Thursday, 3 December 2015

Five things about me . . .

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I have no eyebrows.  By that I mean, I have them, but they are very sparse.   I have always wanted pretty eyebrows.  I wish I had them naturally.   I thought about getting that new stuff called Wunderbrow, but it's very expensive and I think you need eyebrows to begin with for the stuff to stick to.   Eyebrows are something I have never had . . .  and yet I have hair which grows abundantly in other places like my upper lip or chin.  It is infuriating.  I use an eyebrow pencil now and every time I put it on I think about little old ladies with painted on eye brows.  I hope that I don't look like that, but if I do . . .  then oh well!

And that is the first in a five things about me post for today!

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I am a very loyal person and supportive of those I care about.   People can hurt my feelings and I'll come back for more.  I guess that is a bit like a dog in a way.   You can be really mad at them, and they will know it, but leave the room and come back in and they are wagging their tails like crazy.  (Not that I am ever mad at Mitzie, because I am not.)  I might not always agree with the decisions that my loved ones make, or with their opinions, and I may get hurt by them from time to time and some of my loved ones seem to permanently hurt me, but I am loyal to them to the end.   I never give up on someone I care about, even if they disappoint or hurt me.   I'm very forgiving.

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I am positively crazy about Christmas!  I love everything about it.  It is my favourite holiday of the year.  I love the spiritual side of it and the meaning of it in every sense of the word, but I also love all the hooplah, Santa Claus, Christmas films and adverts, music, food etc.  I really love the Christmas carols like Silent Night and Oh Come All Ye Faithful and Oh Holy Night, but I also love Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree!  White Christmas/Green Christmas  . . . it matters not.  I just love Christmas.

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I'm a giver not a taker.   I seriously love to give to others.  I don't do it because I expect anything in return, and . . .  to be perfectly honest, I am a bit embarassed when someone gives something to me.   I just love serving others.   I give away almost everything I bake.  I love to bake.   Todd can only eat so much.  I don't need to eat any of it and so my friends and neighbors and the young missionaries are often recipients of my labours. (I haven't had any complaints yet!)  I love knowing that I have made someone else happy, or blessed someone else's life, in both small and large ways.  I suppose it is kind of selfish in a way because I always end up feeling better than they do I think.   The commercials on the television about sick children, or hurt children or starving children really break my heart.  I would love to be able to do something for each of them, but cannot because I don't really have very much financially to give, but I would if I could.   I give what I can and try to make a difference where I can.  I give up my place in line if someone behind me needs my place more.   Generosity is a way of life for me.   It brings me a joy that I can't find words to express.  A selfless life is an abundant life.

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I love LOVE Garden Gnomes, but I don't have one.   I need to change that.  Seriously.  Next Spring I am going to buy me a Garden Gnome.  They make me smile.   So do hedgehogs.

And that's my five things about me for this week.   I love thinking about what makes me tick.  OOPs that makes six!  *wink*  PS- I have a wierd sense of humor at times.  Seven.  Ta da!

A thought to carry with you through today  . . .

I don't want to get to the end of my life
and find that I just lived the length of it.
I want to have lived the width of it as well.
~Diane Ackerman

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Cooking in The English Kitchen today  . . .  Crunchy Chicken Casserole.  The low fat version.   It's high protein, low sugar, and very delicious.

I hope your Thursday is brilliant!!  Don't forget!

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And I do too!


  1. Good morning Marie. I hope your day is abundantly filled with blessings.

    I have smiled about your post today. I will give until I have nothing left so I understand that. These days I truly struggle with Christmas. I think I have collected enough to cover my gift giving. For once my cards are done but I am still so empty inside. I will push on and pray that I find some JOY in the season soon.

    Lots of love to everyone.

  2. Oh Suzan, I will pray you can find your joy soon. I know this is a difficult time of year for many people. God bless you. xoxo

  3. Thank you my darling. I am ticking off the things to do. So far I think I have gifts for everyone, mailed the cards, set up a little table with lights, some foods and drink has been organised and on Saturday we are having a small party with Beth before she flies to Finland. If I keep up at this rate I should not be stressed. Now off to darn in ends in some gifts.

  4. You are a whirling dirvish (sp?) Suzan! Being busy helps I think. xoxo

  5. I love all things Christmas too ! Hope your Thursday is a great day !

  6. This is a beautiful Christmas song.

  7. You ARE a giver:)
    Eyebrows shmeyebrows..your glasses hide that perfectly!
    My daughters had beauteous ones..and I think to myself..they are Jacques'!:)
    I saw white ones in mine! Imagine..just a few but still;)
    I know you love suits you very well.
    And you are all right..tis a bittersweet season alo..

    Take care.

  8. I hope you have a great day as well Pam! xoxo

    Thanks for that Dee! I Love it! xoxo

    Thanks Monique. I had a white one or two, but I plucked them and they didn't come back, lol Mind you, I have so few at all I perhaps shouldn't have gotten rid of them! haha or as the Spanish would say jaja :-) xoxo

  9. If only chin hairs did not come back. I grow a beard and a mo too. they are determined littled b*gg*rs.

  10. That they are Suzan, that they are! xoxo

  11. If only I were your neighbour! I would be the happy recipient of your generous heart! And you , of my love and friendship and I am told I have the gift of helps.


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