December 8, 2005

Top Ten Things I Love

Top Ten Things I Love

(or at least that I can think of right now)

  1. Jäger Sleeping
I love him awake, too, but life is a lot easier when he’s sleeping. No standing in the cold waiting for him to pee. No chasing him around the house while pulling wads of Kleenex out of his mouth. No feeding, switching out toys, bribing with treats or cleaning out cages. Just a few bursts of spastic twitching and a loving, cuddly little critter. And peace. Glorious peace.

  1. Redheads
I have this theory that with redheads, only the strong survive. And I love them for it. I’ve fallen in love with Jäger, our sweet little redheaded stepchild. I’ve dated more redheads then you’d probably like to know about. My best friend has red hair. I hope my kids have red hair like my sister’s kids do. But that won't happen if my husband has any control. Which, technically, he doesn’t. Ha!

  1. Being carried to bed
When I was little I used to pretend to fall asleep on the couch so my dad would carry me upstairs. It still works well with the hubbers…

4. Sleeping in Sunday mornings and cuddling with Marc
We don’t have church until 1pm, so we have all of Sunday morning together. It’s our on morning a week to chill, read, have breakfast, or do whatever we want. Heaven!!


5. Sundays in general
I’ve had to work almost every Sunday for over 2 years. I finally got it off, and it has turned into the most marvelous day of the week. I can relax, go to church, take walks, read, etc. I feel sane and centered when I get my Sundays.

  1. Massages
Massage is a beautiful thing. It’s become a staple in my life. So much so that I have to trade with another therapist every other week or it gets ugly. Sometimes I’ll spend the entire 50 min looking down at my clients in envy.



7. Stinky Face Man

Come use our bathroom sometime. My favorite piece of artwork adorns the wall.




8. Lindt truffles (chilled in the fridge)

That says it all.


  1. Cheesy pick up lines
I tend to think of myself as a natural flirt, at least I was in my single days. Back in the day I had all kinds of tricks I’d use to get a guy’s attention. I would win his heart with gems like: “Hey, are you from Jamaica? Cuz JaMakin’ me crazy!” Laugh if you must, but the pick up lines became a way for a reserved girl like me to feign (and eventually gain) confidence in social situations. With men or women, cheesy pickup lines are always fun to laugh about. I still throw them around in moments of lightheartedness.

  1. Crying at the beginning, middle and end of a good book
If you haven’t read Les Miserables yet, read it. It’s beautiful.

16 comments:

Mrs. McDreamy said...

Wow I feel like I have learned so much about you. And I agree with at least 7 of the things you listed (especially your dog sleeping, I feel your pain). I wish everyday could be Sunday, I could have Lindt Truffles every day (but not refrigerated, they should definatly be room temp, they melt faster that way) without looking like I had truffles everyday, and a good cry when reading a book is so cleansing. Thank you for your list.

brainhell said...

sleeping children -- good!

Marc said...

I'm no geneticist, but I've got NO red hair in my family and Melissa doesn't have all that much in hers (she has a light hint of red as do a couple of her siblings)... I just don't think we're destined to have any carrotheads.

Mind Spewer said...

I also love Lindt chocolate. But at room temp. And I like to break them in half and lick out the creamy middle before I eat the rest of it. Oh so delicious.

melbo said...

Marc, you're so in denial.
Ladies, I have to disagree with you. Because the chilled truffles take longer to melt in your mouth, the experience lasts and lasts. And the longer it takes to eat the better, because then I only eat one or two instead of ten. Plus it doesn't get gooey and stuck in your teeth. Although licking the middle out does sound fun.

melbo said...

And I don't know who this 'Melissa' is... no Melissa here...

Marc said...

Sorry... "Melbo"

BA said...

You do NOT want ginger kids (red heads with freckles). They can't go out in the sun, they have no souls, and they are always weird. Look at Danny Bonaducci (sp). There are redheads that aren't gingers but you're getting way to close the line.

Gargantus said...

yeah, and there is a very low percentage of hot red heads... Sorry, that's just the way it is.

melbo said...

There's a low percentage of hot people anywhere. Why do you think all the girls fight over you, G?

Gargantus said...
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Gargantus said...

so are you saying they arent fighting over me cause of my beeming personality and good heart?

Marc said...

Deleted comment?! Did Tyson actually exercise some discretion?!

melbo said...

Since when have girls fought over the "sweet spirit"?

Melanie said...

My dad has auburn hair and two of his brothers had (now gray) fire engine red hair. They have souls. But they're weird -- funny-ha-ha-weird. If we get a red head, I'mhoping for my dad's color of auburn.

Gargantus said...

no marc, i made a spelling error and decided to correct it. It was the same post... that's true, sweet spirits are worthless.