Monday, April 16, 2012

I'm Walking on Sunshine - yeah a!

I'm just a bundle of sunshine aren't I?? Well, my good friend and fellow PEIer Marguerite at Canoe Corner seems to thinks so anyway and has awarded me the Sunshine Award!! So I'm here to spread my warmth around so you can all bask in my glow. I know, what a sap I am sometimes eh? As part of this award I must answer some "personal" questions. So here goes.....

1.  What is your favourite colour?    Well, I know what's NOT my favourite colour!! The colour of mud!! Or the grey drab drear of early springtime before I, the SUNSHINE start to bring up those long-awaited for sprouts which now are turning into early spring flowers: the variegated pinks of my crabapple tree; the luscious pure white and vibrant green of my lily of the valley and the deeper pinks/fuschia of my bleeding heart. I can't really lay claim to only one colour as my favourite...I guess if I HAD to state a preference it would be for the colour combination of blue, purple and green. Like this eye candy!!
Hydrangea
2.  What is your favourite animal?  Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....Again, it would be far easier to list the ones that are NOT my favourite but that would be counter-productive so........ I guess I'll go with - frogs! (no, they're amphibians silly me), chickens? (no), unicorns? (didn't say it had to be a REAL animal!) .... oh ok, enough of being silly...my first pet was a mutt of a dog, half one thing and half something else and I loved her more than anything in the world so I'll go with Bootsie....I mean "dogs".

3. What is your favourite number?  I'll go with SEVEN on this one not that it's brought me any luck, I just like it is all. I come from a family of SEVEN, maybe that has something to do with it. My daughter was the 7th grandchild and she's pretty lucky.  SEVEN it is!!

Excuse me a second, the wind is blowing rather briskly today (we're under a "wind warning" right now) and just blew two photographs off a table...be right back!

I'm back...one of the photos was this one:


LOOK AT THAT - MY FAMILY OF SEVEN (cue Twilight Zone music.......)!!!!!!!

4.  What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink? Oh, c'mon....what fun is that?? Ok...since I can I'll include one of each: take some 7-UP, add a shot of Sour Raspberry and you've got - a yummy drink!! Or....take some white wine, some tonic and some Sour Green Apple and you've got - another yummy drink!! Oops, those BOTH have alcohol.....ok ok I've got one - vanilla soy milk!! YUM!!


5.  Which do you prefer - Facebook or Twitter?  Well, I have both but rarely use either - it's just really not my cup of tea. I feel so pressured to be witty or wise or succinct, which you surely know by now I'm NOT, succinct that is...

6.  What is your passion?  What...just one....again?? Since I can only choose one I'll choose READING......... about all of my other passions.....hahaha! I win!

7. Do you prefer giving or receiving presents - that's easy - BOTH!!  I cannot tell a lie (well, I can, but not right now) I love getting surprises - it means someone's thought about MOI!! And then I love to do the same especially when it's least expected!

8.  What's your favourite pattern?  Finally I can give you a straight answer without any deviation from the truth or added embellishment for fun - my favourite pattern is PAISLEY without a doubt, not a nano-second of hesitation!  See that chair that my mom is sitting in while she was no doubt fixing my droopy drawers and then some unknown mean and nasty person decided this would be a good time to take my picture!?) well, that was MY CHAIR as I grew older (and all of my siblings left home - YAY!) and I began to read (my PASSION) and it was just a lovely shade of poopy brown with a fascinating (to me) paisley-ish pattern. Thus began my love affair with paisley as I...



lay in it upside down, sideways, head on the floor & bum on the chair, legs over the top & back on the seat and a multitude of other creative positions.  When my mother finally decided to get rid of that lumpy and threadbare chair I whined and cried until she relented....at least until such time as I left home. I don't know why I didn't take it with me - she probably had it whisked away the second I mentioned moving out!!

9.  What is your favourite day of the week? I like Fridays the best as I still have the weekend stretching out in front of me.  Sorry, no punchline on this one.

10.  What is your favourite flower?  I would have to say lily of the valley wins hands down. They say the sense of smell triggers more memories than any other sense and the fragrance of lily of the valley takes me back to a time of lost innocence, when I could run around the yard (and other people's yards too) with not a worry in the world or a care about my safety - I knew I was safe and loved and happy.

