Purple columbine just about to flower
Now it's Listicle time again, here's what Stasha left us with last week.
Next week’s topic is 10 THINGS YOU WISH YOU COULD DELETE. But since it is a day after Mother’s day, feel free to submit a list to celebrate your mom. I would advise you against combining the two though…
My Mom knows I adore her(even if she didn't vote for me again!) and there is no way I could list only 10 reasons. How do you break a lifetime into 10 things?
The large irises, taking over now the mni ones are done
The blooms are as large as my hand
I couldn't really think of ten things I wish I could delete either. I have made lots of mistakes, had my heart broken, been thoughtless and cruel, made and lost friends. The thing is, each mistake, or unkind word has been a lesson learned. If you delete those things, it changes who you are now. So although I have regrets, for lack of a better word, there aren't many things I would delete.
The second round of creeping phlox
1 The car rental this weekend. Another fiasco, only this time with the car itself. For whatever reason, the key less entry on my rental kept locking the ignition every time I got out. I rented the car to run errands, remember the plan? I had lots of stops to make. After spending 20 minutes trying to get the stupid thing to start after the second stop I gave up. 35 minutes of my day wasted fooling around with the damn card. I miss keys. And now I have to rent a car for the third time. This one will have keys.
2 The unfortunate perm incident in grade 11. It was the 80's, everyone had a body perm. Mine turned out more French poodle than body wave. I had it cut out 2 days later.
3,4 and 5 would be the car accidents. Specifically, being hit by cars while riding my bike. Two bikes ruined, cracked ribs, assorted bruises, cuts and scrapes. I could do with out those.
Look at that, ripe strawberries
In a few weeks I'll have baskets of them
That's it. I know, surprising really but that's all I can think of off the top of my head. It did get me thinking of what would my life have been like if? You know, if I had done this rather than that. Not regrets, just wondering how different life would be for me right now. There are a few of those.
Lilac florets, ready for making scented sugar
6 When I was 16, I had enough money to buy that little Mustang OR to go on a summer French immersion trip to Trois Rivieres. The first trip away from home. I chose the trip and it opened my eyes to the big old world outside the farm. I've often wondered if buying the car would have had that much impact on my life.
7 The decision to go away to school. I never ended up going back to the farm to live after that. I've often wondered what life would be like had I stayed on the farm rather than gone to the city.
Two cups of floral sugar being infused
Should be ready in about a week or two
8 When I was 23, 24? my father offered me one of the farms he owned at the time. I was home for a visit during the summer, had been dating Lesia for a long time, my mother loved her, I had even considered proposing. Life would have been all mapped out. Obviously I chose differently, but I do wonder how things would have turned out. I'm thinking probably not well for a whole lot of reasons but you never know......
9 Buying the house. I've been a bit of a wanderer. The house is probably the biggest commitment I've ever made to tie me to one place. I've often wondered how "settled" I would be had I not. Would I still even be in this city?
10 What if I hadn't said yes to the business partnership? Although the business itself was/is a success, the partnership was a disaster. Three years of my life, a staggering amount of debt, a stall to my career and an unresolved court case later, you would think it would have landed itself firmly in the delete pile. Tempting but it did teach me a lot. I wish it hadn't been quite so expensive or painful but it's changed me in positive ways too so...
More lilac ready for making syrup
This weeks list, such as it is. Drop by Stasha's and see what everyone else had to say.