My favorite things

Kimberly, at the appropriately titled Kimberly’s Cup, whom I met through the Ultimate Blog Party, made a meme about “favorite things.” Since I tagged a bunch of people last time, I won’t tag anyone officially for this one, but if you do it, please let me know in the comments, and I’ll come read your list (or you can answer in the comments if you like). And please do credit Kimberly if you do this on your blog.

I have a hard time narrowing favorites down to just one, but I’ll do my best.

A Authors
Classic: Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, L. M. Montgomery
Contemporary: Terri Blackstock, Dee Henderson, Lori Wick, Beverly Lewis

B Books
Classic Childrens’ Books: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery; Little Women by Louisa May Alcott; Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Classics for Adults: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens; Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Non-fiction: Climbing and Goforth of China by Rosalind Goforth; By Searching and In the Arena by Isobel Kuhn

Other favorite non-fiction books are listed here and fiction books here.

C Coffee
Plain decaf. Not exciting, I know. 🙂

D Dessert

Devil’s food cake with chocolate fudge icing.

E Elegant Object You Own
A few brooches seen here

F Flowers
Pink roses, white carnations, lavender hydrangeas

G Guests for Tea
My good friends Valorie and Carol. I’d love for them to meet each other, and I always enjoy time with each of them.

H Home
I like homes with a Southern style or maybe even a Victorian style if not too fussy. I’d love a big front porch and lots of room.

I Inspirational Authors

Elisabeth Elliot, Isobel Kuhn, Rosalind Goforth

J Jane Austen book
I’ve only read Pride and Prejudice so far: I’ve just started Sense and Sensibility and want to also read Persuasion. I‘ll tell you my favorite after I’ve done that. 🙂

K Kitchen Gadget
My Salad Shooter or my multi-measure measuring spoons

L Laundry Help
Stain Stick

M Musical
Phantom of the Opera

N Naptime
Sunday afternoons. I don’t take naps every day, but Sunday afternoon is one time my body just craves it. It’s a nice break and refreshes me for the Sunday evening services.

O Organizing Tip
The OHIO principle, when possible to use it: Only Handle It Once. Putting things away while in hand rather than setting them out of place “just for now” saves so much clutter.

P Pride & Prejudice Character
Kimberly’s answer was based on the films, so I’ll answer in like fashion — I’m not sure. This is a hard one. 🙂 I liked Mr. Bennet in the 2005 one even though it wasn’t true to the book. But I am a stickler for movies being true to the book. I liked Jane better in the A&E version than the 2005 one, and Mr. Darcy better in the 2005 one than the A&E one. Didn’t like Mrs. Bennet in either. 🙂 I liked Elizabeth better in the book than in either film.

Q Quote
“God does not waste suffering, nor does He discipline out of caprice. If He plough, it is because He purposes a crop.” — J. Oswald Sanders

I have a whole category of favorite quotes here. 🙂

R Recipe
For dinner, Chicken Enchilada Bake is one. A favorite seasonal dessert is Harvest Loaf Cake. Cookies — one favorite is Pudding Chip Cookies.

S Scent
Cookies baking. Rain. Carnations. Artificial scents give me a headache.

T Tea
Lipton’s decaf

U Underwater Creature
Sea horses

V Voyage You’ve Taken
I’ve never taken one.

W Water Feature; Lake, Creek, Ocean, etc.
Padre Island, Texas. At least it was when I lived near it — I don’t know what it’s like today. Then there were beach and sand dunes as far as the eye could see and not a lot of commercialization.

X X-tra Special Treat for Yourself
Curling up on the couch with a throw blanket and a good book. Eating out. 😀

Y Thing About YOU!
That I am a saved child of God, that I love to read, that I am quiet. Actually I had a love/hate relationship with being quiet. It can keep me out of trouble and help me learn a lot. 🙂 But it can also cause me to miss opportunities to say things I should say.

Z Zoo Animal

Zebras!

2 thoughts on “My favorite things

  1. Dear, dear Barbara…after reading your list, I see that we share so many similar likes, such as our Sunday afternoon naps and the OHIO principle. I enjoy your blog so much. God’s best to you!! ((HUGS))

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