Sunday, December 4, 2011

A few of my favorite things

I do enjoy lists, so thought I would try my hand at it.
  1. Sara McLachlan on the CD player, over and over again!  Love her voice.
  2. A large cup of Hills Brothers French Vanilla Cappuccino which DH just bought me. 
  3. DH for restoring my cache of cappuccino after I ran out (see #2).
  4. Pride and Prejudice DVD with Colin Firth.  An oldie but a goodie!  I save it for sick days and it always makes me better.  (cough cough) Oh darn, do I feel a sick day coming on???
  5. Sense and Sensibility DVD for the same reason as above.  Both versions.  The longer the better. 
  6. Which naturally leads to Jane Austen.  How did she do it without the internet, Facebook and blogs???  Of course, there were fewer distractions, but go without indoor plumbing and a hot shower each day?  Get real.
  7. Sunday afternoon:  reading the paper, puttering around the house and DH making Sunday dinner.  What's in the oven, dear?
  8. The Avalon Tea Room in White Bear Lake:  it's been too long since I stopped in.  Love their tiny shop and restaurant.  I always have the following: a scone with lemon curd and Davenshire Cream, finger sandwiches and the soup of the day.  And, of course, tea.  Whatever the special is for the day.
  9. Rocks.  Ok, be more specific.  How can I narrow it down??  Stones I've used in the past week:  Red Creek Jasper, Larvikite, and a cool black stone like Snowflake Obsidian only with brown spots instead of gray.
  10. Writing.  I forgot how much I used to enjoy writing.  I just reconnected with several romance authors from my old group, and it reminded me of how long it's been since I wrote every day.  I stopped writing in 1997.  The same year I started making jewelry.  At least I still get to be creative.  :)
Not sure if I'm a very good list-writer.  Should they be a bit more concise??  Or can I ramble a bit?

Happy Sunday!



  1. Laurel, how did I miss this blog post? It's one of my faves. I LOVE to make lists, and this one is so very You. Jane Austen, tea rooms, Devonshire cream and lemon curd, Regency romances.... All those things make me think of you and recall the times the two of us would discuss writing over cups of tea. Awesome memories!

    It saddens me a little to read that you haven't written since '97. I know that what you're doing now is a crazy amount of work, and I admire you for all the amazing effort that you put into your business. You're so creative and prolific! But I hope you at least keep a journal or do 'Morning Pages?' You have such a writing gift, kiddo. And I think sometimes it must miss you....

    Thinking about you,

  2. I have such great memories of our times together too, Delayne. You introduced me to tea and finger sandwiches with cream cheese and cucumbers and no crust.

    I always figured I would go back to writing at some point so who knows what the future will bring! Thank you for the vote of confidence!