Such a week this was! I was ill for a couple of days and “C” spent every day this week in court. We are both exhausted, BUT I could not resist the invitation extended to all from Karen of http://thisoldhousetoo.blogspot.com to participate in “My Other Self”. Here goes! It’s fun!
My other self would live in a red cottage like this one in Norway—red houses show well in the snow you know!
My other self would take good care of herself and have lovely vacations in Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
Although I’m a Southern girl through and through, I do have some Yankee ancestors who hailed from Vermont! My other self would love to explore the Northeast!
No ordinary jewelry for my other self. Only handcrafted artisan jewelry like this!
Love this jewelry from Robin and the Sage—she has a blog and Etsy shop. She lives in Finland and her Woodland Jewelries can be found at http://www.etsy.com/shop/robinandthesage Don’t you just love the name “Woodland Jewelries”? It sounds like jewelry for fairies!
My other self would also wear bohemian pieces like this from http://www.tracyporter.com. Tracy Porter has style and charm—even if she is not a Southern girl!
and this cardigan because my clothes are kind of plain!
and these shoes—the real me can’t wear flats or heels!
My other self would be a potter like Julie Whitmore and make gorgeous pottery like this! See this and other fabulous, unique works of art at http://www.juliewhitmore.com
And she would hook gorgeous rugs from glorious wool like this one from Karen Kahle. You can find Karen’s site at http://www.primitivespiritrugs.com/
And this wonderful piece by Deanne Fitzpatrick. Deanne’s AMAZING blog is at http://www.hookingrugs.com/ Even if you are not into hooking rugs, Deanne is a wise woman with lots of interesting things to say and some good recipes too! She also hosts guest writers often. This is a quality site!
My other self would make art with soul.
My other self would look like this! Of course my other self is not vain at all!! Right!
Sigh….I can only wish!
Since my other self was so wealthy from her creative endeavors, (oh yeah!), in the spirit of philanthropy and so as to not feel so guilty about all the coveting, she would always remember the downtrodden. She would help the Dohnavur Fellowship in South India, where Irish missionary, Amy Carmichael, spent 50 years working for the liberation of females being sold into temple prostitution. Although the practice was outlawed in 1947, female infants are still in danger of infanticide.
My other self would also support homeless animals through http://www.noahswish.org where they are working so tirelessly right now to help animals displaced in the tornado and flood disasters here in Arkansas and across the South. These two animals are available for adoption now!
This beautiful dog and many others need homes. Although cats are more adept at escaping, many of them are homeless too!
Even horses are without a home. One couple killed in Vilonia, AR area, had several horses, including a pregnant mare.
Sadly, the current economy and weather disasters have caused terrible suffering for people and animals. In our state, we have heard of horses being left in people’s pastures and in wilderness areas because people can no longer feed them—and this was before the tornadoes and floods!
So, my other self would be an artsy, self-employed grandmother working from home only when she felt like it! She would also have an animal rescue mission in her backyard—much to her husband’s dismay! Of course she would have “staff” to help care for them. Martha Stewart has “ staff”-- doesn’t she?!! “C” and I both agree that if our ship ever comes in we’re both having “staff”! Sounds pretty good to me! Oh yes, and my other self would look like a young Grace Kelly!
Ok, “C”, it YOUR turn now! I’m curious about your “other self”!