Bright Copper Kettles

The turn of the year seemed like a great time to do a Favorite Things list. I've made this list 2010-specific, mostly... it's hard to hold back the eternally wonderful.

Catch up on back issues:

Raindrops on Roses
Whiskers on Kittens

my prince among men
parents, regular and in-law
sisters and brothers (ditto)
nieces, nephews, and godchildren
my ink-and-paper children: A.D., L.E., and their beloved ones
baby herbs in tiny pots, $2
Lent and Easter
Benedict XVI
people who comment on my blog
writers' group
alpha, beta, and gamma readers
book club and the blessed ladies who belong
old friends and new friends
best friends
friends that know I'm a big dork and love me anyway
oh, all right... Twitter
piecing words together
rhythm and melody and harmony
peace and order
ordinary time, with or without the capitalization
capris and sandals
brownies and chocolate chip cookies
road trips
Yellowstone Park
P.G. Wodehouse and Jon Acuff
Alan Lastufka, Luke Conard, Kristina Horner and John van Deusen
Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods
discovering that my husband has (more) awesome friends
time with a forever kindred spirit: Briana
The Office
Dorothy Sayers, Shannon Hale, Orson Scott Card, George MacDonald, and C.S. Lewis
a kitten named Maia
Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, et cetera
the Hallelujah chorus
the Ave Maria: Schubert, Bach/Gounod, pseudo-Arcadelt, all wondrous
choir practice
singing with Lou
singing in the kitchen, which has better acoustics than the shower
re-learning how to sing in front of other people
plants that coexist with the cat
clumping clay litter
Maia killing bugs
Eclipse, Secretariat, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
fresh pumpkin
huckleberries, especially in pancakes
ivy turning colors in autumn
falling leaves
visits from family and friends
trick-or-treaters and the Phantom of the Opera
Advent and Christmas
The Hog's Head
Harry Potter fans
hot chocolate
hot tea with lemon and honey
blankets and wool socks
walking in the falling snow
telescopes and star charts and clear skies and Jupiter's moons
sunrises and sunsets

...did I forget anything?


  1. Uh, you do know Maia should've been #1 on your list, even above your husband. There's a reason the Egyptians worshiped cats. At least, that's what the cats say. ;)

  2. George, maybe that's why Maia dug up my aloe plant last night...

    Okay, Mr. Pond, I think I'll have to ask you to explain. Wensleydale, the place or the cheese? And why? And should I have put a New Year's resolution on my list of things to be grateful for in 2010? I'm confused. :P

  3. Definitely margaritas, Masha. I like woodsmoke, too.

    Mr. Pond, never mind... I think I get it. :) My brain is moving exceptionally slow this weekend.

  4. Oh, and you seem to have forgotten this.

    That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown... :)

  5. Mr. Pond, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Everybody else that comes through here: Do click on the link in Mr. Pond's Charlie Brown Christmas comment. Unless you've already read Hyperbole and a Half's Christmas story.


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