Behind the Seams — About Me

Two years ago I wrote this on my personal blog.  I thought it would be fun to share here as well.

50 (plus) Activities I Love…

  1. Sipping coffee while watching the sun rise
  2. Planting flowers in the garden and flower beds
  3. Picking flowers from mountain meadows
  4. Watching fruits/vegetables grow from seed into something edible, knowing that I helped to make it happen
  5. Laying in the grass and watching the clouds
  6. Driving on dirt roads
  7. Getting flowers for no apparent reason
  8. Driving past the entrance of Yellowstone
  9. Watching Old Faithful erupt
  10. Spending time in Arches National Park
  11. Drinking beer at Moab Brewery
  12. Exploring new places
  13. Traveling with my husband and daughter[s]
  14. Having family/friends visit
  15. Wandering through fabric shops, looking at beautiful fabrics
  16. Picking out fabrics and planning new craft projects
  17. Taking fabrics and turning them into a beautiful gift, watching the pieces morph into something before my eyes
  18. Hiking into a valley I’ve never seen before
  19. Spending 3 days on a backpacking trip and never seeing or hearing another person (besides those in the group)
  20. Shopping with my sisters
  21. Driving tractor, working ground
  22. Sleeping in and waking up to a day that holds no plans
  23. Going out to breakfast unexpectedly
  24. Reading the newspaper on a lazy Sunday
  25. Napping with the dogs on a random weekday afternoon
  26. Snowshoeing through fresh powder
  27. Casting my fly-line onto a perfectly still tailwater
  28. Cooking delicious meals for my friends/family
  29. Spending holidays with people I love
  30. Picking out perfect presents
  31. Having great conversations with friends
  32. Sharing the things I love with my daughter[s]
  33. Eating decadent desserts
  34. Reconnecting with old friends
  35. Drinking coffee at my mom’s kitchen table
  36. Planning and carrying out home improvement projects
  37. Finding the perfect pair of jeans in a store
  38. Taking time to spoil myself — pedicures, massages, facials
  39. Landing in Detroit Metro airport, knowing that I’ll see people I love in a short amount of time
  40. Flying over the Wasatch Mountains in Utah
  41. Walking in the door of my home after being gone for a few days
  42. Rolling the windows down in my 4Runner and turning the volume UP on the radio
  43. Road trips, either by myself or with other people, no matter what the distance
  44. Looking through old pictures
  45. Decorating my house for Christmas
  46. Dressing up and going out with my husband
  47. Roasting marshmallows over a campfire
  48. Drinking wine/beer/cocktails with girlfriends
  49. Helping friends in need, especially when unexpected
  50. Snuggling on the couch, eating popcorn and watching cheesy movies
  51. Playing fetch in the backyard with the dogs
  52. Dancing for no reason other than hearing music
  53. Watching my child discover new things
  54. Making snow angels in the front yard (and the yards of our neighbors)
  55. Sipping hot chocolate after playing in the snow
  56. Spending a weekend camping in the mountains with no TV, no internet and no cell phone service
  57. Not having to leave the house on a rainy day
  58. Crawling into bed after a long day
  59. Reading books that have nothing to do with my job, being a parent or wife, or containing any instructions
  60. Picking lilacs in the spring
  61. Playing/watching softball
  62. Watching the sunrise over Lake Huron
  63. Camping under the stars
  64. Going for ice cream at Reed’s Dairy
  65. Dayhikes in the mountains
  66. Going out to dinner with friends
  67. Watching the sunset, sitting on the back patio

I find 15-17 especially interesting.

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