Sunday, May 9, 2010

"You stole my heart but I love you anyway..."

So, I'm learning I maybe a major fail at blogging.  I want to be witty and fun, or serious and interesting or something.  So much so that the words just don't come to me.  So I'm going to cheat.  I'm making a list.  I love lists.  Back in my old diaries I used to make lists upon lists... who I liked, who the cutest boy was, movies I wanted to see, presents for my birthday, favorite singers.... if I could categorize something and stuff it into a top 10/20/30... I would.

It's May.  I love May.  It's the month I was born, it's when I found out I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, it's when I had my middle daughter, it's when I am celebrated as a mother.  It's also a time where the weather turns warm and my toes dig in the sand at the beach for the first time every year, the leaves explode onto their branches, the smell of cut grass catches the air, the garden is planted... oh how I love May.

So, honor of my list making and my love of May, I will present for you a list of things I love.  I'm leaving off the obvious/most important (my husband, my children, my family, my friends) and trying to dig into some of the other things that thrill my soul.

This is in no specific order...
- kids giggling
- citrus scented soap
- teaberry ice cream
- showers without short people (my children in particular) barging in the bathroom
- old favorite songs on the radio
- smell of salt in the air
- the middle of an amazing book
- fountain coke that is "just right"
- dandelions clutched proudly in little fists
- tequila
- putting away winter coats/hats/gloves
- fires in the hearth on a cold rainy day

- homemade ice cream
- adirondack chairs


Krista Ashe said...

Oh, this is a great list of what you love about May, and I also like your reasons why it's such a special month with your bday and being pregant.

Is it bad I love May b/c it's almost time for school to be out? LOL

Janet Johnson said...

I love the smell of salt in the air. Just the thought of it makes me want to go to the beach.

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