Thursday, 19 February 2015
Five Things About Me
This isn't me, but it reminds me of me. Yep, it's Thursday and it's another five things about me post! My mother told me this story and so I believe it to be true. When I was 4 1/2 years old we lived with my maternal grandparents for a time as we had come back from Germany and my father had been posted out to Gimli, Manitoba. Because we didn't have a house to live in there yet, my mother, sister and I lived with her parents until my father could find one. That was one very full house because besides all of us and my grandparents living it it, there was also Ronnie (my Grandmother's foster child), my Great Grandmother Best and my Aunt Freda and her husband Uncle Harold. Oh, and their little boy Danny. My mother was also pregnant with my brother. As you can imagine with so many people in the house, there was bound to be an upset every once in a while. I guess I must have gotten into trouble for something one day. My mother remembers looking out at me sitting next to their dog Pasty on the veranda, my arms around Patsy . . . saying, "You still love me Patsy." in a very forlorn manner.
Even then I had a love for dogs and felt a kinship with them. That's number one!
I am loyal to a "T" and I love with all of my heart. If I call you friend, I am your friend to the end. You got a friend for life who will always have your back, and on whom you can rely and depend. Faithful, loyal, and reliable. That's me.
I love the art of "Keeping House." I have always been a homebody and have always loved being in the home, doing all the little things that make a house a home. I love puttering and cleaning . . . tidying up, dusting, ironing, doing laundry, making beds etc. Household arts. It's all I ever wanted to do or to be from the time I was a little girl . . . Homemaker, Mother, Wife. I did not really aspire to be anything else. Oh, I have always loved writing and drawing. Yes, but you can do those even if you are at home. Home is where I am happiest.
I love jam full stop, but my favourite jam of all is strawberry jam. I could never tire of it. On toast, on buttered bread, in a peanut butter sandwich, filling cakes and cookies . . . by the spoonful. I just love it any way, any how, any time, any where . . . .
I love story telling. Already written stories, making up as you go along stories . . . the classics, fairy tales, fables, etc. I love story telling. I love to read out loud and put expression into what I am saying. Even when I am asked to read a scripture out loud. I tell it like a story, with pauses and expression. People may think I am corny, but I don't care. If it's worth telling, it worth telling well. Laugh if you will (and I am sure many have done or at least have wanted to) Stories are just better if you put a little bit of heart and soul into them.
And that's my five things for this week.
Today I have featured the artwork of Mabel Lucie Attwell. Mabel Lucie Attwell was a British illustrator. She was known for her cute, nostalgic drawings of children, based on her daughter, Peggy. Her drawings are featured on many postcards, advertisements, posters, books and figurines. I loved her illustrated books when I was a child. I have always admired her work.
I added a gingham ribbon peplum to the dress. It's a double ruffle. I also added the heart charm. I think I will do her her very own dollie. Probably not today as the missionaries are coming for supper, but I will do it soon.
If you haven't already seen it, I highly recommend that you go to see "The Theory of Everything." We went and saw it yesterday. (Two for one Wednesday's with EE. This is the last week for that offer as well. EE is phasing it out on the 25th February.)This was one of the best films I have seen in recent years. It is well worth the cost of a ticket. I cried off and on all the way through it, and I think Eddie Redmayne was seriously believable as Stephen Hawking. He did such a super job. It was as if he was Stephen Hawking. If he doesn't get an Academy Award for his performance I will be seriously disappointed! Anyways, if you have a chance to go and see it, do go!
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
Knowing when to walk away is wisdom
Being able to walk away is courage
Walking away with your head held high
Cooking in The English Kitchen today . . . Cherry Granola Breakfast Buns. Delish and simple!
Hope your Thursday is fabulous. Know always that . . .
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And I do too.