Share Your World — 2016 Week 42

I’m participating in Cee’s Share Your World this week. She posts questions each Monday and invites people to answer the questions and then leave a link on her blog.

If you wanted to de-clutter where you live, what room / space would you start with?  (And why, if you’re feel like admitting to it.)

We recently (early summer!) moved here and we had wonderful friends and relatives help us unload and unpack. That truly was wonderful, but I have many rooms still to de-clutter and organize.

The one room I really need to work on is my kitchen. It’s smaller than the kitchen in my old house so I need to de-clutter and organize. I have lots of gadgets I need to take a look at and decide if I really plan to use them.

If you want to remember something important, how do you do it (sticky note on the fridge, string around your finger, etc.), and does it work?

I have a calendar on my refrigerator and a to-do list on my computer which I regularly update. Sometimes I use my cell phone, too.

If you could create a one room retreat just for yourself, what would be the dsc_0009most important sense to emphasize:  sight (bright natural light, dim light, etc.), hearing (silence, music, fountain, etc.), smell (candles, incense, etc), touch (wood, stone, soft fabrics, etc.), or taste (herbal tea, fresh fruit, etc.)?

I love sunshine and windows so sight is the most important sense for me.

I’ve started to create a retreat for myself–adsc_0013 reading room. That’s one room I’ve pretty much finished organizing. (However, I don’t know about the de-clutter part!) I love the room because of the window–a large arched window looking out the front of our house. We’ve put a bird feeder out in front so I can watch the birds while I read. And my cats love the cat tower, sunshine and the birds!

If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?

I don’t know much about my great-great-great grandparents, but I do know a little about one set of the great-great grandparents. He was Silas McCullough and was in the War of 1812 along Lake Erie. His wife was Hester Pickering and she was a Quaker before she married him. I love their names!

They lived in Ohio. I wish I had a photo of them, but don’t think there is one in the family. Hester was disowned by the Quakers when she married Silas. I would ask her why she married Silas and how hard was it for her to leave her family and the rest of the Quakers. And did she ever regret her decision.

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

Our oldest daughter drove from Illinois for a long weekend visit. So wonderful to see her. She came to help celebrate our younger daughter’s birthday. So I’m grateful they’re good friends and for the wonderful weekend we had with both of them. Lots of laughs, great food and good times.

What about you? What are you grateful for from last week? Check out the Share Your World post this week at Cee’s Photography blog.

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