Thursday, January 9, 2014

My List...Things I Love

Things I Love, in No Particular Order

Marley the Boston terrier
Beaches…Myrtle Beach, especially
Orange, the color, and Cuties, the fruit
Jim Brickman
Romantic comedies…Love, Actually.  Failure to Launch.  How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.  Like those.
Café au lait, sweet and creamy

My Keurig
EARLY morning, before dawn
Reading (at the moment: Jim Gaffigan’s Dad is Fat, Rod Dreher’s The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar)
Hiking, especially slot canyons and along rivers
Soft textures: cashmere, fleece, old t-shirts, lambs’ wool
Silly socks
Diners that are locally owned, in new locales
Fragrances:  citrus, cinnamon, pine needles, sage, cilantro, lime, garlic, onion, horses, fresh air, Old Spice (love ya, Dad), Marc Jacobs’ Daisy Eau so Fresh
Gingerbread cookies with lemon frosting
Cold milk in a glass
The three people to whom I gave birth: Dylan, Sierra, & Bridger

Skiing, downhill and cross-country
Live theater…Wicked and Phantom of the Opera. SWOON.
Listening to my youngest play his guitar
Riding in a convertible with the top down when the sun is shining, and the wind is blowing through my hair
Sparkly frosted flakes of snow

Brushing my teeth with Colgate white paste
That “just been to the dentist” feeling after I’ve just been to the dentist
Really large coffee mugs; 16 oz. is a good place to start
Typography, subway art…words in art
Writing with Zig calligraphy bullet pens
My MacBook Pro

Snail mail
Funny cards…romantic cards…cards with dogs…okay, l love cards
Reading cereal boxes
Finding grammatical & spelling errors, unless they’re on my published blog entries
Fried eggs, over hard, or scrambled…nothing suspiciously runny or gelatinous, please.
Manicured nails on other people
Soft hands
Walking my dog
Old photographs
Writing poetry
Blue jeans
Yoga pants
Funky hiking/running shoes, the closer to neon, the better
Quick breads: pumpkin, strawberry, Amish Friendship bread
Shrimp with cocktail sauce
Homemade rolls from my oven
Bath and Body Works products
Meditating with Deepak Chopra
Warm sheets in the winter
Tulips, daisies (especially Gerber), geraniums, pansies

Helping others
Text messages from family and friends
Jack Johnson, John Mayer, John Legend, Sara Bareilles
Sara Bareilles’ music video “Brave”
Although I haven’t had one for almost 3 weeks, my favorite drink after water is Dirty Dr. Pepper (diet, please, with coconut syrup to dirty it up)
Downton Abbey, Super Soul Sunday w/ Oprah Winfrey, and CBS Sunday Morning
School supplies
Making connections with people
Soaking in the hot tub
Luxurious sheets: Egyptian cotton with a high thread count
Air conditioning in the summer
Listening to my Boston Terrier grunt and groan like a baby as he finds his comfy spot

BIG dogs:  Mastiffs, Saint Bernards, German Shepherds
Any kind of bulldog: English, French American, Pit
Chai Lattés
Milk chocolate
Ugg slippers
Sunrise, sunset

Comments on my blog
Smoothly shaven legs
Shoes that cradle my size 11 feet in comfort:  Merrells, Danskos, Børns, New Balance, Nike
Whole-grain bread
Accomplishing goals


  1. Fun to read this! I may have to try it...

    1. Janna, it was fun! You would love it, I think.

  2. I LOVE your love list and made out loud comments to almost all of them but will only note a couple...I also love "Love, Actually" have you ever watched "Truly, Madly, Deeply"? The Dirty Dr Pepper (mine is not diet), must have thought I died as I haven't had one since before Christmas...and if you love funky neon running/hiking shoes you would love Bethany's new ones that she doesn't know she is getting yet. I could go on forever but I better not. :)

  3. I think I have seen that movie. Lucky Bethany! I want to see her shoes! Thanks, Noelle...


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