SYW – 01-15-17

Let’s just say the frost is not only on the wrinkled up dry pumpkin (I’m not talking about me) – the garden pumpkins! Anyway it is a balmy 12 degrees with snow coming. It is Martin Luther King Jr day here and the federal offices, banks, and even some businesses are closed. Good, it’s about time we showed some respect. Monday and‘s Share Your World. Join in the fun by answering her questions, let us know more about you!

My answers are:

1. I’m looking forward to Friday which includes a trip to Denver, being with my daughter and granddaughters. The youngest will enjoy two classes at the Downtown Acquarium, while the rest of us will browse and chat. Apparently it is huge, so I’m sure we’ll spend the whole day.

2. My favorite comfort snack food, omg, there are so many and I rarely have any of them anymore. I guess it’s a toss up between grilled cheese and french fries.

3. My first paying job was cleaning a large house for an eccentric old lady. She would watch my every move. Lots of delicate items and chandeliers, velvet carpets, etc. She had an ancient Hoover and watched to make sure the cord stayed perfectly straight while I vacuumed lint off the velvet floored laundry room. Now why anyone had velvet carpet there? Who knows, but it was work! I’m not one who likes being observed while working, no matter the task. I earned $2.50 for the four hours work in 1963.

My appreciation this week is towards my oldest grandson. He graduated from Fire school, EMT and is a firefighter. He’s been on the ambulance for a time. Now he’s decided to try out for the state police. Of course his mom and I try to discourage this. We have visions of him pulling someone over and being shot. Also, he’s so active I can’t imagine sitting in a car all day. He’s very outgoing, a natural with people and I think he would miss the interaction. But I’m just a grandma, what do I know? Besides he’ll make up his own mind anyway. Kids!🙄💓😳💓☺️