Share Your World – 2016 Week 36

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Share Your World – 2016 Week 36

I’m a Cee’s addict. Not the candy kind (though they’re nice, too), but the reading and blogging kind. Cee’s Photography is full of wonderful pictures and challenges. Today I’m participating in Cee’s Share Your World challenge.

If you were given a boat or yacht today, what would you name it?  (You can always sell the yacht later.)

Ma’s Rug 3. When my husband was a boy, his father bought a boat with money set aside by his mother for new carpeting. He named it Ma’s Rug in her honor. Years later, he sold it and bought a larger boat with a friend, and they named it Ma’s Rug 2.

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A painting by my father-in-law, Wilfred Huelsenbeck, possibly of the Ma’s Rug.

The town Greg and I grew up in was located between two rivers. Greg’s teen years included many fishing trips in the river or the ocean. In his high school senior year yearbook, two comments about him read, “An able-bodied seaman” and “The sneeze heard ’round the world.” Yep.

Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you best?  (Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey) Plus, what would the 8th dwarf’s name be? 

My husband would say I’m Grumpy. 

Actually, all seven of the names apply at one time or another. Being an introvert, Bashful is probably the most fitting.

To fill out the dwarf contingent, we need one with a yellow comb-over pompadour named Pompous. Remind you of anyone?

Name a song or two which are included on the soundtrack to your life?

The second prelude from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. I could not play it at all when I was in college and first trying to learn it. When I got my grand piano about eight years ago, I started working on it again. I associate it with the hard work necessary to achieve a goal. I can play it slowly now, not yet up to tempo like this:

When I play the last note against the sustained Cs, I can hear overtones. Sigh. Bach was such a genius.

Complete this sentence:  I like watching…

…children playing. When I was teaching, one of my obligations was before-school playground duty. Although it was a pain sometimes, I mostly enjoyed it, especially watching the little boys run. Some had Olympic form. Beauty in motion. My kids are grown, and I don’t have any grandchildren yet. Teaching gave me a kid fix, reminding me of the happiest time of my life–raising my kids, seeing the world through their eyes.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I had a good writing week last week, after struggling for about a month. My refreshment was due to a writers’ retreat the previous weekend.

I look forward to every day, especially Tuesdays when I meet with my critique group, my closest friends. I have a pretty wonderful life.

 

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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