I always look forward to Cee’s Share Your World Challenge. Here are this week’s questions.
Have you ever participated in a distance walking, swimming, running, or biking event? Tell your story. I swam in the Relay for Life Event several years. One year, after signing up sponsors for a 2 mile swim, I knew I was in trouble as soon as I dipped a toe in the water. I would guess the temperature was 50 degrees Fahrenheit, but that’s just me. Maybe it was really 40 degrees. I did manage to swim the 2 miles, barely able to feel my arms and legs. It was not my finest moment in the pool. A cluster of lifeguards kept a close eye on me as I gave new meaning to the word “crawl.”
Name one thing not many people know about you. My feet can be found on Google images under “ugliest feet in the world.” Seriously. I may not be in the top row of images, but I’m on that page. No, I am not telling you which row. No, I do not wear sandals. No, I am not happy about any of it. HOWEVER, my PT pointed out that she has a new perspective on foot appearance after working with amputees. I am hoping for a change in attitude, too!
What is your favorite flower? I love roses but I mean real roses with a sweet fragrance. When I used to walk past neighbor’s houses with roses, I sniffed each blossom I could reach without appearing too odd (more or less). Of course, the deer put an end to all those roses. Some folks erected tall fencing around their rose gardens, which then looked like miniature tennis courts. Those have also disappeared.
Things I want to have in my home (paintings, hot tubs, book cases, big screen tv, etc.) I would take an uncluttered home. I have made some stabs at this, but I have years to go. I wonder if our clutter will outlive us. When we talked about this issue with our son and his wife, they were unperturbed. “We’ll just get it all dumped out,” was their pragmatic approach. I guess I could leave a box of matches in each room….