Share Your World–2014–Week 40

share your worldThe challenge is to answer these questions that Cee posts over at Cee’s Photography and link up to Share Your World weekly.  I am doing it kind of hit or miss but it is a fun little exercise and allows me to have a blog post that you guys can join in on if you want!  Join Cee or if that isn’t your thing feel free to answer one or more in the comment section. Remember our Comments for a Cause recipient this month is Hawkeye  Harvest Food Bank.

You’re given $500,000 dollars tax free (any currency), what do you spend it on? I would most likely pay off some lingering bills, stick a gob in our investment account, give a little bit to our sons, give at least 10% of it to some of my favorite charities and maybe, just maybe, set aside enough to take Mr. Diamond and I on that dream vacation to………….

What’s the finest education?  I know it sounds a bit silly but I think life is the best education.  While I am a college graduate and wouldn’t change having that degree for anything I also think that a lot of life’s best lessons are learned by living it and by sharing with others.  I think the greatest source of knowledge can often be found in our older generations and it is important to spend time talking with them and tapping their experience and knowledge.

What kind of art is your favorite? Why?  Wow. That is a very difficult question to answer.  I see art everywhere.  But the one art that I could absolutely not live without is the art of music. It surrounds me and transports me and offers me an escape many times when I need an escape.   I can not imagine a world without music.

Is there something that you memorized long ago and still remember?  YES!!  

Stopping by Woods on Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am very grateful that my Mr. Diamond was home last weekend and spent the weekend with me in Franklin County on the Bloggers Tour!   We had a blast and it was fabulous to be with him.candba

I am looking forward to some great time with friends this week, getting a lot of writing done and cards made for Hospice!!!


  1. Love Robert Frost and the poem you quoted…So glad hubby made it home for a good visit. Looks like it’s cool there with your coats – still hot here! I’m thankful that the seasons are starting to change here and hopefully fall will come and stay soon!!

  2. Love this challenge. And I’m so glad your hubby came home! Sometimes that’s all that really matters–time with the ones we love. You know, I memorized that poem as a kid, as well. And I’m teaching a card-making workshop here in Cuenca later this month, by the way. Wish you were here to co-teach with me!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  3. I really enjoyed reading your responses. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. I really like this and think I will give it a shot shortly!

  5. So agree with you on the finest education! The shot of you and Mr. Diamond makes me smile!!!

  6. You’re given $500,000 dollars tax free (any currency), what do you spend it on? Good question. While $500,000 seems like a lot of money and it is my thoughts would be to help my wife be able to retire early. Half off this I would use for that purpose. That leaves $250,000. I would do something for my son, daughter in law and two grand kids and my daughter. That would leave $150,000. With the remaining $150,000 I would create a chartable trust to help special community projects leverage a grant into matching money from within the community.This would be for unique or one time only projects and not for on going operational expenses. I would look at those that help children and the elderly poor. Another area would be for those that promote healthy living, exercise and our parks.

  7. I love your picture. 🙂

  8. I cannot imagine a world without music either!! And great selection – Love Frost.
    I am grateful for that my hubby is off this weekend: because it’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada!!! And very much looking forward to seeing my big family for dinner on Monday. Also, All The Food.


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