Thursday, October 2, 2008

My Favorite Things

A List of Things I Love
1.  My rooster crowing in the pre-dawn hour
2.  The way a kitten's fur smells 
3.  Watching a sleeping child
4.  The way a newborn baby smells
5.  My two-year-old grandson looking at me while throwing his arms around my knees and saying, "I wub you, Nana!"
6.  The smell of Bath & Body Works Spiced Pumpkin lotion
7.  Caramel popcorn still hot and sticky from the oven
8.  The smell of white oak wood smoke
9.  A great book, a quilt, and rain
10.  Hugging and kissing
11.  The wide-eyed innocence and acceptance of a child
12.  Fall in Tennessee
13.  Italy
14.  Welsh cakes, scones, and crumpets
15.  A cup of Earl Grey Tea
16.  Staying home
16.  The Psalms
17.  Diana Gabaldon's novels
18.  Stacks of books around the house everywhere
19.  Crawling between flannel sheets on a cold night
20.  Crawling between cotton sheets on a hot night
21.  Cruising the stacks at the library
22.  VW bugs
23.  Raking leaves to jump in
24.  Being in 'The Zone' when photographing something
25.  Mailing off a writing assignment
26.  Getting a writing critique in the mail
27.  Screen doors that shut with a satisfying smack of wood on wood
28.  Sunrise and sunset
29.  The quietness once everyone is in bed
30.  A nightly bath in my clawfooted tub
31.  Yoga
32.  A massage
33.  Getting a handwritten letter in the mail
34.  Old books with beautiful illustrations
35.  The Lake District in England
36.  The Scottish Highlands
37.  Taking in clothes hanging on the line
38.  A strawberry malt from Dairy Queen
39.  Gingerbread biscotti
40.  My family
41.  Celtic and bluegrass music
42.  A good children's choir
43.  The gospel of John
44.  A girls' road trip
45.  English and Italian gardens
46.  Gothic novels
47.  Old dishes
48.  Sea glass
49.  The sounds of the beach and a waterfall
50.  Mountains

7 comments:

Sian Draycott said...

That's amazing that you like Welsh cakes. I come from Cardiff and my Mum makes the most amazing ones!

debbie bailey said...

I fell in love with them in Pembrokeshire. I brought bunches home, but sadly they're all gone. I'm sure they're not nearly good as your Mum's. Want to share her recipe?

debbie bailey said...

I fell in love with them in Pembrokeshire. I brought bunches home, but sadly they're all gone. I'm sure they're not nearly good as your Mum's. Want to share her recipe?

laurel said...

About 80% of your list would be on mine too. Good, good things. I feel restful just reading this list!

Katy said...

Wonderful list! I'm working at Pomegranate tomorrow, if you feel up to a trip to Lyons.

Sian Draycott said...

Absolutely, I'll post it on my blog this weekend!
Sian.

debbie bailey said...

Oh boy! Thanks Sian!