Thursday, 14 August 2014
Five Things About Me . . .
I can't believe it's Thursday already! I had an absolutely brilliant day yesterday. Thank you all so much for your Happy Birthday Wishes and cards! They made turning 59 ever so much sweeter! You all know what Thursday means, it's another five things about me day! At 59 I don't think I'll ever run out of secrets to share! Aren't you the lucky ones! haha
As the oldest of three children, I've always felt super responsible. I am not sure how that happened. There are times when I wish I could just throw responsability to the wind and go crazy, but I have a really difficult time to do that. I always feel like I have to be the example or set the standard. The few times I have dared to throw caution to the wind, I've failed miserably, so being responsable is a protection of sorts for me! I embrace it like a blanket.
I play the clarinet, or at least I used to. I have many happy memories of playing duets with my father. He plays too. I always wished I could play the flute or the piano. You never see people standing around a clarinet player at parties singing songs . . . not that I want people to do that, but I love to sing too, and if I played the piano I could sing at the same time. It is hard to sing and play the clarinet at the same time. Well, you could try, but I don't think either one would turn out well!
I have always loved sewing and embroidering and doing handi-work. My mother taught me to embroider when I was about 8 or 9 years old. I have been in love with it ever since. I have done many kinds of embroidery through the years . . . crewel, counted cross stitch, etc. I don't actually have much of it myself as I have given a lot of it away through the years. This past year however I have enjoyed embroidering pillow slips. I've done some as redwork on white, and others as white on red! And a few odd bits in between! I've enjoyed sewing together a few odd little dollies these past few years for a special little madame, and I see a few more in my future. I really need to get those Christmas ornies done! On my list of "to do's."
I love old Victorian houses. This is a photograph of one from my hometown in Nova Scotia. I love all of the gingerbread trim, the cupolas . . . the verandas . . . the attic windows. I would love to have one of these of my own. I would turn it into a B&B, which has also always been a dream of mine, to have my own B&B. Or a Tea room. That's also always been a dream. Not a big one, just a small one. I did own my own coffee shop once upon a time. It was hard work, but I did enjoy it. I baked all my own muffins and cakes, etc. I only served light lunches such as sandwiches and the like, but I did enjoy it. I have a healthy respect for anyone who owns their own cafe. It's a lot of hard work. I am probably a bit too old and tired now, but once upon a time . . . . I could have totally jumped at the chance!
I totally love the 1950's. The clothing. The style of decor. The hairstyles. The telly shows. The music. If I was a thin woman, I would be the street eccentric because I would dress totally like they did in the 1950's. Crazy I know. It's probably a good thing I am not thin, right? When I get to heaven and I am thin again, I'm going to look like Donna Reid. Totally.
And that's my five quirky bits about me for today!
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
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⋰ ⋮ ⋱ your time... on what "could have" been!.*´¯`.¸¸.☆
Make today the best that you can!
Cooking in the English Kitchen today . . . Maries Best Corn Chowder. The feasting continues with my favourites for my Birthday week!
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Have a wonderful Thursday!