These are a few of my favourite things . . .
I adore Country Music. I didn't always like it. The year I went to take my Secretarial Training (the year after I graduated from High School) the bus driver who picked us up was a Country Music Fan and that is all he played on the bus. I slowly came to love it. That was the year Jolene came out by Dolly Parton. I have to say that I much prefer the ballad type of Country Music and that a lot of the modern stuff doesn't sound an awful lot like Country, but I like it all. We got rid of Sky Sattelite TV this year and went to Free Sat and they have a Country Music station on it! Yay! Todd and I were just thrilled to pieces! We listen to it a lot and watch the music videos. We are in Country Music Heaven. I have my favourite singers and songs. A lot of them are old school but then I am an old school kind of a girl.
I got to see Tanya Tucker sing in concert in person once. Aaron Tippen was opening for her. It was a wonderful experience. That woman has such a powerful voice. Simply amazing. My daughter Amanda went with me. She used to like country music also. When she was little she knew all the words to Patsy Cline songs and everything. She would sing along with me in the car. I wonder if she remembers that . . .
Cold Leftover Pizza Breakfasts . . . It isn't something I get to indulge in very often because pizza isn't something we have in the house very often. I had food poisoning a few years ago after I had eaten pizza and was very ill for about 4 days. I didn't think I would ever love pizza again. That's usually what happens when you get sick after eating something. Thankfully that didn't happen. Whew! I still love pizza. The Chicken Parm I had on the same day however . . . have never been able to stomach it again. I am pretty sure it was the Chicken Parm that made me sick. Food poisoning is NEVER fun.
Ohhh . . . how I miss it. Candy Cane Chocolate Fudge Crackle Ice Cream. I have not had it since I moved over here. I used to treat us to a bucket of it every year for Christmas. You get those crunchy bits of candy cane in it and the chocolate crackle bits. It was so good. I've never been able to find it to indulge in whenever I have been home, so it is probably only a seasonal thing . . . as I have always only ever been there in the summer.
Perhaps I will have to try to make my own. We shall see . . .
President's Choice Products. I always loved them. They were always really tasty. Their cookies, their fish, their chicken . . . their sauces etc. If it was President's Choice I always knew it was going to be good. They used to do a sauce I loved called Grandmother McGilicuttie's Sage and Onion Sauce. (Probably spelt the name wrong) That was the secret ingredient I used in my turkey gravy every year that made my gravy taste better than anyone elses. I loved their Scottish Cod in Batter and their Chicken Strips. I don't think they had a product that I tried that I didn't like.
Ohhhh . . . their Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookies . . . drool.
I better stop talking about food now . . .
Pretty coffee mugs and latte cups. I don't even drink tea and coffee, but I love the mugs etc. that go along with it. I just adore this one I am showing you. I do drink herbal teas from time to time and I enjoy them in a nice mug. A pretty much, or a cup and saucer. Pretty big mugs like this also come in handy for serving soup. I love soup in a mug, especially tomato soup.
Ack, back to food again . . . darn!
Pearls. I adore pearls. It is very June Cleaver. I have pearls, but I never wear them, except for in my ears. It's that old neck thing. I hate my decolatage. It looks old. You can make your face look young, but its pretty hard to "youthafise" your neck. That doesn't stop me from loving pearls though . . . they feel so cold when you put them on, but then they warm up and feel so nice . . . I have a beautiful necklace that a dear friend sent me with a gold bow on it. You know who you are. I treasure it. It is one of my most precious treasures. Gifts from friends always are. Some day I am going to buy myself some pearl drop earrings. Just because . . . .
I thought maybe this morning, but I woke up and haven't won the lottery yet so oh well. ha ha
Blossom Blast Saga. I love Love LOVE it. It is a matching game and I love matching games. You have to line up matches of flowers and get them to burst. Different flowers, different bursts, etc. It is mindless fun and a great way to lose yourself and stretch your brain at the same time. And this one is pretty. And as we all know . . . I love pretty things. I am not interested in blowing up Zombies, but I love blasting flowers.
Swing coats and jackets. I love the shape. I especially like this one because it has big buttons and I love big buttons. I don't know why I love this shape, maybe because it is a cross between a cape and a coat? I am not sure. I only know I like it. I hope clothes in heave are free, because here on earth I have never been able to afford to dress the way I like, perhaps in heaven I will.
It wouldn't be heaven otherwise!
I love this coat too . . .
German Christmas Markets. I have never been to one, but I hope to go to one some day. I can only imagine the sounds and smells and festivity in the air. Maybe I will be disappointed, but somehow I don't think I will. One day . . .
And those are some of my favourite things for this week. Do share some of yours!
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
She made broken look beautiful
and strong look invincible.
She walked with the universe
on her shoulders
and made it look like
a pair of wings.
In The English Kitchen today . . . Apple and Cranberry Pie for one. You bake it in a mug. Todd really enjoyed this. The pastry is phenomenal.
Have a great Thursday. Stay safe and stay happy, don't forget . . .
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