I have always loved to read ...
reading takes me wherever I want to go - to another place, another time.
However, grief has changed my reading habits.
It is more difficult to keep my attention in a book,
for my thoughts and memories wander more often these days.
I get lost in remembering the many, many, many books that Rick and I shared -
how that we would read them often aloud to one another ...
and how that we always discussed the books we were reading individually or together.
I miss that.
I am finding that I read more and more these days,
and I have a growing list of books that I want to read.
But also finding that some of my "tastes" have changed, which is interesting to me! lol
So, here I am ... being this adventurer in reading once again - and yes, that makes me happy!
Some of my favorite authors & books - -
Grace Livingston Hill
Brenda Wilbee & the Sweetbriar Bride series
Just about anything published by Bethany House
The Love Inspired stories
The Green Mile by Stephen King
I love history - especially American history, or Texas history
loving our Confederacy history more and more
as well as the stories I am finding within the genealogy searches.
I have this "thing" about names. Well, the meaning of names.
I found this very interesting, and most of it true.
Positive Traits - compassionate, loving, generous, responsible, humble, charismatic, spiritual, inspirational, idealistic, dreamy, intuitive, strong, powerful, ambitious, perserverant, self-disciplined, outgoing, friendly, flexible, upbeat, versatile, easy to talk to, analytical, intellectual, contemplative, focused, honest, down to earth, well grounded, stable
Negative Traits - emotional, too generous, nervous, sensitive, too dreamy, stubborn, impatient, restless, distracted, too impulsive; sometimes creating your own obstacles and difficulties, expecting honesty from others
Greatest fear(s) - Being alone, lack of harmony, evidence of disapproval, uncertainty.
Loves to help out. Strong sense of responsibility. Very conscientious about the activities in which they are involved. Loving, friendly, and appreciative of others. Often too generous, sacrificing your own needs for others. Exceptionally intuitive and insightful. Thrives on autonomy. Loves life and the freedom to explore. You are often thought of as a loner. A rugged individual, able to endure. Thoughtful and introspective. Scholarly. Caring. Flexible. Creative. Enjoys helping others. You have a small but close circle of friends. Studious. Curious. Methodical. You relate well to many cultures and concepts. One of your major outlets is music.
You have psychic power. Having a reservoir of inspired wisdom combined with inherited analytical ability.
You can carry on for others with joy.
You have a receptive nature and may bear burdens for others.
You are pragmatic, thorough, strong-willed, practical and stubborn at times.
You are hard working, often martyr to duty.
You like home and security above all.
You are bold, independent, inquisitive and interested in research.
You know what you want and why you want it.
You are always looking for an opportunity to achieve financial and emotional security.
You are basically peacemaker.
You understand the law of harmony and desire to balance your life with those around you.
You may feel incomplete without someone to share your love, ideals, wealth or work.
You can be very sensitive and could appear a bit shy and perceptive.
You have developed intuition, patience and the ability to nurture others. You can achieve the state of happiness if you are willing to accept your needs in a complimentary relationship and go to create them.
You love more than others, but you also suffer more than others.
You give more than others, but you are more deprived than most.
You have learned to let go, therefore you do not get attached to things as easily as others do.
I LOVE movies!
"No good movie is too long ... and no bad movie is short enough!"
"Every great film should seem new every time you see it."
Some of my favorite shows are:
*Everybody Loves Raymond
*The Andy Griffith Show
*Friends - Joey & Chandler are my go-to guys when I need a laugh
*CSI - I like them all, but I really like the original ones with Grissom on.
*Law & Order - all of them. Jerry Orbach is one of my favorite actors.
*NCIS - Jethro is my "hero" ... LOL
*I LOVE LUCY
*The Big Bang Theory
*Welcome Back Kotter
*The Cosby Show
*Little House on the Prairie
*Grace Under Fire - Grace is my "hero", I want to be like her! lol
*Wheel of Fortune
*The Three Stooges
The first time I was called "Sunshine" I was about 10 years old, walking out of the Sunday School room and I met our pastor in the hallway. He said, "Well, good morning Sunshine!"