Have the T-shirt pagged me for the Honest Scrap Award…well mah goodness! So I’m supposed to post some honest things about myself, and I reckon that’s waht I’ll do. Here goes, and hold on to your hats!
1. While I always love my kids, I don’t always like them. I always want what’s best for them, but man they can get on my nerves and not just with the little things either. I have found by letting go of them ,I am able to renew my relationships with them and it’s like a whole new thing grows between us. Maybe that’s what growing up is, and my kids choose to do it in a dramatic way.
2.I dress like a Quaker. Or maybe a nun. Very quietly, anyway. Here’s why: When I was 13, I spent some of my babysitting money on a new shirt. It was a very plain, ordinary button up shirt in a very bright shade of hot pink. I was proud of it and myself for showing a bit of daring. The first time I wore it, I was asked by my father “why do you wear that? Why do you want to attract unnecessary attention to yourself?” and I put it away, never to wear bright colors again. The idea of attracting attention to myself in that way is daunting, and I won’t do it. funny thing, I told Peaches this one day over lunch, then later that week I saw her and was wearing a teal vest. She said “that’s pretty daring, Peggy, are you sure you want to be noticed in that?” She was teasing of course, and I appreciate her remembering.
3.For all my Gourmet tendencies, all those bags of organic esoteric grains and fancy free range chickens, herbs in the garden and kosher salt, I love junk food. I love cheetoes and poptarts and tropical fruit Koolaid. I love fried chicken from Vandy’s and a Big and Tasty from McDonalds. and I LOVE McDonalds French fries.
4.they say music will do 2 things: it can enhance your existing mood, or change your mood. I prefer to listen to it to enhance my mood. If i’m feeling aggressive (which happens) it’s all Holst and Mahler and Led Zeppelin. If I’m feeling mellow, (especially at Christmas) it’s Dean Martin and Henry Mancini. I have never much kept up with contemporary music, because it takes too much energy to sort through it all to find stuff I like. Will, my eldest, does that for me. We share similar tastes and he has the adventurous spirit that lets him find stuff. Wilco, for example, I like that but never would have found it on my own
5.When Will and David were babies, I listened almost exclusively to Christian radio- the kind where preachers sermonize and women give advice to wives. Not because i was interested in sermons or advice, but because we lived so far out, I had 2 babies, Terry worked 2 jobs, and I was lonely for the sound of adult voices.
6. My husband is a romantic. I am not. I forget birthdays and anniversaries. it’s not a passive-agressive thing, I’m not doing it to be hardheaded, I just get caught up in the here and now, and the dough that I’m kneading or the onions I’m chopping, and am not thinking romantic thoughts. I know as a woman I’m supposed to be the one who’s all hearts and flowers, but he’s the one who remembers stuff.
7.I believe my entire life has been a process of preparation. I can look back and see how events worked together to prepare me, and are continuing to do that. I am not entirely sure exactly what i am being prepared for, but the belief that I am gives me purpose even when I have no idea what it is. I am pretty sure it’s a God thing, and since I believe His purposes are for the eternal good, I am able to take awful things and know that there’s a solid reason for them. That belief has kept me from disappearing down the rabbit hole, more than once.
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