SYW: On Covid-19, Spoiled Surprises, Accents, and Swans

I’m just in time for Melanie B. Cee’s Share Your World 3/9/20!
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Questions:
Are you a sweet, sour, tangy or other type of person? Take that as you will!
All of the above at one time or another. I also like foods with these tastes.

Does the whole coronavirus phenomenon worry you? Or are you more a “meh – it’s just another severe flu scare” type of person?
coronavirusI do worry about it, because I am in one of the risk groups (I have heart disease and also I am over 65). However, I have always had a strong immune system and have never gotten the flu or pneumonia. I get a flu shot every year. My husband and I and the community in which we live are taking precautions recommended by the CDC (frequent hand washing, keep distance from other people, wiping down equipment before and after use, etc.). I am also using a jacket sleeve or other article of clothing to hold onto railings and using my knuckle instead of a finger on touch screens. Our senior community has canceled virtually all activities, meetings, etc. – only the fitness classes are still in session. The libraries are also closed around here, so it’s getting a bit boring. However, we get together with close friends and relatives to watch movies or play Scrabble at someone’s house.

When was the last time you were snooping, and found something you wish you hadn’t?
I’m sure it has happened more recently than this, but I remember when I was about 12 Beatles-covers-Freeman-2years old and trying to see through the wrapping paper of Christmas gifts under the tree. My mother selected tissue paper to wrap a record album in – its shape was very distinctive – and it was possible to see through the two layers of paper she used by pressing down and looking closely. Even though I was curious, I really didn’t like spoiling the surprise of receiving the latest Beatles album on Christmas morning!

What’s the most pleasant sounding accent in your personal opinion? Everyone has a pleasing accent to someone!
British, Scottish or Irish, followed by Portuguese speakers (speaking English – although Portuguese is very pleasant too!)

Gratitude:
I am grateful that, in the midst of this crisis situation and the cancellation of so many things I enjoy doing, at least the swans are back! Our senior community rents two pairs of swans, which arrive in March and are taken back in October. They will lay eggs, hatch cygnets, and we get to share in their lives for 7 months of the year!
This is one of the pairs, on one of the ponds…
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and here is the other pair, on the other pond.
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One thought on “SYW: On Covid-19, Spoiled Surprises, Accents, and Swans

  1. Thank you so much for Sharing Your World! Those photos are amazing and swans are so graceful! They can remind us, especially just now, that beauty still exists in the world. 🙂

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