Friday, February 4, 2011

My Southern and Eclectic Self

When you decide to write a blog you in essence decide to share a little of yourself, allow a peek inside your life.  It represents something about who you are.  
My decision to start a blog was a way to fill a lot of free time.  
Now I do it because I love blogging and I love reading other people's blog.  I have learned so much.   

You decided to start a blog and the first thing you did was to chose a title.

Do you have a story behind why you chose the name for your blog? 

 I read some of the names of the blogs I visit and I think the names are pretty self-explanatory.
 Some I look at and go "hmmmm."

 I thought I would share how I came about mine.  Not by the obvious as you may expect.

Not because I live in the south but because I am southern...

right down to my red cowboy boots.

But it is so much more than that.

A few years ago I found a book that I love because it expresses what I love about the "south."  

The book is called
  My South: A People, A Place, A World Of Its Own
by Robert St. John.  

When I was thinking about naming my blog this book is what I thought of.  
The feeling that I got the first time I read it.

One of my favorite parts from the book is:

"My south is where it is a yard sale, not a garage sale, not a tag sale-that advertises an 8 a.m. start but really starts at 5:30 in the morning when that first car pulls up, knocks on the door askin' why nothin' set out yet." 

That is where the "Southern" came from.

The "Eclectic" came from one of the best compliments I think I have ever received.   
A few friends and I were talking...a few years...and we were trying to choose 1 word that
described each other best. 
 Out of the blue, a male friend (and I specify male just because it surprised me coming from him) said that he thought of me as eclectic.
A little bit of this and a little bit of that.  
That has stuck in my mind ever since.
I like the word and what it infers. 

To me it says that I am not a "cookie-cutter" kind of personality.

Southern + Eclectic = Me!

So, how did you decide what to call your blog?
Update: Mr. Fix-It and I have continued to work off and on this week on painting the living room.  We still have some finishing touches to do.  It has not went as fast as we  (or should I say I) had hoped.  Most of my time has been spent going between work, to doctor appointments, having Hospice come in...etc..etc..
I had hoped to have pictures to post by now showing you how fabulous the new colors in the room look (and we all do love it) but that may not be happening this weekend. 

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I love how you decided on your blog name...I will have to think a little before I can explain mine!! Can't wait to see the new paint...have a great weekend.

  2. Mine came from a poem I had to memorize in Senior English in high school. It is about daffodils and every spring... 30 years later my family cringes when they see a bunch of daffodils in someone's yard, they get to hear the poem once again. Towards the end of the poem... and oft when on my couch I lie, in vacant or in pensive mood they flash upon that inward eye... and then MY HEART WITH PLEASURE FILLS and dances with the daffodils. (William Wordsworth)

  3. That is neat! I chose my name, because as a child my dear Grandfather called me debbiedoos, practically he always did even as an adult. So it just stuck and it means something. Have a great day!


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