In August 1965, two events happened that were important to me. The more important event was the marriage of my parents at the First Baptist Church in Twin Falls, Idaho. Their relationship has been the model of the kind of partnership that I strive to have. My brother and I annually honor this important family event.
The second event of 1965 was the debut of a family favorite, "The Sound of Music." I remember watching this musical many times at my grandmother's kitchen table in El Dorado, Kansas. I learned to sing and play the songs from the Sheet Music magazine. I always thought of our family as the Kansas version of the Von Trapps as we often sang together as a family.
In honour of both events, here is a list of..
MY Favourite Things!
*steam billowing out the window after a great shower.
*cream bubbling up in my coffee after I've just poured it.
*singing Carpenter songs in the car with my boyfriend.
*shaking the blanket so that it perfectly covers the bed.
*walking up to the platform exactly as the subway pulls up.
*closing the novel I've just finished and then sitting and staying in the story for a bit longer!
*finding an unexpected Kleenex when I desperately need one.
*the moment my muscle finally unknots during a great massage.
*the exact moment of waking clarity during my morning shower.
*and finally opening my passport (back after weeks of FedEx limbo!) to find that permanent resident visa that I've worked 2 years to receive! Yay!
So enough about me! What are your favourite things?