Monday, February 14, 2011

14 Favorite Things on February 14th

I have been reading my blog friend Jessee's writings for awhile and I am always taken with her honest, sincere, and amusing thoughts, anecdotes and stories. Today I'm partying with Jessee;  readers were asked to share 14 Favorite Things. Here are mine, in no particular order:

Chocolate.  I especially heart dark chocolate, but any will do!  And daily, please.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest.  We lived in New Orleans for most of my adult life, and this is my favorite festival, held annually in the Spring.  It is a celebration of cultural, racial, and culinary diversity.  There's awesome food, all genres of music (not just Jazz), unique crafts, and spontaneous dancing and parades.  Add it to your bucket list.

Hugs & Kisses

Flipping Through Magazines or the E-quivalent, Home Blogs

Iced Tea, Unsweetened (lemon optional but lots of ice)

Lilacs -- Oh, how I miss you so!  The closest I can get in the South are hydrangeas and crepe myrtles, both of which are missing the heady scent.  I loved picking lilacs!

The Shore: Ocean, bay or lake.  Something about the surf relaxes me like nothing else can.

My Dog Jazz.  He is a Bichon Frisee' rescue that we found on PetFinder and he is a keeper f'sure!

Long, hot showers with fragrant, bubbly bath gels.

Flea markets, antiquing, and craft shows.  My favorite venue that combines all of these things is in Canton, Texas.  There are lots of vendors, lots of excitement, and I rather enjoy watching the women trying to outdo each other's bling.

Breakfast at Cracker Barrel  My husband doesn't understand the appeal, but I love eating breakfast at Cracker Barrel.  It feels a little like my grandma's kitchen, and those rockers on the porch...SIGH!

Sunday morning praise & worship at my church is truly a mountain-top experience and one of the best parts of my week.

Warm WeatherSome like it hot.  That would be me.

HOME is where my heart is because that's where My Family is.  And they are my favorite thing of all.

Pop on over and share the linky love at Jessee's Spot!


Jessica B said...

THANK YOU for participating (and being a reader) Vicky! I LOVE your list, and everything on it -- except I have never been to Cracker Barrel! I have to admit that I always thought it was a grocery store. LOL.

ps -- I have several lilac trees in my yard - when Spring rolls around, I will see if I can figure out how to send you some :)

gabe said...

stopping by from Jesse's . . .would love an ice tea. . .

shores, lilacs and family. . .what's not to love?

Lisa said...

I will send you some lilacs come the spring!!!! Love your list.

Beth Zimmerman said...

What a great list! I'd be happy to indulge in most of them with you but I'd have to bail out at the lilacs. I'm allergic to pollen (most flowers) in general and for whatever reason lilacs and roses are the worst offenders!

Breakfast at Cracker Barrel is the bomb! :)

Erin said...

My grandma had lilacs in her yard, so they always remind me of my youth. Happy sigh.

I like the hugs and kisses one too. Great list!