Lin tagged me.... These things are so hard for me to do. But, here goes:
8 TV SHOWS/MOVIES I WATCH REGULARLY:
1 - Home movies. I never get tired of remembering my kids when they were lil tykes... and my hubby when he had Popeye muscles... or me when I was a size 5/6. Our old homes, the old cars, the dogs that have left us. Family campouts. sigh...
2 - uhhhh... Other than that, what do I watch regularly? hmmmm... Lou Dobbs, Bill O'Reilly from time to time.
3 - Nature shows. Planet Earth and Discovery channels.
4 - Gilmore Girls once in a while
5 - Law and Order (the original) on occasion.
6 - Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance as close to religiously as I can.
7 - Pride and Prejudice (the original, and the two newer ones) I'm a borlerline fanatic.
8 - Chick Flicks... I'm all about feel good escapism
8 THINGS THAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY:
Yesterday was a day packed with wonder... Can I just tell you what we did? Does that count towards "what happened"? I hate to think that life "just happened" to me...
1 - Breakfast in The Park. (both the name of the restuarant and the activity) We had GREAT omelets, strawberry pancakes, and cinnamon rolls the size of Kansas served and enjoyed next to a duck filled pond in the dappled sunlight. ahhhhh... perfect way to start any day. (Michelle can attest to this, living on a pond as she does)
2 - A walk along the beach and on the pier. We watched the surfers, volleyball players and dogs frolicking in the surf. Of course, we had to walk down to "doggy beach" to see the pups at play. They're only allowed on their own private beach.
3 - Cordell sold his car. Yippie!!! He's leaving Monday for Australia for a week to ten days and then off to Korea for a year. He HAD to get the Lexus sold before he leaves.
4 - Went to eat at "Le Creperie" to celebrate. We sipped French Pistol soup. "Peestoll" soup is veggies with white beans and cheese in a rich broth. We shared crepes stuffed with vegetables or chicken with spinach and feta cheese. We completed the meal with some unbelievable dessert crepes. Yummy stuff! or stuffed with yummies as the case may be.
5 - We then walked along the canals in Naples. It's a great deal like the canals in Venice... complete with the occasional singing gondalier (although they were not on the water and serenading while we were there) And the homes have lawns or patios in front rather than having the front steps to the house under water.
6 - We came home to catch our breath and after resting for a while, we walked downtown for the street festival and farmers market. The entertainers were sterling! A couple of guitarists playing and plucking their quitar strings that knocked my socks off! A blues and jazz group dressed in suits and sounding like they came straight from the streets of Louisianna, and a young man who sang in a throaty (very sexy) voice while playing several instruments including a digaroo, an Australian instrument that looks a lot like a wood version of the long horn used in Switzerland. We bought some fresh California Oranges, ate strawberries (a little early in the season for berries, but they were still sweet) and made our own gyro sandwiches out of tri-steaks cooked slowly over flaming red oak and slathered with a variety of sauces and pestos on freshly baked pita bread. My sweetheart picked out a flower to buy me from a street vendor.
7 - Yesterday, I ate WAY too much... I walked perhaps a little too many miles... I laughed and conversed merrily and deeply... and slept peacefully. It was a near perfect day full of moments to cherish forever.
8 - Oh... and I came a little closer to closing the sale of a million dollar property.
8 FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT:
1 - Our picnic table. We eat EVERY meal outside when the weather permits. Breakfast, lunch and din din.
2 - At a friends house. The commradery makes every meal taste better.
3 - At my mother's table. If only.....
4 - In front of the fireplace. Hot slices of toast dipped in candy cane cocoa.
5 - A bowl of ice cold fruit and a tall glass of ice water in a hot tub.
6 - In any park.
7 - Along side any stream.
8 - Plopped on a blanket on any beach, or at any ball game.
That's about it... Favorite restuarants come and go... but these places have always been and will always be comfort spots which make all food comfort food.
8 THINGS I LOOK FORWARD TOO:
the first three are in no particular order... I'll take them however they come.
1 - Seeing my first born son married
2 - Seeing my second born son married
3 - Seeing my third son married
4 - A night without waking up to pee
5 - The following words spilling from my dentist's mouth, "That should do it Mrs. Stott. I don't think I'll be seeing you again unless we bump into one another at the market."
6 - Grandbabie hugs
7 - "Hi Mom, We're here"
8 - Holding hands with my hubby in bed... just talking about everything and nothing.
8 THINGS I WISH FOR:
This one is too hard. I have so much already. Let me think...
Starlight, starbright, may I have the wish I wish tonight...
1 - I wish for all of my children to be content.
2 - " " " " " to have someone to love.
3 - " " " " " to feel a measure of satisfaction in their work.
4 - " " " " " to remain close to one another.
5 - " " " " " to remember their dad and me with joy filled hearts
6 - That I will always have the presence of mind to be grateful
7 - That I will always have the respect of those I call "friend"
8 - That I will live the remainder of my days in a way to please my parents... mortal and eternal, and to keep the gleam in my husband's eye when he looks at me.
8 PEOPLE... Are you kidding me? Lin's covered just about everyone. I would ask anyone who thinks this would be fun for them to do... to please do so. I'd love to read everyone's responses.
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