Sharing again this week šŸ˜Š

Diving in to Share my (your) world….…open up this cloistered life.šŸŒ·šŸ¦‹

Regarding your fridge, is it organized or a mess inside?

I let it get messy and then spend an hour cleaning. I tell everyone (my youngest daughter is still home and of course my husband) put everything away where it belongs and it will save (me) time later. And then the leftovers! I need to cook smaller meals with less people home.

Do you prefer your food separated or mixed together?

My plate is as messy as my life. I mix fruit and vegies in with cottage cheese, among other combos. I won’t say in case I gross you out. I am not one to count my chips (like someone I know).

Do you prefer reading coffee table books (picture), biographies, fiction, non-fiction, educational?

Right now I’m swamped in textbooks which I find dry. The current “Abnormal Psych”. Ugh! I might recognize myself in there.

I have a few favorite authors; Wally Lamb and Irvin Yalom. Oh! and Patrick McGrath. They haven’t published new fiction and for far too long. Thomas Ogden does have a recent book and sitting on my “to-read” shelf.(And bloggers who have published!)

I love art coffee table books! I consider them my living room museum. I try my hand at painting my fav pictures. It always looks easier until you “just do it”. I have shared a few on this blog and one hangs in my bedroom. šŸ‘©ā€šŸŽØ

And then I love to read letters/journals of famous people: “Henry James and Edith Wharton: Letters : 1900-1915” Lyall Harris Powers

I hold any writer sufficiently justified who is himself in love with his theme.
–Henry James

Henry James “The American “
Edith Wharton “Summer”

The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.

I just ā¤šŸ“š.

Close your eyes. Listen to your body. What part of your body is seeking attention? What is it telling you?

My head. I need a rest but no time so I use aromatherapy for all my moods. Lavendar and citrus two favorites. I really love the fresh smell of grapefruit/vanilla. I make my own blends and spray them all over the house.

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

Well…I would say my son’s first letter of acceptance to graduate school. (Waiting on the other colleges.) He is my other “to-be” Ph.D. mad scientist. My husband, Dr. Love šŸ¤£. I cherish both my brainy companions, although my son has found a “true love”.  Maybe a wedding in the future?

I look forward every week to spend time in creative endeavors.  This is what keeps me alive. Quilting, writing, gardening (weather permitting) and cooking. The time approaches when I will need to pack it up. And I had for years. Depression saps energy and right now, with vigilance, I am able. 

I know it long but thanks for stopping by, cyber friends. 

Be well. JšŸŒµšŸ˜Ž

11 thoughts on “Sharing again this week šŸ˜Š

  1. Thank you for sharing! We are all so unique.. yet share quality’s.. I am not very organized.. and find myself counting what the food police say is a serving šŸ™‚ and love to read..

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  2. I love the quotation from Henry James. His fiction ends up too sad for me – I mean for his characters. I don’t need sad endings at the moment.
    My whole house is messy – can’t move for excess stuff. Going through it all because I must be able to move.
    My plate – never really thought of it. I’m not one to leave much on it!

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    1. Been there too…after my daughter left i filled the empty with unneeded stuff and now i slowly release it all on my timing. The process is freeing šŸ˜‰ and your plate. I am learning to put less there too. šŸ’›šŸŒ»


      1. No! I don’t mean that I put less on my plate! I dieted on and off for – years, and years – since I was about 16. I finally realised, once I was about 48, that all the dieting hadn’t made any difference! I mean – I was still thinking I needed to diet – dieting was no final solution. Then I went along with the idea of eating what you want when you want – whatever. It’s in Susie Orbach – Fat is a Feminist Issue – and then she wrote another book after that – which said similar things.
        I was still careful about sugar – still am to some extent – but I just eat now. There are so many psychological issues around food. I’m heavier – a UK size 22 on top, and a UK size 20 on the hip – and so it is sometimes difficult getting clothes – and I won’t weigh myself – still can’t do that. But I have been that size for quite some years now – and realising how much I tortured myself with not allowing myself to eat! That is a basic human right! A basic living-thing right!
        I eat basically healthily – which I prefer after all these years of doing that – but if I want cheesecake, I have it!

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      2. Eating is a huge issue in America. Did not realize it is a UK and probably an issue worldwide. šŸ˜” The past 13 years have been a “yo-yo” weight problem for me. And of course my teen years were “food terror” years too.

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    2. Yes – I’ve seen (on the television) and heard that weight is a problem in the US. We have much more obesity here – and parents with young children are under pressure not to let them get heavy.
      I don’t know what the answer is.

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  3. Congratulations on your son’s acceptance!
    I’ll be looking for Henry James and Edith Wharton: Letters : 1900-1915ā€ Lyall Harris Powers. Sounds intriguing

    My plate is messy also because I love sauces and condiments

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    1. Thank you. I took an author tour through MA three years ago and visited Wharton’s house, hence the interest in her, James a good friend. Anyhow, there are mixed reviews on the book. And never thought about condiments…my daughter puts her ketchup/ranch in tiny cups to keep her plate clean. šŸ˜•

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