Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Favorite Things, Revisited

I've been a little down in the dumps lately, and gosh I hate that feeling. I think a large part of it is the suffocating state of my apartment, and that Matt and I are sort of 'on hold' in a way until this whole house thing gets ironed out. We were really hoping to close on January 31st, which would been ONLY 31 days late, but it's Wednesday, so far we have no news on that front.

I decided to take a long hard (not really THAT long or hard) look at my life and try to focus a little more on the good things, my favorite things, if you will.
Reading, I know I have said that before, but I really love books.
I love the Polish dishes that my in-laws give to me every Christmas. This one is an oil and vinegar set, hopefully some day I will have somewhere to display them. Something like...I don't know...a house.

These little bamboo plants. Actually, they aren't bamboo, they are a variety of water lily, but the important thing is that I have not killed them. Yet. I have had them in for almost a year, and for someone whose family calls 'the black thumb', that is a HUGE accomplishment.
I love they way my non-dairy creamer swirls in my coffee in the morning. It's so fluid(duh) and lovely.
I love my Burt's Bees lip balm. It is one of three lip balms that are usually on my nightstand. My lips get very dry over night, it is not unusual for me to wake up with a split lip, almost as if I had been cage-fighting in my sleep.
This is the only thing still hanging on the walls in our apartment. I love the first picture in this series so much, Matt has such an intense look on his face and I can tell my the curve of my cheek that I am laughing.

And lastly, I love the little notes Matt leaves around the apartment for me.

Thanks for letting me share some of my favorite things with you all again! I feel like I can breathe again!


  1. I love your favorite things!!

    I have been in the dumps too...Maybe I should do a list of favs instead of whining in my blog.
    You've inspired me!!

    i love the polish pottery. My mom collects it, she has MANY pieces. I want to collect it too. I have a few pieces-ooo another fun post :)

    OOOH you've been such an inspiration to me today!!

  2. me too. It must be the weather. I just starting crying yesterday out of the blue.
    I even cleaned the kitchen to feel better. Oh, a re-reading good books.

    I love your favorite things. I also enjoy seeing you wedding pictures...they look like they are straight from a fairytale!

  3. I love this post!!! So cute that Matt little notes around the apt for you!!

  4. What a nice post! My family calls me the "black thumb" too - AND I have "bamboo" which I haven't killed in a year. I also got those aquaglobes for Mother's Day and a plant has stayed alive for that long, I love "as seen on tv stuff!". I hope the house situation gets sorted very soon for you!

  5. Hang in there, this too shall pass. Soon!

    We are all thinking "moving" thoughts for you and Matt.


  6. I know what you mean. This time of year is always very rough for me....don't know why, it just is....Loved your post today, very cute and inspiring. Hang in there....spring is a comin'.

  7. What a fantastic list! I love how you very clearly notice the details that sometimes get missed in life, like the swirl in your coffee.

    I also love Burt's Bees. It's probably safe to say I'm addicted to the stuff! Oh, and I've read that second book in your stack, and loved it. Truly a fun read.

  8. Ms. Mouse....I too love Burts Bees...I can not do without it. Truely...I washed a tube a couple days ago and switched to Chap Stick cause they had it at lips are now chapped. UGH!

    And I am a HUGE Emma Thompson fan ... and can not wait to see the movie.

  9. I love Burts Bees lip balm. That stuff works!

    The winter always gets me down. You can't go outside when you feel blah (well you can, but holy crap it's cold!) I hope things work out soon with the house. I know how frustrating it is!!!

  10. Ah ha! That is what I should do on my next birthday! I need some favorite things! I hope your house closes soon, how frustrating,for you. Just think of the party feeling you will have soon!

  11. Ah - wonderful set of inspirational favourite things!

    Hang in there - you will get a house ... maybe even this year!

  12. I especially love your last two. I have Mr. Cat's love notes like that taped to my white board so I can see them everyday. *swoon*


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