Monday, December 18, 2006

My Favorite Things




One of my Favorite blogs is The Sacred Art of Living. Christine recently did a list of her 10 favorite "T" things and invited us to do a list of our favorite things that start with a letter assigned by her. I was assigned F for Frog. :)

I wanted to do this because I feel that gratitude is important and I know that I am not always as grateful as I should be. Sometimes we need a little extra kick to think of all the things we really like and are thankful for. So here is my little kick in the form of 10 things that start with the letter F.

1. Friends. That may seem like an obvious first choice, but there was a time in my life when I really didn't care about having friends and now I am so blessed with wonderful women in my life, both on the net and in the flesh and blood world.

2. Felt. hehe I love making things with felt. It only takes a few minutes to have a little cute something-or-other and makes me feel I've accomplished something semi-creative.

3. Furry kitties and puppies when they want to be all snuggly and lovey. I don't have one like that but one day....... (my cat says "hmph, go pet your own self)

4. Fabulous coffee. What? Am not cheating! Ok...but I had to get coffee in there. It's something I love a lot. Coffee is the reason I get out of bed in the morning. I go to bed looking forward to morning because I get to wake up and have coffee.

5. Fairgrounds. I love the smells of food cooking intermingled with the smell of farm animals and their gifts. I love watching the many different people that a fair seems to leech from the surrounding area. Different cultures, different races, different incomes, different religions...all there to have fun riding, eating and seeing the world's largest pig.

6. Fall. What's not to love? Beautiful colors, intoxicating smells, crisp air and blue skies. Hey, even better when it lasts well into Christmas, as it is here. :)

7. Fabric. Need I say more?

8. Food. Which is why I am dieting. My clothes have sounded the battle cry, "Too tight, too tight."

9. Fans. When I was about nine years old, I went on a trip with my aunt to visit some friends of hers. When we arrived and had said a few hellos, we went up to our bedroom to take a little nap. It was very warm, but there was a fan at the foot of the bed. My aunt (who is the coolest) suggested we lay with our heads at the foot of the bed so the fan could blow on our faces. It is one of my favorite memories and I still sleep best with a fan blowing on my face. (even if I need 9 quilts to keep me warm).

10. Finishing! Like I just did. :)

If you would like to do this on your blog, just let me know and I'll assign you a letter. Then let me know when you've completed your list and I'll link to you. Fun!

27 comments:

Isabelle said...

What a lovely post, Lisa! Loved reading your answers
I'd like to be assigned a letter, but A, it could take me weeks before I manage to post my list to my blog... and B, don't give me too hard a letter LOL

(((hugs)))

Lisa said...

LOL Isabelle. How about "S"? I can think of 2 right off the bat. lol

Anonymous said...

Fall - the intoxicating smell - don't I know it and the crisp air...

Sacred Art of Living said...

Great list Lisa! I love fall and furry creatures as well. Blessings to you, Christine

BlueJude said...

I enjoyed reading your list. What fun! Count me in! Give me a letter!

~Nancy~ said...

Great list but I would have to add Family at the top. The older I get, the more precious it becomes to me.

Lisa said...

Darcy, how about "C" for your fantastic collages. :)

Me, it's wonderful isn't it? You capture it so well in your photos too.(even in b&w which is really quite amazing)

Thanks Christine. It was lots of fun.

Nancourt Funny I didn't think of family. hmmm. I'm sure there's some deep psychological reasons..or maybe I overthought it. lol Family is definitely a good one. :)

melba said...

HI!
I love catching up with you and how your words just flow in your posts; so honest and true!

and I love all your "F" stuff too!

XO,
Melba

Anonymous said...

Hurrah for the reason to get up...coffee...it turns me from this >:( to this :D

Count me in, what's my letter?

Anonymous said...

I would love to be a part of it :-) I`m really up for it!

Lisa said...

Melba thanks so much. I need to get over and catch up with you too. I can't get through my whole list of faves in one day anymore. lol

Sarah, hmmmm how about a "B" for Blythe. :)

Elisabeth, How about an "L" for last paper finished. Yay!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Blythe eh? hehehehe and here's me just done a rambling post about why I'm not Mrs Blythe anymore, lol.

Perhaps it's B for bye-bye Blythe ;)

tinker said...

Fabulous list, Lisa - just fantastic - like you!

Anonymous said...

I love Fall too, Lisa, altho I think Spring makes me a little happier. But I also love the fair. I go at least every other year to the Florida State Fair; I love the smells and the crowds (except the screeming hawkers on the midway) and the old time country village they set up and the home in a giant log, and the pig races and the Mooternity Ward, and all the wonderful, bright colors and artwork on the exhibits, and, and, and, well, you know! I could prolly think of ten things I might like with a letter. Throw it at me! :)

Lisa said...

Sarah (blushing) LOL I haven't read that. Sorry. Yes, yes....B for BYE BYE BLYTHE.

Tinker heheheh You are fantabulous. :)

Judie Spring makes me happier too because it doesn't turn into winter. lol Hmmmmm How about "M" for Macaw? :)

Anonymous said...

Perfect :-)

Anonymous said...

this was fun to read! I should tell you that I have saved out some fabric to send you to play with for some time now. I am hoping in my pledge for getting things out in the new year to get them sent to you.
I'd like to try this but it wouldn't be for awhile.
XOXO

Anonymous said...

Lisa - go to my favorite things list comments - left a couple of quick notes for you there that I am too lazy to copy here...

Anonymous said...

Done my B's list, was easier than I thought :)

Julie H said...

What a fun way to get to know people. Coffee did make me giggle.

Lisa said...

Lisa When you feel like doing it, how about a "T" for thoughtfulness..coz that's the first thing I think of when I think of you. :)

Me, Thanks for the reference. I'll definitely spend some time there.

Sarah, Yay! I'll link to you..if not tonight, then tomorrow. I'm getting verrrrry sleepy.

Julie, I'm glad it made you giggle. :)

Anonymous said...

fun list - maybe you should assign a special letter to each GPS !

giggles said...

Lisa this is great fun! I think I feel the same about all of it...even the fan and all the blankets!! Kerstin tagged me with a hard one....but maybe I'll try this down the road if you assign me a letter!! Just Maybe...hahah

Take care!!Thanks for the little story about your daughter!!I chuckled! Peace and giggles Sherrie

Lisa said...

Giggles, welllllll.....how about "O" for organ. (tell your daughter to stop snickering hehe). I really loved that story of organ rescue. btw, I think the daughter story was someone else...I went to see what the heck I wrote. lol Gemma had a daughter story. :) I would be proud to be mistaken for Gemma anytime so no worries.

Robyn, How about a "G" for glitter! :)

Hanna said...

what a great list, you probably could do one for each letter in the alfabeth huh? I like your choises

Lisa said...

Hanna, that would be a great idea! After doing it I keep thinking of more "F"s I love. lol

Anonymous said...

Furryness, Food, Fabric...I just love your list : ) Wendy