Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Alike But Not Alike

Our blog friends always see
the things that us three
have in common, but I thought
you might like to hear
the things we don't have in common,
the different tastes we have.
* Nel and Jess love scarves
   I'm a free spirit and don't like anything confining
   my neck, so I don't like to wear scarves, or even
   turtle necks or high-neck shirts
* Me and Jess love to bake
   Nel loves to cook, and she makes scrumptious
* Nel and Jess wear purses and handbags

   I usually just take my wallet everywhere I go
* Me and Jess love shopping and browsing
   Nel is a quick shopper
* Me and Nel like to take naps
   Jess does not take naps (except when she's really
* Nel and Jess wear lots of jewelry
   I don't wear that much jewelry, maybe a cool
   bracelet or earrings now and then
* Me and Jess are careful with money, and
   "bargain shoppers"
   Nel is generous and a free spender
* Nel and Jess love to walk and run
   Brutal exercise isn't my favorite thing  : )
   (although I do like to walk the trails)
* Me and Nel don't mind re-gifting
   Jess doesn't want to have anything to do with
* Me and Jess are drawn to bright, bold colors.
   Nel is drawn to earth tones
* Nel and Jess wear coats in the winter
   Coats are too heavy for me, and I'll just wear a
   nice sweater
* Nel and Jess love to travel
   I don't like travel much and always miss home
   when I do
* Me and Jess have a sweet tooth
   Nel has a "savory/salty" tooth
* Nel and Jess enjoy a glass of wine at night
   I love a hot cup of tea
* Me and Jess like milk chocolate and dark
   Nel likes white chocolate
* Nel and Jess love the ocean
   I love the mountains, woods, and forest
* Me and Jess don't like to eat a lot of meat
   Nel used to be a vegetarian, but now she likes
* Nel and Jess love summers because they're
  Summers are not my favorite because of the heat
* Nel and Jess like to wear perfume
   My natural scent is perfume enough for me  ; )
   (although I do collect perfume bottles)
So, you see, my friends,
we're very much alike
at the same time,
very much not alike.
Claudia Tremblay Painting


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Too funny! That took a lot of time and thought to think through each of those things! I love that picture at the end of the post too. I have identical twin daughters who are 26 and while they are alike in so many ways, they definitely DO have their differences. But even my husband and I have trouble telling them apart sometimes!

Pam Jackson said...

HAHA.....each their own! It is cool that your girls are like you in some ways but even cooler that they are their own person. I do not like coats either. I have a long sweater (black, my fav color) that I wear all winter. I have hopes it still fits after losing 63 lbs but if not, even though I am not a free spender, I will go find another one! I love to the sense of just walking around looking. That helps me to get the only exercise I get, like you, not brutal! haha. When I was working I wore scarves, hanging or tied really lose, nothing tight around the neck and I love my jewelry, probably should not say this here but I used to tell my sis in law I was a jewelry whore! When I enter a store, I head to the jewelry. I look now and don't buy since I am retired and I have no call for all that now. But when I do dress to go somewhere special ....and I put on make up I wear my earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings...I alway have my toe ring and ankle bracelets on! Thanks for sharing. I love the painting that you have posted on your blog. That is adorable.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Fun to hear how you and your girls are alike AND different! Enjoy the last bit of summer before Fall that we love so much ...

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Different, and yet the same- it's nice to share traits, but also have a few things that make us unique. Have a great day!

Lowcarb team member said...

Fun to read, thanks for sharing.

All the best Jan

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Great post Sheri. It's always interesting to see all the things in common and likes and dislikes.

Enjoy your weekend and stay cool. We are having extreme heat wave and with my COPD I'm not going out much as it's to hard to breath. So maybe I will start decorating for Fall.


A Casa Madeira said...

Hi, Sheri, checking to see what's new.
Good start to the month of September.

Susie said...

Sheri, I love the print at the end. I loved the differences and similarities . That makes all of you special. Some times I wonder who my children are...then other times it's like we are just alike. But I am ever so thankful that my girls have good hearts. :):) Blessings, xoxo,love you, Susie

It's me said...

