Is it a bad habit or not?

Rory is asking us;

What are our good and bad habits?

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Welcome to  Season 2

That’s a bad habit ….. or is it?

To start off, let’s do bad habits.

• I love food. So whenever I feel stressed, I overeat. I am trying to break this habit by thinking what eating in between meals would do to my blood sugar levels. It’s an ongoing challenge.

• I am lazy at times. When I could be tidying up, reorganizing and doing other useful stuff, I procrastinate. It is a hard habit to break. But when I have to finish a job in hurry, it all gets done.

• Too trusting. I trust other too easily. I take them at their word and when they prove untrustworthy, I feel bad.

• Too impulse. I make snap decisions and often live to regret them. Most of my impulsiveness comes out when I see something and buy it. Only to regret it later.

• I cannot lie. I cannot convincingly tell a white lie. Somehow or the other the truth just comes out. Some may say it is a good habit but we all know that we have to tell little white lies to keep peace.

• I want things to be planned way in advance. I would start thinking about dinner after breakfast. It irritates people around me, but I like to do things in my own time and at my own pace. So I am not very spontaneous.

Good habits;

I take several walks daily and try to eat nothing in between the meals. I am staying consistent with my healthy eating and am slooooowly losing weight.

• I look at the bright side of life and see the glass half full. I really love this habit of mine.

• I like reading about new things and am open to new ideas.

• I am a peaceful person. I hate to pick fights or arguments with others. The only time I speak up is when someone is being unfair to others. Then I put my peaceful nature on the side and jump in.

• I love food. This is both a good habit and a bad one. On it’s good side, one can be cheered by food. It lifts the mood from crabby to happy in one meal.

• I love writing and blogging. I can keep myself busy and be happy with my own company for hours. This is quite a blessing in today’s world.

So this is me. What are your good and bad habits?

Do Share.

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Share Your World 3-23-2020

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Questions:

On A Scale Of 1-10, How Strict Were Your Parents?

Around 7 or 8. We were brought up the old fashioned way and our parents had total authority. A no meant no and there was no pleading or trying to change their mind. Yet my dad was very kind and friendly and we would have great talks and enjoy movies together. But we had to follow the rules.

What Wastes The Most Time In Your Day To Day Life?

If you ask my family, they would say my blogging. But I don’t think I waste any time at all! I am free to use my time as I want.

Do They Bury People With Their Braces* On?  (* “braces” in this scenario are those metal bits they put on people to straighten their teeth.   I realize “braces” are also some item of clothing that I believe men wear to keep their socks up or something.  I’m talking about the teeth option).

I have no idea. If a person dies with teeth braces on, I think they would bury them with their braces on.

Why Does A Round Pizza Come In A Square Box?

Making round pizzas is the tradition. And it’s easier to make square boxes. Can you imagine the trouble making round boxes would be! The box alone would cost more than the pizza!

Gratitude:   Share something you are grateful for right now.  I know that’s a tough question.  It helps to share those bright bits with folks though, because many of us are seeing through an increasingly dark glass.

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I am grateful that I came to Seattle just before the outbreak of Covid-19. If I had planned it for later, I might not have come here at all. But my being here has been a great morale booster for my daughter and grandson. And my husband is happy that they have someone with them to give moral support and company.

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Are you bored? Answer some questions!

Cheryl is asking;

Maybe you would like to answer some frivolous questions while you are isolated. Be my guest! All with a sense of humor, don’t get your knickers in a twist!

Do you follow fashion trends?

I do if I like the trend. If not then I follow my own style.

Do you wear sweats while working at home?

Yes mostly I do. I think it’s our privilege to dress in comfy clothes at home.

Underwear or commando?

Always underwear.

Men wearing socks or no with dress shoes?

Yes, always!

Do you have a full length mirror?

At least one.

Do you wear makeup at home?

Nopes, just the usual skin care.

How many times do you check your appearance in the rear view mirror while driving?

Not once, or okay maybe just once.

Do you apply makeup while driving?

Nopes!

Do you shave every day or like the stubble look?

No shaving, I rather epilate!

How long does it take you to be “ready” for work or going in public?

10 to 15 minutes if it’s informal. 30- 40 minutes if I have to put on the makeup!

Do you groom yourself more often than your pet?

Since I don’t have a pet, I have more time to groom myself.

How many clothing items are in your bedroom, not hung up?

A few! Not many.

So if you’ve time at your hands, Why not answer these questions! It just takes 10 minutes max!

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The real me # 18

Rory is the host of The Really You!

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The Really You!

Season 1 – Game 18

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What is or who is The Really You? No, really, as in really you? Who are you really? That’s basically what this game is about – who are you – who is – the really you!

