Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Like the sky opens after a rainy day
we must open to ourselves.... Learn
to love yourself for who you are and
open so the world can see you shine. 

~James Poland

Thank you, each and every one of you
beautiful souls for playing along
with me and sharing a little bit of
you with me.

I guess it's only fair that I should
share too so....

1. I have over a hundred cookbooks

2. I don't have a thyroid gland anymore,
    it was zapped away during radiation.

3. I wanted to have eight babies and am
    thankful for the five I was blessed with

4. I eat a salad every day.

5. Butter pecan is my favorite ice cream.

6. I don't Oreo's or chocolate chip cookies.

7. Oatmeal-raisin is my favorite cookie.

8. I make my bed as soon as I get up in the

9. I am a true left hander.

10. I dislike cleaning out the ice box.

11. There are books in every single room
      in my home.

12. I can not make a pie crust.

13. I bake great bread [even if I can't
      eat it.]

!4. I hate math, especially fractions

15. I love history.

16. I have a lot of shoes.

17. I go barefooted year round.

18.  I love to sing, but can't carry
       a tune

19. Styx was my favorite band
      in high school along with the

20. I don't like country music

21. I love to go thrifting

22. I haven't been in a mall in years.

23. I can't function where there is clutter

24. I married a pack rat.

25. My favorite perfume is Chanel No. 5

26. I have never been able to do a cartwheel

27. I am allergic to penicillin, codeine and bees

28.  I am memorizing the book of Isaiah

29. I hate to drive

30. I didn't get my license until I was
      almost 18

31. I haven't had coffee in almost a year.

32.. I wear button up jeans

33. I once had a 300 lb. pet pig named
      Vivian Leigh

34.  I prefer salty over sweet

35. I was born in California [Santa Anna]

36. I collect Roseville pottery

37. My middle name is Lee

38. I haven't had a soda in over 20 years

39. I never sleep more than 4 hours at time

40. Nice sheets on my bed are a must

41. I would love to learn to quilt

42. I wanted to be a graphic artist when
      I grew up

43. I can keep a secret

44. I'm afraid of spiders

Emerson helped me and we drew a name,
Lisa from Happy in Dole Valley, you won!
Please send me your address and I will
get your gifts in the mail.
This giveaway was fun so lets play again
soon okay?
Have a sweet Tuesday.


  1. Hi Tracey,
    We have quite few things in common (especially # 25). I wish you lived closer, I could teach you to make a pie crust and we could explore quilting together.
    Now that the snowstorm is over (was that really necessary, so much damage in just a few hours) my spring allergies are kicking in. But the sun is shining and I have a to do list as long as the Danube river, I better get started. Have a wonderful day!

  2. So fun to read these tidbits and get to know you a bit better!

  3. Yippee! I'm so excited, Tracey. :) Thanks for sharing yourself with us AND for the giveaway. So sorry about your thyroid. 21, 22, 23 :) 18! I was into metal if you can believe it. Oh my...

    Will send my address via email. Thank you so much, Tracey,



  4. Here I am talking about your bees and your allergic to them! I aim to have salad everyday and one day I hope to say I don't drink soda anymore.

  5. I make vodka pie crust religiously but I can not make a round crust when I roll it out. I always have to do a little cut and paste! Great list! Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a delight to read your list! I chuckled at the going barefoot year round following on the heels of having a lot of shoes. I hate to drive too. And would love to learn how to quilt. And can keep secrets. And...well, you make a lot of sense to me :-)

  7. Dang it-I saw Lisa and thought I'd won! Great post!

  8. Oh we are two peas in a pod :) I didn't drive until 21! Congrats to Lisa!!!!!

  9. These are some interesting tidbits about you. Thank you for sharing.

  10. You, me: 1, 2, 7, 11, 16, 20, 21, 23, 26, 29, 40, 41, 43.

    I thought for a moment there, I was reading about myself! LOLOL! So glad to get the opportunity to know you better.

    P.S. Favouritest Bible verse Isaiah 41: 10

    1. P.P.S. and 8. My mother made me into that. LOLOL!

  11. What a nice little game. Thank you for sharing a little bit of yourself. I have some things the same and some things totally opposite to you. Congratulations to Lisa - you lucky duck.

  12. I loved reading through your list and getting to know you better! (We have a lot in common). : )

  13. Congrats, Lisa!!! This was a very fun game.....guess what? My middle name is Lee, too!!! (and I gave it to Robyn as well)

  14. #23 is me too.
    16 and 17 (together) made me laugh!

  15. #11, #14, #15, #21, #24 and #26 are me too! We have a lot in common. No wonder I enjoy your blog. This was a fun post!

  16. Oh, I'm with you on the spiders, math, soda, and shopping malls - all yuck! Though I am trying not to instill those feelings (about the spiders and math) in my daughter. If she wants to major in math and keep a pet tarantula, that's her choice. But come on, no chocolate chip cookies?!

  17. LOVE your list!! the things you chose to share are so wonderfully random :) it was so fun to read... and get to "know" you just a bit better :) thanks for sharing!