Sunday, February 6, 2011

Partial Listing

Borrowing an idea from the Ephron book, I am submitting two lists -- things I know I will miss when I'm gone, and things I never shall. Though hardly conclusive, the only changes would be additions...

I hope everyone is doing well. At this rate I think AR should change its initials to AK, as we are all sick of the weather, which threatens to continue today and then again on Wednesday, getting down to 4...yikes...have had to make many cancellations and adjustments the past two weeks...we are all over this 'winter wonderland.' Maybe not school kids -- I remember how exciting snow days were...

THINGS I WILL MISS
cats taking a sunbath
cats talking
cats
bread pudding
Pride & Prejudice (book and BBC version of film)
sitting on a beach and watching the ocean
fresh sheets
iced tea
clear blue skies
sex
Ella Fitzgerald songs
dining with friends in nice restaurants
laughing
driving fast
the smell of burning leaves
reading in bed
nature
really good chocolate
jordan almonds
trees
going to the theater
nightcaps
hand-written letters
decorated Christmas trees
Thanksgiving
balmy summer nights
fires in fireplaces and in outdoor fire pits
Abbot Also's caramels with nuts
walks
all music but rap and heavy metal
guacamole
steam baths
animals
green tea
traveling to a new city with Excy
pink lady apples
watching movies from the '30s and '40s
sailing
picnics
flowers
fire-flies
stars
picnics
lap blankets
frozen margaritas
finishing exercising
I'd better stop...

THINGS I WON'T MISS
ticks
chiggers
confrontation
bigots
drunk people
commercials
people yelling
bras
mammograms
surgery
hospitals
tests
bad drivers
gossip
long fingernails, especially on men
fake nails
reality shows
calves liver
stepping in dog poo
cell phones
chronic interruptors
new technology to master
walking with a cane
taxes
funerals
Fox news
Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, and their lot
packing
barking dogs
tripe
rudeness
polls
clueless people
standing in lines
bad movies
cleaning toilets
weeding
late-night phone calls (never good news)
asparagus pee
forgetting a birthday
losing your train of thought
coughing
being late
boors
obligations
dead flowers
a dirty house
worrying over money
trying on clothes
religious fanatics
litter-bugs
braggarts
no money for charitable giving
telemarketing calls
bad food
ringing telephones
I'll stop now...

13 comments:

Jane said...

I love that you listed "finishing exercising". Always the best part. :)

ReformingGeek said...

What a fun idea!

Yes, they could go on and on.

Shawn said...

Good Lists..
Shawn

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It's only fitting that CATS are at the top of the "will miss" list. Thanks for popping by my blog today!

Cottage Tails said...

I laughed at a few from your list.
Wouldn't it be nice to have peoples lists recorded on the back of funeral sheets. be a fun read while waiting for such a sad event to start.

Love Leanne
who will not miss bras too - especially fitings

Mrs. Tuna said...

Is it wrong to admit I like reality shows?

Sarah @ Life as a Movie said...

I'm so glad I found your blog, it's so touching. And thank you for leaving a comment on mine, which BTW, E.T. is on my 101 best movies list. Scroll through my postings and you'll see a couple more lists. I have soo many more to post but I am currently taking care of my third child of eight years, my beautiful baby boy Cosmo, a grey and white short hair, who has just been diagnosed with a terminal disease, so I don't have time for much else.
I LOVE your lists but you forgot Rush Limbaugh, blah!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I'm with you on most everything--especially the ticks, chiggers and long fingernails on men! Actually, how about long toenails on ANYONE! lol

marciamayo said...

Your first list made me cry. The second one made me laugh.

Arkansas Patti said...

Liked the things you would miss, 100% agree on the things you won't miss.
I'm still a snow lover though, sorry.

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

Amen to the bra! I WILL NOT miss that one. And I am sooooo with you on oh sooo many of your miss list, especially fresh sheets and sex!
:)

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Oh how this made me laugh this morning.
I thank you.
"asparagus pee" will someone actually miss that one?

I agree with it all but the whole cat thing. sorry 'bout that.

Traci said...

I think you pretty much covered EVERYTHING on both lists. ;-) mmmm Margaritas, I want one. Hospitals are only good when you get to come home.