"Getting to Know Me"
Just for fun I thought I might list some things that I really like. It might give you readers (if there are any) some insight to what makes me tick. I think the song, "My Favorite Things" is a good way to start this foolishness.
Raindrops on roses...I am so damn tired of rain (and snow) and though I like roses, I think they are too hard to raise and too expensive to buy.
Whiskers on kittens...I intensely dislike cats, so little cats and their whiskers are a complete waste of even thinking about.
Bright copper kettles...reminds me of the tea kettle that was always on the back of my grandmother's wood burning cook stove.
Warm wollen mittens..those cantankerous thinks that I never could get on my children's hands when they were small!
Brown paper packages tied up with string...every year my grandparents gave me a flannel shirt for Christmas in a gift tied with string instead of ribbons. Pretty cool, huh?
Other things( and people) that I love are:
My wife of almost 37 years
My kids and grandchild. This includes the sweetest daughter-in-law a person could want.
Sunshine (letting it warm my arthritis infested joints is heaven)
Singing...it is my life, the rest is just details.
Teaching...especially English (especially NOT math)
Driving..just sightseeing on any given afternoon
Christmas...still like to watch my kids unwrap
My Texas relatives
My Ohio friends...I don't see often enough
Gardening..but I havte mowing the grass
Reading Fiction only. I had enough cramming in college
Norah Jones, Trisha Yearwood, Carole King, Tammy Wynette, and Reba McIntyre
"An American President" and "Dances With Wolves"
Just about any movie with John Wayne
CHOCOLATE...I consider it one of the basic food groups.
Coffee...black, hot and strong
Beaches on Lake Michigan...walking in the sand or just sitting watching the water
Bach...yes, Johann Sebatian
Pie and cake
Walking for exercise
Blogging...it's new but it's fun and good practice