Friday, September 23, 2016

AUTUMN AGAIN!???

Yes, time really does fly.  The older I get, the faster it goes.  And the slower I go (it seems).

Our seasons in Maui are a lot different than most on the mainland.  It is hottest and most humid in September and October.  I do NOT look forward to Autumn here.  This year the icky weather came earlier than normal.  

My Mom's favorite time of year was Autumn (in Ohio).  Those were her favorite colors and the subject of a lot of her paintings ... the many colors of changing leaves, a bit of rain to see their reflection, a bit of chill in the evening air.  My sister-in-law made them a memory quilt for their 50th anniversary.  She found amazing fabric for in between the photos of all six kids ... Autumn themes for my Mom, fishing and gardening fabric for my Dad's interests.

They were both very "crafty" and enjoyed making items to sell at their local Golden Hobby Shop.  Dad raised roses and vegetables like you can't believe.  He even grew things he had never eaten before, just to try them out (Jerusalem artichokes, jicama to name a couple)   My Mom painted, loved to sing, enjoyed cooking and playing games.

Which gets me thinking.  I don't have any hobbies.  I haven't created any crafty cool stuff.  Do you suppose they make fabric with computers and iPhones on it?  Or the Netflix logo?  What is with me?  So many friends knit (good enough to win awards and create their own patterns for sale).  Lots of them quilt (my sister in law makes about 10 a year!).  Several are very cultural and volunteer their time to the arts and a few a great philanthropists in their communities.

What do I want to be when I grow up?




10 comments:

  1. Your iPhone and computer would probably qualify as a hobby and your organizational skills to help with newsletters for your home and condo groups is certainly a skill. It might not be as long-lasting as a painting or quilt but they still have value.

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    1. Yeh, I know. I always list computers as a hobby (like on Facebook) ... it really is my medium!

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  2. P.S. Yes, they make fabrics with computers and phones on them. Not hard to find either.

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    1. AH ha ha ha! I've gotta go visit a fabric store!

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  3. I think Jean is right. Blogging is a hobby and requires a certain amount of dedication and talent. You're good at it. I like to drop in and spend a few minutes to see what you have to say. I've laughed and learned a lot from my blogging buddies.

    I used to crochet and do cross stitch. (I wrote that in a comment on someone's blog this morning, hope it wasn't yours... I think it was Jean's) ... anyway... I did do those crafty things when I was younger, but I'm a computer-loving type and Netflix gal now, and I love to write about daily stuff. I think it all counts. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. You do the same.

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  4. My husband also died in 2013 of brain cancer. I have no hobbies either and frankly have trouble getting motivated to find some. I'm on my IPad a lot, but I don't think that counts. I'm not creative, so that makes it difficult.

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    1. I'm not artistically inclined either ... but I am creative with the computer (e-mails, newsletters, etc). I guess we should just be happy with ourselves ....

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  5. It takes artistic qualities to write an interesting and coherent blog. In fact, I think writing is the most artistic. To be able to write so the reader can see what you are describing or feel what you are feeling is quite difficult. Creating Newsletter and such is a good way to express that artistic quality as is writing blog posts.

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    1. I know, I know. But most of my blogger friends have other hobbies as well! I do enjoy creating things with works, photos and graphics ... and that will just have to do!

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