I decided to post something today on my “favorite things” page simply because I’m feeling grateful. I typically list three items every season. There are no hard fast rules here, and I am the administrator, so I can list as many or as little as I want. Pretty cool huh? It’s winter, and the weather is being just that! Chilly days, cold nights, overcast, drizzly, rainy, snow up north, and just everything (except snow in the city) that you could want and expect from an Arizona winter. Now when I say cold and chilly, I’m speaking from a desert-dweller’s perspective! When the high is only 56 degrees, that’s chilly! I’m not complaining. I love sweaters and boot season. Socks and flannel pajamas, oversized sweatshirts, beanies and hoodies, winter scarves, and mittens. I have to admit since I haven’t been working, I’ve certainly enjoyed the holiday season from a much more laid-back viewpoint. I’m loving it, so far. I may choose to return to some kind of work in the Spring. Primarily to keep me from going stir crazy with boredom and feeling a bit useless. But we’ll see. And just maybe I’ll finish my novel and it will become a best-seller – and I won’t HAVE to return to work at all! That’s the dream plan!
My Favorite Things are fluid and can change, but for now, here are my top four.
I got a Keurig coffee maker for Christmas! I’m probably the last person on earth to have one, but I’m loving the new experience. It’s super fast and there’s no more waste! One cup at a time. 8, 10, or 12 oz, and the most important part is that it tastes fantastic. My first box of pods is the Hawaiian coffee from Kauai. Can I just say WOW! I’m having a lot of fun. Plus I think I’m drinking more coffee if that’s even possible! I’m already researching my next box of K-Pods. My Keurig also has the option of using my own coffee! Yeah. I can’t wait to grind my Jamaican Blue beans and try them in my Keurig! I still have my French Press and my Coffee Toddy and will be using them as much as ever…I love coffee in case you didn’t know, so keeping my options open for all sorts of different ways of enjoying my favorite drink is important. I fixed up my coffee station/bar to incorporate my newest machine, and since I chose the slim one, it works (and fits) perfectly. Thanks, mom!
This next item may seem a little strange to some. Have you ever gone to a second-hand store and found the perfect used oversized grey soft sweater? I did. It’s long, it has two pockets and it’s already been worn with love and is soft as butter, plus it’s grey! One of my favorite colors. It can be worn with anything and I’ve even slept in it! Just saying! Trust me, it was a great purchase, for $4.99.
Next is boots! I have two pairs that I just love. One is a soft light brown leather with a little fur going on inside! Perfect with jean skirts, corduroy skirts, hoodies, and oversized sweaters! The other pair is a nice black suede with a sweet little heel to dress them up. They go with dressier stuff. I can even wear them to church, which I have several times. I love them. One for casual and one for dressy…can’t ask for much more than that?
And for my last one…I love Ravensburger jigsaw puzzles! If you are a fan of puzzles, then you know what I mean when I say, Ravensburger’s are the best quality, hands down. A bit expensive, but worth the investment. Here’s a picture of the one I just finished. It was challenging, but so much fun!
That’s it for now, but I’ll be back in the Spring with another list of favorites! Until then, stay warm, safe, and surround yourself with the people you love and who love you back!