Thursday, January 29, 2009

10 Things - "W"

About a week ago, my friend Lee completed an "assignment" of listing 10 things you love that start with a letter you are assigned to. I thought it was interesting, so I told Lee to assign me a random letter.

The rules of the game are simple. Once assigned a letter you are to post 10 things that you love which begin with that letter. We have had a lot of stuff going on in the family that I haven't been blogging and I thought this would be a great distraction for me.

If you want to play, leave me a message saying you want to play in my comment area or send me e-mail to ohara.c at rogers dot com. I’ll assign a random letter and on and on it goes.

W
Winter - as a Canadian gal, how could I not love the winter season! OK, I admit, I am not a fan of the driving in this season, but there is something about the winter glow that I love. A fresh blanket of snow, the way the air feels, building snowmen and snowforts, making snow angels, how the moon bounces off the snow, the holidays. It is a beatiful season.
Walkabout - this book by James Vance Marshall will never be forgotten. I read it in Grade 8 and kept my own copy. The book tells the tale of Mary and her young brother Peter who are the only survivors of an aircrash in the middle of the Australian desert. Facing death from exhaustion and starvation, they meet an aboriginal boy who helps them to survive, and guides them along their long journey. He takes them on a Walkabout that they will never forget.
Watermelon - I could eat this fruit all day,everyday. It is thirst quenching, messy, and so refreshing!!
WaterLily - I love the beauty of this flower. The meaning of the flower is wisdom and eloquence. Something I think we should all strive for ;)
Weddings - there is something about 2 people pledging their devotion and undying love to each other that just gets to me. I could even go to a wedding of someone I don't know! I am a complete mush when it comes to love!!
Week-ends - I love the weekends. It is our time to do what we want as a family. It is unfortunate that it is only 2 days!
Willow Trees - when I was young we lived in this house in West Hill that had a willow tree in the yard. I LOVED it. They seem so peaceful and mysterious. There was also a willow tree at the campground we went to every year and I loved sitting there reading my books. They are such strong beautiful trees.
Water Treading Tool - this is one of my favourite scrapbooking tools! I was enabled by Becky at Feeling Scrappy and I use it as much as I can! It is a wavy border bunch that you can thread ribbon through. It is by Fiskars, check it out!
Wood Burning Fireplaces - I know most houses use gas now but it is not the same for me. I love the feel of the fire, the smell, the sound. When we were looking for a house, it was one of the things that I HAD to have.
Wife - this may sound cliche, but I love being a wife. I love the idea of spending your life and sharing your experiences with one man who promises to love you forever. Go ahead and gag - I know I am a mush ball when it comes to this.
Thanks for the distraction Lee ;)

7 comments:

MidniteScrapper said...

Great list Char! I just got mine up too! I am not gagging about the wife thing at all. As a matter of fact, I agree. I keep hearing about this scrapbooking tool you mentioned. I think I'd really like it. I might have to add that to my wishlist. =]

MidniteScrapper said...

Great list Char! I just got mine up too! I am not gagging about the wife thing at all. As a matter of fact, I agree. I keep hearing about this scrapbooking tool you mentioned. I think I'd really like it. I might have to add that to my wishlist. =]

Brynn said...

Great list, that was fun to read. I seriously need to check out the water treading tool thing, sounds like something I would love.

Lee said...

Fabulous list, my friend! Your willow tree remembrance reminded me of ours at the farm outside of Chicago years ago. The BEST place to hide away and read a book :)

Tricia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CHAR...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

{{hugs}}

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Amy said...

Great list, Char! I really do need to check out that border punch. They're on sale this week at Michaels. ENABLE me!! LOL!

BTW, I've tagged you for a little game on my blog. :)