Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday Coffee Chat

Leslie, or Rorybore at Time Out for Mom posted a challenge to address 10 items on a list to share with bloggers, so I thought I'd give it a shot for this Tuesday. Here's the list:

1. Nickname: My dearest old friend, LaVerda has always called me "Linnie", but I've not had that used by many others. My mother used to say "Linda Kay" when she was trying to get my attention, but I really don't even have a middle name. My hubby seldom calls me Linda, but rather "Sweetie" most of the time. If he says Linda, I think he is angry with me or something. So I guess it could be a lot worse!

2. Eye color: Very blue, and all my children and grandchildren have steely blue eyes. Image result for blue eyes

3. Hair color: Dishwater blonde with highlights. My hairdresser says there is no gray as yet, so I'm still bringing life into the drab blonde. 

4. One Fact: I spent my professional life in accounting, banking, and earned my CPA just before I turned 50! Although that designation opened many doors for me in my career, I have trouble shaking the image still, as when people find out I have the accounting background I'm a prime target for a treasurer job with some non-profit organization. 

5. Favorite color: Blue, not just any blue, but really cobalt blue. This is the color you will find in many places in my home, as I've collected them over the years. The next one would be brilliant yellow, combined with the blue. It makes my heart sing!

6. Favorite place: We have done some extensive traveling to Europe, and have been blessed with being able to see some of the most beautiful sites in the world. However, when we were deciding on how to celebrate out 30th anniversary in 2015, we chose to return to Camden, Maine. With the water, the lighthouses, and the lobster, this stands out as probably my favorite place to spend time with my hubby.

7. Favorite celebrity: I'd have to pick two in different genres for this one. From the movies, I so enjoy Julia Roberts. And I like the fact that there isn't a lot of press about her personal life, as she keeps it more private than many. Her recognition comes from her roles in acting. From the music industry, I would select Celine Dion. We got to see her in Las Vegas, and I was mesmerized by her energy and her voice, after hearing so many of her recordings prior to that. She has also handled her career discreetly, taking time away to care for her family.

8. Favorite animal: I love my dogs, for sure. We have had Schnauzers, and Maltese, and finally now our Yorkie/Maltese mix dogs, Izzy and Polly. Izzy is almost 13, while Polly just turned 2. They are a joy to have around. Izzy (actually Isabella) is still in reasonably good health, while Polly is still a bundle of energy.

9. Favorite song: "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Grobin, 

or the "Theme from Titanic" by Celine Dion. And I loved the movie, by the way.

I started taking piano lessons when I was in third grade, and was always taught to sight read, so I can't play without music in front of me. In high school, I added organ to my lessons and played for my church as a teenager. I don't play much anymore, but bought myself a baby grand many years ago and took lessons to get back my timing, etc. I still enjoy playing for myself. Music is a big part of my life.

10. Favorite Book: This is a tough one. I've read many and enjoy those that have a bit of mystery, such as James Patterson and Brown (DeVinci Code, etc). But I think the one that has stuck with me over the years is the book "Heidi". I even named my daughter after her.
Note the description in Amazon.
Heidi embraces the sufferings of rejection and the rewards of genuine love.It shows that people do need each other and that we are all capable of forgiveness. I am told the story was built on real life experiences of a Swiss family. The description and characterization is excellent. At times you can smell the smell of the pine trees and visualize the old log cabin of Grandfather. It takes the reader back to the days before electricity and even before telephones, which in itself provides the reader with an understanding of their place in history.

So there you have it. As you consider some of these items on the list, what one thing would you like to share in the comments to this post?

Linda Kay
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