Happy Valentine's Day!
On my sidebar is a list of things I love. These are things that help define who I am and also help define my point of view on this blog. I am participating in a Valentine's blog party at A Rural Journal today and thought it would be fun to talk about this list in more detail, to let those visiting for the first time, as well as any newer readers, get to know me better. And, what better time than Valentine's Day to talk about what I love.
family - I love my husband and my daughters. My husband and I are college sweethearts and just celebrated our 30th anniversary.
books - I always have a book to read. Recently, I started reading on my iPad and love it! I like all types of books, but mysteries are my favorite.
gardening - Planting and caring for flowers in the summer, is my favorite way to relax and relieve stress. I love all types of perenials and want to learn to identify more by name.
simple DIY projects - I don't have patience for elaborate projects. I like simple and quick, because for me, I love the result, more than the process.
golf - I have been golfing since I was young and love it. The past few years, I haven't played as much as I would like, but I plan on changing that this summer.
detroit and MSU sports - I have always been a sports fan. Going to watch the Spartans, the Red Wings or the Tigers is my favorite thing to do. Put me on a college campus in the fall for tailgating and I am happy as can be.
up north michigan - One of my favorite places on earth. I have so many wonderful memories of sunsets on Lake Michigan, skiing, boating and campfires on the beach.
walking with my dog - My daily walk with my dog is the favorite part of my day.
pedicures with my daughters - We love to go together, pick out pretty polish and just relax.
trying new recipes - Finding just the right recipe for an occasion, makes cooking fun.
musicals - I love the old standards like Oklahoma, but my favorite is Wicked, which I have seen 3 times. Since seeing the movie version of Le Miz, I must see it on stage.
reality tv - My guilty pleasure. I love the Real Housewives and all their drama.
martinis - I love to order a Cosmo when I go out. I also love to try new martini recipes at home.
pinterest - The best way to get inspired. I love the creativity.
Have a great day today!