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Share Your World Week #42

Many thanks to Cee at Cee;s Life Photography for her fun and diverse questions that get us thinking with each week she has done it again this week.

Thank you Cee!

Cee welcomes new participants anytime, so don’t feel because you were not in on this fun writing challenge from the beginning that you should miss out. Not the case. Just visit Cee’s blog, she’ll hook you up with the how to.  It’s so ea


  1. It’s a very hot and muggy day. You desperately want something very cool and refreshing to quench your thirst and revitalize your body. What would you drink?

Home made lemonade with a lot of crushed ice.  I love lemons when its warm and dry. Nothing seems to quench my thirst better. I do not drink soda at all so in the summer  I try to keep large baskets of fresh lemons around at all times. I also cook with a  lot of fresh lemon juice and the zest.

2. What do you keep in the trunk of your car?

Spare tire, all that goes with changing a tire. Jumper cables, flares a blanket, spare water jug. Also because for about 3 months out of the year we are snow country, so in addition would be: ice melt, sand, tarp, blocks of wood to use for traction if needed, and  a shovel with fold down handle. Extra dry clothes and coats.

3. What is your favorite TV show that is currently on TV?

Okay he is not a show in of himself, but for 40 weeks out of the year he is on my television every Sunday for about 4 hours Kevin Harvick #29  & about 41 other drivers are racing close to 200mph on oval tracks. Kevin Harvick has been the driver follow and cheer for. Its been 12 yrs now, since the tragic death of Dale Earnhardt Sr

I wish I was watching Downton Abbey like my friends across the pond are. I am not much of a television watcher unless it is our PBS (which is where Downton Abbey will be broadcast from in the states)  I have become an avid DA fan and am waiting impatiently to see what is happening at the manor now

Thank you to those watching the series now and not saying a word. I am humbly grateful!

         4. Is it more important to love or be loved?

I’ll say both of course. It’s a treasure to love deeply and abundantly. It’s also something to be cherished by being loved. Rewarding is when both happen at the same timeSo let me ask you this; have you loved someone today?


Share Your world # 41

From Cee’s Share Your World  (SYW)

I have been MIA the last couple weeks for SYW – It us a comfortable feeling to come back and be dong something so familiar.  Cee, our creative founder and producer of  the weekly SYW has amassed for this lively writing challenge an eclectic group. We, these friends Cee’s  who gather each week have become almost like an extended blogging family. I kind of like that. 

If you are interested in joining this awesome blogging family for one week or always all you have to do is follow this link to Cee’s blog:  http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/share-your-world-week-41/

The Rest is a walk in the park ~ 

From Cee’s blog

“Here are the four Share Your World questions for this week.    I hope you have some fun playing along.  It sure is fun learning about all of us.”

  • 1. If you could be any animal, what would you be?

I hope birds count. I know technically they don’t but I’ll pretend I am in denial. I would be a Hummingbird. Why? I’d love to be able to move at that speed and yet seem so wonderfully graceful in all that I’d do. And who could object to free flying? Free Falling

  • 2 What makes you feel the most secure?

Simply my faith. Faith in something more powerful than myself, or my insecurities. That is not to say that I don’t have thoughts of human emotions & feelings. But they are based on what my beliefs say to me. I see this as the perfect chance to address beliefs that are in error or askew; and or can be turned around to a more positive belief based on new information. New beliefs.

  • 3. Have you ever jumped out of a plane?  If you haven’t, would you want to?

Are you kidding me? uh.. that would-be no.. and no… I am not even okay being on an airplane! I do it but I hate flying ..well that is a misnomer, because what I hate is the take off and the landing. Now if I had my set of wings…

  • 4. Are you a listener or talker?

I’m both. confidently she says both!

I am a natural listener. I  enjoy & like people to talk about themselves, and what is going in with themselves, or around them. I enjoy hearing stores of life & adventures If you sharing something about yourself I am likely wanting to listen. And probably after ask some questions.

