Monday, December 1, 2008

Lovin' Life & Liking It, TOO


My brother, who enjoys being the center of attention, began singing the old Tom T Hall song, "I Like Beer," (does anyone remember it???) the other evening after we enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at my mother's house. Now he's not much of a singer and his song choice wasn't one of my favorites, but it did make me do some thinking. I know, I know, uh oh, she's thinking, but these are some good thoughts.

Things I Like:





(Yeah, like she's afraid of fish... in an aquarium in Chattanooga... or could it be a ruse to get attention... hmmm...?)




My Kiddos


They are funny, funny little people. They make me laugh. They make me proud. They make me happy. I really, really like them. They provide hours of entertainment!

(And this kid, she was supposed to be helping clean her sister's room... hmmm?!? Wearing all the dress up clothes and the magician's top hat really doesn't seem like helping, at all, now does it?)



Laughter


I like to laugh. I find humor in almost everything... sometimes it's not the most appropriate response, but I can't help it. I think life is funny! It really is. I think my kids do, too! Lead by example, I always say!



Books (That's The Library of Congress & Me in DC in the above photo .)

Books hold the key to information, entertainment, and enjoyment for me. I collect them. I have piles of them stacked around the house. I have bookshelves in most every room of the house. I love to read books.


Travel
(My kiddos searching for treasure @ Daytona Beach last Christmas. Did I mention that this photo landed the girls in the local newspaper with a story 'bout not shopping on Christmas??? What can I say, I'm not the only one who thinks they are newsworthy...)

I plan awesome vacations. We go many, many places. We have tons of fun and laugh, alot. We find used music and book stores. I buy books on vacation as souvenirs. We go to bead stores, rock shops, and wherever else we decide to go. We go treasure hunting and look for dinosaur bones. We play and play and play. We also get lost, but we don't fret, we have always found our way home. It's not the destination, its the journey!

To be continued...

I like many other things, too, but they must wait for another post. I must get to sleep, which I also like, to be rested for my day job... and you guessed it, I like it, too.

15 comments:

Walker said...

Just admit you love living life as you should as we should all :)

Girl Rants said...

this is a mint post. i hope you like blogging too.
UMM.. ELLE IS TOO HELPING!
hahah

Girl Rants said...

oooh i love th aquarium face too.

Chef E said...

The beach picture is great, I think we all have those great memories with our kids at the beach...you are so blessed with your laughter and family surrounding you!

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love this Blog and you might guess that I laughed as I remembered many things that were/are funny to me as re: your kids and I might add - my kids - both as young kids and adults. To me all the memories are funny and I love to relive the funniest ones over and over again. You made my day!! And Girl Rants is right, your kids are MINT.

Michael Manning said...

I LOVED this blog post. In fact, I love this BLOG! ;-> YAY KIDDOS!!!!

3 Magpies said...

Walker: You are right! I am enjoying living life. I hope you are, too!

Girl: I like blogging and blogging about things I like ROCKS! ...ummm, no she's not helping clean, but... she made us laugh...

Chef E: I am blessed. I enjoy counting my blessings and naming them one by one...

Anon: You must admit, Bella is always on stage just like her uncle E. They both go the extra mile for that belly laugh!

Michael: I am glad you likeee this blogeee.

Chef E said...

Oh, I just noticed you got jewelry off to the side to look at...I will be shopping for Christmas, do you ship?

elizabeth@cookappeal.com to reply

I am spending the next two weeks with my blessing, and I am so excited, I have posted his pic after Turkey day blog

~a bragging mother :)

Just telling it like it is said...

Awe the kiddos are sooo cute...
Yep the best things in life are the little things! and I sure needed a reminder today thanks!

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