This post brought to you by the letter P. How appropriate.
I got this meme from the fabulous Elise at All or Nothing.
If you want to participate, 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.
Elise gave me the letter P, and here, at long last and in no particular order, is my list:
1. peppermint stick ice cream
I don't really like plain peppermint candy or peppermint candy canes or even peppermint gum, but there is just something so perfectly scrumptious about peppermint stick ice cream. My favorite comes from the local ice cream shop where I used to work, and if you ever come to visit me and they have it in stock, I will buy you a cone of it so you can experience the deliciosity for yourself.
2. pets, specifically mine
They're sometimes rotten, but I wouldn't trade them for anything.
3. partner, a.k.a. husband
He is my Sun, my Moon, my starlit sky.
4. paranormal TV shows
They scare the bejeebers out of me, but I love them anyway. Ghost Hunters on SciFi is my favorite. We used to watch A Haunting on Discovery, but it actually got a little too damn scary, with all the demons and whatnot. Me no likey.
5. paperback books
I truly love books of all kinds, but paperbacks win because they're cheap, and they start with P.
6. presents, small & unexpected
I like receiving them, but I actually like giving them even more. There's something so enjoyable about seeing a little thing out at a shop, knowing it would be perfect for someone, and getting it for them as a small surprise.
7. periscope tail
MB gets up before I do, and after he takes his shower, he lets Indy out of his crate. Our bed is really tall and the dog is a tad small, so when I'm still in bed, all I can see is his upright tail, circling like a little fuzzy periscope. It is unspeakably cute.
I really love seeing the planets in the night sky. Seeing them makes me feel connected to the past and to anyone else who might be looking up and seeing them. Tonight while I was driving home from an errand, I ended up on this flat country-ish road with a perfect view of Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury in the Southwest. It was awesome.
The three of them will only be visible together early this week and Mercury is really low and dim, so head out an hour after sunset tomorrow or the next day if you want to check it out.
9. pomegranate lotion
Last year I was out Christmas shopping with evilducky, and she gave me a really great coupon for Bath & Body Works. I used it to get a big bottle of midnight pomegranate hand cream. It is so luxurious and smells so wonderful. Best of all, a little goes a very long way, so I still have more than half the bottle left, even a year later.
I have really fallen in love with taking pictures over the last several years. I'm hoping to get a new camera in the next couple of months, and I can't wait to see what I can do with a slightly more advanced toy.
Bonus: the pooch on his pillow