Saturday, January 29, 2011


I'm really glad January is almost over.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I don't like cold, gray days and we've had a lot of them this winter. Did you know there are actually people who like gray, rainy weather? I don't understand those people. 
Enough about January. I'm over it in 2 days.  This post is about February ~ the "love" month.  

I love Valentine's Day. I love hearts and chocolate. And, I love love.  So, I've been thinking about it for a couple of days while I'm walking away the miles on my treadmill, that I should write down some of the things I love and write about them in February.  This post is designed to just get me started thinking about those things. I jotted down a few ideas and we'll see where it goes from there. I took a creative writing class one time ... a very long time ago ... and was taught to place a circle in the middle of the page and write one word and then draw a line from that circle and just jot down everything that comes to mind from that one word. The instructor said do not judge it, just write it. That's an exercise that has helped me tremendously over the years when I journal.  Try it sometime!  I'd love to hear what you come up with!

So, with the word "love" in the middle of my circle, here's what I came up with, in no particular order.  Don't be surprised if you read about these things I love in February. I count 33 items. Good food for thoughts.

Gene, Missy, Sunshine, heart earrings, being invited for dinner, remember peoples' names, iRoomba, buttermilk & potato chips, Oregon coast, weekend drives, the things our grandkids say, blue sky, good friends, AC/DC, coffee, Gene's curry fried ricesunshine (yeah, I wrote that twice), thrift stores, a good recipe, cast iron skillets, when green shoots come up in spring, unplanned road trips, when my friend Kathy from Juneau sends me books she has already read, receiving hand-written letters, writing letters, a good medium point blue pen, dogs, hearing my dad laugh, watcing Nancy cook, camping, good movies, surprise calls from Justin, and the beach.

 love, susan


  1. omg that was a surprise there. Guess I will have to cook breakfast in May. Plans in head now thinking of what to have ready to pop in oven or ? Coffee is on top of list and I will have extra good stuff to fix. Can't wait for May now. Love to plan.

  2. @ Nancy - Well, anything you make will be awesome, no doubt about it! This was a fun post for me this morning. I took all the ideas I came up with and started "New Post"'s which are in "edit mode" with each one so now I don't have to think so hard for topics ~ I already have them and I just need to go in a "edit", add pics, and then hit the publish button. This blogging thing just gets to be more fun as I keep doing it.

  3. well I will have to come to your place for rice ala Gene. How I miss that at the gatherings.

  4. Hey I do have a box of books for you too! I'll get them in the mail one day...a bunch of animal stories you will love.

  5. I love your blog, Suzy! I miss you.


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