A Few of my Favorite Things

Today I am beginning a series of posts.  A series of Favorites.  Today, I’ll start with a few of MY FAVORITES!  Just a list of random, yet very loved things in my life.  🙂

1.  My new red electric blanket!  I have no idea how I have made it nearly 40 years without one!  My sweet sister-in-law got it for me for Christmas.  I turn it on to warm up my spot before I get into bed.  It. is. heavenly.  I love it!

2.  Speaking of warmth, I also love my new Cuddle Duds!  They are long johns, only they’re silky smooth with just the tiniest bit of fleece inside!  Ahhhh!  Love them!  Paul bought me a white pair and a black pair before Christmas.  They are so nice!

3.  I also really like this cushion for my desk chair.  If I sit at the computer too long, I get a sharp pain in my upper left shoulder.  But using this lumbar cushion really helps me stay in a better position, and it helps my pain stay away for a little bit longer.  It also has a little vibrating massager inside for an added touch.  I don’t use the massager because I think it is odd for some reason.  This cushion does fall out of the chair a lot; that drives Paul nuts.  He secretly wishes I had never found this cushion at Wal-Mart, but I like it anyway!

4.  And speaking of the sharp pain in my upper left shoulder: I don’t have a photo of her, but I should list my chiropractor as one of my favorite things.  Dr. Castello fixes me and makes my pain go away.  I like her very much!

5.  Our baby tree in the back yard has to make my list of favorites.  I wish I had a better photo of him.  He’s precious.  He started out as a little stick with a painted stripe.  We got a dozen flowering “trees” in the mail a couple of years ago.  Paul planted each of the sticks in its own clay pot.  They all died except this one little tree.  It has been fun to watch it grow.  I’ve been so scared that my crazy kids are going to crash into it and smash it to pieces, but so far he still stands!  They have learned to look out for the baby tree and caution their friends to stay away from it.  The other day when it snowed on Christmas Eve, Zippy said, “Oh, no!  I guess the baby tree is going to die!”  But I feel confident that the baby tree will be strong and survive the snow storm.

6.  I love my bed!  Seems like a lame thing to list as a favorite, but I couldn’t NOT mention it as a favorite.  It is just about my favorite place on the planet.  I love to sleep!  And I especially love my bed now that my red electric blanket is there!

7.  I also must mention the Berry Blush wall in Chloe’s room.  I love that wall.  In fact, I wish she had 3 walls that color instead of only one.  It is an awesome color, and was such a brave thing for me to try.  I love it.  The photo does NOT do it justice.  You’ll have to take my word for it.  It’s quite nice.

8.  My black pants also make the list of my favorites.  My mom bought them for me.  They are from Talbots, and they have a zipper on the side.  With the zipper on the side, I don’t have that little poochy thing that a front zipper and snap make under an untucked shirt.  You do know what I mean, don’t you?  I really like these pants.  I just started a new part-time job, and I wear these black pants every time.  (And the good news is:  I think I need a smaller size!  I will like those even more than these!!  :))

9.  And I love, love, love to see the moon in the day.  Seeing the moon at night is really cool, but seeing the moon in the day makes me really happy.  I always say the little moon blessing when I spy the moon during the day:  “I see the moon.  The moon sees me.  God bless the moon, and God bless me!”  Zippy likes to say it with me, but Chloe yells at me to “STOP!” when I say the moon blessing.  (I say it anyway.)

Those are 9 of my favorite things.  I also love my van, my house, our neighborhood, eating out (especially Mexican food), sneezing in the shower, drinking chocolate milk, getting the hiccups, watering my lawn in the evening, and the smell of a just-blown-out candle.


5 responses to this post.

  1. […] Posted by Kelly in Encouragement, Inspiration, Kids, Zippy. Tagged: family, Inspiration, Kids, new year. Leave a Comment New Year’s Eve, Paul had to work so Zippy slept in Paul’s spot in the bed beside me — a privilege the boys often fight over.  (And Mom loves it, knowing that in a few short years they won’t want to sleep with me anymore.)  Zippy and I did not stay up to welcome the new year.  Instead, we went to bed around 10 and cuddled up close so we could share my new electric blanket. […]


  2. Posted by Heidi Higdon on January 4, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    I am so happy you got your blanket!!


    • I kept waiting for you to comment! 🙂 I decided you must check my blog from work . . . . I LOVE my blanket!!! Thanks for the idea!


  3. Posted by Heidi Higdon on January 5, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    Yes, I do, it is on my favorites list at work, the computer at home it dominated by the kids and really isn’t a good one, it kicks you off the internet at any given moment, so it frustrates me.
    Plus, I can share your blog with my co-worker, she enjoys it too!


    p.s. I LOVE my bed too!


  4. […] as I’ve said before, I love to see the moon in the daytime.  Wish the photos would show […]


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