I am also a talker. just ask anyone who has had a conversation or two with me. OR who have received one of infamous emails or snail mail novels. I combine writing and talking… resulting in novel proportion letters. If you are still reading one hurry up… there is another on its way. Please. ~ 😉


Share Your World Week # 36

We know it’s another week when Cee posts a new weeks Share Your World. Think it looks fun, you’re right. And no tickets, no invite needed. Just show up on Cee’s blog  http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/share-your-world-week-36/  She’d love to see you, and have you join us.


What calms you down?

Easy. Music.  Depending on the mood, depends on the tune.

 Right now a little  CSN ~ Crosby Stills & Nash.

  • Whats your favorite fantasy sandwich?

Roasted Turkey, fresh spinach, bean sprouts, avocado,, & cranberry on artesian bread.

  • What was your nickname growing up either as a kid or now?

Not Telling ~ Nah.. you already know it. Compliments of my own Grandmother & Mother. Lady barefoot Baroness. I really never wear shoes.

  • If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

I’d have to be blue.  Although being tickled pink is kind of nice too.


Share Your World Week # 27

It’s true that I am late this week with my entry to Share Your World and its also true that I have been lax and neglectful of my blog and my blogging buddies of late. For this I am not offering up some lame excuse. Not today. I might some other time, but today I am able to just shake it off. This is what it is. I have not intentionally ignored anyone, but I have intently stayed off-line. I needed to.

I’ve been writing though. And I finished a whole chapter in less than a weeks time. That is unheard of for me. So whatever happened I am thankful for. It’s was a strange week in many ways. Not bad, and in many ways good.But where my mojo came from I have no clue. Like it or love it IT just came.

This chatter is meant only as a way of saying where I’ve been. I know I am losing readership because of it and for that I am sorry. But as I said in the beginning of this blog and need to gently nudge myself in reminder:”I started this blog to write”. The readership and followers is a bonus I never expected. I’m not sure if I lost sight of what was meant to be, or just found a path less traveled on by me.

Cee who I have found a unique friendship with, and who for so many reasons has enriched my world in ways I never knew and who is the creator of this charming ritual of what we now as SYW. And the plus that she lives in my home state is pretty cool. Cee & her partner in life Chris are on embarking on a journey of long-awaited dreams. Can I ask that if you are reading this post today that you say a small prayer. along with positive thoughts and energy.

In spite of getting this week;s post out late I am dedicating this week of # 27 Share Your World to Cee & Chris in celebration of life.

Dear Cee & Chris, This week we here at WP Worldwide, and people you don’t even know but who know you are celebrating both of you!!

Come and join in the fun each week of sharing parts of your world with us. All you need to know can be found at here on Cee’s blog: http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/share-your-world-week-27/#comments

She is both founder and creator of Share Your World (SYW) Week, and I know she’d love you to join us.

And here is this weeks questions:

  • 1. If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you’d find leading a more satisfying and joyful life than yours?


More Than Mine?  Not many. I am not sure that there are those whose life is more satisfying. Or joyful. This is a tough one. I just don’t know how to answer this one.

[Note: This is why I don’t read your answer’s first. I know that when I find myself stumped I could get something conjured up in my mind if I read others responses. But I want my answers, even though they may be lame, to be authentically mine.]
  • 2.  Which would you rather have, 100 million dollars or true love?

No question. True love! I’d rather be stone broke, not a penny to my name as long as my the love of my life was my asset. I have been having a blessing of my life by having My True Love in my life for 42 years now. Working towards 43. I have to say that there is not a dollar sign in this Universe that could persuade me to trade-off my True Love. No Way!!

  • 3. If you had to cancel one month of the year forevermore, so that period of time no longer existed, which month would go? And Why?

The month would be March. The reason is it is my birth date month. I’d much rather not have to count those months as they go by as my age. Not because I am bothered by age or age bias, but because I really have no sense of age. My sense of my self age wise feels no different from I did at the age of 30, or 35. I would rather not be bothered by these monthly reminders that this specific number matters to some.

  • 4. You’re given one million dollars, what do you spend it on?

The first expenditures would be homes for our two daughters and one for our granddaughter. Then in trust monies for grandson’s home when he becomes age appropriate. I would also want to ensure all their education as well as any that our daughters wanted was taken care of. Then dependable cars for each of them. I’d like a medium size motor home for my husband & I  to tour the US of A. Our homeland which I have seen little of. The balance then would be split between a local children’s foundation for Child Abuse named The Kids Center, and for Autism Awareness.



