Cee is back to share this week. I decided I might as well play now instead of waiting for another day – it’s another case of avoidance for me, since today has been designated as the day to go grocery shopping.
Have you ever participated in a distance walking, swimming, running, or biking event? Tell your story. I have no story to tell. Although I have done all of those activities, I’ve never participated in an event for any of them. I am just not a competitor. And things I’ve done or do for pleasure become a chore when done for any other reason.
Name one thing not many people know about you. After blogging for several years now, is there anything people don’t know about me? Like Cee, I was once a baker of fresh breads, cinnamon buns, sticky buns, fancy cakes for Christmas – one year I made a gingerbread house which I put a nightlight in and the gingerbread smell in the house was heavenly. Now I bake, but less often and I sometimes bake bread, but I use the breadmaker to prepare the dough. I also used to make all of my clothes, and clothes for my kids. I even made my husband a pair of pants, a tie, a Nehru jacket (back in the day when that was the trend), and several shirts. Then the cost of fabric went up and the cost of ready made went down. Now my sewing machine lives in the closet.
What is your favorite flower? In the spring, when daffodils first appear, they fill me with joy because they are a brightly colored, living thing, so welcome after a white winter. I think though, that my true favorite flowers are peonies and lilacs. If only they had longer bloom periods.
Things I want to have in my home (paintings, hot tubs, book cases, big screen tv etc) I have many of the things I would want in my home – I have photographs my son has taken, printed out, and framed for me. I have crafty things my daughter has made for me, and some of her paintings. I have my own paintings and photographs. I have book cases filled with books and knickknacks that I keep thinking I should thin out. I have a sort-of big screen TV, although I think I’d like it to be a few inches bigger. I have a comfy big recliner with a large cozy fleece lap blanket. I have more than I need – I have enough.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am grateful for getting my dining area and second bathroom painted new colors. I find it interesting how we (or at least I) change with time – when I last painted that bathroom I was apparently in a dramatic frame of mind and chose a color that was pretty dark – recently, I’ve felt more of a need for light and bright. The difference is amazing and pleasing to my eye and my soul. I discovered with the dining area that although I had replaced my dramatic darker color with a lighter one a few years ago, it still did not pull that space out of the dark, so I went with a color I have never used on my walls before and it did the job! I am happy. what am I looking forward to? Spring becoming more like spring – and mowing the grass. Yes! Already it needs mowing, much earlier in the year than I recall ever before. But, waking to freezing temps in the mornings and only a little warmer in the afternoons does not make me anxious to go out and do that.
Wishing you a wonderful week.