Friday, October 2, 2009

honest scrap and beautiful skies


Last week we had several days of skies that looked so different from the Pacific NW skies I am used to. Usually it is a solid wall of grey, blue or blue with some clouds. Finally last Friday morning I had my camera with me and got these puffy white clouds shown above. I love the dark shadows within each one and how they strecth for miles and miles. The other two pictures were taken close by our house later that same day. I'm much more of a sunrise person but with these crazy skies we got a really beautiful sunset that night. There is a ridge that overlooks the river and the rail yards just down the street from our house. I took walk down there to take some pictures and I saw that couple huddled under the patchwork quilt. I liked that quite a bit! On the way home I saw the swifts were still visiting the chimney so I sat awhile and watched them. I read on a blog profile last week the words "nature makes me cry"...I liked that alot. Lastly, the always wonderful Heather tagged my with Honest Scrap. Thanks Heather :) I am to share 10 honest things about myself. So:



1. (ducking my head under my hands right now to prepare for the disdain of everyone) I am not a dog person. At all.
2. I have terrible, really terrible, long term memory. I don't rememeber most of my childhood, just a few bits here and there. My brothers and sister will say "remember when...." and I wonder if I was even there.
3. I spend a lot of time living in my head which I think is the reason for my terrible memory. I am simply not paying attention.
4. I am a really good baker.
5. This week I told Larry my next job might be working for airline so we can get free tickets
6. I have a quick fiery temper
7. I can't hold a grudge, even though I want to sometimes.
8. I like to drive fast and get super impatient with slow pokes
9. I like teen type tv like gossip girl and 90210...I've considered that perhaps I am emotionally stunted.
10. Yesterday I wondered if I was meant to be a parent. Sometimes, alot of times, I feel like I am in way over my head.

11 comments:

Jen R. said...

I think I am in over my head too.... and I spend a lot of time living my head as well. that must be because we are sooo creative, right?

Char said...

love the honesty here. I was a day dreamer too, especially when younger.

I enjoyed getting to know you better.

Pretty Neat Designs said...

The photos are so quiet. I like that about them. I have a long term memory that is quite sharp, and I have to say that there are plenty of times where I am stuck in my own head wishing I could forget some of the stuff that keeps bothering me. It was nice to hear your responses.

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

awesome honesty here! i too spend a lot of time in my head daydreaming, and i love all those teenagey shows. and as always LOVE your photos! that photo of the quilted couple is pretty amazing...

Jeanneoli said...

Loving getting to know you better. I don't like cats...how about that! We all feel over our heads....you are normal. Teen shows...everyone girl loves them secretly;-) Hope you are having a great week.

Tara said...

love this post Rebekah...I am not a dog person either, really...and I have a HORRIBLE long term memory...I feel the same as you, my friends will say remember when we did this, and I laugh, not because I remember, but because I don't....it is sad.

Brit said...

Lovely pics, love your morning and evening walks!!!

Leigh said...

I don't remember a whole lot from my childhood either. I'm a good baker too, but not a good cook, if that makes sense. So far with the little one parenting here is easy (when they mostly just eat and sleep, you can't go too wrong), but I know it gets much harder. Hang in there.

apriliniowa said...

My younger brother is like that; he can't remember anything from our childhood and I often think he's rather lucky for that. wink. wink.
With that, the first five years of my son's life were spent questioning if I should have become a mother. I once said to a friend, "I sometimes feel like someone made a terrible mistake and gave me this life I don't deserve." She gawked at me. Oh well. But eventually, all the cards fall in place. Because, well, they have to, don't they? Loved this list. Even though I'm a dog person and not fond of cats. ;)
p.s. the couple huddling beneath the quilt is Fantastic. With a capital F.

vintage simple said...

I love that picture with the couple under the patchwork quilt - beautiful. And you live right around the corner from that spot? How very special...

I wonder about my parenting skills on most days... Some days are just plain ridiculous. It's nice to know I'm not the only one.

xoxo,
-maria

Temps perdu said...

Oh I do like you!
I do not seem to pay attentiuon either, I had not noticed you´ve got this blog also;)