February 29, 2008

Friday Feast #181

Who was the last person you hugged?

My friend Teresa. We were at a wedding tonight. Charles wasn't feeling well and was waiting for me in the car. So I went in to get a piece of cake to go and there was Teresa!

I had looked for her earlier and thought she'd gone home, and I gave up hope of getting to talk with her. We had a hurried conversation and quick hugs. I wish there were time enough to get to all the people I really want to talk to and connect with at events like that.

There were a lot of friends there tonight that I could have spent a long time just visiting with....it was that kind of night.....and I think the twinkle lights in the church courtyard really helped with that kind of mood. ;) I thought it was dreadful to cut it short, but we had to.

Share a beauty or grooming trick or tip with us.

Okay, here is my tip. Do you know those really annoying problem areas in grooming that we all just HATE about ourselves? Think of someone else you know with similar problems. Do you think less of them for it? Of course not! (you'd better not) I try to remember this....my friends love me the way I am and I don't need to hate myself for things that can't be changed with a little concealer. lol It is such an American way of thinking.....and it's wrong. Outward appearance should be one of our lower priorities in life and we make it number one way too often. I say, relax and focus on people around you and who you are inside....your character.

There is nothing wrong with good grooming, being in shape and looking your best! But I want to come to the place where I am not hating things about myself that I can't change and focusing so much on outward appearance. Some of the most beautiful people in the world are the people no one can stand being around because they are so focused on themselves. The people you really love being around are the ones who are caring, outwardly focused and content with themselves.

In other words, people love you for who you are inside, focus on that and on others. True beauty comes from within....and people can tell.

What does the color yellow make you think of?

I've got SUNshiiiiine on a cloudy daaaay *cool guitar vibes*
Anyway, that was the first thing that came to mind.

I love yellow, and I found out 2 years ago,
after 22 years of marriage, that Charles does NOT like yellow.
At all. Not on the walls anyway.

When we moved here I was asking him about colors to paint some of the walls.
"Oh anything, I'll like anything you want. ....But not yellow."
I reminded him that my very cute kitchen in our last home was butter yellow.
"I know. Please don't do that again. I just don't like it."

Now I desperately am wanting to paint something yellow!
I think I'm just a little rebellious or something. What IS that?

Main Course
If you were to make your living as a photographer, what subject would your pictures revolve around?

Still life. I love to take pictures of things like old furniture, architecture, scenery, flowers, texture and good composition....

What was the longest book you ever read?

I'll count a series as a long book. I've read all of the Anne of Green Gables books, including Rainbow Valley. I love those books dearly. Montgomery is such a good writer, you can picture it all very easily, feeling like you're there. And they are just pleasant...no mystery, anxiety or trauma. Well not like orcs being slain type of trauma, just regular life trauma with real life resolving afterwards.

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1 comment:

Sarahintheskywith said...

Hey, my husband hates the color yellow as well! So of course, he promptly received a bright yellow shirt for his birthday from his grandmother. I tease him about not liking yellow all the time. Have a super weekend!