Share Your World Sunday Week # 24


It’s that time of the week I look forward to. (although late this week brought to you by Headache) Share Your world Sunday. I will not be boring and repetitive by sharing why I happen to find it a cool time of the week, but suffice it to say that your postings of your own Share Your World Sunday (SYWS from here on out) is all part of what I look forward to.

 I have recognized that like most things in life I have developed a bit of a routine for myself when it comes to SYWS. I just realized that I have almost a compulsive way of doing my part of SYWS. I wonder if any of you who participate by adding your own SYWS to the mix have structure for how you go about it, or do you ad lib, doing what and how the mood may strike you? And you commenter’s too, how about you?  A certain routine to reading and commenting on the posts for SYWS?

 I’m really curious. I find it fascinating how we are such creatures of habits and how soon we build those habits.

 Sharing with you my routine:

 It took me a couple of weeks to find my own groove when joining the rest of the bloggers who had been participating in SYWS for many weeks ahead of me.  I came into it somewhere in week 14 or 15 I believe. The really nice thing that I think should be pointed out is that never did I feel like the newbie, or the new kid on the block from Cee, or any of the participants in this great weekly challenge. Joining anytime will be met  by a welcoming force.

 Finding that before I dare read any other participants answers, even Cee’s, I need to do the challenge of answering for myself first. I found oddly enough that if I wait to create my own responses to the weekly questions after reading all your answers first I was not feeling my own answers were genuine and authentic. I found myself editing and censoring myself because of how someone else  might respond. Or how I thought my answer might affect someone else. I am certain this would damage the point to all this. Right? At least it does so for me. Knowing your answers ahead of responding with my own somehow feels a bit cheeky. Nah.. I am not saying there is cheating going on, how could there be? There are no right or wrong answers. This is no test. However; words from others can influence anyone, over anything, even unknowingly. And it’s for this reason that I have noticed my own second guessing is causing my responses to be less genuine and less authentically me. I cannot have that.

 For what ever reasons, I am letting myself continue on with this routine I have created for SYWS and myself. It works for me.

 It goes something like this:

 I first receive the questions from Cee’s blog email alert.

In a word program I create my answers and my shared narrative.

Once posted I then post my link to Cee’s SYWS Post on her blog.

Now I read Cee’s answers first – hers comes first always, because I believe we all read Cee’s first.

Now that I have posted my responses and linked them to Cee’s blog, read Cee’s answers I now enjoy each and every one of your answers. Thank you for sharing

 It may sound a bit obsessive for a weekly challenge, but I like very much how I find it work so well for me.~

There is one more benefit I have found in reading all of your & Cee’s responses last. I usually find that almost all of the participants, if not all, have finished their responses by then as well. It helps keep me from leap frogging back and forth to Cee’s blog and then yours all week long. Once you’ve all posted I go directly to Cee’s post, find your links their, visit each persons blog for their response. Then I back track to back to Cee’s blog for the next persons in que. I do this ovet and over until I am done.

Speaking of being just the absolute opposite of feeling like the new kid in school, or that no one was welcoming, this was not how I felt by Cce, or any of  her party of weekly SYWS participants. Because of all of you, & Cee, you helped me feel so very welcome right out of the gate. And I know that you did as well. Just as I know anyone new will also feel welcome. With all the steam and vigor I can muster up today I encourage you to join us in this weekly challenge of Cee’s. It really is about learning something new about one another every week, and nurturing friendships that may have some significance. If you only would put the walls down.

And I happen to think that is pretty special~

 Cee’s blog and details regarding the weekly Share Your World Sunday can be found here:


 Here we go my darling blogging family~ My genuine and authentic sharing with you.

 Are you left or right-handed?

 I am a strictly right-handed Barefoot Baroness. Strictly and only. There is not a possibility that I can be anything else. I have tried. Last time was while in a cast after having Carpel Tunnel surgery on my right wrist. I was in a position of needing to run a 10-Key Machine daily with my left hand. I was trying to count money from the tills, run a 10-Key, type to do the daily books… all this when I could barely brush my own hair with my left hand. I’m not sure there was anyone else having more fun than me I’m still not the least bit adept.

