Thursday, 26 June 2014
Five more things about me ...
(Mary Engelbreit Art)
Yep, it's another five things about me post! I hope that you enjoy reading these as much as I enjoy writing them!
I hate having my photo taken. I've always hated having my photo taken. I have never thought I was very attractive and I have never thought I was very photogenic! This has gotten worse since I have gotten older and . . . ahem . . . larger. As a consequence of this there are very few photographs of me. I have almost none of me with my children. This is largely due to the fact that I was normally the one taking the photos. Nothing has changed. I am also still the one taking the photos. I do force myself to allow a photo every now and again however. My maternal Grandmother never liked having her photo taken either and there are almost no photographs of her. As her granddaughter I wish that there were, and so upon remembering that fact I do allow a photo of me every once in a while, just for my posterity's sake. ☺
I don't have nice feet. They are short and they are wide. I have bad bunions on each foot. I have had bunions since I was a girl. When I was 22 I was told that they needed to be operated on and removed or I would not be able to walk when I got old, but I was pregnant for my youngest daughter at the time. I never ever got around to it. I am old and I am still walking. My bunions don't bother me half as much as the arthritis does. You cannot cut out arthritis like you can a bunion.
I have never had a manicure or a pedicure. I've always secretly wanted to get a manicure, but it has always seemed like such an extravagance, and so I have never had one. I secretly admire women's pretty finger nails. Dainty and so elegant. I did book an appointment to go and get fake fingernails (or whatever it is they call them these days) prior to my daughters wedding, but then I canceled it at the last moment. I was afraid that I would ruin the nails I have and that I would not be able to afford the expense of keeping it up. I am glad that I didn't go through with it. I have heard so many people say since then that their nails were ruined. I used to bite my fingernails at one time. I don't anymore. I haven't done so in years. When Todd and I met, I had nice long fingernails. I cut them all off when I started cooking for a living. Long finger nails and cooking don't mix that well. They are not very hygienic.
I believe in Happily Ever After. Seriously when I was a child I believed in fairy tale endings and frogs turning into princes and fairies into queens. I thought that when Princess Diana got married to Prince Charles it was like a dream come true. I still believe in Happily Ever After even though they did not find theirs. It took me three tries but I did find mine. I know when I'm lucky. I count my blessings. My cup does runneth over, and I know it.
I have always (since puberty) had a problem with facial hair. Not quite as bad as this picture, even though some days it feels like it! I can remember in Grade 11 a girl on the bus announcing to everyone on the bus that I had a mustache in a very loud voice. My sister was sitting next to me and she then announced that this girl had a very big mouth, also in a very loud voice. (She's always had my back. Thanks sis!) The girl's name was Colleen Stewart. I will never forget it. That was an extremely humiliating experience. I have tried dying it and bleaching it. A blond mustache is still a mustache. I had an upper lip for years that smelled like rotten eggs. (Thank you Neet!) Now I wax. I've never been able to afford electrolysis. I am not sure I believe in any type of permanent solution anyways. My mother's been having electrolysis for years. I would like to find Colleen Stewart now and let her know I now have a beard to go with the mustache, along with peach fuzz cheeks. Getting old . . . yes, it's got many a down side, and excess facial hair is one of them. Sigh . . .
And there you have it five new things about me. Hope I made you smile. I know I made me smile. ☺
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
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"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat,
known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of
~Elizabeth Kubler Ross *´¯`.¸¸.☆*´¯`.¸¸.☆*´¯`.¸¸.☆*´¯`.¸¸.☆*´¯`.¸¸.☆*´¯`.¸¸.☆
There's two things cooking in The English Kitchen today . . . butterscotch pudding from scratch (so good!) and . . .
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. These are just wonderful! Best ones ever! You can find both recipes here.
Have a wonderful Thursday!!
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