A meme to try your hand at. Marc asked us to think about roads not travelled. What 5 things would you have wanted to do-be?
Here's my list-finally!
1. As I have never passed up books for sale-from stores full of them, to a small pile at a yard sale, I'd have the premier book store that carries everything from the latest thriller to the dustiest tomes. Complete with a fireplace nook to peruse your potential purchase, and have a little snack and cup of specially blended coffee(of course).
2. I would spend my days plucking weeds and picking flowers and sprigs from my herb and flower beds at my organic farm, "Demeter's Gifts". From homemade soaps, sachets and bouquets, to tea blends, candles, and crystals, the gift shop carries everything for the natural witch in all of us.
3. My art quilts grace the walls of my shop "A Stitchin' Time". The workroom in back is busy with chatter, the sound of scissors and sewing machines, as students and masters alike come to share ideas, skills, patterns and the latest gossip. And (of course) a cup of specially blended coffee!
4. Having won the lottery and invested wisely(maybe in Specially-blended coffees!), my days are spent living in a motor home, cruising the back highways of the NorthEastern U.S. looking for the perfect scene to capture in watercolors and photos, for my small arts and crafts gallery in Northern Michigan. (Where I also sell those Specially-blended coffees)
5. While my 9 year old self dug a hole in the yard to plant flowers for my ill mother to see out her window, I discovered a pottery shard.(this part is actually true) It turns out to be a piece of a bowl from a long-lost ancient tribe, the yard becomes an archeological dig and my love for anthropology is born. I travel the world from dig to dig, but my book writing and down time is spent in my lakefront home on Higgins Lake. The true part- the pottery shard was just that. The original owner of the farm grew an experimental apple orchard to test southern varieties in our northern climate, and gardened.
Well, this is interesting. Once the wheels started turning, I had no trouble at all picturing myself in any of these scenarios. It was alot of fun, too, to do a bit of daydreaming.
I don't know if anyone noticed, but in this and the last entry, I did the hyper-link thing! It took me awhile to figure it out this morning. I kept trying to do it backwards. I've had my laptop for a couple months now, but have managed to put off learning how to do different things that I need to learn. So this morning, knowing I needed to do it, I gritted my teeth and gave it a shot-or 5 actually! I am SO proud of myself.