Monday, September 25, 2006

Schnitzel with noodles: Favourite things
Old movies, the smell of popcorn, finding change, new lipgloss, seeing my breath in the night air, puppy breath, crisp fall mornings, children laughing, caramel, caramel apples, harvest, friends gathered around a fire, reminiscing, things that work, being noticed - appreciated, the smell of babies, flying, the smell of the ocean before I actually see it, imagining the ocean is just over that hilltop, the crackle of the fire in my fireplace, the first snow, falling asleep in the hammock, telling a joke right, a hot shower, getting up early despite my body's resistance, crisp pancakes with hot syrup, snuggling up to a good book with a cup of chai and some biscotti, planning special events for people, checking my e-mail and finding a real letter in there for me, fresh home made salsa with toasted chips in front of an episode of LOST, inside jokes, the first lick on an icecream cone, making homemade waffles, walking in dewy grass barefoot, the smell of cut grass, the smell of gasoline, sunrises, Canada, fresh picked blueberries, walking on the lakeshore, a strong stick for hiking, camping, painting, learning or mastering a new skill, singing, acoustic guitar, smelling my husband's cologne behind his ear, falling asleep, Christmas smells, Christmas music, decorating for any holiday, these are a few of my favourite things.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

I only have a minute before a hundred kids start coming through the door for the late Saturday morning pancake breakfast we are hosting here in our home. But, I wanted to share with you just a few things. Okay, one thing. (Remember, I'm out of time...) I've decided to take writing more seriously. I'd like to be a writer some day. Maybe even get published. (Try to stiffle the giggles.) I feel like I have a hundred ideas floating in my mind... and it's time they landed on paper. So... I have just had my computer fixed. Bought a book on writing "The Writer's Idea Book" by Heffron. Heffron... sounds like a spice. Anyway... I'll start writing here. I'll post my articles, stories and poems... my exercises here. Hope they amuse some, inspire others and make their way into a book. Uh... MY book. Hehe. Gotta get the sausage patties, um, patted. See ya!-Jennifer-