A Few of My Favorite Things

Author’s Note: I was inspired by Jessie Crockett’s recent post to come up with a list of my favorite things and given how much The Sound of Music is on television this time of year, it seems appropriate to post this a week before Christmas.

Downtime with my husband

any time I have with my family

my goddaughter’s smile

strong coffee

College football – Go UMass!


jewel tones


hot showers

fine stationery

fountain pens

cross stitch

wood cased pencils



my feeder birds, and the squirrels and chipmunks who come to visit

essential oils/aromatherapy

babies and puppies

couples massages at Elements in Amherst

bad puns (the worse the better!)


a nice cup of herbal tea

classical music

inside jokes

Create TV

So how about you? What are your favorite things?