A Few of My Favorite Things…

Margaritas and so much more!

BALLOON V2In Sound of Music Julie Andrews sang about raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, and even bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Well, those are all great…but they’re not my favorite things!!

My list goes something like this:

  • Front porches and porch swings.  No home should be without them.
  • My Cousin Vinny.  It always makes me laugh!
  • The Locomotion.  Oh my goodness. I sure love to “do The Locomotion”!
  • Iridescent jewelry. It makes me happy just to look at it…and when I wear it.
  • San Francisco. I think I did leave a little piece of my heart there.
  • Pizza. I grab a slice at my favorite pizza place whenever I’m in the neighborhood.
  • Pretty Woman.  My “most watched” movie for sure!
  • Rocking chairs. How could we care for precious grandchildren — or great-grandchildren! — without one?
  • Margaritas. Straight up, with salt. Yum!
  • Pepsi. While I love margaritas, those are often few and far between. Pepsi, on the other hand, is usually close at hand.
  • Beautiful rolling hills.  I grew up surrounded by hills and I do miss them when they’re not nearby.
  • Black clothes.  Can’t help myself!
  • Salzburg, Austria. When I flew out of magnificent Salzburg many years ago I had tears in my eyes…
  • Dancing. Where the heck can a 70 year go to dance these days?
  • Murder mystery novels. David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly and J. D. Robb come to mind.
  • Old time rock ’n’ rollWe do know that “today’s music ain’t got the same soul”!

I could go on and on. I could even make a list of more serious favorites; being a grandmother would definitely top that list! But enough for today.

As Julie Andrews tells us, “When I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad.” Hey, it really does work!

So I ask: What are a few of your favorite things???




2 thoughts on “A Few of My Favorite Things…”

  1. I’ve never really thought about my favorite things. Let me give it some thought …..I love:
     Shrimp – when I thought I was allergic to shrimp and had to go without for four months until I had a “Shrimp Challenge” I didn’t realize how “painful” it would be. Finding out I was NOT allergic to shrimp was a happy day and one I haven’t stopped talking about.
     My Kindle – when my kids purchased a Kindle for my birthday I never thought I would enjoy it so much. At almost 75 years of age, my sight isn’t as good as it once was, although I’ve always work glasses, and I can enlarge the font on the Kindle and read my “Scottish Historical Romance” novels.
     My chair – I was telling my family and best friend about this funeral home that “stages” people when they die. So, they told me that if they stage me I will have my kindle in one hand, my phone in the other with “words with Friends” on it, a glass of merlot by my side and I would be sitting in my favorite chair. Of course, they will have to wire me to it.
     Okay, I spilled the beans, Merlot is next. I do like a glass once in a while – not often, but when I feel like a bit of alcohol, merlot is my drink of choice; although my best friend and I generally drink margaritas when we’re together.
     I work part-time and I LOVE going in to work. I work for a pediatric day respite center for medically fragile children ages four months to five years. It is a joy going in and supporting the folks who care for our children and giving parents an opportunity to work or go to school.
     Lastly, what I love most are my children, grandchildren, my sisters and brother, and the friends who fulfill my life on a daily basis.
    Wow, and I thought I would have a hard time with this one. I’m sure I can think of more, but not right now – maybe next time.


  2. Great post, Liz! Thank you! I especially like the mention of your chair. How many times have I seen you sitting in that chair, sipping a merlot (maybe a margarita!) and reading a good book on your Kindle? I’ve definitely lost count! 🙂


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