La la la…something And Noodles With String…

La la la…something And Noodles With String…

Mrs. G, over at Derfwad Manor sent out an invitation for we NABLOPOMO-ites to post our “Favorite Things” today. A welcome inspiration, I must say, for those of us who are 15 days into this daily post challenge with nary a clue as to what we will write the next day!

Today also marks the day that The Sound of Music opened on Broadway 48 years ago. Amazing then, don’t you think, that Mrs. G should orchestrate a group post based on the hit song from that musical? … something tells me this ISN’T a coincidence!

So, now without further ado – well… one ado (what is an ado anyway?) These are My Favorite Things, based on sensory experiences, the things that give me chills, or make me smile at the thought – or some things that are irreplaceable, mine alone. It goes without saying that Downtown Dad and my family are absolutely my favorite things. They already know they are irreplaceable, and just because they are not in the list doesn’t mean they don’t give me chills or make me smile!

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

The cherry red hood of my ’67 Firebird at 65 miles an hour
A Summer cloudburst on the tin roof outside my window
The first whiff of the tire department at Sears
Ice cold milk, first thing in the morning
Putting on warm jeans right out of the dryer
The lavender Santa Ynez mountains against blue sky
Cobalt blue and white willow patterned porcelain
Apricot colored Hibiscus blooms
The tang of salt sea spray
Incense burning
Spanish guitar music
Colm Wilkerson as Jean ValJean in Les Miserables
Jim Croce’s Photographs and Memories
Flaky, salty, sweet pie crust
Cool sheets on a hot night
Warm sun on skin
Green tea Frappaccinos
A Taco Bell Enchirito
Freshly shampooed hair
Wind in the trees and waves on the sand
Deep backrubs
20 minute hot showers
Eucalyptus bark
Red canyons and rocky creeks
My first pair of high heels
Jafra’s Almond Oil
Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
My 10-speed Motobecane bicycle
My hammered silver unicorn necklace
My ninth grade journals
My Inheritance poem
My Captain Kitty book
Palm trees
A full moon


  • Posted November 16, 2007 10:10 am 0Likes
    by Laura/DaPFG

    you know i have to snatch this one up too, right? :P speaking of Jim Croce, i love his Time in a Bottle song :) that's all i know by him, but i love it.

  • Posted November 16, 2007 10:16 am 0Likes
    by Mrs. G.

    I didn't know there was another soul out there who loved the Encharito…those three pitiful black olives on the top are just plain magic. I LOVE your list…sensory overload. Full moons and 1973–good stuff. Thanks for sharing.

  • Posted November 16, 2007 10:17 am 0Likes
    by see you there!

    Good ones! I share your love of Blue Willow china and have a way too big collection of it.Pass those Reeses!Darla

  • Posted November 16, 2007 12:08 pm 0Likes
    by Mary Alice

    The first whiff of the tire department at Sears…seriously? Is that an inside joke? Have you had a mad affair with a tire man?I am right there with you on the Santa Ynez mountains though..I spent my first 15 years in San Luis Obispo County….there is nothing prettier than those mountains, creek beds and live oaks.

  • Posted November 16, 2007 4:48 pm 0Likes
    by Grandy

    Lovin those Deep Massages and Reeses Cups myself. Mmmm…the thought of them together is euphoric. Great list!! I'll be back to read more soon. :)

  • Posted November 16, 2007 5:18 pm 0Likes
    by BipolarLawyerCook

    Very nice, poem-like.

  • Posted November 16, 2007 5:32 pm 0Likes
    by Kelly

    Great list! My high school hournals are some of my fave possessions to!

  • Posted November 16, 2007 5:48 pm 0Likes
    by Janet

    fantastic list! Incense and a full moon…ooh!

  • Posted November 16, 2007 8:49 pm 0Likes
    by Irish Goddess

    My very inaccurate survey of all things favorite show that crisp, cool sheets are the most common favorite, followed closely by KitchenAid mixers. I am impressed that you can put on jeans straight out of the dryer. When I try to do that, I spend the next 20 minutes doing all sorts of strange movements to get them to "loosen up".

  • Posted November 16, 2007 11:17 pm 0Likes
    by Jo

    What a great list. 20 minute showers. I just had one after a day at work… it was wonderful.And my first pair of high heels. I remember those.And Reese Peanut Butter Cups. Oh, goodness, I'm going to have one right now. You talked me into it. :-)

  • Posted November 17, 2007 8:06 pm 0Likes
    by Angie

    Wow. Did you just pull that together that quickly?? I'll be hard-pressed to think of a few! Impressive.Have a great weekend.

  • Posted November 17, 2007 8:53 pm 0Likes
    by Linda

    Laura – any one who loves Jim Croce is all right by me! As soon as I take Mrs. G and Urban Pedestrian's cue and answer comments in the comments thingy – I'm going to see what you came up with!Mrs. G – Sadly, the three pitiful olives have been axed from their job as magician for the enchirito – it is still yummy tho!Darla – I think I will serve some Reeses PB cups on the Blue Willow Porcelian I hope to receive as a Christmas gift – I'm lookin at YOU Downtown Dad!Mary Alice – no that's not an inside joke, it's probably a deep seated unrequited father fetish. But I do want to talk to you about SLO and the mountains – ooooh! There is some sort of blog post hovering about Mattie's Tavern, and the Gaviota pass – do ya get me?Nora – after I post these comments I'm going to see if you did your own list! Hi Grandy,Glad you liked my list. Hope you had a lovely deep massage. I know the value of a well placed hint!Bipolarlawcook – thanks! I was hoping it was poem – like. I'm hoping to work some more on it. In fact, I want my whole family to do this exercise. It's cool to do!Kelly, I think of my 9th grade journals as my gift to my future self from back then. Very deep, even if the writing lacks depth.Janet,The full moon is such a huge influence in my life – I'm glad you enjoy it's smiling face too!Irish Godess,I am very careful to put the jeans on BEFORE I mess with the Kitchen Aid. This is a very imporant item to note – lest ye be plagued with 20 minutes of jean wrangling.Josie- my first high heels ah, they were chocolate, with bows for Gods sake – they actually looked like Tap shoes, but since I had a crush on Gene Kelly at the time it was probably OK!Angie,I actually took the week and wrote down things that came to me over time. I never could have put that list together spur of the moment!

  • Posted November 17, 2007 10:35 pm 0Likes
    by Laura

    What a lovely (and extensive)list! There are so may amazing and beautiful things around us–all the time! This is why this exercise was such a fantastic thing for me. I've loved reading everyone else's lists, too. Thanks a lot, Linda!

  • Posted November 18, 2007 11:38 pm 0Likes
    by jess

    hello there! thanks for stopping by our blog the other day…i love your list…and as you could tell from my list, i'm so right there with you on the peanut butter cups!!1973 was before i was born, but i will take your word for it. :)xoxo

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