Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Wishes and Favorites

I'm stealing these two ideas from Misty and combining them into one blog post! It's good to have things like this to focus on (waste my time doing?) to take my mind off being depressed and dreading my surgery in ten days...

First, a few of my favorite things:

1. Flowers. Daisies, in particular.
2. Strawberries, especially when they're so ripe that they're almost purple, and the juice dribbles down your chin the second you bite into them.
3. The ocean.
4. Books.
5. Clean sheets on my bed.
6. Working out with my trainer.
7. Johnny Depp.
8. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
9. Brown Cow Whole Milk Yogurt (especially the Apricot Mango).
10. Vietnamese grilled meatballs wrapped in rice paper with noodles and basil and mint...
11. Knowing that there is a U2 CD to fit every one of my moods.
12. Travel.
13. Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castille Soap.
14. Going out dancing and drinking with friends, both old and new.
15. Swimming.
16. Campfires.
17. Jeans that fit (and are 3 sizes smaller than last year).
18. Sunshine.
19. Buying apples at the farmer's market.
20. Growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers in my garden.
21. Giving gifts.
22. Musicals.
23. Movies I've seen dozens of times and still want to watch again.
24. Learning new things.
25. Curling up in Matt's arms and feeling perfectly content.

Now, two wish lists (and no, not like my 13-page Amazon.com wishlist!)

My Materialistic Wish List:

1. A new baby, preferably of the female variety, but I'll happily take one (or two) of either gender.
2. A house with an actual kitchen, instead of a closet-sized room with only 2 square feet of counter space...
3. More books... because, you know, the overstuffed bookshelves in my dining room surrounded by stacks of books piled on the floor isn't nearly enough ;)
4. Time to write. (Maybe that's not materialistic enough?)
5. Let's be truly self-indulgent, here: A housekeeper/cook.

My Spiritual Wish List:

1. The self-discipline to get up each morning before the kiddo and spend time meditating.
2. The ability to let go of the little (and big) things that bug me and get in the way of my relationships.
3. Mindfulness.
4. The ability to answer questions like, "But why shouldn't Anakin have killed Count Dooku?" in a way that makes sense to an 8-year-old.
5. To meet and talk with Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat Pray Love).
6. (Can I add one more?) To love myself the way Matt loves me -- unconditionally, dutifully, completely, despite all my shortcomings and failures.

Feel free to steal these ideas for your own blog!



Misty said...

i am impeccably jealous of your list! on my favorites list I didn't think to put favorite things in general. I was totally thinking "in the now".... bummer. missed opportunity. I will do it again in a month or so!

I do love your list... Both of them. :) I hope you get your baby... i do, i do. And I believe it will happen... I almost put a baby, but i don't dare put that sort of stuff out there...

bloodthirsty~girl said...

yep, i'm definately stealing this one!

Ty-Anna said...

great lists...thanks so much for sharing...I just may steal this too :-)