Cee’s Share Your World this week:
If you had to move to a country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
Toss up between the south of France near the Italian border or Canada –probably Vancouver.
I’ve had a fascination and love for France since childhood and my favorite area (of those I’ve seen so far) is Provence, especially Nice to the border. It’s an area that’s passed back and forth between Italy and France so the influence of both is there, in food, language and “flavor”. Since I also love Italy, it’s a nice combo for me plus California-like weather.
Lately as I’ve watched current events I’ve pondered where I would go if I felt I just had to leave the U.S. and Canada seems the easiest — not only close, but of course same language and similar culture. And nicer… Climate, that’s a bit of an issue for me.
I have a long love affair with Vancouver (though I’m not exactly next door any more 🙂 ) because of going to law school in Seattle and heading up there for weekend getaways, then making longer visits every few years for quite a while thereafter. I’m pretty good at holding maps in my head so I think I’d be able to pick up on getting around again quickly. I’ve moved a lot and I’m pretty tired of starting over so the idea of a familiar place where it would be easier to adjust sounds good.
What color would you like your bedroom to be?
Pink and green.
What makes you Happy? Make a list of things in your life that bring you joy.
Well, I have a whole toolkit of things I do to stay in or return to a place of calm and balance and I would say they all bring me joy. Since I wrote a post about it not long ago for Dungeon Prompts, I’ll refer to that post for the list of those things.
A couple of smaller things have been my daily joys for quite a while. I love coffee but I try to hold to one cup a day. I spring for pricey but especially good coffee from La Coppa in CA, make it in a stove-top espresso pot and look forward to savoring every sip at the end of breakfast.
A couple of years ago now I started an almost-daily habit of heading out to our enclosed (heated/AC) sun porch, rain or shine, to write and read and enjoy the only truly sunny room in the house. I drink it in and feel grateful and happy every time.
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.
I used some money I got for my birthday to get a DNA test and to join Ancestry for six months. I love history and doing genealogy research. As I keep growing the list of names that are “mine” and noting the amazing migration of names from Virginia to Kentucky and discovering that I’m a “Mayflower Descendant”, etc. I’m increasingly aware of how little really does separate us. We all have tens of thousands of cousins we don’t know and will probably never meet. It brings the spiritual notion of “oneness” home to a physical reality that sends chills up my spine.