In full Pollyanna mode

“Going to the well one to many times”

Since desecrating the positive feelings that millions of people have developed from  enjoying The Sound of Music over the years just wasn’t enough to me,  I have decided to rip off the premise of its most beloved songs. So here is my “the things I have learned” version  of My Favorite Things.

Oh yeah, since my cat has decided to wake me up at 5a.m. every freaking morning, whiskers on kittens ain’t one of them.

  • Bacon
  • Bacon
  • Bacon…I really like bacon
  • Finding a 5 dollar bill in jeans you just washed
  • That first spoonful of peanut butter from a just opened jar
  • Water slides
  • Really broken in athletic shoes
  • The Colbert Report
  • The sound of grass being cut on a Summer Saturday morning
  • Looney Tunes
  • Waking up on a Monday morning and suddenly realizing that it is still Sunday
  • A 3-2 fastball
  • Star Wars
  • Tropical Punch Kool-aid
  • Birthday Cake
  • When high school friends you haven’t talked to in a while send you a message out of the blue
  • My Galaxy S III
  • Fake Punts
  • A  phenomenal cup of coffee
  • An average cup of coffee
  • Any cup of coffee
  • When the kids sleep in on a weekend
  • The moment your feet first feel the water at the beach
  • Disney World
  • A Football Game Flyover
  • A Cold Draft Beer
  • When a politician references a historical event…and actually gets it right
  • When my kids and I randomly start citing lines from Spaceballs
  • When the laptops is fully charged
  • When the phone doesn’t ring
  • A cool Saturday morning spent on a Baseball field
  • People who LIKE to do things for others without being asked
  • When the dishes in the dishwasher are clean
  • The smell of Play-dough
  • Chili when it is cold outside
  • Ice cream when it is warm outside
  • When people spell my name right
  • Realizing that I can still speak Spanish a little
  • Any Mark Twain book
  •  Hearing an old song that happened to be playing at a great moment in your life
  • Gummi Bears
  • The Jungle Book
  • The feeling that your friends don’t take you for granted
  • When the kids ask how your day was
  • When the writing is easy
  • Learning something new
  • Playing Madden
  • The sound of a vinyl record
  • A good meal served by a great waiter
  • Inside jokes
  • When the closet still smells like fabric softener
  • Used book stores
  • Feeling like you are making a difference
  • Neighbors who are friends and friends who are family
  • The holidays at the in-laws house
  • Toys R’ Us
  • Tallahassee on an Autumn Saturday
  • Appetizers
  • Just being myself and not feeling bad about it

This is just the start of my list………..

What’s yours?



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