Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, December 10, 2012

Lucky Me!

Thanks go out to Rudee, for giving me this sweet Reader Appreciation award, enabling me to have a focus for this post!

Where do you do most of your writing/blogging?
  • Thanks to my husband, I now do almost every post from the iPad he bought me for Christmas last year.  It's so convenient for uploading photos, although it does seem like I actually write a bit less text. 
What books were your childhood favorites?
  • The first author I remember loving was Beverly Cleary.  I loved her for two reasons.  The first reason was that I remember being stunned to find an author whose last name was so very close to my name, which was Cearley.  I still remember that frisson of excitement when I first saw her name on the spine of a book at the Little Creek Branch of the Norfolk Public Library, where my mom would take me every other week.  Seriously, I can see the whole room and remember exactly how startled I was to see that name.  I read every one of her books that I could get my hands on.  Secondly, I had a 5th grade teacher who read The Mouse and The Motorcycle aloud to my class and I was enraptured by the scenes her words created in my mind.  Truthfully, I think the teaching seed was planted in my mind that year as a direct result. 
  • The second book I fell in love with was The Anne of Green Gable series; I received most of the series for Christmas when I was somewhere between ten and twelve years old.  I read those books over and over again, and I truly believe the lessons in those stories were lessons I internalized.  Being kind, smart, and grateful were the "Anne way", and I began to think consciously about those qualities as a result.
  • Also, the Cherry Ames books, despite the fact that they were so outdated, even then.  But I loved them, and wanted to be a nurse for awhile because of them.  Until I did a stint as a candystriper in one of the local hospitals. 
Who is your favorite fictional character?
  • Why, Anne Shirley, of course!
Have you ever Googled yourself and been surprised at what you’ve found
  • No, not really.
Who would play you in a movie of your life
  • Either Helen Hunt (my choice), or Meryl Streep (Steve's contribution to this post). 

Thanks again for reading!  Anyone who wants to join in, please feel free!

Oh, have I mentioned how lucky I feel to have my craft room coming together so well?  I love the space and am making time to hang out in there a little bit every day.  As a matter of fact, this post is brought to you from the craft room and the "old" laptop.  My sewing machine is on the desk, just to the left of the laptop, the craft hutch and chest of drawers is to my right, and the cat is sprawled out on the twin bed, which is a comfy place to sit and make lists or browse through my collection of knitting binders.  I'm still moving things around, but it's a fun process.  I'll probably paint the room and hang some pictures after Christmas.  Have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. I knew I'd like to see what fired you up in the reading department!