|interactive display at our library|
Welcome to this week's list of likes!
It's the big kahuna, the actual day set aside in America to be thankful, Thanksgiving Day!
re: the first image... our library had an enormous display inviting us to put a leaf on the branch we most enjoy looking through. Fun to see how different people prefer different things.
First of all, I'm thankful for you all, sincerely, and now something for each day this month!
1. Thanksgiving Macy's parade on TV
2. food in abundance, and special traditional dishes to have each year
3. my husband Drew, partner in life, dependable and kind, with integrity and intelligence facing the world and it's demands with me. Making me laugh... sharing a private language built up over time.
4. Milo, my baby. He is the perfect poodle. Funny, kind, always my companion, interested in life, athletic, loves children and other dogs, smart, handsome, gentle, playful. He always greets me with a smile and a poodle lean, and allows me to hug him.
5. A nice home with space... I've always wanted that.
6. this blog, a place to express myself, to store my writing and stories, my paintings, quilting, beading, and travels. I've met so many like-minded people here, it's a modern day salon of sorts.
I do painting posts on Fridays, sewing on Saturdays, fiction on Sundays, and new.... stories of meeting interesting people on Tuesdays.
7. although my body challenges me daily, and it seems like I wake with either something falling off or growing on me, I am happy to still be ambulatory and relatively able. It's true you don't know what you've got til it's gone, so try not to look at other people who are healthier and envy, remember what you still have and be grateful (speaking to myself here)
8. a husband who can fix most computer issues as I am clueless
9. a stash of fabric, paint, beads and supplies to rival any store, and a room to myself to make things.
|for my friend Mary in Peoria|
10. TV. I grew up with TV and still love it. Mostly now I listen to books on disc in studio but I love my tv shows. Now I love having choices like ACORN, Netflix, Prime, Youtube. I love old movies, musicals and comedies but the cable company took away TCM and I am not thankful for that.
11. prepared foods that are quick to make, as I am so often in pain I don't like to cook as much
12. cozy comfy clothes with spandex.... there were few really comfy clothes when I was growing up, do you remember having to wear garter belts with hose? tip of the uncomfortable iceberg. Now that I am older, I go for comfort, and there are so many pretty comfortable options like cuddle duds fleece leggings, and tunics that are soft and longer.
13. I like craft shows a lot, and there have been a lot of choices here this year
14. Meeting friends like Diann and her husband for lunch, being able to sit outside with Milo, in the sun and catch up. It's really a blessing to find "couple friends" where all four can talk and laugh together and get each other's viewpoint.
|Hmmm that skirt looks scratchy, lol!|
15. Shopping. We are so isolated in our neighborhood, that I don't get to look at pretty shops much now. It was joyful to walk around an outdoor center in Loveland and see really nice shops and their displays, and it reminded us of Parole Plaza in Annapolis, so I relaxed and enjoyed the experience.
16. I know it's not good, not smart at my age to eat chocolates, but on that shopping trip we saw a See's candy store, got free samples, and left with a pretty box of soft centers to help make our Thanksgiving more special. I'd love to be part of a big boisterous family who loved each other, but we are a small family of three. Friends all have their own families at holidays. I have fond memories of Tampa and my friend group who all got together on Thanksgivings and Christmas... but we are happy to have each other and will celebrate that.
17. The show long lost family.... in my heart, I wish I could be on that show. To have someone help find relatives for me. Adoption is often wonderful and loving but my experience was different, and it's kind of a fantasy show for me, imagining myself in their shoes.
18. Wine... we are drinking wine again and it's lovely. I tend to like reislings.
19. Good writers... I loved the book Mornings on Main by Jodi Thomas. She is such a fine storyteller, and I am stopped by her beautiful wording often. I want to be a better writer after reading her words. This story wraps around quilters and their world.
20. in that vein, I like being read to, and always have. I like to hear the story as I make things with my hands. I was told my birth mother made things, but not what she made. I wonder if there is something to genetics like that. I was told my birth father was Italian and I always liked garlic unlike my adoptive family.
21. I love puzzles of nearly any kind. I especially like Kakuro math puzzles and sokoku. I like that puzzle planet has endless puzzles online, where you can choose the number of pieces and images.
22. Soon the Jacquie Larsen will do her online Christmas advent calendar full of sweetness and beauty and fun games to play, decorating games for trees and wreaths, etc.
23. Turning on the lights on our Christmas tree at night. I love ornaments and collecting cute things.
hopefully this year will be the one where I finally find all the Christmas decorations for years ago, and let the older broken ones go, and organize the rest. Doesn't it feel good when you know where things are stored?
|not my tree|
24. Magazines full of pretty pictures, patterns, history, science findings, etc. I like Country Home, Smithsonian, Archeology, bead and button, and pop culture magazines.
25. New towels, new sheets, new underwear... simple but very nice to have
26. Writer's Almanac in my email daily, full of stories of other writers and history
27. perfume... currently I love Nanette LaPore, and layering soap, cream and cologne, and catching the soft scent through the day. Can't wear them in summer as the bugs are attracted too but now's the right time. I also like the winter scented oil and sticks from Williams-Sonoma. Just walking in the house it smells sweet (off setting the poodle who still sometimes pees on his front legs)
28. Shopping and eating at Cracker Barrel's across the US. I saw this in Loveland's C.B.
|formal wear for babies on New Year's Eve|
29. Libraries... and all the joy they offer. Nice librarians who help you find stuff.
30. having fruitcake for breakfast
Now, Here comes Christmas!!!
|I do not like wearing these long underwears but I like gathering dad's socks|
I liked going for an adventure last weekend and seeing Miss Diann again, and meeting her husband who was especially nice to me. He smelled like safety mixed with fun.
I liked shopping and meeting a dog in a store... we walked around together as it was just his people and mine... we didn't pick out anything to buy but it's good to shop with a new friend.
I like finding a place in tall snow where someone uncovered the grass so I have a place to do poodle business
|to my credit, I did NOT pee on the covered porch|
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