Share Your World #44

Cee’s latest Share Your World:

What was your favorite subject in school?


If you could have a servant come to your house every day for two hours, what would you have them do?

It wouldn’t be this whole list every day, but some stuff daily and others once or twice a week:  sweep, vacuum, scrub kitchen, scrub bathrooms, wash dishes, clean windows, keep baseboards, windowsills and door frames clean, laundry, make beds, dust, clean oven, clean refrigerator, sweep garage, take out trash and recycling.  Can you tell I don’t like house work? 🙂

Where did you live when you were in the third grade of school?  Is it the same place or town you live now?

We still lived in Flint when I was in third grade (later moved to satellite town, Flushing).  On the other side of our block were four little school buildings called “primary units”, each with one grade in it.  They were part of Longfellow Elementary School, which was a mile away.  I went to kindergarten through third grade in those little units just around the block.

Since then I’ve lived in Evanston, IL, Chicago, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, back to Chicago and Evanston, San Francisco and Corte Madera…  I’ve been in Lexington, KY for some years now; it’s home town for both my parents and both sides of the family have long histories here.  In third grade this is where I wanted to live.

In your opinon, list some places that are great for shopping?

Not a big lover of shopping though I do like prowling stores like the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea, KY, filled with such creative and unusual pieces by local artisans.  I also enjoy places like Nice’s Flower Market and many other local markets in various towns in Italy and France.  Fun to browse those.

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

We’ve been having spectacularly gorgeous weather and it’s been warm enough to keep windows open for at least part of every day; I’m always grateful for that.  I’m hoping to get some cooking done and possibly start some menu planning for Thanksgiving (because of my weird blood pressure issue I have to spread out the massive grocery shopping and the standing around in the kitchen so I work up a schedule and start early with things I can freeze).