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Sharing My World 2016 Week 43

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World.


What are you really glad you did yesterday?
It’s rare that I’m “really” glad about dong something. Mostly life just goes on in a routine. I suppose I’m “really” glad I did the weekly shopping so I have something to eat.

Would you prefer a one floor house or multiple levels?
I like going upstairs to bed. However I worry that as I get older the stairs will no longer be my friend. Maybe I should get a stair lift thingy installed just in case. With a little turbo charger because I feel the need, the need for speed.

Have you done something you truly want to do today?
I only just got out of bed, so not really. But anyway, as with the first question I just do my usual things from day to day.

What plans did you have as a teenager that didn’t happen? Are you happy it didn’t work out that way?
I didn’t have “plans” as a teenager. That implies some thought, working out how to make something happen. I wanted stuff, wanted various silly jobs depending on age. “Teenager” covers everything from not longΒ out of primary school to part-way though university, pretty much. So we’re talking plans to be a champion football player or pop star at the lower end all the way up to some sort of idealised life plans at the upper end.

It’s probably best they didn’t work out. Plans made at age 13 are rarely realistic or remotely achievable.

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  1. October 30, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Need for speed…lol


  2. October 30, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    By the time you reach THAT age, teleporting may be possible. You can just beam yourself upstairs…


    • October 30, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Hey yeah! Awesome. I’ll rush out and buy a teleporter unit in that flying car they promised me 50 years ago…


  3. October 30, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    I agree with you on getting a turbo charger for a stair lift. When I see the commercial ads on tv for those contraptions I don’t know how those people have the patience to sit on those lifts because it takes them forever to get to the top of the stairs! Most of us at that age would be skeletons by the time we reached the top. LOL!


    • October 30, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      I’ve seen the same ads. I always hope those poor people aren’t in a hurry to get anywhere. Like the bathroom.


  4. October 30, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this week. πŸ˜€


  5. October 30, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    LOL My grandmother had one of those lift chairs. Half way up she would get annoyed at the slow speed and walk the rest of the way πŸ™‚ I like the teleporter although I always wonder what would happen if the molecules got scrambled and one looks different after materialisation.
    (Yes, I wonder about weird stuff!)


    • October 31, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Well, there was a transporter accident in “Star Trek – The Motion Picture” and it turned the poor unfortunate into a horrible smoking mess. So it’s right to be concerned!


  6. October 30, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    I think I didn’t know the meaning of “plan” until I was in my 30s. I had dreams. I yearned. But plan? Not beyond the next day!


    • October 31, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Exactly. Who plans their entire life at 20? You only think you do.


  7. November 1, 2016 at 2:59 am

    A turbo charger! That’s ingenious, Ali. πŸ˜€


    • November 1, 2016 at 8:05 am

      Yeah, it sounds cool, unless it all goes wrong like the stair lift the Gremlins “fixed” in the film “Gremlins”!


  8. November 1, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Great post!


  9. November 1, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Nice reading about your thoughts AliπŸ˜€


    • November 2, 2016 at 8:37 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed my answers πŸ™‚


  10. November 2, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I still keep trying to plan what I’m going to do with my life! Just in the past few days, for example, I’ve spent time researching how to set up a shop online, then decided that sounded too hard, did an online job search instead, and then looked at university courses. And I’m in my forties. 😦

    I like going upstairs to go to bed, too, but I’m concerned that when I’m elderly the staircase will be my downfall. (pun intended). Basically, it’s highly likely that, being as clumsy as I am, I will fall down it sooner or later. Probably later.


    • November 3, 2016 at 8:27 am

      I’m not particularly clumsy but I can be quite careless. Going down is definitely more dangerous than going up…
      Good luck with your life plans!

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  11. November 2, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    You would get a stair lifty thingy with a little turbo charger just so that you could still go upstairs quickly? Wouldn’t it be more practical to move to a place with only one level so you wouldn’t have to go upstairs at all?


    • November 3, 2016 at 8:28 am

      Yeah, but then I’d miss out on the cool turbo-charged stair lift. Wheeee πŸ™‚

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      • November 3, 2016 at 4:02 pm

        Boys and their toysπŸ˜‰


        • November 3, 2016 at 4:15 pm

          Just call me Tim “The Toolman” Taylor (“Home Improvement”) πŸ™‚

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          • November 5, 2016 at 5:37 pm

            Hope you’re not as accident-prone as Tim Taylor! Be careful on that stair lift. 😜
            On a different note, do you happen to know what happened to Fionn’s blog, Lion Around Writing? I went to the site, and it’s now a private blog in Japanese? Blimey!


            • November 5, 2016 at 5:50 pm

              A stair lift is just the sort of thing Tim Taylor would tinker with – more power πŸ™‚
              I’m afraid I don’t know anything about that blog.

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              • November 5, 2016 at 6:25 pm

                Yes, and he would somehow manage to make it go up in smoke. πŸ˜‰
                No worries, I asked because you interacted with the writer on that blog, and because you’re both based in the UK (albeit you in England and he in Scotland…yes, I know the difference 😜).


  12. November 3, 2016 at 3:10 am

    I agree with you that dreams or plans you had at 13 rarely achievable. None of mine was achieved.


    • November 3, 2016 at 8:33 am

      Life often gets in the way of plans and dreams.


  13. November 4, 2016 at 6:24 am

    I agree with the teenaged planning thing. I wanted to be a nun just about then and – well – like you said, it’s probably best that plan didn’t see the light of day.

    I like some sort of routine to at least parts of my day – the parts that get me out of bed and bathed and fed and writing 1000 words that, luckily, never find a way into my blog πŸ™‚ Other than that, which can sometimes take a day, I don’t care much what happens.


    • November 4, 2016 at 8:50 am

      Being a nun is probably quite an unusual teenage life plan πŸ™‚
      Yeah, just take the day as it comes, it’s the best way.


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