Last week for theme Thursday we talked about Pet Peeves, and I think some bloggers, including myself, felt downright peevish by the time we were done. This week we are thinking happy thoughts about things we like, and I hope it will improve the mood around the blog, Here are some things that I really like:
I like baseball. I have followed it since childhood, and have followed my son's baseball through his childhood. Baseball is the only sport that I can watch without having a sporting interest in any of the players. It is also one of the two branched continuum (along with scouting) that connects my children to the grandfather they never knew.
I like genealogy and scrap booking. Its always exciting to find something new about our family, and its even more exciting to put it into a format others can look at. Several times now the kids have had to do genealogy projects for school, and they have been grateful for mom's groundwork.
I don't just mean in the every mom loves her kids sense. I mean I enjoy their company. I enjoy planning things to to with them. I am interested in their interests and hope they are interested in mine. They are turning out to be very interesting people and its a privilege to know them.
I also like to read And I like to underline and write notes in the margins (but only when the book belongs to me!) I see reading as a two way dialogue. Both reader and writer are active participants. One of the coolest things about blogging is getting that conversation going in real time.
I like blimps. Living in Akron I have been watching them my whole life. There are simply cool. I would love to get to ride on one someday.
I also like photography, movies, The Beatles, turtles, Nero Wolfe, Sherlock Holmes, and Ellery Queen, Shakespeare, theatre, history, coffee, my husband's cooking, my husband's music, my friends, and the way I feel when I think about all these things I like.