knitnana: A Friday List (b/c Margene Started IT!)

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Friday, April 25, 2008

A Friday List (b/c Margene Started IT!)

I asked Margene for a photo of her gorgeous mountains (I am such a mountain kinda gal...not so much for me the shoreline!)...and she not only delivered just that, but she also made me realize that this list series she and Carole have been doing is kinda cool.

So I give you MY Friday list (and it's All About Me, too, Margene!)

1. I started growing my hair out from it's short curly permanent back when the MFMP returned to my life some almost 3 years ago - MFMP stands for Man From My Past (who for awhile was also seeming to be a part of my Present & Future and eventually went by the acronym MFMPPF before dropping back to MFMP about a year ago - ah the progression of our lives is all over there in our blog archives, doncha know?). He was a semi-fixture on this blog for a couple of years, just in case you're new around here! My medium dark-brown hair is now half-way down my back, and streaked lightly with silver. I plan to keep it that way. Not for me, going back to the salon for hours of stinky solutions, or trying to stay on top of coloring! I'm lucky to remember to go in for a trim these days... lol!

2. My favorite attire is blue jeans...or black jeans...or whatever color of jeans I can get away with. In my world, "jeans" means elastic denim leggings. And Denim & Co and QVC rule! Oh. And I love t-shirts lightly sprinkled with sparkles...mostly rhinestones! And especially with cats or butterflies on them!

3. Margene also reminded me how much I love lace with my jeans. And since the season is upon us for air conditioning, I've ordered a couple of lace knitting books that I've had on my wishlist for awhile. Socks will remain my portable projects, but I am craving lace to knit at home! And light, bright, cheery colors, too...

4. I rarely wear makeup. I'm hyper-allergic to it, but still like the way I look with on very special occasions, I'll put it on, lightly. And short-term!

5. I miss my Knails. But I'm not sure I miss them enough to start spending the money on them again. I like having that cash available for yarn and books! Hmmmm...and with the economy as it is? Well, that's pretty important, huh?

6. I am painting my toenails now that sandals are back! Since that's something I can do without spending much cash.

7. The idea of cosmetic surgery is one I can't support for myself. For one, there's no money for that, but most important is that I like the way I look (as Margene says, "Thank goddess!"). Yes, things creep downwards slowly after 40...a bit more quickly after 50 (and speeds up more and more as we go from there!). But I think the character in an older woman's face and figure is too important to "tuck up." (and it's a really good thing I think that, b/c I'm surely not wanting to resemble Joan Van Ark someday. Frankly, I like the character in older men's faces and figures, too (but not pot bellies, oh please?) *wink* Hmm...guess I just really like the concept of the older gal as Crone! (at least Barbara Walker's version...) So my little looseness at the jaw-line, (not a wattle, just a bit of "jowls" I guess?) is just fine...

8. In spite of the pollen that's all over my part of the world, I'm feeling better than I have in months, and (fingers crossed) am hoping that continues. As a result, the Health Rider has been dusted off, and I'll be down in the basement searching for the free weights this weekend...Like Margene, I've had a rough winter and would like to try to build my stamina back. Trimming up a bit wouldn't be a bad thing, either!

9. I've decided that in the interest of feeling better, and saving a bit of cash, I'm going to plant a couple of patio tomatoes on my front porch this summer. And perhaps a trough of salad greens. Along with my favorite salad herbs. Not for me the flowers in the urns...I've not ever been one to use valuable garden space for flowers if vegetables would make more sense...and the sunny spots are at a premium under all those (oak) trees in my yard (hence the high pollen right now, doncha know). I don't mean that I don't like flowers, as I do. But right now, veggies sound smarter.

10. On that note, and with costs, and health issues in mind, I'm going to be eating at least 4 vegetarian dinners each week this summer. Hmmm...Maybe more. Wonder if DGS will be happy one evening a week with grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup?

OH. What lace books did I buy? I'll show you when they get here! Have a wonderful weekend!


Blogger Margene said...

Good list! It's fun to impart pieces of our lives with a list. We have a lot in common, but I do love having pedicures. They're my summer treat.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

A nice list. It shows how comfortable you are with your self...and that is a good thing! Growing tomatoes is definately on my list of to-dos. And I am doing my toes this weekend 'cuz I love pretty toes. And I am all about lace! :)

11:34 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

Can't you grow some cheap knatural knails? I can help :)

9:58 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Great list! I love your thoughts on aging, and I'm totally with you. I'm *finally* getting some gray hair (I've been waiting excitedly, if you can believe), and I intend to enjoy it. As for my increasing laugh lines, I've earned every one :) Can't wait to see your new books!

11:55 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

My favorite attire is a blue jeans and a shawl too!

9:28 AM  
Blogger Susan G said...

I hope you take this opportunity to enjoy veg meals -- blogs galore for your inspiration!

9:59 AM  

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