Am I?

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FIRST before we get into my fun!

JB and I are closing in on our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY HERE AT A WORLD APART. We have had great fun, but want to change it up a bit, so instead of blogging alternate days, resulting in 3+ blogs a week, we are each taking on 2 specific days a week. To lighten our load a bit and keep it fresh and exciting. So from now on she will post on her Thursday and Sunday ( that’s Wednesday and Saturday on this half of the world, and I will post on Tuesdays and Fridays (her Wednesday and Saturday.) We will continue to read all of your posts daily though!! We love this partnership and thank all of you for being part of our WP family!

I was brought up on Sunday as a day of rest. Of course, way back then, last mid-century (literally), there was no shopping, no movies, no cleaning (except in our house my dad took us to church while my mom cleaned and did laundry so we arrived home to lovely everything – so maybe not so much a rest for mom), and we visited family, took drives, in the summer picnics switch our aunts and uncles and cousins, and grandparents. As we got older into teens that changed of course but those were lovely years.

I have made a few attempts at recapturing that feeling, though not with great success, as I keep forgetting.

But now Sundays are more relaxed for me. Starting the day with breakfast, coffee, and catching up on my blog reading and commenting.

It seems I am up and out more and more in the mornings and do not get the time to read and enjoy all of you! So that is what I am doing today.

With the mug above. And the question?

Should be easy to answer.

Am I jumping into the Christmas season early or do I really need to wash up my cups? Those of you who really know me, know the answer.

When I downsized I got rid of sets of China and every day dishes that I knew I no longer needed. I decided to keep four cups, a couple of mugs, four wine glasses, 4 champagne glasses (anticipating occasion for big celebration).

I forgot to think about how many glasses and cups I break. I have one cup from the set left, 1 wine glass, 1 bubbles glass, and 2 mugs not counting this Christmas mug.

Enough said, from here at North 43!

Chris G November 6th ‘22


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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

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