I didn't jump into this meme right away, because I always have a hard time thinking of my favorite things. I have too many. And the list changes all the time depending on my current obsession... But I've seen a couple lists lately that inspired me, so here's mine, (for now...)
My husband, who, after nearly nine years of marriage, still writes me love notes
Valentine's Day, because despite all the hype and commercialism, it reminds me...
Old, old, falling down houses with beautiful bones and an air of graciousness and patience
My children, still playing peacefully together after two weeks of Snow Days
built-in bookcases and wainscoting
a lime in my water bottle
Eight o'clock wake up times for children and a half-hour with the Lord to start my day
My husband, who still (after nearly nine years of marriage) surprises me with wine and chocolate on a fairly regular basis
Pink-- fuschia, actually. Despite my age and size, unfortunately.
Jazz vocalists. Not the real jazz, the "lite" stuff-- for non-fanatics. Such as Buble, Sting, Connick, Jr. and such as those. Perhaps "lounge music" would be a better term?
Paying five dollars for something and selling it for ten. It's the German in me. What can I say?
Finding cool music on Youtube.
Blue and yellow. Or blue and white. Especially blue and white kitchens.
My (finally finished!) blue and white kitchen.
Toille. Especially blue and yellow toille.
Bird-printed fabrics. Birds in general.
Teacups. Tiny spoons. A tea table laid with mis-matched tea cups and saucers, tiny spoons and lump sugar.
Going to bed early with a good book. Currently, Elizabeth George.
All detective fiction. Especially British detective fiction.
Gardening. Flowers and veggies, both. Feeling dirt in my hands and watching seeds turn into food and beauty.