Monday, August 01, 2005

More of what I love

Wet clothes flapping on a clothesline, old autograph books from my past...
The smell of fresh baked bread, and eating it with lots of butter!
Laughing so hard that you cannot breathe....hot chocolate on a cold winter's day.
Finding something you love on sale,
Hard wood floors...
Home-made pie. What kind? Yes!
Walking barefoot through soft, fine sand.
Old attics full of memories....
Knowing I have made someone's day
Pretty yarn in all kinds of colors and textures...
Writing long, hand-written letters
Receiving long, hand-written letters...
Funky colored pens and notebooks
Finding that perfect parking space...
Escalators...and chance encounters
Flying in an open cock-pit plane.... watching clouds and their beautiful patterns
Singing in the church cantata
Finding money in the pocket of an old coat....... the smell of rain...
The anticipation of waiting for someone at the airport....waiting for that moment of eyes meeting...
Browsing through an antique store with a free afternoon
Rope swings with slotted board seats, hanging from big, old trees
Tomatoes eaten right off the vine, warm from the sunshine...
A fuzzy robe and slippers after a hot bath on a cold night
Finding a good book......... and "just one more chapter..."
Hot tamales and pop at the movies
The craft aisles at Wal-Mart....and all of Hobby Lobby!
Coasting downhill on a bike, the wind in my hair...
Sunflowers in August and good "hair" days!
My dog, G.T. and taking walks together
The smell of hay on a summer day
Folding warm clothes from the dryer in winter time
Indian Summer....and old-fashioned cowboys.....
Laughing at old family slides from a 1960's projector
No-bake cookies....
Caroling on Christmas Eve...and kerosene lamps...
Having - and enjoying - some alone time...
Believing that chivalry is not dead...and watching it in action.
Reconnecting with an old friend.....and the hours of endless talk that follows....
Life!

4 comments:

Gleyes said...

Hey! I am loving your blog and have put a link to it on mine. Do you take all those lovely photos? I LOVE photography and would love to share some of my own photos with you. In the short time we've been able to interact it seems we have much in common (except the great husband....I'm close to splitting with mine after a very LONG and painful marraige..but that's another story..). My blog is catharsis for me. I love writing and its even more fun when people actually interact! I live in North Carolina. Where in the Midwest are you? Would like to know more about you. If ever you feel inspired to, my AIM moniker is Bluerascal1113. If you see me online, IM me and we'll chat. My name is Charlotte. It's really nice to meet you!!

Gleyes said...

I forgot to mention that I am Mom to one teenage daughter (17) and a daughter in college who is 20. I'm sure there are "war" stories we can both relate to! If you go back far enough on my blog there are photos of both attached to posts. One is very blonde, the other a brunette.

Lance said...

Isn't it amazing how life is connected in small ways, and when the corners of our mouth curl up to make a smile you just feel great and someone else sees that smile and they begin to smile. You start your day in a great way and dominos begin to sing and dance as they clack together. A few weeks ago, there was something you wanted to say, to communicate to every one, here I am and I am still you I am in what I remember about my life, what my life is now, and where I thought it would be and where it is. In that time from the introduction of your writing to us, to what you are consistently shinning through the letters that you type, is grace, hope and love. I do not think we ever get full of those three now do we, but we sure can miss them, welcome back again!

Mellissa said...

Hi Lori,

More of what you LOVE!!! It is funny (ironic) what you wrote in your post to me today about daydreaming about life through my writing.

I daydream about the joy and simple pleasures and family that God has placed in your life and gifted you so beautifully to write of.

You are such a gift in my life!!!

Mellissa