Saturday, September 25, 2021

sunday stealing questions to answer

1.      When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?

my hair is a mess... it's always been thin but I was able to get better haircuts than the one I give myself now. It's going gray because when I became allergic to chemicals I became allergic to my hair dye. I'm between brown and gray now and each time I see it, I think about aging.

2.      What shirt are you wearing? 

 Even as I isolate from others, I am trying to wear my nice going out clothes each week. I like softness and comfort though, and stretch is my friend. I can't have anything tugging on my spine when I move so... today it's a stretchy tunic purchased at a craft show. That's paint splatters on dark black, it covers my "sins" swings as I walk, and is a favorite. 

A problem these days is, get ready for it,  climate change. We are living through the hottest summer on record in the Denver area... and still going so this short sleeved shirt is too hot today. It's usually beautiful 70F range in september.

3.      Do you label yourself? 

I'm critical of myself as my adoptive family is toward me... I fight hearing their words in my memory when judging myself. On the plus side, I balance that with knowing I'm artistic, quick witted (when coffee is involved) can talk to anybody about anything anytime since I'm interested in people, have survived so much in childhood and faced the memories as an adult, am scientific and love facts when making decisions, love books and tv and baby elephants. I am a "tree-hugger" and spiritual person who does not like fundamentalist/ dogmatic beliefs.

what are these ?

4.      What does your watch look like? 

I have a "paper" watch now from the Denver art museum of Monet's waterlillies but time has little meaning now. I need to know when certain shows are on, the poodle knows it's 8pm because that's when he gets a chewy treat, I wake in bright light, I paint when I am drinking morning coffee, dh tells me when it's time for lunch, I get hungry about 6pm and sleepy about 11:30 at night.

5.      What were you doing at midnight last night? 

I hope I was asleep early as I haven't been sleeping well since June when the heat started here. We have record high temps, and it's usually lovely this time of year, this year it continues in the near 90's F. It is due to climate changes that I pray will not be permanent but suspect this is our new normal. I HATE HEAT. One can put on warmer clothes but when it's so hot you can't even sleep.

6.      Last furry thing you touched? 

this guy, my constant companion has soft fur, his name is Milo

7.      Favourite age you have been so far? 

40 was terrific

8.      What is your current desktop picture?

Monet's waterlillies

9.      If you had to choose between $1,000,000 or to be able to fly what would it be?

show me the money

10.  The last song you listened to? 

a bosso nova mix on youtube

11.  What do you do when vending machines steal your money?

growl, fume at the injustice!  slap them as if they will be shocked into dropping my item

12.  Would you move for the person you loved?

yes, and I have. I have never lived in a place I couldn't leave. 
I miss palm trees in Florida, and I miss lining near Annapolis Maryland so close to so much, I miss the park in Salt Lake City center, and I miss the safety and kindness of Canada.
when I met my now husband, I knew I'd be willing to go wherever he went.

13.  Name three things that you have on you at all times? 

well, obviously I have nothing on in the shower but my sense of dignity, but being so isolated for going on two years now, I don't have much other than clothes on. And those must be comfy. In the olden days before unseen illness threatened I had my purse with keys, my dog with poop bags, and a bottle of water. I'm not one to carry a phone, I don't want to be so accessible and my eyes aren't good enough to enjoy doing things in miniature.

14.  What’s your favourite town/city?

ahhhh, well I loved Toronto. New York City and San Fransisco are exciting, Washington DC was so much fun and so diverse with festivals and events. For gentle scenery and comfort I LOVE Lake Placid NY. Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo CA. Bruge Belgium. Stowe VT.

15.  Does anything hurt on your body right now?
 nearly everything. So many injuries left permanent pain. Spinal issues are maybe the worst as they cause nerve pain in so many places. Sinus pain since we moved to Colorado, dry, smokey, dusty, and amazingly enough pesticide spray is rampant around us despite not having many insects. I get migraines from even tiny amounts of it.

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Bev Sykes said...

I love baby elephants too...actually any elephants.

So if your dog knows when it is 8 p.m. how does he adjust to time change? Our dogs start demanding dinner an hour before 5 p.m., when we feed them.

I'm so sorry you have such negative comments from your adoptive family to think about.

Sara said...

Hmmmm - the last furry thing I petted was my daughter's golden retriever. He loves me. the last song I heard was at the funeral I attended this morning for a friend. They played Toby Keith's Crying For Me. She was a huge fan and the song was very appropriate. I would take the money over being able to fly. And I quit wearing a watch when I began working from home and didn't need to follow a tight schedule any longer. I have moved for the person I love - more than once, but he did give up a job offer for me because I refused to move to that location.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

All caught up now on your should add that you write well to your list of things you are good at. Thanks for the sharing which I found very interesting. How strong you are and I am so happy you know those strengths. Especially happy you have a good partner worthy of you and of course, Milo, because a dog is such a wonderful companion.

Me, Myself, and I said...

Milo is lovely! I'm with you, I love soft non-clingy, stretchy things. Haven't found the perfect ones just yet, but I keep hoping. I think your bush picture might be a mulberry, but 100% on that. I'm thinking it interesting that 40 was a good year for many of us.... Have a great week!

The Gal Herself said...

I enjoyed Toronto, too. (And now I have Groucho's song in my head: "It's better to run to Toronto, than to live in a place you don't want to ...")

#15: AMEN! I had a swollen and painful right calf and my doctor suspected a DVT. (It wasn't.) I had numbness in my toes and she suspected diabetes. (It wasn't.) My balance -- never good -- was now terrible and I was tripping and stumbling. All of it (yes, ALL OF IT) was due to spinal stenosis! It was, compared to a DVT and diabetes, easy to fix and my quality of life was enhanced immediately. So I say, preach it! Everyone should get their spines checked.

Kwizgiver said...

Your tunic top sounds like a real find! I love the splatters.

Lori said...

Milo is precious! I love dogs. Loved your answers! Have a nice day.

QuiltGranma said...

Who wears a watch today when there are cell phones, or a clock on the wall? Pain, usually all over but especially in shoulders and neck. Soft furry is our now 1 year old kitty! I too only wear comfortable clothing, having taken the underwire out of my bras they are so much more comfortable. My hair too is getting sparkles in them, that is what I call them, at 70 they are expected and can be so pretty.

CountryDew said...

I still wear a watch. I expect I always will. I'm sorry you live with pain, too. It sucks.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I enjoyed reading your answers. I might be able to wear that paper watch. I'm allergic to metal, so no watch, not zippers, no jewelry of any kind, etc. Sorry to read you are in constant pain. I had NO idea. As always, Milo is such a sweetie.

Kathleen said...

What an interesting post. I am sorry for your constant pain and the hottest summer on record. I think we had the wettest. Climate change will make us all unhappy. I love how much beauty you share with us, and I believe it to be a sign of your inner beauty.

Tails Around the Ranch said...

To answer your question, that vine looks like Virginia creeper. 😊

Joanne said...

Thanks for sharing LeeAnna !

Lisca said...

Thank you for sharing more of yourself. I haven’t got the time to do the same for you. I’m sorry you are hurting. Good health is so precious. I have been so blessed that I am still healthy at 70.
I have moved country for a man ( followed my first husband to Italy) , later I moved to England to be with my second husband. Since then We have both moved to Spain.
Happy belated T-Day,