I’m stealing the idea of posting lists from my friend Katie, but anyone who knows me, knows that I love lists. Part of my vows to my husband, Ted, was a list. When I was younger, I kept a list of all the AFI 100 top movies I had seen. I still have the yellowed, folded newspaper with each movie I’ve seen circled. I keep a list of all the books I have read, want to read, and am currently reading (and now I can do it in a fancy, high-tech way). My own mother gave me a strange look when I asked her if she had a list of all the books I read as a child (she didn’t and I had to make do with my own memory). I will even put something on a to-do list that I have already done, just so I can have another thing to list.
So, with the start of spring, here is my very first list of the year: Signs of Spring
Birds chirping out my window
Long lines of cars on Garland road, all waiting to snatch a parking spot at the Arboretum.
The Hank-dog, sleeping on his back, paws to the sky.
Ted and I making fun of the Hank-dog because he thinks 70 degree weather is unbearably hot.
Fans switched to on.
Getting off work at 7pm, and able to see the sun go down.
Farmers Market runs.
Fresh fruit smoothies in the Vitamix!
Ending the day with a good book, relaxing on our porch swing.