(This is my favorite Easter picture.)
So here I go with the random and weird things: 1. I can build a dress in my head, draft the pattern from scratch, and sew it exactly how I had it pictured; but I can't remember my own cell phone number. I can't get to my husbands work without directions ( yes, I have been there several times). Grammar and punctuation don't make sense to me at all! I know you've noticed this! I am soooo right brained. Creative things make sense, numbers and such do not! I just don't grasp it. I live with this weirdness everyday.
2. When people meet me in real life they usually think that I am a snob because I'm so shy. I'm hardly ever the first to speak. I am not shy at all around people I know, just new people. I think part of this is because I love to listen and study people. I'm interested in the way other people live. Did you know Samantha means "one who listens"?3. I'm an insomniac! I inherited this from my mother, who inherited it from her mother. Thanks Nanny! If I have the tiniest project on my mind it will keep me from sleeping. Sometimes I am so exhausted that I am able to fall asleep; but I dream of the project all night, so I wake tired feeling like I have worked all night. 4. I'm a little green. We use all cloth napkins. I never buy plastic, we always use real plates and cups. We have chickens that lay fresh eggs everyday. I repurpose a lot, for example: I use thrifted sheets for curtains, to make clothing, or for cloth napkins. I have an old ladder in my living room that I use as a quilt rack. Most everything in my house was thrifted, I'm such a sucker for "clucked up stuff"!
5. We have a secret! We just started working on a new family project, a campground/picnic area down by the creek. We walk the creek almost everyday and we have found the perfect spot for our secret garden. There is a tree that is bent just right for our porch swing, and the creek is just deep enough in this spot to swim and have a tire swing. We are going to plant grass and wild flowers! I am so excited! In this picture you can see our bent tree. Ben is clearing out all the briars and underbrush. Sorry about all the smoke, that was our campfire. I love Tim standing there in his overalls watching daddy!
Well folks, that's all I've got for today. I have to get this house clean and my laundry caught up so I can be sick. Isn't it better to be sick in a clean house. A clean house just makes me feel better about everything!
Edited to add: Does anyone know why my format is so off for this post? Any tips?