Share Your World

Cee Neuner is a hero of mine. She has great ideas about blogging and she gives other bloggers a chance to join her by answering questions she asks once a week. There are no real rules. Cee just says to:

Simply dream and just let loose, or you let your alter ego answer if you want.

Never one to turn away from a challenge, I decided to answer this week’s questions. If you want to join in, take a look at Cee’s blog at

So here goes!

If you wanted to de-clutter where you live, what room / space would you start with?  (And why, if you’re feel like admitting to it.)

I think I would tackle my studio first. Well, what I actually mean is I fight with my workspace on a regular basis. I think I am obsessive-compulsive on one level and let’s hurry up and get finished and we’ll clean up tomorrow on another. This characteristic of mine makes for constant chaos. What is it they say? “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” GoodReads says Albert Einstein said this, but I read recently that most quotes attributed to him were not, in truth, words he said. Anyway…


If you want to remember something important, how do you do it (sticky note on the fridge, string around your finger, etc.), and does it work?

My answer is “all of the above.” I write the thing I want to remember in my To-Do book, I write in on my real-life calendar, and I put sticky notes up all around the house. Inevitably, however, I can’t find my book, the dogs have eaten the sticky notes, and my calendar also cannot be found. True story.

If you could create a one room retreat just for yourself, what would be the most important sense to emphasize:  sight (bright natural light, dim light, etc.), hearing (silence, music, fountain, etc.), smell (candles, incense, etc), touch (wood, stone, soft fabrics, etc.), or taste (herbal tea, fresh fruit, etc.)?

Hmmm,really it is the combination of all of these that make a room inviting, but if I have to choose just one, I think it would be sight. I love to see a room that is balanced, meaning the furniture and accoutrements are where they should be and are juxtaposed in a pleasing manner. Color makes a big difference in the way I feel about a room. One room in my house, my bedroom, is a cacophony of colors in a gypsy-esque way. Another, my den, is neutral, peaceful, and more natural.

If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?

I do not know my great-great-great grandparents’ names, but I would ask them how they came to be in the place where they lived. I would ask about their parents, their origins, their spiritual beliefs, their passions, and their children.

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

This is an easy one. My husband had a heart catheterization and the results were good. Answered prayer is always a good thing. This week, I am looking forward to cleaning up my studio. :0

Thanks, Cee and your partners.


Author: gebbysmith

I am a retired school teacher, school administrator, designer, retail business- owner, writer, fisherman, gardener, music-lover, dance-lover, theater-lover who lives in Mississippi. My husband, four doggies, and I live on a small farm and have fun every day making things and working on our house..

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