just because

a favorite blogger participates in Cee’s Share Your World so…

I, needing to be the center of attention, at least on stage, and not “REAL” life

find myself participating, starving for company.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  okay, I am not so desperate but here I AM as I see myself, today.

What is the most incredible natural venue that youโ€™ve ever seen in person?

Love the desert, the yearning and finding that cup of fulfillment, not to mention the beautiful scenery.ย ย  I am fortunate to have visited Sedona AZ (drop dead gorgeous), Tuscson AZ (one of the rainiest deserts where I finally saw a real Saguaro Cactus but no roadrunner, which my husband saw. NOT FAIR!) and Santa Fe (charm, charm, charm)!ย  The desert remains an infatuation and I am getting goosebumps thinking about the sand.

How many siblings do you have? Whatโ€™s your birth order?ย 

I am third behind two sisters and I had a baby brother, John, who is gone for 9 years, March 1, and not a day goes by I do not shed a tear.

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?

Hiking Boots (since I have two feet).ย  I am on the move, my mantra right now. But not running shoes because I am in a leisurely, rugged hiking, kind of mood.

What is the strangest/weirdest thing you have ever eaten?

I am not one to put anything in my mouth on purpose but was tricked into eating bear as a child.ย  My grandfather and his sons were big hunters and one year grandpa bagged a black bear.ย  (I know…)ย  I was probably five years old, give or take, and the adults talking around the table were trying to keep it hush, hush, but I knew, after the fact, feeling sick the rest of the day.ย  They really knew how to play with my head!ย  Oh, and get a load of this shot!

I was truly traumatized and to see this picture sends me in a free fall when I think of how funny they thought it, not taking the time to wonder, as they looked upon that face.

Optional Bonus question: ย What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

People who truly care and love ME for who I am and not who they want me to be.ย  No matter how difficult the truth is, raw and ugly at times, I can no longer hide from THEM and I know this causes the fissure, as grand as the GRAND CANYON.

May friends always be present and platonic relationships only need apply. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So there you have it. See you next week if I am strong enough to reveal so much about me.

Musings Photography

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  1. Great post–the desert, from pictures I’ve seen, is more beautiful than I ever imagined. And the bear story–oh my…I got tricked into eating bear “meatloaf” once–not good. You look so precious, even in your misery–sitting on the bear. Our lives are not easy…

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