Monday, July 17, 2006

Move over Miss Manners

Just a quick note today. Jim and I had a very busy weekend (yes again) It was his High School Reunion for 2 nights Friday was a Sixties decade dance for all the classes graduating throughout the 60's and then Saturday night was a nice sit down dinner for just his graduating class. (his 40th reunion) The class went all out renting the banquet hall. Jim and I had fun dressing for dinner. I wore a black evening gown and he wore a nice blue suit. After we got there I was wondering why there were so many police men walking through the dining room and parking lot. I thought" WOW there must be some real bad asses from this class if they need this much security. " After we were seated I found out why the security was so intense. The 1st lady of Nebraska the Govenor's wife was an alumni and she and her husband attended the dinner, and they were seated next to us. She and I share the same first name. And would you believe they are actually very nice people. ((((HUGS)))) S

Thursday, July 13, 2006


You guys know me and how I like to make the best of every situation. I like to dwell on the positive in every thing life throws my way. Admittedly I really have to dig to find it sometimes. But the last few weeks have been quiet and I've had time to contemplate some of the things that really give me pleasure. Soooooooo I am making a list to see if I can come up with 100. Each item is added as I think of it and are not in order of importance.

1. Hearing my new grand daughter laugh out loud for the first time.
2. Snuggling in Jim's arms at the end of each day.
3. A long luxurious bath in the Jacuzzi tub with lots of scented bubbles and music.
4. Climbing into bed with clean sheets after one of these baths.
5. The feel of those clean smooth sheets on just shaven legs.
6. Mighty Mouse curled around my feet as I write this.
7. The love emanating from Mighty Mouse and Hunter everytime they look at me.
8. Sitting on the deck early in the morning with my coffee and 1st cigarette of the day.
9. Watching the progress of a project whether painting or needle craft turn into something beautiful with each stroke of brush or stitch of the needle.
10. Talking with a loved one.
11. Watching old movies.
12. Family gatherings.
13. Impromptu parties with friends.
14. Planned parties with friends and family.
15. Music. Beethoven to Boys II Men it's all good.
16. Shopping, antique malls, Wallmart, Von Maur even Tractor supply.
17. Getting on the bathroom scales and noticing I've lost a couple of pounds.
18. Having Jim notice I've lost a couple of pounds.
19. Sitting on the deck listening to the birds and cicadas.
20. Admiring the display of color and scent from the flowers I planted.
21. The smell of new mown grass.
22. The feel of ice cold coke going down my throat after I've been working in the yard.
23. Making a nice dinner from the vegetables gathered from the garden.
24. The fresh flavor of newly gathered produce.
25. The feel of silk pj's on my skin.
26. Walking around the lake with Jim, Hunter, and Mighty Mouse.
27. Prime Rib Steak
28. Chocolate Chip Cookies just from the oven.
29. Having the beautician wash my hair.
30. A massage.
31. The shivers of pleasure from the massage.
32. How Mighty Mouse jumps in my lap and wiggles his happiness and love for me. Thinking that if his tail was long he could fly, it moves so fast.
33. The aroma and taste of hazelnut coffee.
34. Central AC in the summer.
35. Central Heating in the Winter.
36. Reading a good book.
37. The works of Robert Jordan, J. R. R. Tolkien, et al.
38. Grocery shopping.
39. Having a grandchild spend the night.
40. Reading a story to the gk's
41. Making cookies for the gk's
42. Hugs and kisses from the gk's
43. The first snow of winter.
44. Flowers all the time.
45. A gentle rain.
46. The smell of the air after a rain.
48. Receiving a present for no reason.
49. Giving a present for no reason.
50. A trip to the day spa with the whole treatment.
51. Driving when I'm the only person on the road.
52. The sights, sounds and smells of holidays.
53. Ribs smoked slowly over an applewood fire.
54. Almost anything Chocolate.
55. Arriving home after a long trip.
56. Going on trips.
57. Seeing places I've never been before.
58. Discovering shops I've never shopped before.
59. Buying new clothes, makeup, etc, etc.
60. Having my sons call just to see how I am.
61. The sound of their voices saying "I love you Mom."
62. The things in my treasure box. (letters from my Dad, my used Christmas lollipop, poems the boys wrote for me and such like priceless items)
63. Lazing on rainy days.
64. Finding something that was lost.
65. An off color joke.
66. Memories of childhood.
67. Taking my shoes off after a long day.
68. Taking my bra off after a long day.
69. Manicures and Pedicures.
70. Meeting and old friend I haven't seen in years.
71. Long passionate kisses.
72. Double entendre
73. The satisfaction of having a clean house.
74. Relaxing by the fire on cold snowly days.
75. Hot soup or chili on those cold snowy days
76. Homemade ice cream in the summer
77. Pajamas all the time
78. Dressing formally sometimes
79. Mulberry scented candles
80. Candlelight and soft romantic/relaxing music
81. music that makes you want to dance
82. Winning at trivial pursuit
83. Cleaning out dresser drawers and finding money.
84. Going through pockets on laundry days and finding money.
85. Sitting in the porch swing, swaying slowly back and forth
86. Floating on the raft in the pool with an icy drink and my eyes closed.
87. The smell of new mown hay
88. Walking barefoot in the lawn.
89. Listening to the compliments for a meal I've prepared
90. Watching people enjoy a meal I've prepared.
91. Eating a meal I haven't had to prepare.
92. Watching a cloud shadow drift across the landscape I see from my front door.
93. Sitting outside at night with Jim watching the stars and talking.
94. Having people think Jim and I have been together for years and years 95. Sleeping in
96. Friends
97. Family
98. Home
99. Not having a mortgage
100. Being able to find this many things that please me......