It’s the time of the week when we sit down to do Cee’s Share Your World Challenge again and I’m glad because I have been struggling to post anything the past week. Regular readers will have noticed the lack of new photos the last couple of weeks. I have been doing a lot on my doll blog but it’s been hard to get motivated here. I had intended to go to Geeveston to photograph a car show on Sunday but it was a warm day and when it came down to it I did not care enough to walk the couple of kilometres to town. A good many people have told me to call them any time I want to go somewhere but I think that is something I should do for urgent errands like buying food or more credit for power not random photo jaunts. Really I was just not in the mood. Luckily I’m only a bit over two weeks away from going on holiday and all the new photo ops in Sydney, on the ship and in New Zealand should help me get my mojo back.
Anyway on to Share Your World.
- What is your favourite word?
I don’t know if I really have a favourite word. There are a couple of ways this could be interpreted. There are words I like for their meaning or the picture they conjure up like “Rainbow” and words that I like because of the way they roll off the tongue like “palindrome” or “serendipity’.
- What is your least favourite word?
Again I don’t know that I can pick one but I hate ugly sounding words especially the ones that usually have to be spelled with asterisks and exclamation points. There are far too many of them in television programs and movies and even in books. I think I am fairly tolerant about the way people speak and I won’t say I never say any of them but I do get fed up with hearing them every time I turn on the TV or radio.
- What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
I think probably beauty most of all. The beauty in nature especially not only soothes me when I feel upset but gives me a feeling of well-being. I find this with the built environment too. My surroundings are very important to me. If I have to be in an ugly or drab environment I feel as if someone has switched off a light.
- What turns you off?
I’m becoming a grumpy old lady I suppose. I could write a list of things that turn me off but I will take this question as being a follow up to the previous one and say what turns me off creatively and emotionally.
Modern architecture and developments. I hate “industrial style” houses that are springing up in the suburbs. I hate featureless blocks of flats and I hate it when I look at pictures of houses for sale and see all the features and character washed out of them and every house made to look the same inside. I hate buildings that are not symmetrical; the harsh angles jar me to the bone. Here’s Melbourne’s truly ugly Federation Square and a proposed building in my former home town of Adelaide.
- What is your favourite curse word?
If I am really mad there will probably be a few bloody’s and damn’s flying around.
- What sound or noise do you love?
Years ago a friend of my sister’s made us each a wind chime. I still have mine and it’s now hanging on a branch in the apple tree. It looks pretty worn but it has a lovely tone and I love to hear it when I sit on the bench near the tree and there I a light breeze that shakes the chimes.
- What sound or noise do you hate?
My current neighbours are young men who love to do things to cars and the sound of constant revving of engines is driving me round the bend.
- What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I never had a profession. I had jobs. I worked to live not lived to work. However, I did once apply to get on a course to be a travel agent. I would have loved to do that.
- What profession would you not like to do?
I would not like to be a nurse or a Carer. Doing personal things for your loved ones is one thing but I would not like to have to wash or dress strangers and I don’t really like seeing wounds or blood.
- If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
“Welcome, your family and pets are waiting for you over there.”
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week was pretty quiet. I did meet up with my friends Ally and Matt in Hobart and it’s always good to catch up.
A friend was good enough to take Cindy and I to Huonville to the vet so that she could be vaccinated before going into kennels. I could not manage without my Geeveston friends.
I was trying to fill out some forms for social services and was having difficulty understanding what was wanted but a visit to the local office sorted it out. I must say that while the government agency that handles this sort of thing can be annoying to deal with the people who work in our local office could not be nicer.
This week I’m trying to get various errands done so that next week the one before I go on holiday will be less hectic and my sister Naomi is coming to visit on Saturday for a final pre-cruise planning session.