I forgot that I accepted a challenge a few days ago. Today I've been catching up on my reading, and when I got to Jenster's blog I gulped! Oh-oh! I nearly blew it!! I think I may have just barely escaped terrible consequences for not doing my homework!! And Jen thinks she knows one of my list items before I even start. She gave me a D.
Rules: If you want to play, leave a comment on this post, and I’ll assign you a letter. You write about ten things you love that begin with your assigned letter, and post it at your place. When people comment on your list, you give them a letter, and the chain continues on and on...
So here goes ....
Dogs. Do you think that is what she thinks I love? Well, yep, I do! But everyone,, absolutely everyone knows that! What would I be without my bitty-babies? Completely lost. Most of my family lives far away from me, and my four-leggers give me companionship that I don't have on a daily basis. I'm especially happy that I began rescuing dogs, because it has given me and even greater sense of why I'm here.
Digital photography. I enjoyed taking pictures before digital, but I didn't have the patience to learn the technical details about making consistently good photos. By the time I got the film developed, I'd forgotten what did on the good ones or the bad ones. Going digital gave me the ability to see some of the errors right away and adjust on the spot. My eye was pretty good, but it is now much more fully developed so on first shots I get what I want,not jsut what happened to be there. That is what I wanted to develop.
Doing things for others. I wasn't a Social Worker by accident. I don't mean that I was so wise that I picked it all-knowingly. No, I stumbled into it, to be honest. What I mean is that I was meant to be in a career that allowed me to help others find ways to make their lives better. I didn't get to that career until I was in my early 40s, beginning to study for it in my late 30s. Once I arrived there, I was in my niche, learning to use some natural skills to help myself while helping others. I'm retired now, but I still have that propensity to find people who need something, and I love being able to give them a hand up, being there when they need to lean a bit, and seeing them walk away on their own.
Dinners. I enjoy cooking. I hate cooking for one. So when I say "dinners," I'm referring to anything from a dinner for myself and a friend to a potluck to a big dinner I prepare for a half dozen friends, anything where I can really get into the creative side of cooking. I'm a very good cook, and I rarely have flops. I'm especially in my element when I create a dish or a whole dinner around something I have in the house but have no particular recipe for it or when I want to make a dish, and rather than using a recipe, I take ideas from a half dozen sources and create my own recipe. You just can't do that for one person. You just can't.
Daisies and Daffodils. I like many flowers, but these simple beauties are my all time favorites. Daisies are light and uncomplicated. They compliment almost any bouquet with their pretty symmetry, their radiating petals reminding me of the sun and its warmth. Daffodils have a simple elegance in their bright, sunny little faces. They seem to me to be the happiest sign of spring.
Daughters. One of life's greatest treasures is our children. In my opinion, daughters are especially dear. There is an old saying, "A son is a son till he gets him a wife, But a daughter's a daughter the rest of your life," and that is pretty true. If you're lucky a daughter-in-law can be a pretty good space filler for the part of the son that leaves when he marries. But the biggest reason is because my daughter is my best friend. We have a special bond, probably because her health at birth was tenuous and I was super watchful over her for months, developing a strong bond betwen us. Whether that or not, we have something special that is beyond my relationship with anyone else. As I did with my mom.
Diamonds. OK, it is trite. So bite me. When I was young I thought diamonds were ostentatious. I couldn't afford them anyway. Maybe that is why I felt they were ostentatious. And when I got my first diamond, an engagement ring with a nice small solitaire, I fell in love. I still was so-so about diamonds in general. But as time went on I began to appreciate the beauty of a nice diamond. Now I have several, and I wear them with pride and enjoy every moment.
Dancing. I've talked about this on the blog from time to time, in case you haven't noticed. I've always loved dancing. It began in our living room when I was just a wee tot and lasted through all my school years and into my first marriage. I was the proverbial dancing fool, for sure. The last 30 years I rarely danced because my second hub didn't care to dance, and later he couldn't because of his health. I'm taking lessons to renew my skills, and I'm lookin' for a dancin' man! LOL!
Drama. Yes, I'm a drama queen, I confess. No, what I mean is I love the theater. I like musicals, I like good dramas, and I like comedy! I was in the Senior Class play in high school, and it was SO much fun. Huh. Maybe I should look into becoming involved in the local community theater.
So there, you have it And it wasn't even painful! If you want to play, let me know and I'll give you a letter.