Every week – just three questions – about you to tell us!

What are you reading then?

I have Doggerd by Sue Vincent, We hide what we hate about ourselves by Mel of Learner at love, and A better man by Louise Penny on my kindle, open at this time! I am juggling these three and trying to finish them.

What prompts you to respond to prompts?

Words, which I can weave into a story or a poem. And pictures that trigger my imagination to write something about them. Sometimes a single word can make an idea pop into my brain and a post, poem or a story comes out in my writing.

What is your favoured style of writing genre?

Though I never imagined, poetry is my new favorite genre of writing. I find that it is easier to express myself via poems. A few words carry a wealth of meaning and have more impact than paragraphs full of words! I would not say that I write good poems because they seldom rhyme and are mostly free verse, but it really gives me satisfaction when I can say what I want to, by a poem!

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The real, really me # 17

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The Really You!

Season 1 – Game 17

Question Fun Directory

What is or who is The Really You? No, really, as in really you? Who are you really? That’s basically what this game is about – who are you – who is – the really you!

Every week – just three questions – about you to tell us!

• If you had more time per day how would you best use it? Currently, a day is 24 hours long, but if the day was 36 hours long so 12 hours longer – how would you occupy yourself?

Knowing the propensity of us humans to waste time, I won’t be surprised to see that we still want more time per day to do all that we want to do in a day!

If I had more time per day, I would use it to do fun things, like reading, watching my old favorite movies and having fun with family and friends. Another thing I’ll do with extra time would be to read all the blogs which I cannot do due to the lack of time! This is, I suppose the answer you’ll be getting from most of the bloggers here.

Everyone says they don’t have enough time every day, each day every day – so what is enough time per day – how much time would you need in your day to get everything done?

Well though I do say that if I had enough time I would do lots more, I have to admit honestly that I can fit in everything I want to do in my 24 hours day. It just needs planning and proper utilization of my time. Time can be stretched like a rubber band or a growing mushroom! And with planning and strategy, we can fit in our activities in one 24 hour day!

Do you think that you prioritize your daily active time well and if not could you squeeze any further time out to your advantage? If you do – since you started prioritizing your use of time – do you find your day easier?

I do feel that I am getting all that I want to be done for one day, at least on most days. There are days when I fall short of my target but I have stopped stressing about it and that helps me to catch up better!

Another paradox of time; When you feel you’re short on time, things remain unfinished and tasks, undone and when you’re sure that you will get things done, you actually can!

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Share Your World 2-10-2020

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Questions:

Do you snore?  How do you know it, if you do?

There are totally unconfirmed and baseless allegations that “sometimes” I do snore. I really don’t believe it, but since I am sleeping at the time, how can I know for sure. As my husband says this, I find it hard to believe, because he himself snore so loudly that it would be impossible to hear anyone else snore! 😛

What do you find funny?  (credit for question given to Rory.

In no particular order;

•My own goofiness

•Some completely absurd remark

•Antics of cute babies, human or animal.

•Some situational comedy but not all.

•A good well-delivered joke!

What was the last furry thing you touched?

A neighbor’s cat.

How do you handcuff a one-armed man?

The only way to do it is to another person or the railing. These are very conveniently placed in movies but would be hard to find in real life.

An Attitude of Gratitude

This week I challenge you to list five things you’re grateful for.   Credit to this goes to Sadje ( https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/ ) because she’s started a challenge to do that daily.  #5 Things.   Daunting?  Well, it is to me!  I’d have trouble finding five one time, let alone each day.   

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I am grateful for

• My family, their love and support

• My blog, and my blogging family.

• My optimism, the ability to see that there is a silver lining on every dark cloud and that things can always be worse.

• My health, the ability to walk and to take care of myself.

• Last but I think the most important is my upbringing. I am grateful for the way my father brought me up, with faith in God, a correct perspective on moral values and gave us a role model, that was his personality. He was my ideal, a good, kind and moral person. I am always trying to be like him.

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The real me # 16

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The Really You!

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What’s your most favourite time of the day? – Now you can answer this with your quietest, your most productive, your most fun, busiest and so on, that’s your choice.

I love my afternoons! By that time I am done with my walking and any chores that I need to do for the day. It’s time to grab my phone and do some blogging! ( Yes, I still do most of my blogging on my WP app on my phone!) I enjoy my first cup of decaf coffee and would write my posts for the next day. As background noise, the tv is on and I am having a relaxing time!

What are four things you are continually grateful for?

•My family, especially my children and grandkids.

I love to hear from them, to know they are doing well and enjoy the daily upload of new pictures of my granddaughter!😍

•My health

I am extremely grateful to be in much better health, both physically and mentally than I was a few years ago. I credit my walk and my blog for the marked improvement in both areas.

