Lefty & Fifty-six

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Ribbons Galore

In abundance, in profusion, in 
great quantities, in large numbers, by the yard.


About 1676, under the name of the Dutch loom or engine loom, it was
brought to London then to America, where ribbon was purchased more then any other country.

The photo's below would best describe this 
undertaking I went through a month ago.

Do I organize in holiday?
Do I organize in color?

I have ONE drawer to put all of this in.....huumm!
More or less?? 

Sunday, March 11, 2018


I turned 60 this year..

I dreaded the thought and the reality for months before this birthday would happen.  I'm not really one to care about birthday celebrations but the aging process hasn't been on my top ten list EVER!

I know that this life is all about learning, experiencing, doing and receiving life's challenges, I know that you can't stop the process unless you have a big blip of death happen to you.  This event caused me to really reflect on my health and well being and the person that I AM NOW...the person that I WANT to become ten years from now... if I'm still here. 😉

This year so far, has allowed me to be:
  • be creative in my sewing room (finishing up past projects)
  • make recipes in the kitchen that I has always wanted to try
  • blogging again
  • de-cluttering my home (trying to get to the "minimalist" life)
  • participating in areas of activism/civic action
  • spending time with my grandchildren
  • loving my daughters, son-in-laws more
I'm not there yet with getting older. The truth is that my consciousness is fixed on aging and I need to dismiss this nagging negative and just live it day to day. That is my birthday gift to myself.

I wanted to document this birthday so-sorry for all the photo's, it's just an indulgence all of us need in the aging process.

Cheers to 60!!
Me with the Swede..aka Joel
Our daughters and spouses took me out to dinner at HSL in Salt Lake City

I asked for "no gifts please" 

My doppelganger

The Hippie Version

Monday, March 5, 2018

I can spot a lefty

I Really Can! 

People that know me, are always rolling their eyes when I spot a lefty. I see them naturally because left handed people are special and there aren't many of us "out there" in this right handed world.
      I see them "out there" for example-
  • As a sever at a restaurant
  • In a movie as the main character or an "extra"
  • Playing a sport of any kind
  • On their cell phones(ear placement matters)
  • Drinking from a coffee cup (most of the time the words or image on the cup are turned facing the drinker).
  • Cutting with scissors-obvious
  • How they part their hair (most wear their hair part on the right side) I had a right handed mom that taught me to part my hair on the left side
  • Using their computer mouse (most left handers adapt to using their right made to move the mouse)
 I know this reads and sounds trivial but...for me, it helps me identify with my fellow community.

 Left handers seen to enjoy commiserating with each other on the quandary of living in a right handed world. When I pose the question of their left handiness, they are generally are interested in talking and engaging in conversation.  lefties make up about 10 % of the world population. Most females don't know that they are even more a minority then left handed males. with one study indicating that there are 11.6% left handedness and 8.6% females.

Enough said; if you want to learn more just Google search left handedness.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Know Thy Self

I don't know whoo created this illustration but
 it makes me think about the many things that I have not seen, experienced or
 noticed in my 59 years of life.
I have been conscious about my hair, make-up and other body images.  
Can I help it when I have been raised in a culture and society 
that wants women to be our best, look our best
 but does not expect us to act our best or know ourselves.. 
I guess, I have reached maturity and I like myself as I am.

Monday, February 15, 2016

My Cat & Grandkids

When I saw this......

It was posted on this blog-http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2016/02/palm-springs-kitty-scratch-house-omg.html

I knew that I needed to help the swede build it for Brutus and my grandkids.  I can imagine what hours of fun they'll have playing with this house.

I'll have to start finding the retro furniture from the late 50's-early 60's.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Women’s Equality Day-2015

In honor of last week’s Women’s Equality Day (the 95th anniversary of women getting the right to vote), take a look at this vintage PSA where the notion of equal pay for equal work is explained by none other than Batgirl. 
“Same job, same employer means equal pay for men AND women,” Batgirl reminds Batman as the bomb ticks. “It’s no joke; it’s the federal equal pay law.” 
“Holy Act of Congress!” Robin exclaims. Too bad women are still getting paid less 42 years later. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Just Flowers and Fashion

This Spring, I couldn't help but notice in the movies
and in fashion this flower print that crept into view, maybe
it's because I noticed it first on the new Cinderella movie.

The dress is worn by the young Ella.

If you'll notice in the first few seconds of the movie
when the young Ella is running in a field to her mother.
The dress that she is wearing started me thinking
about how I loved that flower print.

Then my mind said; "that is the same print as your china ware."  Yes, that's right,
 my china pattern that I bought in the 70's.

Mikasa Just Flowers Pattern-1975

I still have them stored in boxes.

Here is what I found on the fashion sites for Spring of 2015.

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Provo, Utah, United States
I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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