May 17, 2010

Life Is Good

Yes it is! And thanks to Michelle over at Boulderneigh, my day was just made a little bit better. Thank you Michelle!

The "Life Is Good" Award comes with a few fun questions to answer, so here goes:

1. What would your perfect day consist of?

Going for a long hike or bike ride on a partly cloudy day, temps in the low to mid 70s, dry, not humid.

2. How would you describe yourself if you were an item of clothing?

A soft, comfortable denim skirt. At least that's what I'm most comfortable wearing, though jeans and American jumpers would be a close second.

3. What hobbies are you currently working on?

We've already established we're not a hobby farm, so I reckon gardening, herbs, chickens, and goats wouldn't count anymore. That just leaves my fiber pursuits, of which knitting is it for the moment. Socks specifically.

4. Walking in the woods in wellies or barefoot on the beach?

Walking, woods, and wellies, without a doubt. I like water but I'm not a sun person, so beaches are out.

5. Have you ever hugged or sang to a tree?

Not literally, though I used to talk to my African violets. I think it helped.

6. Growing your own veggies or nipping to the supermarket.

Um, you guess. *LOL.

7. Have you found anyone exciting in your family tree?

Well, one of my ancestors was run out of town for "having an opinion."

I got that tidbit exploring my paternal grandmother's branch. If you follow my (sadly neglected) Fiber Journal, then you may have seen my post about my heirloom antique overshot coverlet which was given my by that same grandmother. Thanks to the internet, I found the Cape Cod History and Genealogy website, which was a gold mine of information on that part of the family. I've been able to trace our lineage back to three separate Mayflower passengers, so that was exciting to me.

8. Slap up meal in a posh restaurant or fish ‘n’ chips from the wrapper?

It would depend upon the menu. I suspect this is a formal versus casual question, but on that one I can go either way. I have lots of beautiful clothes because I couldn't pass them up at the thrift shop, but no place to wear them. The bottom line however is the food! If that posh restaurant doesn't have anything on the menu I want, then fish 'n' chips in a wrapper it is.

9. Which element do you most resonate with, Earth, Wind, Fire or Water?

That one's not so easy, as I cannot emotionally, physically, nor spiritually partition them off like independent entities. The earth needs water, as water needs earth, as wind needs earth, and fire needs wind (air, oxygen). One cannot exist without the others and their value is what they make up as a whole. Creation is the organism of which these elements are necessary parts. That doesn't really answer the question, but it'll have to do.

10. Do you believe in fairies?

Nope. I believe in a supernatural, spiritual realm, with supernatural, spiritual beings, but not the popularized creatures we think of as supernatural.

Now I'm supposed to pass this on.

Sara of Fabric N Fiber Fanatic
Alison of Yarn In My Pocket
Nina of Odette's Obsessions
Benita of Basically Benita

Life Is Good copyright May 2010 by Leigh at


Michelle said...

Oh, I like your answers! And your answer to the last question is so much better than mine.

Woolly Bits said...

I had a good laugh about the "having an opinion" part - I suppose if they did that today - towns would be pretty empty:)) I'd just wonder where all those opinionated people would go?

Sara said...

Thank you...I'll be playing along!

Benita said...

Those are some really good questions, and your answers are very interesting. I learned something today. Thank you for sharing this!

Leigh said...

Michelle, I liked yours too but wanted to put something a little different down.

Bettina, I wish I knew what that opinion was. I've pondered it but it wasn't recorded. Makes for fun reading.

Sara, I'll be looking forward to yours!

Benita, why don't you participate too?