I got the idea to write an "I Love" post from ClearlyKels on her blog, Clearly Ridiculous. It's nice to read what someone loves instead of what someone hates. I seem to complain on here a lot, even though I don't think I do much of that in real life. I guess it's just easier on your blog.
I am reminded of the movie Anchorman when Steve Carell's character, Brick, starts talking about things he loves:
Brick Tamland: I love... carpet.
Brick Tamland: I love... desk.
Ron Burgundy: Brick, are you just looking at things in the office and saying that you love them?
Brick Tamland: I love lamp.
Ron Burgundy: Do you really love the lamp, or are you just saying it because you saw it?
Brick Tamland: I love lamp. I love lamp.
Okay...now my love post:
I love moments that make you wonder if that moment is what life is all about. I love daisies, especially the ones that sprout up in clumps alongside busy roads. I love folded cloth napkins. I love the smell of pizza. I love Spring and watching flowers, trees, and bushes come alive with color after the bland winter. I love sleeping with the window above my bed open. I love the way Katie shrugs as she laughs. I love stargazing. I love being barefoot, especially outside in the summer. I love pistachios. I love walking during a lazy snow storm and feeling the big, fat flakes falling on my face. I love to sleep late on the weekends.
I love rubbing my feet on the floor when I take my shoes off after a long day. I love the smell of clean sheets. I love lying alongside Dan and feeling like we're the only ones who have ever been this much in love. I love being a stay-at-home mother. I love farms and open fields. I love imagining what it was like living in another place and time. I love listening to music. I love candlelight. I love talking to my mom on the phone. I love how Katelyn's face lights up when she sees me first thing in the morning. I love Christmas and all the wonderful memories that come to mind when I think of it. I love spending time with my brother and his family. I love historical sites, especially homes and landmarks. I love visiting Civil War battlefields.
I love to sing, although I wouldn't sing in in public (as a service to everyone). I love Christmas shopping, especially with my dad. I love when I could eat a meal from one plate and nothing touches. I love Katie's laugh. I love the feeling of being in New York City. I love the smell of rain right before it falls. I love the poem "O! Captain! My Captain!" I love the sound of crickets. I love hugs. I love the feel of Dan's hair right after he gets it cut. I love taking pictures. I love lightning bugs.
I love writing and knowing that people are reading my words.