•My optimism

It has always been the silver lining in every dark cloud in my life. A gift that is unmatched by any other worldly treasure, the optimistic mind is the panacea for all ills.

•And last but not the least, my blog.

I must have said it many times that my blogging has indeed changed me in a very positive way. I am so happy and grateful for this.

There are many other things that I am constantly grateful for, but these top the list.

How patient are you as a person and have you become more so as you have aged or less so?

I have to confess that with time and age, my patience level has decreased instead of increasing. I get upset when I see stupidity, deliberate misbehavior and entitlement. I don’t react, mostly but I do feel angry.

On the other hand, my tolerance for jibes and ridicule aimed at me has increased. Maybe I know my self-worth so these taunts don’t irritate me much.

I AM working on increasing my patience level.

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The Really You# 14

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What is your ‘social conversation’ topic – as in if out with friends or in a gathering and you are asked to talk about something that means a lot to you or just a special interest – what would be the topic that people say ‘Oh don’t get X started on that?’

Oh, that is easy! Health, diet, and weight issues. Since most of my life I have been struggling with my weight, I have become somewhat of an expert on it. I have tried almost all the popular diets and know the pro and cons of them, I can talk about it for hours.

And with my background in the medical field, I often advise my friends and family on looking after their health. To spot early signs of some issue developing and to tell them to take appropriate measures. And another pet topic is walking, so I am often trying to convince them to take up walking regularly.

•Do you know, what you are going to publish daily in your blog – do you create the content on that day or is a lot of your content post scheduled and if so how far ahead are you/do you work to?

As some of you know that I have a couple of weekly prompts going, so I try to pre-schedule them for at least a couple of weeks in advance. I follow quite a few prompts; photos, phrases, and word prompt. And my modus operandi is to write my posts when I get those prompts and then to stagger their publishing over a few days. This way I don’t post too many posts in one day, (though obviously there are days when I post too much and I would apologize to my readers for that).

The posts I do every day are daily Prompts. I try to write them as soon as possible and then schedule them.

• How often do you press links in content posts and if you do, what type are you responding to – as in visual or text hyperlink or something other? If you do not press links – why is that?

I press links on reblogs and songs in different posts. I don’t press on links that take me away from WordPress to other commercial sites. I’m not very keen on pressing on links because it sometimes take ages to load and is a waste of precious time.

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MLMM-Sunday Writing Prompt “Limbo”

Limbo

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Is my life in limbo?

Some can say that it is because there is nothing spectacular happening in my life right now. I am a stay at home, empty nester who lives from day to day. There are no visible changes in my day to day routine. Some people may think that I am waiting for my life to pass!

But, I feel differently. Though it is true that there is no significant change in my daily life and routines, I feel differently, each day. For me, each day is a new beginning. Each day dawns with endless new possibilities. Each day I wake up with the enthusiasm to have a great productive day. Why? You may ask! Because I have the opportunity to write my thoughts and share them with my fellow bloggers. I think, ponder and reflect on new ideas daily. I write out several new posts daily expressing my thoughts, emotions, and ideas. This is how I save myself from existing in limbo, from stagnation and boredom!

And consequently live a full, happy life!

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Rory asks!

Rory asks us a question daily, here’s today’s question;

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What is Your Reason Why?

Why do you do the things you do? What is your reason for doing them? 

Why do you ‘Blog’ as an example?

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Why do we do anything?

Some stuff we do out of necessity and some for fun. Somethings we need to do to survive and others as a recreational activity.

As far as blogging is concerned, I started on a whim but realized that not only I enjoy blogging, I feel it is part of my survival and coping mechanism with respect to growing old with grace.

I am at the age when most women are hit by empty nest syndrome. Kids are grown up and the pace of life has slowed down. The working women are also thinking of retiring. And thus we have a lot of time on our hands.

• Being involved in an activity that exercises my brain and makes me think is very very useful at this age. It is a way to ward off dementia in its various forms.

• It also keeps loneliness away as I am constantly in touch with my many friends in the blogosphere.

• Not only I get to read a lot of posts which provide me with information, entertainment, and food for thought, I also get to share my point of view with others and we have an exchange of ideas too.

• I have learned a lot about mental health here. How to maintain my mental health and how to deal with issues stemming from different problems. This is not only informative but also vital for everyone.

In short, I would recommend that people who are in the later phase of their lives and have time should engage in either blogging or any other type of writing and reading activity that makes them think. It is important to use and exercise out the gray matter to keep it in good working order. If we don’t, it has a tendency towards stagnation. Forgetfulness, loss of interest and feeling low or disoriented can be the result!

So here are my reasons for blogging. What are yours?

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