Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tagged Again

Actually, I haven't really been tagged for this me-me. In fact, I asked Cheryl to include me in this one. Here's how it works, the tagger gives the taggee a letter, then the taggee {I know spell check is going to go nuts about these words} lists ten things she loves/likes starting with that letter. My letter is F. My first reaction was, "F! What will I come up with for the letter F?" But, guess what? I like so many things, it was hard to limit myself to only ten. So here goes:
Family - With the letter F, I didn't need to limit myself to any particular member of my family. Of course, I love and adore my immediate family, Jim, Paige, Gretchen and Brian .
Then, of course, there is Jim's mom and his brothers and their families. I am so happy and grateful to be a part of this wonderful family. Now that I am the only member of my family living, Jim's family is all the more important to me.
My wonderful mother in law.

Brother in law, Verne and his friend Kathy. I don't seem to have a picture of Dale and Carolyn,which doesn't make them any less precious to me.

Nieces and nephews.

And my own dear sister in law and niece, who are so very dear to my heart.

There are also my aunts, uncles and cousins who bring joy to my life.

Frazier, my dear departed dog who I miss every day. I have also been tagged to do a pet meme and will be going into much more detail about my boy in a later post. Suffice it to say, he still occupies a special place in my heart.
What a handsome boy.

Funky Socks. They just make me smile. One can never have too many fun socks.

Friends. What in the world would we do without our friends? My life is enriched daily by the joys of friendship. I decided that I couldn't post pictures to cover all the many people I count as friends. There are those I see almost daily, those I see occasionally and those who I rarely have a chance to see. There are my friends from work, from church, from Blogland, through email. New friends and old friends. Forever friends and sometime friends. The list goes on and on. I thank God daily for His grace and mercy in giving me friends

Flannel Sheets. Oh the joy of climbing into bed on a cold night and snuggling into flannel sheets. We have the most comfortable bed in the world, enhanced by flannel sheets.

France. I love travel to all places at all times but for the purposes of this post, I have chosen France. I do love France {not especially the French} and particularly, Paris. What a city of romance and beauty. I still remember the thrill I felt the first time I saw Paris. Hey, wouldn't that make a good song title? LOL. I've been to Paris twice and am just waiting for a chance to go again. I told my niece, Kacy, she should take me there when she graduates from college. I don't think she was particularly enamored of the idea. Fine wine. Or not so fine wine. I've found some fairly inexpensive wines that were really quite good. I'm not so much a lover of reds but at a recent wedding had a really good Cabernet. Wish I had asked the brand. Whites are my favorite, just so it isn't Chardonnay which I think tastes like perfume. Jim always asks when I last drank perfume. What a wise acre.

***!!!Fireworks!!!**** The child in me will never grow out of the awe and wonder of watching a good fireworks demonstration.

Fiction. Not just any fiction, but good, well written fiction. What could be better than escaping from the hum drum of everyday life into a world of exciting fiction. Once again, one of the greatest gifts bestowed on me by God is the ability to read. My most recent read was "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society". I highly recommend it. Not only was it a good read about WWII in the Channel Islands, it was also a great travelogue. Now I want to travel to the Channel Islands.

Flowers. Flowers, like funky socks and sunshine, make me happy. Almost everywhere I go, I stop to take pictures of flowers. If I were to post all my flower pictures, well, I just couldn't. I'm planning a project where I'll do a whole scrapbook of flowers. It should be such fun.

New York Wild Flowers.

Desert wild flowers in Nevada. Aren't they lovely?

Well friends, that makes ten things that I love that start with the letter F. I have had such fun putting this post together. Sorry for the length, but I just couldn't write about these things without pictures. Have a Happy Thursday.

Like Cheryl, I won't tag anyone, but if you want to play, let me know and I'll give you a letter.

~Hippo Hugs~


Winifred said...

Some nice F words in there if you pardon the expression Pam!

blueviolet said...

I played that last week and it was really fun! And by the way, I love funky socks too!

Leslie said...

The letter "F" turned out to be quite a great letter for you. I love flowers too-and like you I stop to take pictures of them. What a great post...I really enjoyed reading all of your F's!

Thanks for sharing,


PS I'm so sorry to hear about Frazier, my thoughts are with you. Animals have always been a part of my life and losing a pet/friend is just so darn sad and you're right-the special place in your heart will always be there.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Pam,

Love your F choices! The pictures are beautiful! Frasier was a handsome boy. I miss my handsome boy Oscar as well. And you've been to Paris twice. Wow! I've been to many European places, but never made it to France.

You are such a dear, and I really enjoyed your meme. Have a great night.



Oh, I almost forgot-I love my flannel sheets, too, and with the bitter cold temperature we are to have tonight, (0 F) they will be extra nice to snuggle in!

pam said...

You did a great job on the letter F. I really enjoyed your photos as well.

Laura said...

I loved your list, Pam!! Guess what!? I'm letter G (but it was given to me by another "tagger."). Have a great weekend!

Cheryl Wray said...

Your list is F-antastic!!!!! I love everything you listed!

The family pictures are wonderful, and I especially love the flannel sheets and fine wine choices.I love them both too!! :-)

Have a F-abulous weekend!!

Monogram Queen said...

You did a fine, fabulous, fantastic job Pam! F was a great letter!

Faye said...

Hey girl,
Guess what??? I've tagged you for a Photo Meme....go to my Blog to see what you're in for :)

Leslie said...

Pam-I've given you an award, come on over and get it.


Nancy said...

You amaze me as you think of everything! What an interesting bunch of "F" words! I loved how Frazier fit right in with them! Wish I had time to do these things. But for now, I will enjoy reading yours!

((( HUGS )))