Monday, August 04, 2008

Ehm, Mememememe . . .

I've had a glass of wine, so maybe this would be a good time to do the "6 things I'm proud of" that I told Janet I would do. I just read my mom's and it was great. Let's see if I can follow in her footsteps.

1. I'm proud that people who come to my home describe it as "warm." Every place we've been, our house has been a "hang out" place. I always have something to throw together as a snack and of course, there's always something to drink if you care to indulge in a little Scottish warmth. And now Cosette is there to welcome you and lead you into the living room, where she will jump up on the couch with you, just to make sure everyone is comfy. Well, that and so she'll be within easy lovin' distance.

2. I'm proud that I took that stick out of my butt and have relaxed some. No really, I have! Oh sure, I'm still a little neurotic about somethings, but I don't freak out if things don't go the way I have them listed to happen. And that's huge. I sometimes wonder if I've gone way the other direction and have fallen into apathy, but I'm working on balance.

3. I'm proud of the things I have taught myself to do--the knitting, the quilting, the cooking. I've taken classes along the way, but I've done a lot of it on my own. I'm not very good at learning from my mistakes--if I'm not good at it immediately, I usually drop it--but with this stuff, I keep trying different things and repeating until I get it right.

4. I'm proud of where I came from. My mother worked hard to make a stable home for us in a very unstable time. My (paternal) grandmother did the same in her day. My (maternal) great-grandmother was the bravest of us all. I come from pretty good stock.

5. I'm proud of Al and his military brethren. I've had many people ask me how I would survive if he went to war and wouldn't I worry about him all the time. Well, of course I would worry, but I wouldn't be afraid because I see how hard they train, how much they care, and how good they are.

6. I'm proud that I'm part of a creative family. Mom has always been a writer, so when she started her blog, I wasn't surprised by how good it was. I've always known that Jay was hilarious and intelligent, and now others get to see that, too.

So, there we are. That wasn't so bad after all. I'm not going to tag anyone, but try it, you might like it!

And your Cosette fix:

We got home and caught her sleeping on her bed upstairs in the bedreoom:

Oops! She saw us!

Note: I didn't drink wine in the morning then write and post this. I tried to post last night but blogger wouldn't let me download the photos. Grrrr.


Dianne said...

I love your 6 things! I'm going to make a note of this meme for a rainy day.

It is wonderful to relax a bit isn't it, I find it one of the rewards of getting older.

and I love 'warm' homes. you can tell as soon as you walk in.

as for family - well your Mom is so cool! and I just plain adore Jay - I have a deep secret crush on him - just between us now.

Cosette is her usual wonderful self :)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

She is a cutie, you should know better than to try to sneak around

Anonymous said...

Great list! I knew you could come up with six things!

FYI, the link to your mom's list doesn't work.

Cosette heard you come in, right? She was probably sleeping on the bed or someplace "forbidden" and ran for her bed when she heard you come in. So cute! Give her a kiss for me!

SnoopMurph said...

Hi there-I came from Dianne's blog. What a great meme and that little pup is simply adorable!

Nice to meet you!


Farmer*swife said...

Howdy! I didn't know you were jay's sister?! How cool! A family of bloggies.

Anyhow, Popped in from Diane's place and curious to read you as you are jay related! LOL!

Great Horn Toots! And, Happy Saturday!

Kimmie said...

Hi Kell!
I knew Jay had a sister and I am so happy that you are blogging again. I have read your Mom's blog a few times also. Need to go see her more often though, she is a hoot!

I loved your six things you posted. Coestte I fell in love with when you visited Jay and he posted a photo with her. They looked all cute together. ;-)

Ummm...BTW...I have first dibs on Jay no matter what the other gals say! (((winks))) He is one great guy!

I just started a new blog myself, stop by if you get a chance. I thank Dianne for sending me here. Your blog looks wonderful. :-)


Kimmie said...

I have an Award for you at my blog.

Anonymous said...

you got some great reasons to be proud Kell x