What a lovely post......from three lovely love love ❤️❤️❤️Ria

Sandi said...

Love the painting!

Pilar said...

Love this post Sheri! This kinda puts me in the mind of me and my mom. We're alike but we're not alike in so many ways lol!

Karen said...

Reminds me of my daughter's three daughters, with the long braids, but also the differences and similarities. You all seem to enjoy each other very much.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, I love the uniqueness of each of you. It's nice to read all the different ways you are different or alike. The sweetness of the closeness you share with your daughters is lovely to read, my friend. ♥

Jill said...

Awe that's so neat how much you are alike, yet different. I love the painting it reminds me of my 2 daughters and my niece... a redhead, a blonde and a brunette and all 3 are very close. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy the rest of your week.


Marilyn Miller said...

What fun comparisons.


what fun this was seeing the similarities and the differences betwwen you and your girls. scarves bother me too.

shayndel said...

How wonderful you do the blog with your daughters!!
Fun to read your differences, and then see the beautiful picture of the three women, in different colored dresses, yet all tied together in a three cord braid!

A Quiet Corner said...

What a GREAT collection of thoughts here, Sheri...:)JP

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello Sheri,

Wishing you a great end of the summer my friend. It's almost over, this month and I hope that the future will be good to all. Much love!

Regine Karpel said...

I liked reading this.

roughterrain crane said...

I think you three admit differences each other with respect, because of this you are able to enjoy COMMON. I enjoyed your post.

Jeanie said...

Love this. I often look at Greg and Kevin and think "how did these two wildly different humans come from the same people?" And yet, there's a fierce love there -- combined with exasperation and frustration and all those family things. I love it that there are some things you share with one daughter and not the other and vice versa. It makes it extra special for the one on one!

carolina g. ticala said...

I'm glad to see you again for my blog, your post is very interesting!!!!kiss

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Such a fun post! :) So many interesting observations. (Perhaps I want to study a little bit the differences and similarities in our family now...)
Your climate must be very pleasant, if you can survive the winter wearing only a sweater. Here you would feel really cold. :)
Doesn't any of you like dark chocolate?
Wishing you all a beautiful and happy September! xx

Inger Marie said...

Hello Sheri:)
So lovely post!
Here is autumn comming, september is the first mount, but I love autumn so it is ok:)
Have a nice weekend:)

Rose said...

Sheri, this was a real fun read...loved hearing the likes and dislikes of the three of you.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Sheri, I have two daughters and it is amazing how different they are in some ways, but alike in so many others. Don't you just love their uniqueness? I recognized myself in so many of your likes and dislikes, too. When you said you don't like scarfs and don't like to travel and love the woods and mountains. Your girls sound so much like mine, too. The painting is wonderful and isn't it so special to be the one in the middle? Only a Mom would know all the little idiosyncrasies of each daughter. Sometimes we know them better than they know themselves! Sending hugs to you xo Karen

Patricia said...

Dear Sheri, what a clever post, and it must have taken quite a while to work all those things out! Our three children all have quite individual tastes too, but it is lovely to see the interconnections. I think my oldest grandson is more like me than any of my three children :) Naturally, that charms this granny very much indeed!

baili said...

I am am so glad you shared this Sheri!

I really enjoyed knowing three of you little more .
i am nature lover too ,quick shopper with no bargain.
i too like tea .
you sounds little like tom boy ,i am saying so because i used to hate wearing scarves and got this name as epithet .

though you guys are so different yet you all have wonderful talent to write such beautiful blog my friend!

nonie everythingsewing said...

What a fun post. Being the newbie here, I now know more about you. Hope to learn even more.

It's me said...

Sheri ? May i ask you something? you read blogs with the bloglovin list?....i can't see my post their!...Will you try for me i post my post again today so sorry i lost your comment......but i do not understand What goes Ria x

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sheri, Oh this was so fun to read about the differences and similarities of you three girls. Love the sweet graphic at the end too.
Wishing you a Happy Labor Day weekend and wonderful fall season ahead.
Love to you my friend, xo

Carla from The River said...

This is so sweet my friend.
Thank you for sharing.