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A few of my favorite things.....

My son! The way is whole face lights up when he laughs and that he still runs to hug me when I get home from work.
The way my DH can turn my knees to jelly by just looking at me...
Thunder storms
The Ocean
Hot tea, a good book and a roaring fire
Going to sleep on clean sheets fresh off the line (they smell like sunshine)
Spring when the earth smells new
Fall when there is alittle chill in the air
Spending time with my brother and sister playing board games and arguing just like we did when we were kids and are Mom is just smiling at us
Buying back to school supplies anytime of the year
Finding a really great sale unexpectedly

And of course Christmas!!!!
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:13 AM
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great idea of a thread. Here are a few of my favorite things (very clever way to put it, Irishgirl) :

- Taking a walk with my dog in my neighborhood in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve, (technically Christmas morning) knowing that everyone else in is sound asleep anticipating a bright Christmas morning.

- Also walking in my neighborhood and looking at everyone's Christmas lights.

- Looking up at an airplane flying in the air a few days before Christmas and knowing that the passengers on board are flying home to see loved ones, perhaps for the first time in many years...and many wonderful memories will be created for those families.

- Watching It's a Wonderful Life on tv every year and knowing that everyone else in the nation is watching the same thing.

- my son jumping pouncing on me in the morning, though being statled intially after a sound sleep isn't the most enduring feeling.

- my wife and son laughing together. That is perhaps the most beautiful sound in the world.

- walking on the beach in the fall. I used to be able to walk for miles on the Ocean City boardwalk. Also hearing the sound of seagulls, though they can be savages if you have food.

- There is a picture that I have that always brings me to a place of serenity. I have to share it with you. I believe it was an actual photograph at one point...if I could ever find a place like that I'd love to stay there for awhile. Here is a link to what the picture looks like. I have it hanging on my wall and you can find it at a Christian book store (that is where I purchased mine). http://www.pgrahamdunn.com/product_image.php?imageid=3409
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usafvet, that's a beautiful picture. it screams "christmas" to me!

some other things:

*when my OH buys me flowers
*when my baby god daughter looks at me with that beautiful smile
*planning my annual christmas party for the kids in my family
*watching how wonderfully my 17 year old sister is growing up, so mature
and going to do so well for herself
*when my OH and i go to a nice restaurant for some quality time
*imagining my first visit to new york for some christmas shopping
*spending time in the beautiful city of london (especially in december)
*having a starbucks with my best friend
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1- Blues Before Sunrise
2- The Bone Conduction Music Show
3- American Routes
4- Jugs, Jukes, & Jazz
and many other radio shows diving below the surface!
5- The changing of Seasons
6- The Gulf Coast anytime of year
7- Travel

(I didn't list family & friends since their importance isn't little!)
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Just a few of my favorite things:

Time spent with our two foxhounds
The seashore-anywhere from New England to St. Kitts.
Books
Christmas decorations
TSO
Cooking on the outdoor grill
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- Looking up at an airplane flying in the air a few days before Christmas and knowing that the passengers on board are flying home to see loved ones, perhaps for the first time in many years...and many wonderful memories will be created for those families.
I thought I was the only one who did that!

I think this is a great idea for a thread and with the way things have been going for me lately, it's nice to have a reason to pause and remember the good things.

Here's my list:

1. Walking into our apartment all clean and shining on a nice spring day with the windows open...the whole place smells so clean and fresh.

2. The way my nephews run to greet me when I go visit them. There's just nothing like four little boys under the age of five who are tripping over themselves to be the first to give you a hug!

3. Feeling my DH kiss my forehead in the middle of the night when he thinks I'm sleeping.

4. The smell of the air in autumn

5. Walking through piles of fallen leaves in the fall

6. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

7. In the winter, when the days are short, coming home in the near dark to see the curtains open and all the lights blazing...it's perfect welcome home.

8. The sound of cicada's and crickets at dusk in the summertime.

9. Hearing one of my favorite old songs on the radio

10. Driving home from the in-laws on Christmas Eve...the world is so silent with snow all around...it really is magical.

That's all I can think of right now but I'll be back...after writing this list I feel better than I have in weeks!
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Mmmmmm......still thinking but will list a few.

-Music

-hubby coming home (love the sound of the garage door opening when he does come home....it's right below where I "chat" from)

-a roast cooking in the oven (Yum!)

-anything being grilled on the grill---ANYTHING!!!

-a clean utensil when I want it

-toilet paper on the roll

-the quiet evening

-laughter

-my daily splash of Bath & Body Works body splash (this was the first thing that came to mind)

-unexpected fun mail or email

-fresh air flowing through the house

-chocolate

-childrens' hugs (I missed those a lot this past year--they weren't huggers.)

-looking at pictures/videos from the past

-Christmas songs--especially the kind I can sing along with

-Christmas decorations

-Christmas lights

-putting up the Christmas decorations

-looking at the few decorations that I have by my computer monitor---it doesn't stand out but it's my daily reminder

-children opening gifts

-memories of past holidays (like the year when I was 17 and bought everyone a squirt gun---after sitting for a moment after opening them, everyone took off in different directions to the water sources. LOL That's one of my fondest memories!)
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Great thread guys!!

- Hmm...an evening at home with my fiance and a great movie that we both agree on!
- Perfectly made hot chocolate
- A beautiful, crisp fall day
- spending time with my mom
- spending time with both of my sisters (the oldest is a doctor who lives alllll the way in Phoenix so we never see her! but it's great when we do!)
- a day at the park in early spring or early fall
- sleeping in
- spending a day with my friends
- decorating the tree with family
- watching a Christmas movie by myself
- eating sushi
- eating my fiance's cooking
- eating my moms Christmas or Thanksgiving feast
- watching the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade
- watching the lighting of the tree at Rockefeller center
- going to the spa for a massage and facial
- the smell of a turkey roasting
- reading a good book on a rainy day
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Here we go!


-Looking in to my GF eyes
-Finishing a good book
-Hearing a good punchline
-learning something new
-A summer day with a gentle breeze
-Being with friends
-Finding the perfect present for somebody
-The look on my GF face when I surprise her with flowers
-The Dark Tower series
-Wrestling with my nephew
-A day off all to myself.
-A good 16 bars
-The smell after it rains in the summer


theres more this is just a taste
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What a great thread. I feel good just reading your responses!

Here are a few of my favorite things in no particular order...

4:30 on a Friday Afternoon
Thunder Storms
New Cross Stitch Stash
Alone Time In A Completely Quiet House
That First Cup Of Coffee
All Green Lights
Lilacs



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