Here are Melanie’s Share Your World questions for the week:

QUESTIONS

How many pillows do you sleep with?  If over one or two, is it because you sleep better ‘propped up’ a little?
I have a chronic mucus build-up in my sinuses and throat which no meds totally work for. It is often, inconveniently, worse at night. I like to read in bed before I go to sleep, so I prop myself with two pillows. When I go to sleep, I use mainly the “My Pillow” I bought at Costco years ago (before I knew the CEO’s politics!). It creates a depression for my neck and poofs up around each side of my face. I’m a back sleeper, so I mostly use that pillow plus a foam wedge to stay a bit elevated. I also use a small pillow under my knees, and if I turn onto my side, I put that pillow between my knees. On my side, I tend to also use a firmer pillow to reduce strain on my neck and shoulders. So, in total, not counting the wedge, I use three pillows. (If one ends up on the floor, I shake it out before using because a person is never more than 18″ from a spider.)

What would be the worst thing you could put in a piñata?
Olives. Also raisins. But olives would be worse, because they’d be messier! If raisins weren’t picked up by the greedy kids, at least birds would eat them. I don’t think birds eat olives, though, so uncollected olives would litter the ground.

What noise annoys you the most?
A mosquito buzzing in my ear. I remember many summer nights at our cottage up north, when mosquitoes would sometimes get in, because people were constantly opening doors to come in or go out. The mosquito would always find its way to my ear and face. As soon as it started buzzing, I would sit up with a start. Sometimes I would have to actually get up and turn on the light, and try to find the offending insect in order to kill it. Mostly, though, I would put my head completely under the sheet, which also made me lose sleep because I like fresh air when I sleep.

Was a mosquito this big in May (2020) a sign of a season of overly robust mosquitoes?

If cartoon physics suddenly replaced real physics, what are some things you would want to try?
Floating or flying in the air, with no fear of falling. I would like to experience what it would be like to be a bird. I would be able to take the direct routes to places I would like to visit, saving me airport and airplane hassles!

GRATITUDE SECTION (as always, OPTIONAL)

Please share something good that has happened to you over the past month.
The weather has been unseasonably warm in late Oct.-early Nov. (which I know is a sign of climate change, but I liked it anyway!)

My son has been clean & sober nearly five months and recently got a job as a production assistant for a studio. As he says, it’s entry-level, but it’s a foot in the door of the field he wants to work in, and hopefully it means no more dead-end retail and food service jobs!

2 thoughts on “SYW: Pillow Talk, Piñatas, Summer Night Irritations, & Being Free as a Bird

  1. Thanks Katy for Sharing Your World! I admit to being a little worried when I didn’t see you around for a while, but I know life happens. 🙂 Good tip on the pillow answer about those danged spiders. Spiders. Brrr. That mosquito would have scared the hell out of me! My gosh! HUGE doesn’t even begin to describe it. Eeek! Olives in the piñata? Novel idea, maybe some thrifty bar keep could get a bucketful as they were falling (not those on the ground – ew) and use them for martinis or something? 😄 Congratulations on your son’s continued sobriety. He is doing the work, but you’re obviously providing the support, and to me? Support in such situations is a crucial part of the process!! Gorgeous photography! You have quite a green thumb! Have a great week! 😀

    1. Thank you, Melanie! I’m touched that you worried about me! I’ve just been busy lately, and haven’t been in the mood for blogging. I’m trying to get back to it now, I’ve been concentrating on exercising, my art and reading. Plus there are a lot more activities happening here, now that Covid mitigation measures have been relaxed, since we are all vaccinated. We still have to wear masks indoors though, including during exercise and while singing! Yecch! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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