And now....a drum roll please...I must pass the Sunshine Award on to a couple of blogs that make me smile :p so here goes...
1.   SLUGGY @ http://simpleslug.blogspot.ca/  (her quirky sense of humour always gives me a laugh!)
2.   CARLA @ http://halfdozendaily.typepad.com/my-half-dozen-daily/ (Carla has a self-deprecating sense of humour and never takes life too seriously!)
3.  DEBBY @ http://myblog-nannysplace.blogspot.ca/  ( I love reading about how Debby juggles her "grands" AND her sewing efforts which are prodigious by the way!)
4.  MAUREEN @ http://towardsretirementwithdebt.blogspot.ca/  (Maureen is the "come-back" kid and I love cheering her on!)
5.  AND MY BIG SISTER LANNIE (who has always called me "sunshine" awwww, it's true!) @ http://gardeningandpoetry.blogspot.ca/  (She's the one holding me in the family photo!)

29 comments:

the444 said...

Blue, purple, and green?  Is that why you like my blog?  I just love that photo at the top, by the way.

Laura @ No More Spending said...

Frogs?! They scare me to death!

Jharrison56 said...

Really? They're so cute :)

debby said...

Aww, thanks Jane!!! I am suprised by your favorite animal, I figured it would be chicken since you so love chicken wings!

Gill T said...

that's so interesting not many people say Lily of the Valley, it does have a lovely scent though.

Gill

kim said...

You are my sunshine also.  And Judy is back!  Hooray!

Jharrison56 said...

Thank you my friend :)

Jharrison56 said...

I think they are exquisite in every way :)

Jharrison56 said...

LOL, that's pretty funny Debby!! Maybe they're my favourite DEAD animal!!

C.R.P said...

Love reading these! They're so much fun! :) It was crazy windy yesterday!! Blew my patio table away!! lol! I'll post mine tomorrow, thanks!! :)

mhimes7 said...

Loved your responses!  And who says you're not witty?  I'll be the judge of that!  m.

Jharrison56 said...

Thanks Mark, but read carefully, I was only admitting to NOT being succinct!! Hey, I replied to your other comment but then never heard back from you - did you  get it, did you get this reply to your comment??? I guess if you don't respond you're not getting my replies...rats.

Jharrison56 said...

I love opportunities for being SILLY :) Have fun with it!

mhimes7 said...

Thanks Jane!
I did get this reply and I hit "Link to Comment" and it brought me back here.  Now, did you respond to my comment from this morning via email or through your blog?  I know, so many questions.  Sorry about that.  But you know that I'm a pain, right?  m.

Sharon said...

Ha! I had a cat named Bootsie! LOVED your answers, and I agree, you are SUNSHINE...Since I'm Vitamin D deficient, I love getting a fresh dose of YOU each day! :)

SonyaAnn said...

You are all witty and loving all rolled into one adorable package.
Sorry, I love the color of mud or brown. Like I have said over and over, I have issues. 

Marguerite said...

I'm late to the party (what a week!) but glad to see I wasn't the only one who had trouble with the favourite non-alcoholic drink question. WTF?

Jharrison56 said...

Through email, always email

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Jharrison56 said...

Awwwwww that is really the nicest thing anyone has said to me!

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Jharrison56 said...

I think that is why I love you, if you didn't have issues I wouldn't even bother with you! We just couldn't relate! Hugs!
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Jharrison56 said...

I know eh? Not the most imaginative questions so I just did my usual shtick lol! I actually ended up having so much fun with it!
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Jharrison56 said...

Oh no, did you get your table back? I believe in having fun at all times! I'm the one in the back row snickering at funerals!
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C.R.P said...

I did get the table back! Didn't know it was gone till the kids pointed it out to me.. lol!! I hope you'll be whoopin' it up at mine then... someone will have to bring the party since I won't be there! (Well, alive anways.. haha!!!)

C.R.P said...

Wow... my sense of humour is warped isn't it?! ;)

Jharrison56 said...

Yes, and that's a GOOD thing :)

mhimes said...

Now I'm getting everyone's comments on your blog and your responses. So odd.
m.

Jharrison56 said...

well, I certainly didn't expect THAT!!  Don't understand that at all!

Savingfortravel said...

Great to get to 'know' you better. Congrats on the award.

Sft x

Jharrison56 said...

thanks sft!