Category Archives: My Favorite Things

Favorite Thing: 1000

This is my 1000th blog post. I haven’t posted much lately, so I’ve been hanging on the edge of this milestone for a long time. It has been particularly irksome to have so much difficulty writing while knowing the 1000th … Continue reading

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Favorite Thing: Playing With the Kids

The saddest part of being a parent is that in the hectic, daily struggle to meet the family’s basic needs, it is easy to forget how much fun children can be. I often have to remind myself to set aside … Continue reading

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Favorite Thing: Daybed

I wanted a daybed very much when I was younger, and though I remember shopping for daybeds, somehow I never got one. Years later, I needed somewhere for guests to sleep and my office was big enough to accommodate a … Continue reading

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Favorite Things: Crayons

That’s the wonderful thing about crayons. They can take you to more places than a starship. —Guinan (Star Trek: The Next Generation character) I love crayons. I love the way they smell. They smell sort of like candles, but better … Continue reading

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Favorite Things: Flowering Weeds

Blooming in the yard right now are cinquefoil, bluets, mouse-ear chickweed, buttercups, common speedwell, white clover, yellow wood sorrel, lady’s thumb, and dandelions. Most suburbanites would be horrified by that list. “What a nasty, weedy mess!” they’d exclaim. My husband … Continue reading

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Favorite Thing: Looking Up

Have you noticed how nobody ever looks up? . . . Nobody looks at chimneys, or trees against the sky, or the tops of buildings. Everybody just looks down at the pavement or their shoes. The whole world could pass … Continue reading

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Favorite Things: Hatchlings

For the past few weeks there has been a strange contraption continuously buzzing and sporadically glowing in our mudroom. It is an incubator fashioned from a styrofoam cooler, with holes punch in its sides for ventilation and an incandescent light … Continue reading

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Favorite Thing: Violet Vase

I love the flowers of spring. Violets are among my favorites. And when I first saw the springtime sea of violets surrounding our new house, I wanted to bring their beauty inside, but I had no vases small enough. I … Continue reading

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Favorite Thing: “3×5”

Ever since my friend posted a photo of a sunrise on her blog, I’ve had a John Mayer song stuck in my head. The song, from Mayer’s first studio album, Room for Squares, is called “3×5.” Ironically, the lyrics are … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Things

I have finally decided that my new Sunday feature will be My Favorite Things. It’s an upbeat category and it will remind me to be grateful for the good things in my life. The subject for any given week might … Continue reading

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