Encompassing my Essence

The apron that totally describes who I am!

My good friend, Dolores, came by one evening awhile back, quite awhile by now, and brought me this oh-so-cool apron to celebrate my blog.  I have been wanting to put it on here for ages, but for some reason didn’t. (who knows with me?)

So today I took some close-up shots of all the stickers that most aptly describe me to a T!

my favorite Scripture

I can’t tell you how many times God has lifted me up to soar above the storm that surrounded me.  I would show you my eagle, but my sis would frown at me showing, literally, my a** once again.

playing piano, singing, listening...

I love music.  It soothes my soul or peps me up to a good mood; it gives me joy to see others learning how to play or stepping out to sing at church; and, of course, I can’t dance without it.

I love summer!!! I love chatting!!!

These aren’t my best photo shots, but was trying to get close, in a hurried sort of way.  Never pays to hurry: the story of my life.  How does the time get away from me like that?  And why do I feel I always need to rush, rush, rush?  “I’m not ready!”

happy mood? sad mood?

We have a lot of issues in my family, so sometimes we have a lot of heartache.  Some days we just smile and act like everything is fine.  And some days, well, everything is fine.  What a great day!  Those are the days we cherish… and try to remember on the “other” days.

children, sisters, brother, cousins, nephews, nieces, the greats, friend family, church family

One of my very favorite things:  people.  I collect them, much to my sister’s chagrin. (look that up, girlie)  She gives me specific orders NOT to talk to anyone when we go shopping.  She has finally got me trained because I don’t remember her saying that in a while.  Now, she is the Chatty Cathy (do you remember her?) and meets all kinds of people she knows.  It’s the same with my sister-in-law, Annie.  I feel like I’m with a celebrity when I’m with her because everybody, and I mean everybody, knows her and gushes all over her and wants her attention and talks to her.  While I stand there invisible.  It’s tough.  But…

yellow circle tag! I'm almost there!

I am a celebrity in training!  “Well, isn’t that special?”  Yeah, baby, I have a blog!  Woohoo, watch out world.  Okay, okay.  So only a handful of people actually read it and less than a thimble full comment, I still have it!

I’m not quite sure what that little green thing means.  Surely, it does not mean those nasty, littlebig, ugly words that I neverever-almost neverever-wellmaybesometimes-okayonoccasion-everyday say!!

novice photographer that needs to take some lessons

Pictures are just so cool.  And since I want to be cool, I take pictures.  On occasion I even take a good one.

Thank you, my friend, for such a gift of the heart.  To know that you pay attention to someone, me in particular, enough to know the essence of who that person is brings joy to my heart.

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8 thoughts on “Encompassing my Essence

  1. I have to comment on this one! I know EXACTLY how Darla feels! My sister talks nonstop to complete strangers!!! Becky and I left her sitting outside on a bench at the Outlet Mall while we shopped FOUR STORES!! She was STILL talking when we picked her up! To some man!! hahaha

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  2. She truly made this for you, and gave this to you, with a heartful of love in it!!! I hope you enjoy it, feeling the love as you soar on to new heights in your journey!!!

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    • Oh, I will! The stickers will probably go in my photo album with a picture of me in the apron, because I will be wearing and washing this one, thus surrounding myself with thoughts of Dolores. I love that stuff.

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  3. chargrin: anger at being let down – a feeling of vexation or humilation due to dissapointment about something. Yeah that’s right…when you are supposed to be helping me shop! You can’t talk to people anymore when you shop…..because you are too busy shopping. 🙂

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  4. She’s a great friend, that Delores! Funny story Gail! I bet we could do some major talking, hope to see you at Coal Days:)

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  5. i embarrass my husband and daughter cos my southern hospitality oozes through whether we are in switzerland, thailand or timbucktu… what a special gift, your apron…..a pirate’s treasure salute!!!

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