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Sharing my world Thanksgiving edition


It’s Tuesday, so I’m a day late and a dollar short for Melanie’s Share Your World. She’s borrowed the questions for this week so go to her blog to see where the questions came from, what other people have answered and all that good stuff. Not a lot of pictures today. I’m way tired.

What is worse than a dentist with bad breath? An eye doctor with bad breath. They get way close to your face. Dentists don’t get as close — in my experience.

Have you ever been rejected by someone that you liked, or been told that you were not good enough for somebody else? So, when I was between husband number one and two (in my early thirties), I dated a lot. And for some reason, I attracted men who were younger than me. I dunno why, they just liked me. It’s not like I sought them out or anything. I mean, I had a hard rule that I wouldn’t date anyone too young to drink, and left it at that. Anyway, I worked at this pretty casual place and one of my dates showed up looking for me. I was busy so they told him to come back later. One of my co-workers (a woman about my age) said — loud enough for everyone to hear, “I don’t know what these young guys see in Willow. She’s, like, older than them and not skinny at all.” I was like, Dude, you’re older than me and just as big. But she just went on and on about how I must be sleeping with them (I wasn’t) or spending money on them (I was a poor college student) or somehow enticing them into my web. Eventually I told her that I’m just fun to be around and they liked me for my sunny personality.

Did you ever want to have toast for breakfast, only to find that all your bread was covered in green mold? I mean, it’s possible that might have happened at some point in time, but if it did I don’t remember. I mean it wasn’t a life shattering experience.

Did you ever sneeze so hard that your whole body hurt? All the time. Like… all of the time. I have fibromyalgia and sneezes hurt, dear reader. I mean, it doesn’t happen every time, but it happens enough.

Did you ever buy clothing on the internet that did not fit, but you wore them anyway, since you didn’t want to pay the $5 shipping charge to send them back? I have bought clothing both online and in real life that doesn’t fit and have worn it, not because I don’t want to pay the shipping, but because it was my mistake and why should the store and/or person who sold me the clothes have to pay for my mistake? I just bought a pair of shoes online and they are a bit too tight. I’ll probably wear them anyway because they’re not so tight that they’ll hurt my feet, but they’re not comfortable. I have difficult feet to buy shoes for. I hate buying shoes. Anyway. I won’t return them because once again, it’s not the shoemaker’s fault that my feet are stupidly difficult to find shoes for.

As a nod to the upcoming American Thanksgiving Holiday which happens this Thursday, please share in the Gratitude Section anything you might be thankful for this particular November.

Berkeley Breathed is one of my favorite comic strip artists. The fact that he continues to publish helps me a lot.

2 thoughts on “Sharing my world Thanksgiving edition

  1. Thanks Willow for Sharing Your World! Not a lot of pictures, but the one image you did share was FANTASTIC! So funny and true! I ran into those type of catty (apologies to Mister, whom I’m sure is NOT catty in that way) co-workers and I learned to ignore them. Few of them had the sand to say such things to my face. Bullies of the work place. I used to pity them, and imagine if they’d known that, they’d have been quite angry! On-line clothing shopping has garnered some interesting answers and one other blogger who talked about her own shoe buying experience too…she mentioned how strange it is that shoe stores have disappeared in the last couple of decades…and one is almost forced to the on-line option. It’s true here anyway. I hope your pain level remains manageable…it was below 20 degrees outside here this morning (with wind chill factor) and all my bones are moaning loudly! Take care and have a happy Turkey week! Gobble, gobble!

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    1. That old co-worker of mine and I were kind of friends, but she never could wrap her head around the fact that men liked me because I was nice to them (and not in a sexual way). She was a Grumpy Gus and saw the world through grey colored glasses I suppose.


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