Share Your World For July 13, 2020

And we’re back with another week of Share Your World! Melanie has the questions and the instructions over at her place, and everyone who’s doing this will have a link or a pingback in the comments. And now, to quote Jackie Gleason, “And awaaaaaaay we go!”

What song always gets you out on the dance floor? Sorry, don’t dance. I’m as light on my feet as an elephant wearing lead shoes.

What’s your favorite sleeping position? On my right side. I’ve tried sleeping on my left side (as all the “experts” suggest) with mixed success. Forget front and back.

If you could snap your fingers and instantly make the world better, what would you do? Di (I think that’s her name) said she would banish Covid-19 forever. Mine would be to have back the last 3 ½ months back without having to worry about the damn virus.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done, and why did you do it? I know there was something back when I was around 11 or 12 and for the life of me can’t remember what it was (probably blocked it out of my memory). I’m pretty sure a few of my friends were involved. We weren’t exactly juvenile delinquents, but we came close on a few occasions.

Please feel free to share something uplifting from your life! This is usually a question about gratitude, so I’ll talk about that: Yesterday morning, I looked down and saw that my right arm was covered in blood. I have dry skin, and occasionally I’ll get an itch and wound myself when I scratch it. Normally, I hold a paper towel on it for a couple of minutes and it stops, but yesterday it just kept bleeding. I called for Mary to help, and it wouldn’t stop for her, either. She ran out to CVS and got some liquid bandage, and that finally stopped it. So I’m grateful to Mary and whoever invented liquid bandage.

See you in the funny papers!

19 thoughts on “Share Your World For July 13, 2020

  1. Thanks John for Sharing Your World! That bleeding thing sounds a bit serious, I’d consult my doctor if I were you. That kind of non-stop bleeding, unless you’re on blood thinners, is not normal and can be indicative of an underlying problem. Good for Mary for cool headed quick thinking! Wow! Scary? Yep.


  2. Are you on blood thinners? I am Assuming you are because my friend is on it and when she gets a cut she can’t stop bleeding…I am so happy Mary was there and that you have these bandages. I love to dance and it doesn’t take much to get me on the dance floor. Money, money by Billy Idol..I think…gets me going but so do the Beatles, Elvis, Wipeout! So many. If I could do one thing? Education. I would want people, especially in the States, to know where the Eiffel Tower is, where their own States are, where Canada is and just learn more, maybe they would not be so many Trump supporters, it goes deeper than that though. I like sleeping on my left side when my pain allows. I have had a few scary situations…my mom’s best friend had a boyfriend who would…hurt me, when I was 7. He would threaten my life and, later, the lives of my family if I did not comply. When I finally told my mom she told me not to get close and she would deal with it and hugged me. The next time he tried, when I was in the living room, I refused and he threw me into one of the big sofa chairs where it almost tipped over. I got out of the chair and backed up and went into the kitchen area where my dad and others were and sat with my dad. It’s a lot to deal with when you are 7 and a man athreatens to cut your neck from ear to ear. Funny, but when I was I. High school and so bullied, I was grabbed by my throat and raised up so I couldn’t touch the floor. The one bitch said she will cut my throat fr9m ear to ear when I am alone. I was scared but I finally walked to class, outside, all by myself and realized they were just wanting to scare me. Now, on to uplifting…I have travelled and seen so many beautiful pieces of art and architecture, I remember the wonderful Christmases I had and continue to have. I am also so happy having my fur babes.


    1. If it happens again, I’ll definitely see the doctor. I’m not taking blood thinners, but I do take a fair amount of naproxen sodium, which, like aspirin, is an NSAID, so that might be the reason.

      This was the boyfriend of a friend of your mother’s? Did she ever say anything about it?


      1. My mom never told her best friend so she doesn’t know and that’s ok because she feels so much that her guilt would be too overwhelming for her. My daddy never knew because I told my mom not to tell Daddy because I don’t want him to go to jail. I knew my dad would have killed that jerk

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    1. The stomach is on that side, and sleeping on that side helps it with any residual digestion and stops any reflux (theoretically; I get it no matter where I sleep). At least that’s the explanation I got.


    1. I suppose it would have stopped on its own given enough time, but it freaked me out because it wasn’t acting like other times that’s happened. I’m not taking a blood thinner or an anticoagulant. It was like a little scratch. Guess I just got it in one of those places where there’s a little blood vessel. I’m glad Mary was there…


        1. I remember you had nothing but trouble with that infection, and I was worried I was going to be similarly laid up. All’s well: I peeled the bandage off and there was no further bleeding, just a scab. I will see the doctor if it happens again.


    1. Sometimes you nick a blood vessel and it bleeds like crazy. I had a styptic pencil from my old shaving days that probably would have stopped it, but (naturally) it was nowhre to be found.

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