Good Sunday morning from New York.
From the silence that I sense in my building, I may be the only person awake. That is probably an overstatement, but it is very peaceful.
I am honored to have been invited by UPL to come up with eight interesting things about myself. Eight bits are not difficult, but the interesting part does slow me down.
1. I tend to take many situations more seriously than some people do. Some times this is good, but often I wonder if I can re-train myself. (If I cannot reach eight, may I stop at five?)
2. My home phone is of the rotary dial type. I have owned it for over 25 years and it serves me well.
3. I can be quite thrifty, but can also splurge when the mood strikes me. I am not acqusitive, but love knowing that very special things to buy and things to do and things to know do exist.
4. I am left-handed, but used to be able to use an iron better with my right hand. Nowadays, I rarely use and iron with either hand, since I can used the steamer in the shop to deal with creases.
5. I have had several bouts with skin cancer on my face. These required work by an expert surgeon, and decades later, one has to really look to notice the "seams." Since those experiences, I am a devotee of shade and sunscreen, and remain pale year round.
6. When I was much younger, I received proposals from three men. I turned them all down, and have never been married. I have also suffered a broken heart. I have no children. I do wish that I did not live alone, but as time passes along, it begins to seem that my solitary life may continue. Do any of you have an older brother, uncle or friend who is also eligible and hopeful? Here in New York, my friends always say they would not now introduce me to any men, because they don't think that the eligible ones in my general age group are still hopeful.
7. I used to know how to make etchings and drypoint prints, but think that I may have totally forgotten the skill. I also used to make my own clothes via sewing and knitting. Also baked bread every weekend. I still try to do some knitting, but the rest of these activities fade into nostalgia.
8. Summer is my least favorite season. I was raised in the southern part of the States, and do not like the mix of heat and humidity. Even so, I do not have air conditioning, but rely on an efficient fan to cool my flat.
That is the eight that I can manage today, before gathering my strength for another day at the shop. It is possible that I might write more of a blog this evening. Time is increasingly precious to me, but I really do enjoy this site.
Best wishes to all.