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favorite things 1.12.22

Time for a game of favorites.
Y’all wanna play?

What’s your:

favorite ice cream flavor
Target’s Favorite Day Caramel Waffle Cone

favorite pie
cherry pie all the way

favorite place with a great view
the towers at the National Cathedral

favorite U.S. state
Virginia
I was born here.
It’s in my DNA.
It’s a remarkably beautiful place.

“To be a Virginian either by Birth, Marriage, Adoption, or even on one’s Mother’s side, is an Introduction to any State in the Union, a Passport to any Foreign Country, and a Benediction from Above.”—Anonymous

Perhaps we Virginians take ourselves a bit seriously…?

favorite literary device
absolutely adore alliteration

favorite Hobbit from the Lord of the Rings
Samwise Gamgee all day every day.
Frodo wouldn’t be shit without Sam.

favorite makeup you can’t live without
Benefit BADgal BANG mascara.

favorite piece of jewelry
my wedding rings
I know it seems obvious or trite even, but it truly is my favorite

favorite thing about winter
S N O W!

favorite thing to do when it is snowing
go for a walk and take photos
and
drink hot chocolate as I watch out the window

What about y’all?
What are some of your favorites?

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cherry pie, high heeled shoes, and unconditional love

Once upon a time there was a little red haired girl.
She loved books and babydolls, green army men and Barbies.
She wanted to be a mommy and a teacher when she grew up.
She loved scrambled eggs and cherry pie.
She loved to play dress up…especially with high heeled shoes.
She had a great big laugh, way bigger than her little body could even hold.
She had her tonsils taken out and also had scarlet fever.
She wrecked her bike…a lot.
She was an excellent tree climber.
She loved to swing.
She loved the smell of lilacs.

She is me.
I am she.

Now I am a grown up red haired girl.
I still love books and babydolls and Barbies.
I am a mommy and a teacher.
I still love scrambled eggs and cherry pie.
I absolutely love high heeled shoes.
I still have a great big laugh.
I had LASIK and a hysterectomy.
I’ve never wrecked my car.
I miss climbing trees.
I don’t love to swing anymore…it makes me queasy now.
I still love the smell of lilacs.

That little girl had some seriously great adventures…some not so great, but she learned from them, the good, the bad, the indifferent. She learned how to become me. And she worked hard to learn how to love being me. I’m grateful for every little thing she experienced.

I remember being her.
I am being me because I was her.

Occasionally, I realize I should treat the me I am now the way I want that little girl to be treated…with kindness and respect and an unending supply of unconditional love.
I realize we should all experience that kind of love.

And get to wear high heeled shoes.

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