Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Not much News...

Reflections
It was just last week that we had temperatures here in the 70's. I was running around on my patio wearing jeans and a T, barefoot. Okay, the barefoot part is not unusual for me. That's something I never did growing up - go barefoot. But the adult me hardly ever has a pair of shoes on, especially when I'm at home. But, I digress. I was about to tell you about our recent temperatures.

I peered out the back door morning before last to witness the largest snowflakes whitening my view of our yard. Looking over at my largest garden, I wondered how the beautiful colors of Spring, Summer and even late Autumn turned into this: Notice the little cardinal sitting on the unfastened trellice-gate.

Someday, when you have about five minutes to look at nothing but pictures of my flower garden (hopefully, now) take a look at this slideshow I put together a couple years ago: Our place . All the pictures, except for the first one (a picture of the school my father-in-law attended) and of the cow pasture next to us, were taken on our property.
Things you don't know about me

I've been tagged to share five things that few people know about me. I'm pretty much an open book, but here are a few things I've never mentioned in this blog:

1. I'm Filipino-American, born in Manila.
2. My family used to live in an apartment across the hallway from Jimmy Jones (the Reverend Jimmy Jones - yes, the Cool-Aid king) when he was 19 years old and a Seminary student. This was in Indianapolis, Indiana in the early 1950's.
3. I'm 8 years older than my hubby.
4. I started writing short stories in the second grade. A neighbor boy and fellow student, Steve Worsham, illustrated them for me.
5. When I was 14 years old, a girl named Mary Mack beat me up at Rhodius Park at the "old" swimming pool there. This, too, was in Indianapolis. She was quite a bit larger than me and a much more skilled fighter, as that was my second and last fight of my life. I often wonder what happened to her. She has a brother named Larry (I think that was his name).
I'm supposed to tag some other people but I can't think of anyone who hasn't already been tagged. So, if you have a blog and are reading this, consider yourself tagged by me and let me know so I can read your answers.
Proud Mom and Grandma that I am, I just have to share this picture that was part of my daughter's family Christmas card. Now that you know I am Filipino (complete with the dark skin, hair and eyes), tell me how in the world this hazel-eyed natural blonde grew inside my body.
In the works

I'm back to my trash to treasure items! I got a call a couple days ago from Janet at the Corner Nest; several of my pieces had sold and I need to bring more furniture in. The call was excellent timing, as I've been working on a little (as in child) dresser and hope to deliver it and an end table tomorrow. I'll be sure to post pictures!

Here's something else I've been working on for Ebay:

I'm hoping to get it finished and listed Sunday. Until later, thanks for visiting! Let me know how you're all doing out there!mysig

3 comments:

Sand Flat Farm said...

Sher - I looked at "your place" photos - what a nice homey place to live! Your flowers are gorgeous and it looks like there's lots of history right in your own backyard. THanks for sharing. Oh yeah, one of my sons dated a beautiful petite little Filipino girl that i was sure was going to be my DIL someday. She was precious, but they split up. I always wondered what cute little babies my blond blue eyed son and this little Sammi-girl would have! Beautiful family you have there - Vickie

Sher said...

Thanks, Vickie! I appreciate all the compliments!

Clover Cottage said...

Hi. I just found your blog and am enjoying all your past posts. I saw you mention Indy which is where I grew up. It's a small world. My mom and her 10 siblings went to Southport High School. Ever meet any Carr kids back in the day?