Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Things I Love

This is another installment of "Getting To Know Me", with a slight Valentine's Day twist:  I'm only listing things that I love.  I'm going to try not to list things that y'all already know, although if you're a member of my family, you'd better already know them!  ;-)

I love:

     -Porch swings:  wooden swings hanging from metal chains.

     -Screen doors:  real ones without glass, especially ones that creak & slam shut.

     -Old-fashioned items:  basically, if it looks like it could (or did) belong in someone's grandmother's house, I love it.

     -Plants:  I have 2 large peace lillies, 7 ivies, 2 hydrangeas, 2 lantanas, 8 mums, 2 unknown plants given to me by a student, an old large plant named Big Daddy & his offshoot named Little Daddy, & 2 wisteria - & these are just my potted plants!

     -Old music:  Hit Parade 1945 is one of my favorite CDs.  And you already know that I heart Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong!

     -Musicals:  Of course, it stands to reason that I'm wild about musicals, too.  My favorites are "The Sound of Music" & "White Christmas", & I adore the Fred & Ginger movies.

     -Grass & gravel driveways:  This was the first thing that drew me to our home.  Maybe it's old-fashioned or it reminds me of the country, I don't know, but they're definitely preferable to concrete as far as I'm concerned.

     -Barns:  If we are ever able to build a house, we're building a big ol' barn complete with sliding barn doors on the side!  Or so says me, anyways.

     -Country:  Not the music (which is completely heathenistic), but the land.  I am by no means a city girl, even though I wasn't raised in the country.  I love the open land totally devoid of shopping centers, rush hour traffic, & throngs of people.  Just trees, meadows, & animals - although hopefully none that will eat me.  ;-)

     -Flip-Flops:  I would wear these year-round if my feet didn't freeze in winter.  As a matter of fact, the mild weather this past weekend allowed me to slip them back on.  My common statement when wearing socks & shoes is that "my feet can't breathe!"

     -Camping:  My favorite time of year to camp is in the Fall.  When I hear crows cawing, I get that itch to set up a tent & sleep outdoors.  That longing had to be deferred this past Fall, but we'll hopefully get to go this year!

That's all folks!  I hope you enjoyed my little list & that I was able to keep you at least slightly entertained.  Have a great day!  "Y'all come back, now, ya hear?!"


Anonymous said...

Hey there! I could guess a few of those "loves" and it was nice to learn the rest of the things you love. I am officially inviting you to our parents house in Laurel, Montana - it has a barn!!

The Boyds said...

LOL! Thanks for the invitation! I can tell from what I know about y'all that we couldn't keep up with such outdoorsy people - at least not yet. We're working on it! ;-)

Lisa said...

I enjoyed reading your list! I'm with you on the "my feet can't breathe!"