Appreciate a Dragon Day

Well, who doesn’t love a Dragon!

Mother of Dragons

Anne Stokes

Oriental Dragons,

I love them all! I don’t think there is a Dragon, I don’t love. Even the real ones! There are dragons all over my room. The Appreciate A Dragon Day has been celebrated since 2004. Donita K. Paul has established this special Day as to appreciate the dragons which thought to be lived and the ones that are living in the literature and imagination. She has created such a Day to celebrate the release of her book, DragonSpell.

There are numerous ways available in which you can appreciate a Dragon. As it is a Day for literature, you can indulge in reading books that let you know more about the dragons, its history, origin, and historical significance. Let out your creativity to paint, draw, or make dragon pictures. Tell your children a story of the dragons. You can even organize a dragon puppet show in the nearby location. Start collecting stuffed dragons and you can take pictures and share it on the social media using the hashtag #AppreciateADragonDay.

So appreciate your Dragons!

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SYW – Revisited

This is the first ‘official” Share Your World from “Sparks”.    Cee is thoughtfully going to watch over the first couple of these to make sure the transition is smooth. 

Rules

‘I will post four different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a SYW  post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.

I usually will respond to your entry on your blog, rather than on my page.”

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Our Questions Today:

When you are old, what do you think children will ask you to tell stories about?   If you are ‘old’ (a term with different meanings for everyone); what stories do you tell your grandchildren?   

Oh wow, good question! I can’t honestly say that I’m even sure what they’d want to know or what would be appropriate. One thing I have thought about that I would want to tell my daughters before it happens. When they get their little monthly friend, to come to me straight away. When I got mine, I went into denial and then was horribly upset because I thought something was wrong with me. I was so frightened! I’m not sure though that’s the kind of stories they’d want to hear,lol

When did something start out badly for you but in the end, it was great?

I think it was my current job, when I initially was told about it. We were told that it was to work in the Library, not the admin part of the TAFE. So when we came in on the first day of work, I was very shocked…and then panicked that I wouldn’t be able to do the job at all. Yet now, I really enjoy my work. I love my co-workers, they are beautiful human beings.

What do you think you are much better at than you actually are?   Maybe this one’s kinda mean…thoughts?  

I don’t think it’s a mean question, but I am perfectly perfect in every way =P. Being witty is one of my downfalls though. I try, but I know I am terrible at it. My brother is SO good at it!

What would be the worst thing to hear as you are going under anesthesia before surgery?

Anything in Dr. Nick Riviera voice really,lol

and we’ll keep the affirmations and upbeat question just as Cee had it:

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I did SO much unintentional walking this week. Although my feet were killing me in the end, my leg didn’t flare up with sciatica =D Which is fantastic!

Share Your World, Wk4 , 2018

Share Your World, August 27, 2018

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Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts?

It honestly depends on what I’m eating them with. Some things taste better and sometimes they make no sense!

Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

They are usually closed, but it’s not because I’m afraid of some boogie monster or anything. They are just usually closed…Also sometimes it hides the mess,lol.

Are you usually late, early, or right on time?

I always makes sure that I am at least 5-10 minutes early. It gives you time to get your bearings. Especially in a new place, if you are unsure of where things are. It gives you a couple of minutes to find people and places. I used to have a friend who was ALWAYS late for our gatherings and I find that so disrespectful and rude! We used to have always wait before we could order.It got to the point where we’d lie about the time we were meeting, why should we have to do that? Surprisingly she was never late for work, just us.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I am smiling because I have survived this week by myself. I haven’t been by myself for a night since my massive panic attack. I was truly terrified to spending, pretty much, a week by myself. The first couple of days were tough, but then we had this gorgeous beautiful sunny day and it just made me feel so better and then I’ve been great ever since.

Share Your World, Aug Wk3, 2018

Share Your World, August 20th 2018

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Which tastes better: black or green olives?

Honestly…I don’t really like any kind of olive.

What’s your favorite room in your home?

It has to be between my bedroom and the lounge room. The reasoning behind that is sometimes if I’m in bedroom for too long. I start to feel cut off from everyone and that can feel a little confining. Being in the lounge can feel more opening, especially since the couches/lounge that we have is just so darn comfortable!lol

What fictional family would you be a member of?

I would love to be a member of the Undómiel. Which, for those who do not know. Is a Middle Earth family and consists of Arwen and Elrond and Galadriel.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

This week I can definitely say my family. I got to spend a lot of the week with them before they all left to their various places. I love being with them, honestly if I could live with them all the time…I would!lol

Share Your World, August Wk2, 2018

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Share Your World, August 13th 2018

A class you wish you would have taken?

I did end up taking them in the end, it’s more I wish I had taken them on earlier, or continued with the study afterwards. I didn’t take Drama and Classical Studies until my very last year in High School and I deeply regret that. Drama mainly because the teacher already had favourites and so for me, I got the left over parts. Even saying that though I got the lead of the play before the “big main production” Mine went so much better than theirs as well, the teacher yelled at them!lol…It was so satisfying as well, because my now ex best friend was saying before hand, because I turned up to all the rehearsals…”But you’ve only got one line, what are you doing here?”…I may have only had one line in the major production but I didn’t get yelled at either!lol

Are you scared of heights?

It’s interesting when I was younger, they didn’t really bother me that much. However as I have gotten older, I have noticed a change. I guess it’s getting older and becoming more aware of the dangers I guess,lol.

Are you a good cook? If so, do you consider yourself a chef?

