Share Your World—March 20th, 2017

Today, the first day of spring, happens to be a winter-y storm day where I live.  In protest, I refuse to go outside. To entertain myself at home, I’ve decided to do something I’ve never done before—I’m going to take part in “Share Your World“.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with “Share Your World”, it’s a weekly feature on Cee Neuner’s blog, in which, she asks her readers to respond to 4 questions.

Cee’s questions and my answers.

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 

The first age that popped into my head was 27. That’s how old I tell my nephew I am. He stopped believing my fake age after I turned “25”, but I continue to stick to that story.

Truth be told, I don’t feel like I’m 27. I feel a like I’m 32. Coincidentally, I often feel as if my life has been one step forward two steps back since I was that age—12 years ago. If I could choose any age to go back to and start over from, it would be 32.

So, you’re on your way out and it’s raining. Do you know where your umbrella is or do you frantically search for it all over your apartment/house?

I don’t often use an umbrella. I drive everywhere, and I can easily sprint to and from the car without getting too wet. On rare occasions when I decide to use one, I know exactly where to find it. In fact, I know exactly where to find everything I own. I’m the most organized person I know.

Do you recharge your energy by going out with friends for a good time or by spending with quiet time alone?

I recharge my energy by spending quiet time alone.

Name three things you and your spouse, partner or best friend  to have in common.

I don’t have a spouse, or a partner, and can’t claim to have a best friend either. I have “friends”, but as I’ve written about somewhat recently, I’m not super close with any of them, and it’s, in large part, because we have so little in common.

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

I’m grateful that the first of this year’s garden seeds have sprouted (indoors) last week, and I’m looking forward to caring for my new plants and watching them grow bigger this week.

Dragonfly Face

One day, last September, on a trip into my greenhouse, I discovered a dragonfly trapped in a spider web.  The poor little thing freaked out as I tried to rescue him, but once he was free from the sticky web, he didn’t want to leave my finger. I must have walked around with him for a good 10 minutes before I “made” him go sit on the Virginia Creeper. Once I was free of the dragonfly, I went inside to get my camera. He was still where I left him when I got back.

I snapped dozens of photos of the critter that day. The one I’m sharing today is probably the worst quality image of them all (which is why I’m posting here and not on my photo blog), but it’s my favourite. I’m in love with that little face! It looks as if he’s smiling from ear to ear and giving me a wave.
face of a dragonfly

For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge—Face.

“This week, let’s celebrate our many different faces.”

Caturday, April 30th


Moe-ga practice 

For the past 16 days, I’ve joined Moe every evening on the mat. He loves it! I’m not at all fond of yoga, but I’m trying to learn to like it. This is definitely the longest I’ve stuck with it in all the years I’ve been trying to make myself like it.

So far, I’ve found only one pose I enjoy—reclined bound angle pose. Mr. Moe’s favourite is cat cow. He’s a natural! He has another favourite pose, I don’t know the name of it, but it  involves scratching the shit out of the mat. He did that one right before I snapped this photo. I’m not sure if what he is doing here is a Moe-ga pose, or a camera pose.