Thursday, December 20, 2007

5 Things That Never Disappoint Me

Rebecca at r-cubed strikes again! Although she didn't tag me she did inspire me to post about more positive stuff for a change. Since I'm in need these days of a little extra lightness of being, I decided to just keep the list going after five. So here are 8 Things That Never Disappoint Me:

1. Looking at our photos, old and new. I can sit for hours sifting through them all. Here is a picture I took of some flowers on the front porch of our old house in Victorian Village.

2. Having a house with a driveway and a garage. Prior to living in our current home I’d always lived in apartments and with MDH in the city where it was a miracle just to have off street parking. Our last house had two off street parking spaces, but out front was permit only, for which the city allowed us one parking pass. Having over more than one guest at a time was stressful as we scrambled around to our neighbors asking to borrow theirs for the night. It’s terrific to not have to scrape snow off of the car or get wet as we come or go.

3. Owning my own washer and dryer has never ceased to delight me. We have an awesome stackable set that we bought 6 years ago when we bought our first house together. Sometimes I miss the laundramat, just a little, but only because you can do all of your laundry at once if you got the timing just right and the place was empty. But I much prefer being able to do one load at a time in my own home.

4. The movies Howard’s End and A Room With a View – they are an entire half of my personal DVD collection. The other two movies I own are Amadeus and The Philadelphia Story, but those two Merchant Ivory productions are the only movies that I will watch over and over and never tire of.

5. My nieces and nephews, ages 14 through 22. I adore them. They are not technically my nieces and nephews, but their mother, my closest cousin J who is five years older than me, and I spent a lot of time together growing up and always wished we were sisters. When we were teenagers we agreed that I should be called “Aunt Lady” to her children since my sister would never have children, I wouldn’t get to be an aunt otherwise. Her kids have turned out so wonderfully, I’m proud of every one of them. I could cry out with joy right now, just thinking of them.

6. Hydrangeas

7. Gazing at my diamond engagement ring. It probably seems a little shallow, but it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever owned and although I’ve had it on my finger for about 6 years I never get tired of looking at it. It’s a gorgeous 1.3 carat oval cut with D color as clear as water in a platinum setting. Most importantly reminds me at every moment that I am loved by MDH. He presented it to me in our first apartment over a box of Chinese take out we were eating over the sink after work on a Wednesday and it was one of the best nights of my life.

8. The B52’s Song for a Future Generation always makes me smile. "Hi! My name is Lady and I am a Cancer. I LOVE hydrangeas and snorkeling."
Here is the video - Enjoy!


Tara said...

I wish I had a washer and dryer of my own in my apartment. The people who share our laundry room are such lazy bastards. I am grateful that I don't have to pay for heat or water, though.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Hi Tara! - Laundry used to be the bane of my existence especially when it was cold outside. It's probably why I have 8 billion pairs of underwear.

Amy was nice enough to let me do my washing at her house quite a lot.

CDP said...

It's been years since I've lived in an apartment where I had to go to the laundramat, but I still am so grateful to have my own lovely washer and dryer. Tara's right, though, utilities incl. is a beautiful thing.

Anonymous said...

Having a garage AND a full size washer and dryer in my apartment makes me VERY happy.

I too love hydrangeas. The blue ones are my favorite.

pistols at dawn said...

As I actively fight against joy and also seek to disappoint women every day, I can take no part in this.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

CDP - home laundry facilities never get old.

SRU - I almost changed my plans for a fall wedding because hydrangeas aren't in season then.

Pistols - is it the flowers or the B52's that drive you object to?

Michelle said...

Love the B-52's...thanks for reminding me of them! Fred rocks.

Anonymous said...

Howard's End is a wonderful, wonderful film. I agree with you!

Loved your list, whether you are being nice or mean, I still think your the bomb!

Chaylene said...

I am SO with you on 1,2,3,4 and 8.

I don't have any nieces or nephews and I haven't worn my wedding ring for a few months now (because it's too big on me--YAY!).

And I suck as a gardener.