It doesn’t seem so long ago that “grandpa’s munchkin” was just a happy goofy little kid. She’s not exactly front and center in this photo with mom and great grandparents but somehow she manages to grab the spotlight anyway.
She’s still doing that, fifteen years and counting.
I’m tempted to talk about time flying and growing up too fast but I’ll skip all that grandma blather we’ve all rolled our eyes at before and just wish Happy Birthday to our beautiful Valentine girl.
Daughters drawing saved by my mother for so many years that it’s probably a priceless work of art by now. BTW, everyone would look better with a neck moustache and arms growing out of their ears.
What is your favorite piece of art? (it doesn’t have to be famous)
Well that’s like trying to pick your favourite blade of grass on the lawn. Impossible for me to choose even a category. I do have a great love for children’s art though, especially when they explain it all to you, or even when they can’t explain any of it. Maybe my favourite piece of art will eventually be on that big old canvas that’s been sitting here staring at me blankly for several days. There’s not much art I don’t like, unless it is a depiction of something gruesome.
What made you smile today?
Being put through a check out by a purple haired cashier. I suspect she coloured her hair herself (or had a friend do it) because random bits of her ears and neck were also purple. What can you do, except show up for work anyway and carry on. Purple ears won’t last forever, right? She reminded me of my granddaughters who also do startling things with their hair. It makes me smile to see them experimenting with who they are or who they wish to be. All of them are bold and beautiful.
Which place do you recommend as a Must-See? Please state which country, state or province.
Really I haven’t been to enough places myself to do that with any kind of credibility. I do think people miss out on seeing their own country from a tourists point of view when they prefer to rush off across the ocean or the equator in search of something better. I’ve seen all three of Canada’s oceans – Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic! Notice how far inland I am living from every one of them. Travel destinations are a personal thing. I loved the rolling green hills in Scotland but suspect some people might find them boring. Imagine that. Weirdos.
Complete this sentence: When I was younger I used to….
…..love it when cousins came to visit us on the farm, mainly because we got out of all kinds of work so we could entertain them. I was always surprised by their avid interest in such things as tractors and cows. And barn cats and pond frogs. These were ordinary every day things to me but new and interesting to them. It gave me a whole new perspective, seeing things I took for granted through someone else’s eyes.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
In my ongoing seemingly never-ending pursuit of something suitably warm to put on my freezing feet I think I’ve finally made a breakthrough. Men’s thermal socks. If your feet are cold in those things you are probably dead. Now I just have to be careful I don’t slide across the kitchen floor in them and break my neck.
That canvas is STILL hanging around and still blank. I am looking forward to getting all artsy with it this week. Anybody want a painting of my thermal socks? Alrighty then! I will try to come up with something better.