Saturday, February 02, 2008

100th Post! --- My 100 Pure Joys

Quite a while ago, a friend gave me a challenge to write a list of my 100 Pure Joys. Thinking it would be tough to do, I've been putting it off and dragging my feet.

A few weeks ago, I realized I was approaching my 100th Blog Post. I wanted to do something special for the 100th post, so, I quickly decided to list My 100 Pure Joys. I wrote the first half of the list very quickly, then added about 25 more. The last 25, I wrote up today. It was actually easy and FUN to do (thanks Viv!) Here then, is my list:

My 100 Pure Joys

1. bubbles

2. rainbows

3. Crayola – anything!

4. Painting a watercolor

5. baking

6. kneading bread

7. Jack’s giggle

8. Frank’s sparkling eyes

9. Tom’s gentle touch

10. Arizona

11. saguaros

12. California Poppies

13. quilts to snuggle under

14. designing a new project

15. warm feet

16. heated leather seats (in my van)

17. Grandad

18. Auntie

19. Mommy

20. Friends Calling Just when you need it.

21. Balloons

22. A surprise flower arrangement

23. a happy surprise “anything”

24. cards and letters in the mail

25. confetti

26. fairy dust

27. angels

28. fairies

29. butterflies

30. turtles

31. America

32. The Star Spangled Banner

33. I’m Proud to be An American – sung by Lee Greenwood

34. stained glass

35. organizing a party

36. writing a “to-do” list

37. checking everything off my list

38. writing

39. receiving a compliment

40. helping a stranger

41. helping anyone

42. finding a great “deal”

43. photography – analyzing great photos

44. photography – taking great photos

45. portraits

46. making my own books

47. finishing a quilt

48. sewing

49. quilting the quilt

50. art projects made with my kids

51. playing a game (card, board, etc)

52. The Internet

53. The Library

54. Cell Phones

55. eMail

56. blogs

57. warm sweaters

58. Live performances

59. Theater

60. Renaissance Festivals

61. Thesauruses

62. The smell of paper in an old book.

63. A crackling, warm fire.

64. Writing

65. A new blank journal.

66. Quilt Shows

67. Riding A Horse

68. Listening to “our song” with my hubby.

69. Giving a homemade gift.

70. KALEIDISCOPES!

71. Receiving a homemade gift.

72. Superman ;D

73. Strawberry Shortcake

74. The feel of fabric in my hands, especially as I feed it through a sewing machine.

75. Accomplishing a goal

76. glitter

77. fresh flowers

78. African Daisys

79. desert cacti blooms

80. designing a quilt

81. wearing a little “sparkle”

82. creating something out of my imagination

83. Quilting on a Long-Arm Machine

84. soft dirt in a garden

85. finding an earthworm in the dirt

86. amazing sunrises and sunsets

87. yoga

88. getting a phone call from someone I haven’t heard from in a while

89. being the recipient of a massage

90. pedicures

91. motivating a group to do something

92. publishing / formatting / creating a document / form / newsletter

93. setting up a party

94. pictures on display

95. sharing knowledge / teaching

96. mastering a new skill

97. discovering a continuity error (in a movie / TV program / book)

98. alphabetizing, anything

99. singing “High Hopes”

100. saying “Sfupercalifragilisticexpialidocious”

So, perhaps you have learned a little something about my silly-ol' nature from this list.

Suzy

1 comment:

Cory L. Bradford said...

When are we going to get the next edition of the "Sholar Synopsis?"
Jaime