The lovely Anna over at Shout with Emaginette had some fun last week making lists of fives. Then she tagged me in her happy little game. Seems like fun, so I thought I’d play along.
Five Favorite Books Garsh, this one’s hard. I loved Voyage of the Dawn Treader, but the whole Narnia series makes me super happy – A Horse and His Boy is seriously excellent. And oh my gosh, have you guys read The Dark Tower series by Stephen King? It’s so, so good. So good. I really, really enjoyed The Agony and the Ecstasy. And The Thorn Birds. Such a good book. I also adore Anne of Green Gables – there’s no character I’ve ever wanted to be a real person more than Anne. She’s fantastic. Is that five? I think it’s more than five. Ach. I could list books all day. So bummed to stop here!
Five Fabulous Moments (1) Being handed each of my newborn babies will always, always top this list. Seriously, there are just no words to describe it. (2) Standing under an umbrella with T on a dark rainy night in Sydney, staring across the harbor at the Opera House, thinking, “I think I’m in trouble with this guy.” My heart wanted to leap out of my chest into his hands, and I wasn’t sure I wanted it to. (3) Last Thursday. (4) When I was a kid I used to show horses. One year, at the state fair, while I was waiting my turn, this really rough-looking scruffy older guy came up to my horse and started talking to me. While we were talking, I noticed my dad was watching us with his jaw on the ground. After the guy left, Dad asked me if I knew who that was. I told him I had no idea. Turns out, it was Hank Williams, Jr. (5) Any night I get to smoke a stogie with the Hubster under the stars is a fabulous moment.
Five Things I Love (1) Really good music. Preferably on vinyl. (2) I also really love playing the piano. It’s my friend. (3)Thunderstorms. I really, really, really love thunderstorms and rainy days. (4) Applesauce. Might sound silly, but it’s so simple and childlike and sweet. We could all do with a little more simple and childlike and sweet in our lives. (5) The sound of my kiddos belly-laughing.
Five Things I Dislike (1) Weak coffee. (2) Soap operas. (3) The phrase “I’m bored”. (4) Yo Gabba Gabba (5) Facing the librarian when I have overdue book fines.
Here’s the part where I’m supposed to nominate five other folks to play along. I’m gonna change the rules, though. I want everybody to play who would like to! So if this looks like fun to you, consider this your nomination! Jump in and play in the comments, or do it on your blog. If you blog about it, be sure to tell me, and I’ll pop by!