It's a rain day today. Our plans were washed out ... a vintage car show being held at a warplane heritage museum out of town. My husband assured my son and I that no one will want to bring their vintage cars out in the rain, so we'll not bother going to see the warplane museum either.
But all is not lost. I have things to do here at home. My home looks like a whirlwind has gone through lately, so I need to get things straightened up. My grandmother used to say that the housework went by the wayside when she started sewing. It's the same for me, but with gardening and summer. I feel like I'm wasting the day if I'm indoors, and the rainy days are the only days I'm finally forced to deal with mundane chores. But the rain has given me a headache, and the air-conditioning is on and making me feel ill. I need some fresh air!
Blogging awards are winding their way around blogland, and I've been very kindly asked by Sarah of Chantille-Fleur if I would accept her nomination of the Versatile Blogger Award. Sarah has a lovely blog of her life on her farm in Australia, and I've been following along with her for a while now. Her beautiful photographs of her adorable border collies, and lowline cattle and chickens and runner ducks and ... well, you get the picture. She lives in a paradise with mountains visible across the fields, and I'm forever in awe of the beauty she captures through her lens. I don't normally accept these awards, they make me feel a bit awkward and shy, but when she asked so nicely, I couldn't say no. Thank you Sarah :)
Well, now, seven random things about me? hmmm Sometimes I feel like I've already said everything about me here on this blog, but if you haven't been following from the beginning, perhaps you haven't read everything.
1. I love to read, but having said this, I probably haven't read a book right through for quite a few months. I don't know why that is, but have a sneaky suspicion it's because my reading has taken a different path through blogs instead. Time becomes a factor then ... do I catch up on blogs, or do I read a book.
2. I once thought of going through college for an art program. I changed my mind before I filled out the applications because I felt I would be following in my sister's footsteps and I didn't want to do that. I went through for a law clerking course instead and worked in litigation law firms for many years.
3. I'd like to get a dash cam for my vehicle. I keep viewing driving situations on others' dash cams, and I think it would be a good investment should anyone cause an accident in front of me. Whenever I have to drive on the 401 through Toronto, I leave home thinking in the back of my mind that I may never return. I have to travel on the highway every weekend to visit my father, and I see so much stupid stuff happening all the time.
4. I always wanted to decorate my house in a certain style. However, I like so many varied things, that I'm not sure I could classify it. Perhaps "Canadian Country" (my term) is what I have. Much of my furniture comes from my great-grandparents farm house, and we've sort of added things based around those pieces. Lots of antique wooden furniture, big arm chairs and interesting pieces like a grain scale as our coffee table.
5. When I was young and we'd be travelling by car through all sorts of little towns with curious old homes, I used to fantasize that everyone in the world except me disappeared, and I could wander through all the homes I wanted. I was that curious about what people had in their homes ... especially the grand old homes that fill our typical small Ontario towns. I didn't care what could have happened to everyone, I just wanted to see their homes. My great aunt's house was one such old home, and it was a treasure trove of antiques and books (so many books) and huge piles of magazines, and paintings propped up on the piano ... and all so dark and intriguing!
6. I've never been for a manicure or pedicure and probably never will. Well, maybe if my daughter or son get married, I'll get my nails done for their weddings. I don't like the feel of nail polish on my nails, and prefer the natural look of short nails.
7. I love the smell inside a fresh, clean barn when then hay has just been brought in and there are horses in the barn ... summertime smells!
And surprisingly, I'm at the end of my seven random things. I think I'm a little long winded at times, so I hope that didn't put you off reading them.
Thanks for stopping by!