Friday, May 23, 2008

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings These are a few of my favorite things Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes Silver white winters that melt into springs These are a few of my favorite things

Can't you see them dancing around in their green curtain dresses? Love that movie. So today as I sit here at, uh, alm
ost 4:00, in my jammies, I am having one of those moments. When suddenly I think, it's time for another list! Tis the season I guess.

My favorite things:

1. Jammies. Of course. And the grace offered by my husband as he comes home from lunch and sees me in them, again. And the gas guy who has seen me way too many times with scary hair and no makeup, and coffee breath.

2. Gus. Who by the way is gianormous now. He actually is not my favorite thing. Well sometimes, but not always. But it is actually his heart. He knows how I suffer when I go to the bottom of the laundry shoot. I love his willingness to want to help by chewing underwear into a spit ball.

3. Jr. Mints. Need I say more? ..Well, actually Josh really wants to go to Indiana Jones tonight. So you know what that means. Yep, Jr. Mints. It is the perfect combo: Jr. Mints, Cherry Coke, and Popcorn. Health freak. ((but without butter Ann!))

Community. Yah, sounds strange. Growing up alone as kinda an only child cause I was a "tag" along. Such a dumb term. Anyway, not until now do I really realize that I like people. Actually I really love them. Maybe cause there are so many around me that are so easy to love. Huh, and I have realized that God loves messy people. Which means me. So that's ok. Anyway, I'm rambling. But I love the friends that God has blessed me with.

5. Outdoors. Grass, trees, mountains. God is amazing.

6. Rides. I love them. I can't help but grin ear to ear like an eight year old. The as you fly by the blurry faces of those around you. I am getting excited just talking about it. Come on, who wants to go??

7. Loud Music. The louder, the crazier, the better. I really want to go to a music festival this year. We'll see.

8. Josh. Duh. I had to say him. (or I wouldn't get Jr. Mints!) I hate the way he calls me 15xs a day. But I'd be mad at him if he didn't . I hate the way he always has to be around me. Yah, I'd be mad at him if he didn't. I hate the way he is overly passionate and obsessive, but I love that about him. In a few weeks it'll be 10 years. Crazy. Dorky 19 year olds, what did we know? What did God know? I love him so much more now. I know.. mushy mushy.

9. Yah, I realize that this is a never ending list. I haven't even started with the kids! Like from out of the blue when they start playing the piano and I'm not forcing them to. Well, Ailah does a lot I guess. And playing video games with them and them letting me win. And Panera. How I have brainwashed them into believing it's their favorite place too. And expressions kids do are awesome, like Oli does an great horse face when he's mad. Josh calls him Escaledo. Why don't I focus this stuff instead of on glitter painted bedding??

Ok, I'll stop now or I never will. Have a great weekend everyone. Maybe I'll rent The Sound of Music.

ps: my font is going crazy... i don't know what' s wrong.


Heth said...

"my font is going crazy"

That cracked me up.

You are getting really good at this list thing.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I'm with've totally come over to the dark side on the list thingy :) ...if you go to a music festival, I'm going with you :)

ann said...

I loved this post! The font thing was awesome. I tried to guess what you wrote and discovered you can totally see it if you choose to view the original post in the comment section! Cool! I thought about making a post but with my fingers just one key off from the home row.

I was supposed to go to Indiana Jones tonite. Eric bought tickets in advance, but my poor Owen has strep again. I didn't want to leave him with a sitter, I can go some other time. but man i am craving that buttry popcorn now! And raisinettes. oh yum. do you chew your jr. mints right away or squish them with your tongue on the roof of your mouth before chewing? I squish.

If you can talk Heth into it, you guys should go to LifeLight in Sioux Falls. We went. I had so much fun with Heth. I wish we could go again.

Anyway, this was such a fun post to read! Have an awesome weekend!!!

PJ said...

Just had to come over and say God Bless You to the friend who helped out "Dull as Dishwater". Bless You!