Share Your World – 4th December 2018

Back for another week of SYW, cannot believe this year is nearly over. But for now, onto this week’s questions from Mel

What are the most important lesson(s) you’ve learned in life? Seek JOY, if you love something, DO IT, it does not matter if you are not good by someone else’s standards or if it makes you rich and famous. If you have a creative soul, fill it and seek joy and fun and childish enthusiasm. Don’t wait till it is too late to enjoy life and explore everything thing and place you can.


How did you meet your husband/wife or significant other? How did you know he/she was “the one”? I have actually known him on the periphery since I was 16. He was a friend of a friend of a friend sort of deal. Many years later after losing touch for a long time, he was share housing with another friend and we re-connected. We were friends for a while and then I guess I just moved in, we have been together ever since. We got married 28 years ago and he is still my best friend.


If you could take a year-long paid sabbatical, what would you do? Travel and create, or even just create. Or teach…I am loving teaching and would like to do more of it. I guess I just love the opportunities my camera gives me, I would be totally lost without it now.


What is your favourite thing to buy at a movie theatre concession stand? (credit to The Haunted Wordsmith for this one) Often I don’t buy anything. I frequently ‘sneak’ in a bottle of water and maybe some treats or a small back of potato chips (or crisps if you prefer the term).


Lastly:

What are some Holiday Traditions you and/or your family observe in December? Sadly Christmas has become such a Humbug time of year for me, I just cannot seem to get into the Christmas Spirit. My Kids are all grown and one has moved away, there are no Grandkids, I don’t really see my great nephews and nieces, so there are no little ones around to share the excitement. Some years we do not even put the tree and decorations up, although this year we have, but not all.

When the kids were small, we had one tradition…on Christmas Eve, after dinner, we would all sit up and watch Kids Movies, not necessarily Christmas Movies, but an animation of sorts. Usually, something came out on Video, DVD or whatever at Christmas time. Then the kids would fall asleep with dreams of Santa, we would put them to bed and then drag out all the presents (from various hiding spots) and place them under the tree. When the kids got older and started part-time jobs, they usually were not home until late, we would still watch the kids movies and then at Midnight everyone got to open one present, then go to bed.

Christmas Day is Moth’s birthday, so ever since the kids were little they had to ALWAYS wish Dad a happy birthday and we did his birthday presents BEFORE they could open all their gifts. I felt this was necessary to give him at least 5 minutes to shine on his birthday, otherwise, it would never be about him at all. It’s sad really, most people forget, even his family. He never had a birthday party growing up, so for his 25th (before kids) we threw a wild Midnight party, that went until the sun came up, sadly for family and such we never made it to Christmas that year…but it was such an AWESOME party!!! Then for his 30th (with two babes) we did a Surprise Christmas in July, did not go off like the previous one and I did nothing for 20 years. I felt we needed to celebrate his 50th, but it was a fairly quiet family affair.

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Wow, I guess I write more than a ‘little’ there, overshare perhaps? Anything that is my say for this week, this is an image that was created for this week’s theme on My Sundays Stills Class 

I hope you are all having an awesome week…

~ Julz, xo