I thought I would take some time to share a little about myself for those of you who are interested. I love to read, and my preferred books are non-fiction, books that inspire with positive things such as: Bringing Out the Best in People by Alan Loy McGinnis, any book by Lise Bourbeau, as she focuses on health, both the mental and physical health, and easy crockpot recipes with a few ingredients.
I love colour, as I suppose you can see in the art I share here on my blog, and my favourite colour is forest green. I love tea, homemade chicken soup, vegetable soup, roast chicken and roast lamb. For myself these are comfort foods. I love so many fruits and vegetables it would be hard to list which ones I like. :) My favourite holiday is Christmas, hands down. I love the colours, snow, decorations and usual kindness...and especially the kindness that most give, and receive, at this time. This may sound strange, but even though I love the decorations at Christmas time, I don't decorate my own place...except for a small tree, fabric and red, with little gold bells on it, about a foot to two feet high. That is it! I also love tartan/plaid, Gingham and toile. I love things from the Victorian era as well.
The cold weather and wind make my eyes tear. It wasn't always like this, this only started to happen in the last ten years or so.
I love music...especially from 1900 to 1940's, but I also love oldies and disco music! I love the sounds of nature and even have CD's with this type of music. I like soft jazz and instrumental as well. As you can see, I have a wide range of tastes in music.
I love to cook! I have to say, though, that even as much as I love cooking, my presentations are sorely lacking. However, and any of my friends who have come over for dinner and tasted my food have always enjoyed the company and food I cook, so for myself, what is most important is the flavour and the enjoyment of the company.
I cannot wear wool. Although I have no known allergies, wool tends to make me itch (however, no rash occurs, thankfully), so I opt for 100% cotton...and I absolutely love polar fleece, and I have a couple of jackets like this. I find them warm and comfortable. Interesting, though, even though I love polar fleece and do wear it as a sweater or jacket, I don't wear it as a nightie...so my nighties are plain cotton.
I don't "collect" anything. I guess this comes as a surprise, as most people collect something...magnets, key chains, whatever, but I just don't. I am a minimalist, and I have very little furniture and things. I have always been this way, but I suppose it comes from growing up in a poor household. My father worked hard to make ends meet and to feed his family, my mother and I, and he always taught me to appreciate what I have...and so I do. My friend, whose name is also Linda, gave me a $25 gift certificate for a dollar store here in Montreal, for my birthday last month, (she knows how much I love this store), and from my reaction and grateful response, you might have thought she gave me $1,000 or something like that. This is how I am, I just appreciate the person and the love and thought that goes behind it. I don't judge others who have a lot or those who have very little, because I look at the heart of the person. The poorest person can sometimes give the most, because this person gives from his/her heart, and isn't that really what love is all about? We should never take for granted what we have, because it can all change...in a minute!
I love thrift stores and dollar stores, in some cases for myself it is like taking a walk back in time, and I enjoy doing this. I also love taking long walks in nature.
Well, I guess this is enough for this post, and for any of you who are interested in learning more about me, please feel free to do a search in the upper left hand corner of my blog for "myself" or "my family". And I do hope that I haven't bored you. :) Thank you so much for listening. Love and hugs to you all.
The videos I have selected for this post are:
Hinterland Who's Who - Loon
Giant African Land Snail
Lawrence Welk Pennsylvania Polka
Full House - The Final Scene
Love is a positive effect. Love can never have a negative effect, only a positive effect. - Ziggy Marley