Pam at Pam Kitty Morning has tagged me to tell six honest things about myself. Well, that's scary. Let myself be known? Hmmmm..
1. When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a nun. I volunteered at a home for the aged and infirm run by the Carmelite Sisters. The teenagers were called Carmelettes and we had our own "club" which met once a month overseen by Sister Jacinta. I think she was the only nun who could control us. :) We all had our favorite "nuns" and mine was Sister Margaret Patrick. When she got transferred to New York I was heartbroken. I have seen her since then a few times but of course, it is not the same. Everything is so intense during teen years!
2. I like toys, a lot. I have a granddaughter who lives with us so it's easy to buy the things that I really want for myself. I collect the Fisher Price people... the little original ones that were popular in the 70's.
3. Moving right along... I have always liked to decorate my house with bright and colorful things. My very first rocking chair which I bought on a plan before I was married was black with bright red, corduroy cushions on it. Also I had a black tote stool with a red cushion. I loved that thing.
4. Oh, Lord, three more to go!!?? Well, the obvious is that I love making things, anything. It's to a point now that I can look at something and if I can examine it, I can make it.. and I want to. I really want to make things. About 6 years or so ago, my sister and I saw a canning jar light and it had an electric candle in it and dried rose hips inside. The jar had a zinc cover and a homespun fabric bow tied around it. I immediately said, "We can make that." $200. later we had about 15 to 20 of these lights. The original light might have cost $18. It would have been far cheaper to just have bought the darn thing. It cost me $3. to have a hole drilled in each jar so that the cord would come out the bottom. Oh, gosh. So with the hypertufa containers I said, I'm just buying some. It's far cheaper than trying to make them. I still want to make them, though.
5. I just asked my grown kids (age 22 and 30) what they would have to say about me but it couldn't be that I'm crafty. David said I am never boring. There is always something going on. Laura says that I have a kind heart toward people and animals (anything living). Well, that surprised the heck out of me! Hmmm. I'm not boring. Whoopeeee...
6. Am I at the end already? I like to garden... flowers anything that grows. I love nature, I love reading self-help books, I love to learn, I love my grandchildren, my dogs, even my own kids. haha .. sometimes.... and I actually loved doing this exercise. It gave me a chance to pause and think about myself. Thank you, Pam.
Okay, now for the tagging. I tag Tina, Tracey, Lindsey, Lurline and my sister, Carol.