All posts tagged: Two Cents Tuesday Challenge

Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Shoes

I jumped with glee at the theme for TCT Challenge. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE shoes.  I think my husband can tell you I have one too many compared to his minimalist collection. Lately I have found that I prefer wearing comfortable shoes that a friend refers to as my “hippie” shoes.  When I was younger I wanted to look the part of a fashionista, so you could find me wearing heels of all sizes.  I think it all started when I lived in South America. I wanted to fit in, so I would regularly wear a pair of heels.  It didn’t matter if I was running down to the store to pick up some fruits, or heading to class, or going out with friends, I was always in a pair of heels (closed toe, open toe or boots).  Now, only on special occasions will I put on a pair of heels. Since I don’t care as much about looking the part of a fashionista, I am usually sporting a pair of comfortable flat shoes or sandals. …

Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Painting

“What does painting represent for you?” – Graffiti on a wall, framed flowers in the hall, a masterpiece old or abstract bold, the sides of a house, finish on a car, commercial or couture … While I appreciate looking at art made with paints, I really love the intricacies of woven fabrics.  My favorite is looking at the beautiful tapestries made by the women in Peru.  The colors and patterns that are made with the weaves are so lovely.  I am always amazed when I come across one of them.  These woven tapestries can me worn or just hung on your wall. You can find many of these tapestries sold at various locations in Cusco, Peru.  There are stores that sell them, but you can also find them when visiting tourist locations. Take a look at other blogs participating in the Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Painting

Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Wishes

“What are your wishes for the coming year?” For one of their last prompts of the year, Across the Bored had me thinking about how I could make my wishes come true.  Lately, as I reflect on what is most important in my life, I wish I had a clean bill of health.  Both my parents and I have fallen ill.  Whether due to old age, hereditary traits, or our lifestyle, we each are facing some challenging decisions in the coming year.  I just wish we didn’t have to worry about which path of treatment we need to take. Deciding whether to proceed with an intrusive surgery, or opt to try Chinese Herbal Medicine, or opt to do nothing and ride it out, has been on my mind the past few months.  It seems that during this festive holiday season, I usually am faced with some life changing experiences I never knew I would ever have to face.  I don’t know how much more I can handle without caving in.  I think my stress level has really …