Share Your World 2017 – Week #48

Sharing My World This Week

What household chore do you absolutely hate doing?

Does painting count as a household chore? I’m over it. I don’t love any of them.  There are far more interesting things to be doing than housework. However, I think the one that I procrastinate about the most is vacuuming. It seems that no matter how often I vacuum up the pet hair it’s there again before I can turn round.  I just got new carpets though so I am trying to keep them nice.

Living room with new carpet.

At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?

I think the answer to that would be the times when I felt I was making a difference. Usually I like to just quietly do my own thing but if  I feel strongly about something I will participate in a community event. The times that particularly stand out for me are three or four years ago now when I attended anti government protest rallies in Hobart. It felt good to know that lots of ordinary people felt the same way as I did and felt strongly enough to say so.

Not In Our Name

How many times have you moved in the last ten years?

That is easy, not at all. David and I bought this house 15 years ago last May and moved in on 20 June, 2002. We had lived in our previous house in South Australia for more than 25 years. I think that people who own their own homes probably don’t move as often as renters.

How the hedge has grown.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

It might sound rather silly but I really appreciate the ladder I bought to replace my old step-ladder. It is so sturdy that it has enabled me to reach areas that I would not have been able to get to without it. I thought I would not be able to reach across the bath to paint the upper part of the wall but I feel safe enough on this ladder to try.

A nice new step-ladder – with a shelf.