Merfy-Lou's Musings

30 Things: Day 23

Describe five hobbies and why you enjoy them.

  1. Quilting.  I love quilts, and I know my mom and grandma are to blame for this.  I can remember the first quilt I ever helped my mom put together. It was my rainbow pinwheel quilt and I absolutely loved that thing to bits.  One of the first quilts I ever made was for Mrs. Gilman’s baby she was having when I was in 4th grade.  Quilting is about cutting up the big stuff and rearranging it to put it back together again.  It’s about creating a piece of art that will warm and comfort someone you love.  It’s just awesome.
  2. Cooking/Baking.  Like quilting, food is a warmth for most people.  Finding a new recipe and having family, friends and coworkers complimenting you on how delicious it is makes you feel good.  Now that I’m really trying to eat less processed foods, this hobby is growing.  It’s finding the good things that I can eat that are good for me.
  3. Crafting in general.  I like to come up with new ideas and make them.  (or copy somebody else’s work) and saying “I did that”
  4. Country music.  Most of it has something I can identify with.  Even if it’s just “lover, lover” completely out of context and my husband and I can giggle over it.
  5. Music.  I love playing my saxophone with an ensemble.  Creating a group sound after hours of practice is so much fun.
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30 Things: Day 20

Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.

  1. It was the summer after second grade.  My neighbor from across the street and some other kids were playing in our favorite tree behind Robert’s home.  I was standing on one branch and holding onto another when Robert decided to pull back on the branch I was holding onto.  The thing was, when he let go of the branch, it smacked me in the mouth. Hard.  It knocked out my front two teeth.  One of them was still dangling in my mouth, but the other, after awhile of searching, was gone forever.
  2. I used to hate country music.  Like, it was the worst thing in the world.  Until I was on the All Star Softball team of 2003 for the Kenai Little League.  Our competition was in Anchorage that summer, and since my dad was the coach of my brother’s team, I was pawned off to my teammates.  Whitney Brown and Jackie Hall are the reasons I now listen to country.  Slowly they brought me into the new genre and I realized that it really wasn’t evil, actually most of it was pretty awesome.
  3. Girls Camp was always a memorable week.  For a week, all of the girls in the Ward would go camping.  Without the guys (mostly).  And learn how to cook, cut wood, swim, raft, fish, all of the “manly” things, all the while still completing girly things like making bracelets and picture frames.
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