Tagged: Bedroom Art

Tagged: Bedroom Art

imuslim tagged me:


Here are my bedroom shots, but I must confess, the photos look better than the real thing!

These peacock feathers came from a cousin who keeps peacocks and llamas on her farm. I’ve always loved these feathers, maybe because they showcase my two favorite colors, “peacock” blue and emerald green.


This plant stays in the house over winter, and I nurse it along, though it does not like staying inside. In two months I’ll be able to put it outside.


This lamp is next to my bed. What you do not see is a messy pile of books on the table. The object hanging from the lamp is a wooden shoe horn that belonged to my father. It seems to belong there; I haven’t moved it since my father died, and I actually use it to help me slip on new shoes.


This is my bedroom door. I close it at night, and I can see the clock from my bed. It makes a lot of tick-tock noise, but I don’t mind. I love the Arabic numbers. I brought this clock, and seven others (which I distributed to siblings) from Saudi Arabia.


Well, now I have the pleasure of tagging a few other people, and they are:

Hning, who might want to try picture taking as a viable alternative to writing, when she feels the need to “to say something”: http://hningswara.blogspot.com/

Susie, though she probably has better photos to take, of sculptures, sandstorms, and life on the streets of Jeddah, http://susiesbigadventure.blogspot.com/

Carol, though there’s a good chance she doesn’t have time for the frivolities of bedroom art, http://americanbedu.com/

and Aafke, from whom I expect the most charming, engaging photos of all!), http://clouddragon.wordpress.com/

The rules are simple:
* Post one or more photos that were taken from within your own bedroom. The more interesting and artistic, the better!
* Then tag at least three others to do the same.
* Don’t forget to link back to the person who tagged you.


Tagged by Hning, http://hningswara.blogspot.com/

Here are the rules:
1. Link the person(s) who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them.
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged bloggers’ blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

Six unspectacular quirks:

1. I never use an alarm clock, and never will. If I don’t wake up naturally, I sleep until I do. This is one reason I cannot work day shifts.

2. I am a compulsive reader and writer. I am also a compulsive eater, and that’ not as healthy.

3. I do not wear clothes with any kind of advertising, brand logo, cartoon or message.

4. I love Lapsang Souchong tea. I’ve never met anyone else who can stand even the smell of it.

5. I still think about horses every day, though I haven’t ridden in twenty years. I still watch horse videos, and imagine myself galloping across a field.

6. I hate ball sports. That means football, baseball, soccer, basketball, and any other ball sport not mentioned.

I tag:







Tagged– Let’s Hope

I was tagged by Aafke of Clouddragon: http://clouddragon.wordpress.com/

The rules:

1. On your blog, post the Rules & 10 things you have HOPE for in your life.
2. LINK Tag 10 people (we want hope to spread to people!) and LINK the person who tagged you.
3. Comment/Notify the 10 People they’ve been tagged.

I’m late responding to this tag, so most everyone I read has already been tagged by someone else, so if you haven’t been tagged for this, be my guest.

Ten Things I Hope for— Not in Order of Importance   


1. I hope I can regain my good health and strong physical condition, to stay active, and maybe even ride horses again.

2.. I hope to remain helpful and influential in the lives of my daughters and grandkids.

3.  I hope my family stays strong in the wake of my father’s passing, and that we continue to support one another as life takes its inevitable course.

4. I hope I can retire at the earliest predictable opportunity , five years from now, if  not sooner.

5. I hope neither I, nor any of my loved ones, will be struck down by crime, massive epidemic or  natural disaster.

6. I hope I will become a good, active, and effective leader for Progoff’s Intensive Journal http://www.intensivejournal.org/.

7. I hope I will see the peaceful resolution to the major conflicts in today’s world.

8. I hope I will become proficient in both Arabic and Italian, and resume an international lifestyle.

9. I hope I remain economically sound and able to live comfortably without financial worry.

10. I hope I will be blessed with Allah’s mercy and forgiveness on Judgment Day, and that He permits me entry into Heaven.




tn_floating.png    Thanks, Aafke, for encouraging me to have a little fun in spite of what is happening to my family.  Here is the meme:

1. Post these rules before presenting your list.

2. List 6 actions or achievements you think every person should accomplish before turning 18.

3. There are no conditions on what can be included on the list.

4. At the end of your blog, choose 6 people to get tagged and list their names.

5. People who are tagged write their own blog entry with their 6 suggestions.

6. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged.

7. Optional: You can include the image of the ridiculous Reese’s Puffs list in your post as a reference.

What should every person accomplish before the age of eighteen?  Hm….

1. Become fluent in at least one foreign language, and visit a country in which most people speak it.

2. Become skilled at a craft, or learn how to build something using hands and heart.

3. Learn a religion that is prominant on the other side of the world, and understand why it works.

4. Learn how to manage money, and plan for how to earn what you’ll need to take care of yourself as you enter maturity.

5. Learn basic physiology, first aid, nutrition, and the mechansims of common diseases.

6. Volunteer to provide a social service to people less fortunate.

Now, as for tagging six others, that’s a little difficult at this point because I don’t “know” six people that haven’t already been tagged! Maybe next time…