct-wired broadcast to all the women worldwide. I wasn't able to attend last year and I'm really looking forward to going this year.

Please consider how you might respond to these questions and sentence completion.  If you have a blog, respond on a post and link up to Share Your World - 2015 Week #38 at Cee's.


  1. I can totally understand why you don't like big trucks around you. Thanks so much for sharing this week. Glad you are finally up and around again.

    1. Thanks. I'm so glad to up and moving more too.

  2. Once you've been hit, it takes awhile to want any vehicle behind!
    I remember riding behind hubby on our motorcycle with a big truck so close behind I could feel the heat on my back. That was NOT a good feeling!
    It is hard to know how much is too much when recovering from surgery. It might not be evident until later, and by then, what's done is done. I hope you're not overdoing it, and are recuperating well.

    1. Oh, that would be very scary to have a big truck right behind you when you were on a motorcycle!

      I am trying to watch what I'm doing, so I don't over do. I did some pruning yesterday for about and hour, but none today.