Friends, families and memories…some of the most important things in our lives. Circumstances can suddenly change our whole way of thinking and in the way we deal with issues that effect us all. Sometimes, we are just innocent bystanders to life’s events but sometimes we are a major player.
Up until now, good food, good friends, good company have been a way of life. I have a blog that is relatively new but well received by others who have enjoyed my cooking, traveling, and leading everyone down undiscovered roads in New England and Europe.
My blog as well as my comments on other bloggers posts have been slow in appearing lately. That is because I have been attending to my mother’s health issues. We start and end our lives with our families. They are our past, our present and our future.
With our families, we share our laughter, tears, disagreements, but most importantly our memories. So many of us have shared our stories of family food memories…it is a strong connection among bloggers.
While making arrangements for my mother to come live in New England in assisted living, I took her jewelry for safe keeping. Among the pieces of jewelry was the pin that you see on this post. I don’t know when my father gave my mother this beautiful pin but I remember it from when I was a little girl. It is special to her and special to me but of no real value. But isn’t that what life is really about. Special friends, family and memories are priceless.
Phyllis, from Food, Flowers, Herbs and Life has presented me with the Kreativ Award and has also challenged me to tell ten things about myself. I want to thank her for her kind words about me and my blog. I’m going to combine the two into one post…I hope it meets with everyone’s approval.
I tend to be a private person but since many bloggers are participating in these quests to know more about a blogger, I will share a little more about me. I grew up in Texas on a ranch. I have lived in nine homes with my husband in Florida, New Hampshire and Maine. I love good food and plan trips around great restaurants. I hate giving speeches in public.
Describe yourself in seven words. I am a wife, mother, daughter, friend, artistic, quiet, thoughtful.
What keeps you up at night. I worry about my mother. Some people say “out of sight, out of mind”. I say…”what you can’t see, you worry about more”.
Who would you like to be. I am happy with who I am…my sweet husband says I’m perfect and that makes me happy.
What are you wearing. In the winter, I wear sweaters, wool slacks, and sweats. Comfy, cosy and warm during the cold days in New Hampshire.
What scares you. Most things in life don’t scare me.
The best and worst about blogging. Blogging has introduced me to new and special friends all over the world. I feel bad when I can not visit each person that visits my blog on a daily basis.
Last website you visited. I was just on Tripadvisor…I find it very useful when I travel.
Slanklets…yes or no. No.
Tell a little about the person who tagged you. Phyllis is very much a family person who enjoys spending time with her husband Ritchey at Renaissance fairs. She also writes a genealogy blog and loves to cook. She has over three hundred cookbooks. Do go over and read her blog…you will enjoy it.
I hope you learned a little more about me. I think we all enjoy the interaction with others through the comment sections on our blogs. My blogger friends have shared thought provoking ideas, literally food for thought, laughter and beauty beyond belief.
I leave you with one thought…”when times are good, our friends know us…when things aren’t good, we know our friends”.