Thursday, May 18, 2006

Brought to you by the letter "B"...

ms. Lisa invited me to play! Wohoo! She gave me the letter 'B'.

Uh Oh Bees
Originally uploaded by star-fangled-nut.

Here's how it works: If you wanna play too, let me know in the comments or send me an email and I'll assign you a letter. Then you write about 10 words that start with that letter that are important to you and explain why. Here it goes!

1. Blessings. I fell in love with Thor, who just happens to have a "B" in his name. So my #1 favorite important "B" thing is how it is attached to my Thor! Then the blessings began. We have had some pretty tough times like everyone and the blessings always come. If it is one thing I have learned and wish would always be in my forefront, it is that the blessings ALWAYS come.

2. Beauty mark. Well that 's what we call it. My Grampa had this gynormous mole just to the side of his nose. Well I inherited that mole; only mine is more like a freckle with an ego. Low and behold our first daughter also inherited it and hers has been admired by many a young fellow with remarks of how hers is way prettier than Julia Roberts.

3. Beach. Gimmie a beach cause I LOOOOOVE 'EM! I grew up near a beach most of my childhood. I knew how to swim before I could walk and I just get happy happy happy when I can smell that Briny Beach Breeze!

4. Babies, Bread, Beach, and Bad weather. My favorite scents in the whole world! Nothing smells more wonderful and works like aroma therapy on steroids for me than the smell of a new baby, baking bread, awesome beach air or the air when it rains...Baby them thars good smellin!

5. Birth mark. Thor and I have a "thing". There is a legend that says before you were born God pulled you apart into two pieces. He sent one half of you here and the other half of you there and if you were lucky someday you would find your other half and just feel it, know it. Thor and I know we are "pull aparts" because we both have birth marks on two places on each of our hands that, if we put our hands together the same way, the birth marks match up. We are pull aparts and these birth marks are our scars from God.

Yeah, it's cheesy, but it works for us.

6. Babies. All I wanted to be when I was little was a mom. My 5 babies made my dreams come true; and yeah, I am one happy mom.

7. Books. I have a ton of books and I have a very hard time throwing any of them out. I love the idea of a whole wall of nothing but books on shelves. A comfy chair and a good lamp, and some time to enjoy reading. wow, wouldn't that be nice? For right now they are everywhere... all over the house, in every room, a gazillion books!

8. Basics. I enjoy knowing the basics. Like when someone says, "Hey we're making grapevine wreaths..." I know they really mean they will decorate a premade wreath of vines. I like to know how to make the actual wreath from the actual vine. Take me back to the basic of whatever and I get pretty excited.

9. Browsing. I really enjoy browsing through bookstores, museums, cities, cemeteries, gardens, churches, and pretty much anywhere I can find something to look at and observe...even if it's only people.

10. Believing. I have been blessed with a believing heart in matters of God, the Church, stuff like that. I question some, but mostly I trust and believe. The things I do question I think the answers will come when I am Spiritually mature enough to handle them. I think it has been a blessing for me in the long run. I see the struggle others have with so many things in life that for me just "are" or they "are not".

add to sk*rt


chronicler said...

Good B list! So okay gimme a letter, maybe I'll think of something to write. I'd never heard the brithmark story before.

Maren said...

I'm with you on the Beach. I love, love, LOVE the beach. I love how it smells. I love the water, the sound of the waves, the breeze, taking walks along the sand, watching the sunrise over the ocean. I love it all. In recent years, we have started taking trips to the coast of Maine with a different kind of rocky, jagged coastline that it amazing and wonderful too.

s'mee said...

o.k. Chronicler...hmmm, what letter to, how about "S"?
(sadly had to sing the alphabet song a few times there to come up with a letter! Man! What a night!)

Marin,I have wanted to go to the Maine Coast for sometime now. I think it would be gorgeous! In my head I want it to be similar to places on the northern coast in CA, which I have never been further than an hour north of 'Frisco, which is technically central CA, but there you go! Ah, someday! And Marin, if you want to play, how about things with the letter "E"?

holli jo said...

I want to play!!!

s'mee said...

Holli! O.k., mmmm, how 'bout the letter "K"?

oooh this is fun!

chronicler said...

Only we could actually have the letters B and S. Interesting!

s'mee said...

oooops, what was I thinking???? lol

Maren said...

The coast of Maine is a little disappointing if you are looking for sandy stretches, but I found it very beautiful in it's own right.

Lisa just gave me the letter P. I may have to do E as well.

Lisa M. said...


You always make me smile.

Lovely, simply LOVELY list. Thank you so much for *playing*

And ya know, Give that big "B" Thor a hug, I'm sure glad you two found our other halves.

Thats neat.

So are U.

Maren said...

I finally got my "e" letter post written.