Share Your World — My Happy Place

Share Your WorldMelanie is once again asking us to share a piece of our world in this week’s Share Your World edition. Here we go.

How well do you know your next-door neighbors? Do you like them?

I moved into my new house last year in early February. A month later, we were put under stay-at-home orders due to the rapidly spreading pandemic. Before the quarantine started, I did get to meet a handful of my neighbors and they were welcoming and seemed to be very nice people. But over the past year, due to the lockdown, my interactions with my neighbors have been limited. So, my direct answer is that I don’t really know my neighbors very well, but from what little I do know of them, I like them.

Do you have a full-length mirror?

When we first moved into our house last year, my wife insisted that I hang a full-length mirror in our master bedroom walk-in closet. So yes.

Do you shave every day or do you like the ‘stubble’ look, or a beard?*

I have had a full beard from most of my adult life. Before I retired, I used to trim my beard with my handy-dandy electric beard trimmer once a week and I would shave my neck below my desired beard line. Now that I’m retired, I just don’t bother shaving my neck anymore, and I’ve reduced trimming my beard to every two or three weeks. That said, I also shave my head when I trim my beard.

How many items of clothing are in your bedroom (or closet) and not hung up?

I have a chest of drawers with my undershirts, underpants, and socks folded up inside the drawers. I also keep some sweaters folded up in that chest of drawers. In the closet, I have sweatshirts, sweatpants, and a few other sweaters folded up on the shelves. Other than that, I have my clothing that needs washing tossed into a hamper.

Do you have a happy place?

I’m still among the living, so wherever I am, I’m happy. As the song goes, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”

*This question was specific to men. Melanie asked an alternative question directed at her female readers: How long do you spend putting on make-up in the morning?

8 thoughts on “Share Your World — My Happy Place

  1. Sadje March 15, 2021 / 10:02 am

    Like your last answer the best.

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  2. Astrid March 15, 2021 / 12:40 pm

    Love your last answer! It’s so true indeed.

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  3. Melanie B Cee March 15, 2021 / 12:42 pm

    Thanks, Fandango for Sharing Your World! Excellent music today! Last week someone said (you perhaps) that ‘any day above ground was a good day’…I suppose your ‘gratitude’ response would support that! It sounds like you’re tidy in your habits and don’t throw your clothes all over heck and back (my hubby did and then would get irritated that he never had clean clothes). Have a spectacular week!

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    • Fandango March 15, 2021 / 1:52 pm

      Thanks, Melanie. You have a great week also.


  4. Marilyn Armstrong March 15, 2021 / 5:53 pm

    Garry had a beard for a while, but it didn’t suit him. My son has had a beard for a long time. When it gets really shaggy, he cuts it down AND shaves his head at the same time. Honestly, he just doesn’t like shaving and anyway, his father had a full beard too.

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  5. lovelightpeace8 April 24, 2021 / 6:04 pm

    I always liked that song as fat for make-up not much before sane now. I moved to Maine last year and stay in quarantine for first month. After that didn’t speak with no one only in store, 3rd month I start meeting my neighbors. My neighbors are really nice.
    Have a great day

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