Let’s put it this way…I can cook to survive. It’s a funny thing really because my partner cooks really well, but he doesn’t like doing it. I don’t either, but I do it. My type of cooking is heating things up,lol…It’s only since I’ve met my partner that I’ve been learning to bake food from scratch, I do enjoy it…Just not all the time.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I appreciate the fact that at this moment, I can take a couple of days off of social media. That I even have social media to take time off from.

Share Your World, July Week 4, 2018

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Share Your World, July 23rd, 2018

In regards to puzzle what’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search, mazes, logic or numeric puzzles, something else, or nothing?

I actually enjoy all of them. Except for numeric puzzles, mainly because though Maths is not my best skill. =P

List at least five favorite treats and it doesn’t necessarily have to be food.

  • Peppermint sticks. I just bought a few of them recently, I haven’t had them for years! They are fantastic!
  • Is there anything better than a bath with nice smelling candles?
  • A hot chocolate on a cold Winters night.
  • Anything nacho cheese Doritos flavoured, you just have to be careful that they don’t have palm oil in them.
  • New clean sheets on the bed =D

What is your favorite type of dog? (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie)

I have always wanted, but I know I would never ever get. Would be either a Rottweiler or a Husky, or even the two together! I love how they are just so cuddly and they have such a horrible reputation. I’m sensible enough to know that I could never control them though, I am far too laid back.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

These two ❤

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Share Your World, Week 3, 2018

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Share Your World, July 16th, 2018

Since we are approaching the hottest part of our summer in the northern hemisphere, what’s your favorite ice-cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet flavor?  (Those of you who live down under I’m sure you remember what it is like in the hot summer months).

I really love frozen yoghurt! Gosh, it is so yummy! I am a big fan of any berry flavoured frozen yoghurt. I eat it so fast I get brain freeze, I never learn…But it’s just SO good! I just don’t like having type of frozen or really cold food during Winter. When summer comes back around though…Watch Out!

How often do you people watch?

Oh my goodness. If I’m around people I am people watching. The only time I’m not really people watching is when I’m at home. Even then sometimes I’ll watch my partner or my Mum just wondering why they’re doing what their doing.

If you had a choice which would be your preference salt water beaches, fresh water lakes, ocean cruise, hot tub, ski resort or desert?

Oh fresh water lakes. It just beautiful and meditative. Take a day and just lay out on the bank. The views and the animals…Bliss!

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Everything this week. This has been a good week, even though weird things happened. I took control and worked on it. Then I got exactly what I wanted. I just did it and it happened =D

Share Your World, July Wk 1, 2018

 

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Tell us about your first bicycle or car?

My first bicycle was too big for me! I couldn’t actually even use it in the end. My feet didn’t even touch the ground! I did end up getting a bike a couple of years later that I could actually use. I swear I was just thinking about this the other day. There was this one time our Dad made my brother and I cycle for the longest time. He was going through a health kick himself.

What fictional world or place would you like to visit?

Without question, I think I have said this a gazillion times. I would LOVE, not just like, Tolkiens world to visit. Either the book world or the movie. I love both of the worlds (even Tauriel included). It’s one of the reasons I want to learn to draw, I am very visual person. I could totally imagine myself being in that world, I literally have dreams about being there.

If you could have someone follow you around all the time, like a personal assistant, what would you have them do?

In all honesty, they would probably be driving around a lot. Picking things up, getting me food. I would totally love that! There would be a lot of driving involved.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Just a lot this week! It’s been a great week! Too many to list!

Share Your World, June Week 4, 2018

Damn! We’re already at the end of June!

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Share Your World, June 25th, 2018

If aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you home with them, would you go? (remember this is SYW, they are friendly aliens)

No! Even if they were friendly, I don’t know where we’d be heading. I’d would be far too anxious!

How tall are you? Are you satisfied with your height?

I am a shortie! I’m about 5’1 – 5’2ish…I find it alright most of the time. My main issue with my height is are when I’m trying to wear my bottoms. They are always too long on me! I do not sow well either. Pretty much when I get a new pair, I try to sow them up, but it doesn’t work out very well.

Do you think you could live without your smartphone (or other technology item) for 24 hours?

I think that I could honestly. I have other things that I can do for 24 hours. Sometimes when I’m sick I don’t really use any technology. It usually hurts my eyes too much to look at a screen, so I think that I could.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I finally got around to doing things that I’ve always wanted to do at home. I’ve got my candle making, my polymer clay. I am so excited to get started with it all!

Share Your World, Week 3, 2018

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Share Your World, 18 June, 2018

You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it? Sushi? Scotch Tape?

You know at first I thought that this was such a honestly silly question. Then I actually thought about how often I use scotch tape. Especially having Mighty Ape around with all pretty patterns on their scotch tape. I have actually been using a lot for presents and generally crafting.

Teleportation or flying?

Teleportation all the way! My partner and I constantly talk about this, how convenient having teleportation would be. Even flying back and forth would take time. Teleportation is pretty much instant. During Winter and those REALLY hot days in Summer, you wouldn’t even need to sweat or get wet!

Would you rather live where it only snows or the temperature never falls below 100 degrees?

Never falls below 100 degrees. We are in the middle of Winter right now and I am definitely not a Winter person. I miss the warm sun!

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Emotionally, it’s been a rough week. I have really been appreciating the weather, even though it’s Winter, the last couple of days we’ve been having sun during the day. It’s been nice, it’s still cold, but the sun is helping me too feel better.