 What is one thing you love about being an adult?

 I enjoy being taken serious. This may sound strange to some, but if you were a very small girl, short, and kind of a quiet person as a child than it’s quite possible that you as well did not feel take very serious. Even as a 21-year-old I was most often not believed when my age came into question. It was not until I reached my mid 30’s with my two children under my belt that I was taken half way serious, and not treated like a kid. This despite that I was still asked for identification when attempting to purchase alcohol.

 What do I need to unlearn?

 This is an easy answer for me this time. I need to unlearn carrying my shoulders shrugged up to my ears. I am serious. Shoulder shrugging has its place. Doing shrugs as art of relaxation exercises, as part of stretching for yoga, even to convey a thought to someone else: ” I don’t know what to think about that.” [shrugs shoulders]

In my case though chronically carrying myself with perpetual shrugged shoulders has its detriment to my body. And no doubt to my mind as well; as the body language of shoulder shrugging speaks volumes about stress.

 What is success for me?

 Thriving. Thriving and walking the talk. These two aspects would spell out success for me.

Thriving: I work daily at Thriving with chronic illnesses that seem in their own ways to want to blast my body on a daily basis with fatigue and pain. It’s on my agenda daily to get through the day with a smile for all I meet. I rarely allow myself the selfish indulgence of pity or feeling sorry for myself. I have no intention of changing that. I have found that if you allow a spec of it in it multiplies into a full-blown pity party for on. So Borrrring,,,

Walking The Talk:  I am woman of deep and strong faith, I do not wear it on my shoulders although it is my way to Praise God and The Universe. I believe that there is a reason for every season in our lives, and that staying true to one’s self and God helps guide through the trials and tribulations this earthly world lies in front our doorsteps. Lessons can be gained through the trials of your life if you look at them as opportunities for gaining the wisdom needed for walking the talk. It’s not enough to just walk, or to just talk. I need to have the gentle guidance of learning how to walk the talk authentically and with genuineness.

That would spell S. U. C. E. S. S. for me.

©tjhelser 2012

Share Your (a little bit about you) World Sunday Week # 23

Cee says on this weeks Share Your World Sunday; “It sure was fun learning about all of us”

I am definitely in agreement here with her. This is a fabulous experiment in human nature and I find it quite fascinating. The variant responses are always creative, honest and fun. I am enjoying this exercise in ways I normally would not. I find this utterly intriguing.

I’d like to say to Cee how grateful I am for her  in ways that are more personal than is appropriate here. But let it be known that if you are need of an alternative treatment modality Cee may very well be the practitioner you are looking for. Even long distance.. Thank you Cee for all your exhaustive but rewarding and oddly enough energizing work you do. ~ Hugs Girl!

To my fellow and sister weekly Share Your World Sunday participants; Thank you for sharing with me/us, it’s not always easy to speak of things that may make us feel vulnerable. I am appreciating so much the trust I am building with each participant here and off on our own blogs. I look forward to this week, next week and into the year. Just Imagine!

If You would like to jin in the fun you may find this information,  other participants answers, and past weeks questions and answers here at Cee’s blog: http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/share-your-world-week-23/

This Weeks questions and answers~

You are comfortable doing nothing? For long stretches of time?

Oh… Yes, sadly & happily at the same time I have become quite adept at doing nothing for long stretches of time. Like Cee I too have been forced by medical issues into not having the freedom of activity with no time limits. The body says no before the mind. However there is an awesome aspect of this that has taught me to become comfortable with my own company, doing nothing but being alone with my own thoughts. I recall a time when our daughters were young that I would have given almost anything for even enough quiet time to go to the bathroom alone. It’s best you be careful what you wish for?

To read about a very interesting experiment  about Doing Nothing:


  •   If you could inherit a vacation home anywhere in the world in which you could spend two months a year, where would it be?

