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13 Years Ago -- I Wouldn't Have Thought


Thirteen years ago, I would've replied "Nooo. Really?" should future me had reached into the time spectrum to tease me about my today. Never ever would I have thought 13 years ago that I would actually do these things.

One. Taking 15 years for us to move the Husband's parents' belongings from a rented storage locker to our garage.

Two.  Buying artist's and crafter's paints.


Three. Tending to all sorts of flowers on what was once Mama's lawn. 

Four. Mulling over the possibilities for curtains I'll sew for the bedroom, L Studio, and living room windows. 

Five. Interrupting a task to play Scrabble with the Husband, and knowing that I'll finish the task when we're done with the game. 


Six. Painting a mural.

Seven. Being told by a specialist that he can't straighten my leg. Crooked? That was news to me.

Eight. Receiving my social security benefits!


Nine. Being loved by Molly the Cat.

Ten. Meeting many kindred spirits through blogging. You all make my soul smile.

Eleven. Sitting on a beach chair in L Studio, formerly Mama's bedroom, to soak up the afternoon sun.



Twelve.  Turning Mama's kitchenware, knickkacks, shoes, bags, and trinkets into garden art.

Thirteen. Living in the town where I was born and raised.

No complaints.

It's Thursday, so I'm linking up to  Thursday 13 and I Like Thursdays. Come visit the other participants with me. Thank you, Darling Hosts.

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  1. Amazing what 13 years can bring.

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    1. Yup. I'll be 78 the next round. That almost sounds old. lol

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  2. that was a fun picture of your life! Crooked leg... hmph! hasn't slowed you down!
    LeeAnna

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    1. Thanks, LA. I'm getting up to a good speed these days. :-)

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  3. You have done well, present and past you should be well pleased
    Bravo
    Thanks for dropping by my blog

    Happy Easter

    Muchđź•Šlove

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    1. I love your posts, they always makes me happy! Your paintings are wonderful hello Molly the cat!!! Have a great day!

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    2. Thanks, Michele! I'm happy you're happy. :-)

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  4. Molly is beautiful...I love your Mama inspired art....
    wonderful post...hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thank you, Julierose. Hugs right back at you.

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  5. Great photos, love them all especially the peacock, it's fab :-)

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  6. It is amazing how things don't go the way we expect them to.

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  7. What a fun post! I too would never believe the joys that have changed for me in the last 15 years! Retired, blogging, quilting, taking care of family members, etc. Welcome to our "likes' group. Have a great weekend. mary

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    1. Thanks, Mary! Being retired is a blast. I'm glad I can have fun at 65.

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  8. Great list!! #7 definitely hasn’t slowed you down. #9 feels great. You are making so many fabulous art pieces, love seeing them.

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you, Soma. It's like I woke up the energy inside me.

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  9. I love your art! :) . . . is your leg 'bent' because of your knees?

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  10. oh, so many "more that you could think or imagine" marvelous things on your list . . .
    It's good to know you - with or without the distance.
    and . . I Love You, too!
    -g-

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  11. What a sweet post, Susie! I just LOVE your mural, WOW! Taking a painting class is on my bucket list; next winter, I am DOING it!

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    1. Thank you Sandra! Enjoy the class! I'm looking around for a class, too.

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  12. I could write 13 responses as each one of your points resonated with me. It sometimes seems to me like I’ve re-invented myself a few times (a,though the core, I hope, is still there). Change is good.. I enjoyed learning about yours. And I want that wonderful peacock!

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    1. Great, Sallie! I'm grateful to my parents for giving me a solid core, both genetically and nurturingly. Today I realized how my parents encouraged me to try within reason.

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  13. Loved reading your post. And that yard full of flowers is so beautiful! Enjoyed seeing all your creations as well. Especially like the peacock.

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    1. Thanks, Jean. Most of the poppies have already gone to seed so I've pulled the majority of them in the foreground.

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