Friday, February 7, 2014

Favorite Color

I like jewel tones -- I recently took a picture of my closet which is mainly filled with greens, blues, grays, blacks, and dark purples. I do like to wear a little red and pink on rare occasions. My favorite picture as a child was always black and I still really like black. My favorites are clearly jewel tones.

Red always makes me think of my Aunt Reeny because she loved the color Red. Otherwise, nothing else that I can really think of about colors.

Memory Board

I think my memory board would be an overall of my life -- my life as a child.

Me in high school.

 as a young bride in 1978

as a mother and grandmother

One of my many surgeries

and my weight loss Journey!

Sunday, January 26, 2014


One of my main hobbies since I was a teen and still is my main hobby ---- genealogy. I started as a teen and still enjoy this hobby / obsession! I have also been doing needlework since I was a teenage. I still knit or crochet. My mother taught me how to knit and crochet. I also took a class in tatting which my grandmother use to do. I have done needle point and crochet. I have loved computers since I was thirty -- I had one of the first Tandy Computers when my thirty year old daughter was an infant. This was a passion I shared with my dad. The only thing I collected was porcelain dolls which I still have but no longer have any interest in them.

One other hobby is photography!

The feeling of home

Home is exactly that - a feeling. Home is not a place it is a feeling. After my grandfather died my parents moved in with my grandmother so she could stay in her home. My brothers lived in my parents home and eventually one of my brothers bought the home and still lives in it with his wife and son. The house no longer resembles what it looked like when we lived there. They have made it their own. Mom and dad lived with grandma for a number of years. During that time, my own house came to be home. Home feels comfortable and safe. Home is where I can be myself. Your home can not be dependent on others because they may not always be there you have to make your home your own.

Who do I miss

There are a lot of people I miss around the holidays and always. I miss my dad who has been gone for five years now. My Dad didn't really like the holidays, but we always knew we could count on Dad if we needed him. He had an excellent sense of humor and was a very intelligent man.

I also miss my grandparents. Holidays were always split between my grandparents' homes.

I miss my Aunt Reeny -- she loved us to a fault! 

First Gift

Prompt 18 - First Present or Gift

I can not remember anything at all about a first gift. I do, however, know what the first gift is that I can remember -- a jewelry box. I think that what made it so memorable was that I had asked for a jewelry box and it had my sister's name on it. That was apparently a mistake by "Santa"! It was a black jewelry box. I not longer have it, I do have the replacement that my mom gave me several years ago.

Toys and Games

I still have a doll that was mine as a child which I have put a sweater on that was mine as a baby. I still have a few of my games and toys. Several years ago my mom had us go through all the stuff she had saved and no one really wanted any of it. It was really kind of sad. Made me feel like I should go through my storage in the basement and get rid of stuff cause no one is probably going to want it any way. We did play board games, mainly Monopoly. We also played some Clue. We played cards a lot at my Grandma and Grandpa's. I can remember playing office and using a plastic banana for a phone.

Prompt 17