April 12, 2008

I Love Lamp

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.


Jason Hughes said...

That was lovely!

(you bitchy little complainer!!!)


Honestly, though, wonderful post, and thanks for sharing the beautiful side of your life!

(Personally? I think the smell of pizza should have been your first love... I know it's mine!!)

Kel said...

Gee, thanks. So does that mean that my UGLY side is on display on this blog? Sheesh.

I should have put "in no particular order" since I DO love me some pizza aroma!

Jason Hughes said...

LOL! I suppose it did kind of sound that way, eh?

You always show a particularly lovely and different side on your blog which is why you are loved...

You are personified pizza aroma...

(There's one for the romance novels... It'll be right up there with "You had me at hello," you wait and see!!)