I would like a vacation home on the Oregon Coast. I’ll not state exactly where because I am hoping that our lovely little coastal towns will remain just that. Little & Lovely. I’d be crushed if our little cove’s of beach towns all soon began to run into one another; being annexed to one larger town, after another, just like the coast of California. I’ll keep this beauty as a secret as long as I can.

      • If you were instantly able to play one musical instrument perfectly that you never have played before, what would it be?.

I have always sort of picked at the guitar, know some very basic chords. However it is on my bucket list to actually learn to play it, refresh the skill of reading music. I would love to be able to express myself through the strings on an old well used acoustic guitar. I also would like to learn how to play the Pan Flute, I am calmed instantly by its willowy instrumental song. It soothes my soul.

  • Would you rather be given $10,000 for your own use or $100,000 to give anonymously to strangers

I’d have great issue with myself if there was a clause saying the money was meant for my own use. I would be selfish enough though to want a bit to help our two daughter’s buy homes. Not the entire purchase, just some help with a down. The rest I would rush to turn over to many different children’s charities. Charities that help support children who have been victims of abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment. If possible I’d rather prefer to also keep the monies local. It’s much easier keeping an eye on the management of donations when the receiver’s are local. I take great issue with charities that use the largest percentage (some up to 87 %) of donations for administrative expenditures. That’s not what my donations are intended for. Gosh, thanks for also listening to me up on my soapbox.

Until next week, have a good one~

©tjhelser 2012


Share Your World Sunday ~Week 22

It’s another awesome set of questions from our founder of the Share Your World Sunday. Cee is intensely busy taking her latest of classes and training in Energy Medicine. I just would like to take a moment to applaud the work this lovely person is doing. Many of you know that Cee has overcome incredible medical events in her life caused by Lyme Disease. A disease and events that almost cost her life. Three years ago could have made this a reality, instead this brave and courageous soul fought to hang on. I know she’ll forgive me for being so personal because my intentions are only in that I’d like you to know how much love and effort towards life Cee puts into this weekly challenge that we have so much fun with. It’s a fun writing challenge in front of us, for Cee I think it speaks of all that she continues to find fascinating in life. I personally applaud this.

Bravo you Cee! 

Now for this weeks questions and my answers:

  • Which do you prefer sweet or salty?  Or both at the same time?

I love salty and sweet together. French fries dipped into chocolate milkshakes. Beer, pretzels,  and a good piece of dark chocolate. Honey roasted peanuts. You get the idea.

  • Have you finished/started anything new or creative?

Funny you ask. I have about 15 new cards that I have created in the past month. I have yet to photograph them and post them which I will be doing. I am also in the midst of a new collage. I also made a sign for my read trip with galpals. A group of Red Hatters traveling together should carry a sign on their car stating so. So on 8.5″ x 11″ canvas I simply made a sign that said, “Traveling Bend Oregon’s Mountain Momma’s” Red Hat Society in a smaller font was at the bottom.  And of course I added the obligatory ( miniature) Red Hat with purple feathers on it.

  •   How do you want to be remembered?

Forever I have hoped to be remembered for my love and advocacy for children. I’d like my own grandchildren to be able to look back and see my work and passion with children as something they are proud of. My husband’s beloved late grandmother is one of the founding grandmothers for the Foster Grandparents Program in the USA and I am quite frankly so proud of her I bust a smile from one ear to the other when I talk about this woman. I hope when I am in my 80’s at the very least I am still rocking babies who have no one else to rock them.

  •  Name one thing you wish you could change about yourself

Does wishing for a pain-less life count? Okay, kind of cheesy. I wish that I could learn to say “NO” without so much struggle. I’d like to be able to say NO and walk away  and not be wondering if because I said NO I was being mean, un-thoughtful, and unkind. I wish I could accept its just a “NO”. That it means nothing else, there are no hidden meanings behind the answer “No”.

Thanks again my friend Cee. You are so awesome, getting this weeks questions out and having this coming weekends ready to be published Saturday night. All while gearing up and conserving Spoons for your classes.  Amazing Lady you are! Thank you and know I am thinking of you and sending you my love and wishes for a class with others who are just as passionate and devoted as you.~


©tjhelser 2012