Monday, February 14, 2011

You Make Me Smile With My Heart

Valentine's Day again. You either love it or you hate it. I guess I'm still on the fence. I mean, love is great and I'm all for that. But shouldn't you be using every day as an opportunity to express love for those around you? (deep thought, i know.)

But no matter what my thoughts are on the holiday itself, I'm looking forward to spending an evening with my fella. Years ago, my mom got a recipe for this delicious parfait out of The Oregonian, and it's been a family favorite ever since that time. This year was the first year I attempted to make it. Let's hope that it gets a good reception! (glen ...)

Looking over previous posts, I realized that last year I did not include a list of things I love, as in the years before (which i'm sure you allllll noticed). Seeing as how this is a gross violation of a blog tradition that I started three years ago, I must repent of the error and write out a list this year in an attempt to make amends. In this small way I can take steps toward a better and brighter future.

Here goes (in no particular order, for the most part):

My family
My bed
Good oranges
Gal pals
Cute shoes
Sappy movies
Warmer weather
Elinor (my piano)
Pretty choir music
My rice bag
Excellent books
Opportunities to laugh hysterically (even at myself)
Happy tears

I'll stop there. Obviously some of those items are a little more frivolous than others, so perhaps I should clarify the type of love I feel for them. But I'm going to assume that you, my readers, are intelligent enough to distinguish between the real love and the mere infatuation with inanimate objects. ;)

Spread the love, everyone!


"I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants." -A. Whitney Brown


The Colemans said...

I love that your rice bag made it on to your list.

Cami said...

I love my rice bag too!

Anonymous said...

hmmmmm - do i want a rice bag??

Esther Swan said...

I clicked on the link for the Oregonian hoping to find the recipe for the parfait-I love parfait, everybody loves parfait, you never meet someone whose like, hey man, I don't like no parfait.....Anyway, point being, can you share the recipe? :)