Share Your World: January 7, 2019

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Time for this week’s Share Your World from SparksFromACombustibleMind.

Here are her questions for the week:

Did you have to help out with chores when you were growing up?  If so, what were you assigned to do?

Yeah, I sure did.  My parents divorced when I was pretty young, so being raised by a working, single mom, I was a “latchkey kid” and had to contribute.  A little of it all.  Cleaning, laundry, garbage duty, dog duty, and even simple cooking.

Have you ever researched your family tree?   What do you know about your family’s roots? 

A bit.  On my dads side, I’m predominantly Danish.  On my moms side, some Italian and mostly English.  Like most Americans, or humans in general, for that matter, I’m a Heinz 57 genetically.

What’s your cure for hiccups?

I promise!  This works…every single time.

Get glass of water and…

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Airport experiences

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I was writing my morning pages today when I thought about an experience I had coming through a major South Indian airport. My husband being an ERCP- ist had ordered radiation protection glasses to be shipped to my Indian address. The glasses arrived duly and were packed among other things in my check in baggage. Emigration and check in went on like clockwork. I was in the airport hoping to have a good shopping experience having saved some spending money during the trip. I was in the Duty Free shop when I heard my name being called the public announcement system. As is usual for me, I thought they were calling someone else until something about the name sounded familiar and it clicked in my brain that they were actually calling me. So I hurried towards the airlines counter, from where a girl accompanied me to the innards of the…

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There’s a first to everything…

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And I can’t believe it took me this long to try this.

I watch my fair share of cooking tv shows. And one thing that always amazed me was to see people make fresh pasta from scratch for one hour challenges! I mean, it does look easy, but as much as I am confident in my cooking skills, making fresh pasta seemed totally out of my league!

And last Christmas, my parents offered me whole pasta kit. Semi professional rolling mill and all the gadgets that come with it.

So tonight, I rolled up my sleeves, and I decided to try to make spaghetti. First I had to mix and work the pasta dough. Surprisingly, it went pretty well, and after ten minutes of kneading, I left my dough to sit for half an hour…

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I know I am biased, but I think it looks pretty dang good!

I then…

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Helgstrand Dressage and Haute Couture Horses!

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Wednesday, January 9. 2019 was the ‘preview’ of the horses at Helgstrand Dressage. This is the creme de la creme of dressage horses. They have many of the qualities of haute couture fashion garments: high-quality, expensive, sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable sewers. These horses are high quality, trained with extreme attention to detail and ridden by highly capable riders. And yes, they are expensive. Here are some photos from the evening.

Andreas Helgstrand introduced the horses and told us where they came from and how long he had them. He said that every horse he would takes on must have three good gaits. If the trot was spectacular but the walk was not good that horse would not be brought to Helgstrand Dressage.

One of my favorites was a smaller horse who was described at “green for his age”. He was…

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On my Facebook feed

I Am My Own Island

These sayings were on my Facebook feed this last weekend. They ate so fitting.

It’s always amazing to me when the universe gives us little reminders to stay the course. I’m so thankful maybe Facebook isn’t all bad lol

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The Silent Soldier

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He is the hero who stands beside you always

Have you ever noticed him during any occasions

Fulfilling your demand while isolating his own ones?

Just take a second and look at his eyes

You will face a fellow, believes in the hope of light.

The nights till now you have been sleeping without any fear

The credit, you will never know, goes to his unseen tears.

The tears that converted into a powerful resource

Leading everything smooth even at a stage of very worse.

He never demanded anything, nor he will but

Just doing his noble job selflessly that you must concede.

He is the one who always believes silently that you can

Standing beside you even when you think you have none.

#Specially dedicated to all fathers.

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Week in Review 1/11/2019

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I hope everyone had a great week. Thanks for checking out my weekly series, Week in Review, posted every Friday. Enjoy a recap of how the week went down, and tell me about yours.

1) What’s gotten my attention this week?

This article entitled Woman Who Married 300-Year-Old Pirate Ghost Announces Their “Marriage is Over”.  Ummmm. What?

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2) What post should you check out?

Do you remember in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe when the queen gave Edmund Turkish delight? Me too, but I never knew what it was. Well this post on the blog Cast Iron Dan not only answers what it is but tells us how to make it. Dan consistently puts out unique food posts that I promise are worth you checking out.

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3) What’s been going on this week?

A Wii remote went through…

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Traveling Around New Hampshire

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ham whiteNew Hampshire has the shortest seacoast of any coastal state in the U.S. There are many wonderful things to see and do in this state which includes the beautiful White Mountains. There are lovely ocean and lake beaches. The beauty of nature in any season.

ham cog Mt. Washington Cog Railway is the easiest way to get to the top of Mount Washington which is the highest elevation in the northern Appalachians. This was the first cog railway of its kind in the world back in 1869. At the top, you’ll find the Sherman Adams Visitors Center with a small museum, a cafeteria,

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and the Mount Washington Observatory. This research station studies extreme weather conditions. From the Pinkham Notch side of the mountain, you can drive up the six-and-a-quarter-mile-long Mount Washington Auto Road or ride a van operated from Great Glen Trails. Those who want to climb have a choice…

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The Wish Me Good Luck Weekend Share #63

Its good to be crazy Sometimes

With my PIP on Monday, I have been really distracted this week, I have tried to keep up with my blogging, but I made the decision to concentrate on my anxiety. However I could use all of your good luck and wishes. So with that in mind, lets get this weekend share started to distract me this weekend.

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If you have never done this before, give it a go, you lose maybe 30 seconds of your life adding a link and you never know who might see it, I will, my mum probably will, so its well worth it.

As everything is life there are rules, if you are new or just need reminding here they are

Rules are very simple,

  1. You can share up to five links
  2. They can be a post, your blog, someone elses post or blog
  3. You can comment on here from now till 11.30pm on…

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