20 Favorite Things


This week Peggy at The Simple Woman has posted this fun meme for all of us to participate in. Since I’ve been too busy and uninspired to post this week, this sounded like a good idea – just fill in the blanks – not much brain power required! Hope you enjoy it ~

20 Of My Favorite Things

1. Color ~ blue
2. Dessert ~ Chocolate Meringue Pie
3. Smell ~ newborn baby hair (especially after a bath)
4. Flower ~ roses
5. Animal ~ bunnies
6. Month ~ June
7. Beverage ~ Coca-cola
8. Pair of shoes ~ white Keds
9. Snack ~ movie popcorn
10. Song ~ “It Is Well With My Soul”
11. Book ~ the Bible
12. Fruit ~ blackberries
13. Hairstyle ~ we call it “Clara hair” around here – after a version of “The Nutcracker” we have – long with the sides pulled back and secured at the back of the head, especially with a bow.
14. Piece of clothing ~ my pink short-sleeved sweater
15. Store to clothes shop ~ Kohl’s
16. Season ~ summer
17. Hobby ~ quilting, especially by hand.
18. Thing to collect ~ quilt fabric
19. Movie ~ right now – “The Long, Long Trailer” with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, or it might be “Miss Potter” – the story of Beatrix Potter’s life.
20. Restaurant ~ Chili’s

If you’d like to post your own favorite things, be sure to visit Peggy’s site and sign the Mr. Linky, so that we can read your list.

Have a nice day!



Six Weird Things On My Table

Mother Hen over at Ship Full O’ Pirates has tagged me for the new meme she has started. She obviously knows who she’s dealing with, because this meme has my name written all over it. The idea is to photograph six weird things that are on my table right now (hence the name) and to post them on my blog.

Well, it took me about 10 seconds to fulfill the photography end of the requirements. After reading Mother Hen’s post (and chuckling as I always do when I read her posts), I grabbed my camera and headed for the table. I knew it would be an easy mission, because I know what my table generally looks like each day. Sure enough, I was greeted with a plethora of possibilities. I took more pictures than these, but here are the six I decided to post –

One car seat that was taken out of Jeff’s car to make room for big people and needs to be returned to said car.

One new mop bucket that I bought last week, still awaiting it’s maiden voyage. There’s a new mop, too, but thankfully it’s not on the table.

One medieval dress owned by Sarah (she wore it last fall for our Reformation Day celebration at church)- freshly laundered and waiting to be hung up somewhere (?).

Guess who? Yep, that’s Baby Bop – Barney’s little friend. Barney toys are a staple around here.

Here we have one cream tab-top curtain panel. It lives upstairs in the linen closet. I don’t know why it isn’t in it’s home. I don’t know how it got down here on the table. I don’t know what someone has been doing with it. If I ask, I’m sure that noone in the house will know either.

Finally, we have a children’s game – not so weird – but look closely – do you notice that there are a few playing pieces missing from this game? And just where do you think those missing pieces are? They are scattered around the living room and I think I see one in the kitchen. Most, however, seem to have disappeared into that black hole in our house that holds all of the other missing items that we can never find. I have actually gotten to the point where I’m afraid to open a new game in this house, because I know that the pieces will start disappearing the minute I do.

So, there’s my weird list. I guess I should have taken a full shot of the table, as there were lots of other things there. For the record, there is a child assigned to clean this table off each day, so if you asked me again tomorrow, there might be six new weird things on the table. In fact, when I returned home from the grocery store, the table was almost clear of weird things. I was glad I’d already taken my pictures.

Okay, now, I’m supposed to tag some more people to play, so I tag Katy at The Country Blossom and Sue at Country Pleasures . Of course, anyone is welcome to play. Just let me know that you posted, so we can all go to your place and enjoy your pictures. Here are Mother Hen’s rules –

-Any table will do.
-Any number, descending order or not. (see Mother Hen’s post to see her’s in descending order)
-The things don’t even have to be weird, maybe unique, or maybe just out of place.
-Pictures please.
-No obvious set ups, unless it’s hilarious.
-Tag some folks and link back here.

Thank you, Mother Hen, for a fun meme!