Monday, November 16, 2009

Day 69: Shhh!

Otli invited me to play a little "7 Confidences" game, where we post 7 secrets, I suppose, or 7 things about ourselves. Frankly, I don't have many secrets and my life is pretty normal. On the other hand, it gave me something to think about for a photo. HA!

1.  I have my mom's hands, and realize it more and more as I get older.  When I was taking the picture above, I took a bunch because I was doing it blind, and in some of them you'd think Mom was my hand model! (Mom--I know you read this.  What do you think?)
2.  I've parked the car to cry over beautiful music on the radio.
3.  There are vital parts of my very soul that life has tamped down, and the fact that I want to resurrect them and can't is something I struggle with every day.
4.  I love that time before the sun comes up and before everyone else is up.  The idea of being up that early is a great one but too often fails in the execution.
5.  Salty and sweet together is the best combo.  Give me a bag of chocolate dipped pretzels, and I'm yours.
6.  I love Christmas music, but feel I can't legally play it until December 1.  And I don't.  Neither should shopping centers.  Really.
7.  I love being a mom more than anything in the world.  Snuggling with my kids is the fuel that keeps me running.

I'm supposed to tag seven other people.  The thing is, I'm so new at this that I don't know seven people that I think would play!  A couple, maybe, but seven?  Nope.  SO, if you read this and want to play, please leave a comment.  Let us know you're playing, and we'll head over to your blog and check it out!  Thanks.

8 comments:

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I think the entire life must be salty and sweet ;) I like your post, it's full of joy and wisdom...

Nancy said...

I couldn't agree more about the Christmas music! I hope you can reconnect with those parts of your soul that you feel missing. And you are lucky to have your mom's hands - I have my fathers. :-)

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

I give in the day after Thanksgiving for the Christmas music; it makes me happy.
Life may have tamped down some parts of your soul, but I'll bet it set other parts free as a result...
Love the photo!
(Hey, I have an award for you in tomorrow's post over at my blog. Here I am spoiling it by telling you a day early...WHAT is my Problem? Anyway, feel free to pass it on or not; no worries. Just saying, I love your blog!)

Allegria said...

Otli: I like the idea about life being salty and sweet. Too much good or too much bad makes life too much. A combination of both--perfect!
Nancy: HA! True. But if I had my dad's hands, maybe I wouldn't need my husband to open up jars...
Maureen: Oh goody goody! Something to look forward to tomorrow! *Big smile!*

Allegria said...

Oh--and Maureen. I can forgive the music after Thanksgiving. ;o) I had a roomate once who played Christmas music all day September 15. Just to get her fix until December 1. I liked that quirk. Just don't play it BEFORE Thanksgiving, or I'll have to call the Holiday Police.

Kathryn said...

My local A&P started playing Christmas music 24/7 the day after Halloween. I actually complained to the manager. (I'm usually such a quiet, mild-mannered shopper)

You may have my chocolate-dipped pretzels...I don't like them. (I know you're gasping)

I love that you have your mom's fingers....what's not to love? Does she agree??

robert said...

Seven bridges I may have walked upon, but thinking about seven of my secrets, kept me awake at close to three in the morning.
Very good photography as well.

julochka said...

after doing 30 secrets in july, i'm all secreted out, but i have to say that i know what you mean about seeing your mom's hands in your own hands. that has happened to me too! but interestingly, in my handwriting, i increasingly see my dad's handwriting. hmm...