Monday, May 3, 2010

My Favorite Things Monday

This is my new favorite mug; I bought it this weekend at Homesense. It's the perfect size (slightly larger than normal because I like enough tea and not just almost enough!). I also have this theory that tea tastes better in a white cup as opposed to darker colors. (This theory is laughed at by others, but I have proven it hundreds of times. A wet raspberry to the unbelievers!!) And this mug is so darned pretty! It has a little cafe scene on the other side complete with Eiphel Tower. (They also had New York and London themed mugs.)*
Some of my other favorite things include these items which are used almost daily. My Marcelle moisturizer with SPF15; Marcelle blush (Nude shade), telescopic blush brush, the pink tube of Mabelline brownish black mascara -- the one with the rounded brush applicator, and my eyelash curler (It's like a road map to follow for my mascara -- stupid aging eyesight!!); and my favorite body lotion -- Kings & Queens Cinnamon Orange! The fragrance is sooo heavenly (and quite apropos for someone of my lineage and regal bearing!)*
My favorite things are not:
  • getting up for work on Monday morning after a lovely weekend.
  • experiencing a charlie horse as soon as your feet hit the floor because you forgot to warm up or cool down before you went hefting a pick axe and/or toting huge rocks up from the brook for your new garden.
  • having to tidy the living room from the night before when you went to bed early and those youngins' have had friends in to watch a movie and left pop tart wrappers and empty milk glasses on the coffee table.
  • only having enough milk left in the jug for tea and not for your favorite cereal.
  • griping and complaining in the morning when the world is bright and shiny and you're healthy and well fed and loved
Another of my favorite things is when I stop complaining because I've realized how truly blessed I am and that life is good and God is even better.
Happy Monday bloggies!
You are another of my favorite things!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I do hope your Monday is a great one!

Anita said...

What a great group of favorite things! I especially love the pretty mug! Hope you have a fantastic week!

Eva Gallant said...

Happy Monday! Reading your blog is one of my favorite things!

Garden of Egan said...

I love your awesome finds. Good for you for wearing SPF anything!

Ya, about the mess you woke up to....sorry. I shouldn't rub it in, but my house is just like it was when I left. (AND I HATE IT!)

Hope you have an awesome day!

Maureen said...

Well Doris, we are kindred spirits. The inside of my cup must be white! The outside doesn't matter but inside - white!

Linda said...

Love that cute mug! Mu daughter only uses white for tea also. Hope Monday got better!

Terra said...

I love seeing your favorite tea mug and beauty aids. You are inspiring me to post a photo of my favorite mugs some day, which have cats on them.

podso said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog via Writer's Kitchen. You've got a great sense of humor. i don't know where you are as far as getting up to the senior age, but a friend who is over 60 said the other day, and I thought it was great, "I've made it through the 60s once and I make it through them again."

dotsie/aka podso

Maery Rose said...

This looks like a good idea for me today -- make a list of my favorite things and try to see the bright side.

Jeannie B. said...

I am so happy to find your blog. The title got me!! And I find so much in common. Books, films and I lived in Newfoundland as a child/girl when my father was stationed at Harmon AFB. I remember Nova Scotia as one of the most beautiful places ever. Love, another Child of God

ethelmaepotter! said...

Such a pretty mug!

YOUR living room was a mess? I just bought Fred two puppies, who this morning are at the vet's getting "fixed." (The puppies, not Fred.) So I'm cleaning their mess - chew sticks, crate, carrier, blankets, baby gate, (the puppies', not Fred's) food and water dishes, pee pads, toys, (the puppies'...and Fred's) - it's like having a baby in the house again!

Happy Monday!

Mary said...

I loved the things you loved and could really sympathize with those that you didn't. The charlie horse problem is one we share :-). I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

O.I.M said...

that's such a fun post to begin the week. here's to many more favourite things.

Gail said...

You just talked yourself into a good Monday, didn't you?

Martha said...

That's a great tea mug!

reasonably chubby said...

I always enjoy reading your blog! :) Hope you have a wonderful week!

Marie said...

Love your favourite things Sandie. Life is good. xxoo