Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Things I Love
Becky Levine tagged me yesterday to list 7 things I love. Number one above all is my husband, but this is a PG blog so I'll leave it at that :^) Here's the rest:
Before I had my own, kids scared me. I didn't know what to say or how to act around them. They were so unpredictable!! They still are. But now I love that spontaneity and that incredible energy they carry around with them all the time. Of course I love mine the best, but really they've taught me to appreciate all children, even the ones that drive me crazy!
I love that 26 letters can form so many words! I love reading words that other people have put together in so many creative ways. I love finding new ways to say things with unexpected words. I love listening to people speak. It's amazing that two people can say the same words, yet give them such a different implication. Words give our lives meaning and help us connect to other people. I LOVE words.
I love the ocean the most, but any large body of water will do. There is something incredibly calming about the sound of waves lapping on the shore. I love to watch creatures swim beneath the surface, see birds diving for a meal. The air feels different, I feel different...Our bodies are more than 60 percent water, so maybe it's an elemental call of the wild for me :^)
Isn't it amazing that 12 notes can create so many sounds? No matter what kind of music turns you on, all you need are a few notes played in a certain order, and suddenly you're transported back to another time. Classical music takes me to lazy Saturday afternoons reading in my parents' family room. Play any 80s radio song and I'm in high school, wearing questionable outfits and bad hairdos! Music touches us all. I couldn't be without it.
6. Working in my pajamas.
I am SO lucky to have a job that allows me to work from bed (and it's legal!). In addition to writing, I do graphic design for local businesses. With my trusty laptop in tow, I spend many lazy morning and/or evenings in bed, fitting work around the rest of my schedule. I love that flexibility and I feel truly blessed to be able to earn money this way!
7. My MacBook Pro.
I can't even imagine life without it! I use it for work, for play, for staying in contact with people, for paying my bills, for listening to music, creating videos, storing photos and addresses...how do people survive without a computer?!
So now you know the loves of my life...what are yours?