Last summer, I posted Seven Random Things About Me, then I got tagged in November, and now Garden Lily has tagged me this summer. This time, I only have to come up with six things, which I will have to dig deep to find. Here goes!
- My first garden was in the late1960s when I was in 4-H. It was at my grandparents' house out on their farm and was entirely in raised beds made with old railroad ties with tiered levels leading up to a small pond with a waterfall. Probably my mom designed the garden and I think it was there for a few years before I planted things for my project. It made my project look good. ;-)
- I can't wear baseball caps. Oh, I can put them on, but it ain't a pretty sight. My head is larger than average, so I have problems even finding hats that fit. I know, baseball caps are usually adjustable, but with my big noggin' they look utterly ridiculous. In fact, I look ridiculous in most hats so I don't wear them.
- Another thing that you'll rarely see me in is sunglasses. I'm too cheap and absent-minded to buy a pair of prescription sunglasses that being near-sighted requires. I have brown eyes, so light doesn't bother me as much as it does my blue-eyed husband whose whole day can be ruined if he leaves home on a sunny day without his sun specs.
- I am a cat person. Now that's not a news flash, but what I'm not saying by making that statement is that I'm not a dog person. I think I understand a little bit when people say they don't like cats because I feel the same way about dogs. Although for the love of all that is affectionate, soft, cuddly, smart, and adorable, why wouldn't anyone love to have a cat???
- I have a pretty good-sized collection of Winnie-the-Pooh books and memorabilia. Not the Disney cartoon imitation of Pooh, but the original E.H. Shepard illustrated Pooh, as created by A.A. Milne in 1926. Sadly, today's kids and many adults think the Disney version is the only Pooh there is or ever was.
I used to own and maintain a Pooh website called The Literary World of Winnie-the-Pooh, which can be seen in partiality by using The Wayback Machine. Parts are missing and the fonts aren't appearing as they originally did, but you get the idea.
- I am The Queen of Procrastination. For some of you, that needs no further explanation, and the rest of you wouldn't really understand anyway.