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Sharing My World, Mid Sept

So, it’s Monday, and that means Sharing My World. Go on over to Melanie’s blog for the where’s and why’s of this whole thing if you’re not familiar. I don’t have a lot of energy these days, even with switching my meds to nights. I have a tiny bit more energy, but I’m still flipping exhausted most of the day. It’s difficult to get anything done. Like, I wake up with plans… and I have about an hour, maybe two in the morning to get things done. That’s about it. Anyway, enough whining. On to the questions:

Roger’s Magical, Mystical Questions:

You have just been gifted a magic wand that specializes in completing household chores. You can request the completion of only two household chores. Which chores would you assign your wand to complete? Cleaning the floors and dusting. Definitely. No question about it. Won’t even think twice. Those are the two most exhausting chores for me. Like, washing the dishes? No problem. Laundry? Piece of cake. Wiping down the counters? I’m on it. Cleaning the toilets? I’m okay with that. But when it comes to cleaning the floors (and I mean sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, whatever, so long as it’s clean) and dusting the house is a chore that I can’t keep up with no matter how hard I try, especially in New Mexico. If I could have those two magically done, I wouldn’t even think about it. All the dust and animal hair — gone! That would be fabulous.

Pexel’s idea of a “messy room” Ha! Photo by Daria Shevtsova on

At the local Wizards-R-Us store there was a sale on handshake shockers, instant darkness pellets, and levitation pills. Which of these ‘party thrillers’ are you more likely to purchase? I’m not sure. Maybe instant darkness pellets. They might come in handy some day.

In the alley behind Wizards-R-Us, there was a tradesman selling a Love Potion. The sales pitch was too much for you and you yielded and purchased one vial. What do you do with it? Put it on display with other things that I was persuaded to buy and have no use for. It’s not a huge collection, but it’s there.

You are the Great Clearinghouse Winner of a new ‘good luck’ potion – Felix Felicis. It has to be used within the next thirty days or its potency becomes diminished. Do you use it? Do you give it to a friend in need? Probably give it to a friend. I mean, I don’t leave the house so I don’t really need it. Then again, since I don’t leave the house, I don’t really have a friend to give it to. Maybe Doug. I’m not sure what he’d need it for, but he could probably use it more than I could.

Melanie’s Mundane Muggle Questions:

If everyone spoke their mind, would this world be a better or worse place? Why? Worse, probably because if everyone spoke their mind there would be a lot of embarrassed people in the world. However, if there was the caveat that people could keep silent if they’re not contributing to the conversation, then it might be a better place. Because not everyone has thoughts that contribute to the conversation. I mean it’s one thing to “speak your mind” and it’s quite another to have something useful to say. Plus, there’s the whole, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything.” I mean, there’s no reason to go around “speaking one’s mind” if the only thing on one’s mind is cruel and mean things. Even if those things are the “truth.” The world doesn’t need the “cold, hard truth” if it’s cruel to spill it. I’m not saying to fill the world with lies, but sometimes silence is the better answer.

Sign in a store I saw a bunch of years ago.

Can achieving nothing make a person happy? Yep. I haven’t really done anything with my life and I’m quite content. I used to feel depressed about this, but I came to the conclusion a long time ago that being a part of the rat race was way too stressful for me and when I dropped out of the race to the top I was way more happy with my life. Some of y’all might point out that I did get a Master’s degree and had four kids, but I’ll say to y’all that my Master’s degree was a cake walk for me. Like, I picked the easiest subject and basically whistled my way through it. And having four kids? Eh, I tried to be the best mother I could be, but based on where my kids and I are right now? I would say that I didn’t do a very good job with that. But that’s neither here nor there. I would not be considered “successful” by today’s standards, but I am happy. Hell, I achieve nothing almost every day.

How do you know if you love someone enough to marry them? Like, that’s a difficult question to answer. Because I didn’t wake up one morning, look at Doug and say, “I think I’ll marry that guy.” We were just sitting around at lunch one day, discussing marriage and we decided to get married. There wasn’t a love meter above his head that dinged whenever we decided to get married.

Love meter

I forgot the gratitude section.

Brandy’s test came back, and the mass they removed was a fatty tumor, so not cancerous. She’s gotten her stitches out and is healing well, so everything seems to be going okay with that. She’s happy to be out of the t-shirts, but at least she didn’t have to wear a cone. That’s the third fatty tumor we’ve had to have removed from the third pet in as many years. The stress… knock on wood that we don’t have any more animal emergencies soon. ^_^

6 thoughts on “Sharing My World, Mid Sept

  1. Thanks so much for participating in Share Your World! Very thoughtful answers, but I expect no less from the Crunchity Frog! I’m so glad to hear that Brandy is okay, it’s always very stressful waiting for results of such things…I heard from some vet or other over the years that some dog breeds are prone to those things. *phew* hmmm? I hope your pets stay healthy and well for the foreseeable future too (well forever, but that’s just silly talk I suppose)


    1. Thanks, Melanie. The vets keep telling us that older dogs are prone to fatty tumors. We normally would ignore them, except for where they were growing and how fast they grew initially.


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