Thursday, 5 March 2015
Five Things About Me . . .
This is a photograph that Todd took of me last year with my prize that I won for developing some appetiser recipes for Pidy foods. I love to enter contests. Any kind of contest. Crossword contests, writing contests, recipe contests, art contests, etc. I just love contests! It's not about winning because I only ever very rarely do. For me it's about the challenge. I love a good challenge. I love being challenged. I just love rising to a challenge. I suppose that makes me competitive in a way, except in a good way because I am not always in it to win it. (Although I have to say . . . I'm only human and winning is very nice.)
And that's number one. Yeppers, another five things about me post! (How can it be Thursday already? The weeks are just flashing by)
I started wearing eye glasses when I was six years old. I cannot remember what it is like to see anything clearly without some sort of frame around it. My first eye glasses were pink, horn rimmed with rhinestones in the outer corners. They had safety wires running through them, I suppose so that they wouldn't break, but they did break. When I was nine a boy punched me in the face on the way home from school one day and my glasses broke. I can remember being afraid to go home and show my mother. In high school, I only wore them when I absolutely had to . . . ie, to look at the blackboard. I didn't want people to see me with them on. Vanity was my middle name, although I don't know why I thought squinting to see things would be any more attractive than wearing eye glasses! haha My father wore glasses and still does. My mother wears them to read, and my sister and brother both wear them all the time like me and our father.
I take my glasses off to read. Although I have variegated bi-focals, I can't seem to read close up with them on, and so I take my glasses off. In bed I never wear them to read on my kindle. It is hard to see sometimes, but it is even harder to see with them on. I have tried both ways. Perhaps I need to get a pair of magnifiers, or change the size of the print on my kindle to larger. Can you do that?? If so, how?? I'd really like to know. In any case, I don't read with my glasses on.
I'm a hugger. I love to hug and I love to be hugged. I also pat when I hug. I know some people are not comfortable with hugs, but I am not one of them. I hug. It's kind of weird really. My mom never liked us to hug her when we were growing up, she didn't want her hair or makeup being messed up. My dad was the opposite. He probably wanted to hug us too much, lol. I am just a hugger. If you need a hug . . . I'm your gal!
I am a seeker of serendipity. I am always looking for the silver lining, the thread of good, the positive side, etc. If you look for happiness in most situations, you will find it. Of course I am not so naive as to believe that it's always there. Sometimes it just isn't. It is hard to find something positive in some situations . . . but for the most part I am a positive thinker and do manage to have lots of happy discoveries. Heart shaped rocks, four leaf clovers, flowers growing where they shouldn't, a feather in an obscure place, etc. When I was over here for the first time, and Todd and I were getting to know each other, I found a little pewter Micky Mouse charm laying on the sidewalk (or pavement as it is called here) one day when we were going for a walkabout. I still have it.
He's only tiny. I keep him in my jewelry box.
And there you have it five things about me! I hope that I haven't bored you with them!
I finally did a painting yesterday. First one I have done in a while. It's a kind of spring type of painting. I quite like it.
I also finished this. (I hope the recipient will like it).
And began this. It's going to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. So my hands have been busy. Today I must cook.
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
"Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgement that something
is more important than fear.
The brave may not live forever but
the cautious do not live at all."
~The Princess Diaries ll
Baking in The English Kitchen today . . . Buttery Cinnamon Bun Cake. Oh so tasty!
Have a fabulous Thursday, always remember . . .
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