Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Book of Me.... Written by You... Week 4

This is the prompt for week 4

Prompt 4 - Favourite Season

Do you have one?
A Happy Memory or association

Close your eyes and imagine your favourite season – write down what you see, feel, hear.

My favourite season(s)

I believe that every season has its beauty, and for different reasons... Lets take Spring..

We have Easter... I love all holidays, although, I do have my favourite.... it is also the time the Earth comes alive... flowers start blooming, the grass goes from brown to green.... it is also my Ken's birthday in Springtime... isn't he handsome, smelling the blossoms.. hehe
 The tree in my backyard , full of blossoms
and I already said its Ken's birthday :)
We actually don't get much of a Spring here, and it is short.

Summer....  I don't like the heat too much, so Summer is not my favourite season at all... although I believe we need sunshine, and all the different colours are beautiful... especially after a bleak winter.
First of all... Canada's birthday is July 1st
 I take care of children... its my job, and I love it.... we did some science experiments
this summer ... with no school, I have to keep them busy :)
 The amusement park is open in the summer.. here we all are waiting to go on a ride
And of course, what would summer be, if we couldn't hit a splash park... they LOVE the water
Every summer we drive to the States to visit our son and family... here we are in their backyard... this has to be my most favourite part of summer.  We have 4 grandchildren here, that we only see once a year.. so its a precious time for us
There are some things I like about summer, but mostly I cant take the heat..

Fall and Winter... OH MY !!  Now we're talking... these are by far my favourite seasons
 Here I am ... the leaves were just beginning to change...
I think this saying says it all about the beauty of all the seasons... but look at the beautiful colours of Fall... the crunching of the leaves as you walk in them... what's not to love.......
And of course there is Halloween.  This is a pumpkin that one of our previous students carved.. we are Homestay parents.. and these students were from Korea.... they had never carved a pumpkin before.
This is my husband and I at a harvest ball...
Its also Thanksgiving in October ( in Canada )  This is our Turkey from last year. I cant believe its almost time again...
When I think of Fall, I think of Apples and cinnamon, and the beautiful colours of the leaves, Thanksgiving, Halloween.. warm sweaters, Hot chocolate.. falling leaves in preparation for my most favourite time of year...

I absolutely love this season... I love the magic of the first snowfall.. I love getting bundled up. Don't get me wrong..I hate the extreme cold... and we do get that here... I love sitting in my warm home watching the snow fall...

 Poor Ken... out shovelling...
 This is in my backyard....
The sky can be so blue, but it is so bitter cold out....
Another reason I love winter is because Christmas is my favourite holiday.. 

This was our Christmas card picture from a couple of years ago...

 I love sitting in the dark with just Christmas tree lights on.... magical
And of course... Christmas dinner is the best....
 Christmas Eve, we just do it Buffet style

 and we always invite people over... I usually do a gift and a stocking for each one

The lights on our bush outside
and we always have a chocolate fountain
~ There is something beautiful in each season... but Fall and Winter are the ones I love the most ~

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Book of Me... Written By You... week 3

This is the prompt for week 3

Your size – clothes size
Eye colour
Draw your hands
Finger Prints

Basically , describe yourself.... so here goes..

Starting at my feet... just the normal looking feet, except for the left, where 3 weeks ago I broke 2 toes ( tripping over my dog ), so still a wee bit swollen.

I have nice looking calves ( if I do say so myself ),moving upwards to my knees, both of which have scars on them...  I know the scars are from my childhood when I fell, but I cant remember exactly.  I know at the time, I lived at 18 Kelburn Terrace in Port Glasgow, Scotland.  Those were the days where I was running, and skipping and jumping and had the freedom a child has.

My stomach , once flat, now carries the stretch marks from the children I carried.
I have 3 boys... had 5 miscarriages, and we have a daughter that we adopted, who although there are no scars on my stomach from her .. I carry those scars in my heart.  I LOVE ALL my children..

My face... although not beautiful, is not ugly either.
My eyes are blue, and when I wear certain colours, the blueness of my eyes are accentuated.. I have been told that my eyes look kind..I love my eyes.
I have a scar on my chin... I remember exactly what happened.  It goes back to when I lived on Kelburn Terrace again.  My friend and I would climb up on the midden bins ( concrete garbage bin holders ) and jump down...there was glass there, my friend thought I had already got up and gone, and she jumped, and my face went into the glass.
My face has wrinkles..there are dark circles under my eyes where there used to be none... everything shoes on my face... if I'm happy, or sad, excited, face shows it all.

My hair is dark brown... I love dark hair, but the colour now comes from a bottle.
If I didn't colour my hair, I think I would have so much grey. I have been tempted to not colour it anymore, and just be me.

Under my hair, on the back of my head I have a big bump that was caused by swinging on metal handrails and my head hit the concrete edge of the stairs.... I also lived in Kelburn when this happened.

My arms are freckled, and so are my hands... my fingers are long, with a couple of fingers riddled with arthritis...
I am tall..5 ft 8 ( or 9 )   I wear a size 14 ( in Canada ) clothes.

When I look in the mirror, I don't look like the person that is in my mind...that person is younger, with not a sign of a wrinkle anywhere... but I also don't hate what I see.
Every wrinkle, or grey hair is me... it means I'm lucky to still be alive to have those things.

This post was harder than I expected... its hard to describe yourself, but thankful for the opportunity to do so..

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Book of Me... Written by Me.Promt 2.. Your Birth

These are the questions for prompt # 2 ...

  • Do you have any baby photos?
  • Where were you born?
  • Who was present at your birth?
  • Dimensions?
  • What day was it? Time?
  • Did you have hair? Eye colours
  • Are you a twin?

  • I don't have a lot of baby photo's of me, but here is one
    The reason I like this picture is because I grew up not knowing my Mom.. so having a picture of both of my parents together, holding me, feels good.. it makes me happy, but it also makes me sad at the same time.  My parents were divorced, and I lived with my Father... unusual for back then.

    I was born in Dundee, Angus, Scotland.  I have no idea who was present at my birth, but would assume my Father was there at the hospital. Of course he wouldn't have been in the delivery room, because Father's weren't allowed in the room back then.

    I don't know how much I weighed, but I wish I did.
    I was born on a Friday at 1:35am...
    As you can see in the picture I had no hair, but I was born with blue eyes ( which I love )
    I was not a twin, but my Father was. Also my son and his wife have twins, and my granddaughter has twins also....
    I feel happy to be doing this.. it makes me look at my life. and I feel Thankful...

    Sunday, September 1, 2013

    The Book about Me, wriiten by YOU.... week 1

    I know I have been so bad at writing lately, but I have to tell you that I am so excited to do this.. and fingers crossed that I keep up.
    I have decided to join in this 15 month challenge called The book about me, written by is created by
    Prompt one is...Who Are You ?
    Ask yourself 20 times “Who are you?” Each time you should give yourself a different answer.
    so here goes...

    1. A wife

    2. A Mother
    3. Grandmother
    4. Childcare giver
    6. Friend

    7. Lover of everything Christmas

    8.lover of Autumn
    9. Introvert
    10. Family Historian
    11. A child of God
    12. A listener
    13.A procrastinator
    14. A lover of books
    15.A lover of music
    16. Shy
    17. Sensitive
    18. Scottish
    19. Canadian
    20.A dreamer
    21A daughter
    22. A picture taker
    It was a little bit harder than I thought... but that is me in a nutshell :)