Wednesday, July 05, 2006

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Thirteen of the Little Things That Carmen Is Appreciative Of
  1. Sunsets: They can be so peaceful. Sunrises are nice, too, but seldom am I up early enough to see one.
  2. Butterflies: I wish I could float on the air like that.
  3. Purrrrrr: It touches my heart when Pooh Bear purrs.
  4. Hugs: You know, they say healthy adults need several hugs per day to maintain mental health. I have to stock up on hugs when I visit my parents.
  5. Harmony: I'll listen for the harmony in most every song. And sing it. In the car/shower/in public.
  6. Laughing: A good belly laugh can make all the problems in the world disapper. Valium can do this too, but I prefer laughing. ;)
  7. Voting: It's an honor. Even if I do question the ability of many Americans to make an educated choice. ;)
  8. The Senses: My eyes can see color, my tongue can taste chocolate, I can feel softness, I can hear music, a smell brings back memories. Well, not all smells. Some I'm not so grateful for. Ha.
  9. Horse Noses: They are so soft, and it's nice to feel their breath. That's one of the ways they'll decide if you're "good people".
  10. Ice Cream: It's a girl's best friend. Stupid diet.
  11. Exercise: Although I hate it with a passion, the alternative is not an option.
  12. Pillows: It's one of the best feelings when I first lie down at night to put my head on my pillow. Heck, I'll give a "holla" out to my mattress, too.
  13. Milk: I go through 2 gallons a week. I love the stuff. My bones are extra strong.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens! Other 13 participants only. But everyone feel free to leave a comment, too! Comments rock!

93 comments:

Norma said...

Horse noses. How great is that! And I love that first drifting off on the pillow. A great list--all wonderful things to appreciate.

My TT is up.

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

could i have a valium please?

Natsthename said...

I love good harmony, too. You know, Emmylou Harris is the QUEEN of beautiful harmony, if you ask me. When she sings with someone, it immediately classes it up!

Karen said...

yeh, whoever sees a sunrise??? I *love* my pillow- not my mattress...

The Red Queen said...

This is a great list. I would give you hugs cause I am in severe lack too. Be blessed

Tess said...

I'm with you on #12, I love me some cool pillows

Chaotic Mom said...

Ahhh... #10. And then you had to come in with #11. Double sigh... ;)

MysteriousLady said...

LOL! I am eating the ice cream right now!

Happy TT!

Laura said...

you know hugs and pillow are at the top of my list too.
my tt is up.

Tanya said...

Cool list. I agree with all of them - except the milk. Am really not a milk drinker, except in coffee (if there is no soy). And I've not really given much thought to horses noses before...

My list is up.

Reverberate58 said...

All of these are wonderful things to appreciate. And we all should. I get lots of hugs everyday from my hubby and my son! Here take one {{{{{}}}}}!
Wonderful list idea and thanks for the share!
My TT is up. Have a terrific Thursday!

Red said...

Cats purring is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world, bar none. Husband reckons his snoring is kind of along the same lines, but we are not even close.

Horse noses are good, I agree, but so is that soft bit of fur right behind a cat's ear... I love it!

angela said...

Sometimes I do this too...think about things that I have that are great. I love that some of yours are very ordinary.

I love the bed/pillow thing too...it signals my body that allt he work is done for the day.

Rachel said...

Aaaahhhh, ice cream. We just had an ice cream festival in Philly. $5 (to benefit childhood leukemia) got you a spoon and all you can eat ice cream. YUM!

Susan said...

Love this list. I love sitting in the Butterfly room of our local kids museum...it's just peaceful there.

Michelle said...

I Love my pillow too! I really wish I knew horses better and had the opportunity to spend more time around them. They are so gently (I have heard) but their size is still pretty intimidating to me.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Yes! soft and huggable pillows I do like a lot. It induces me to sleep.
My T13 is up too.

Erin R. said...

I love when my kitties plop down on the bed at night and I can feel them purring against me... there is nothing better to help me get to sleep!

colleen said...

Mmmmmost every word on the list is soothing just to say. Mine are served up.

Trish said...

What a great list! You know - you can get "no sugar added" ice cream. ;)

Happy TT! Mine are up.

Goofy Girl said...

Ohh, what a great list!!! The only thing I'm not as fond of is horse noses, I'm not a big horse person.

I hate ice cream right now, I walk by the ice cream and just want some soooo bad!

gail said...

Good list. So true about hugs & laughing...and ice cream rocks!

Darla said...

Oh, # 7. My teenager's decided he wants to go into politics--he says he can fix this.

These are all great. I love # 4: My kids have a rule: if they come into a room where I am, I get a hug. :)

Margaret said...

So sweet, many of these things we take for granted. I will have to agree to saluting our pillows (and mattress) My bed is my favorite place of all. I always make sure to make it up each morning also, because there is where I dream my dreams. -Margie

GreekGoddess said...

Thanks for reminding me things that I take for granted sometimes (well almost all the times).
Happy TT Carmen :)

Messy Sue said...

That's a great list! We should all make a list like this, on a regular basis. My T13 is up too.

Mama Duck said...

Ah, pillows, how I wish I was still sleeping..... heh, great list!! You'll have to tell me how your Adsense thing is working out now too, I know you were starting to accumulate a few, eh? ;) I get a few clicks now and then....

Chaotic Mom said...

Hi! I liked "The LAST Juror", but just looked up "The Juror", the title you used in my post comments. THAT one looks interesting, too. But, yes, The Last Juror was very good. ;)

Deb said...

Lovely list...and now I have the warm fuzzies ;~)
Mine's up!

TC said...

What a great list, great TT. Mine is up too.

Christine said...

There is nothing like a good hug to make everything right in the world. I prefer sunsets, as I'm not a morning person either. I love, love, love my pillow.
Have a great Thursday,Carmen! :P

Kendra said...

I couldn't live without 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12! Great list!

Amanda Fernandes said...

Great list! sunsets, icecream, hugs, butterflies ... all great things to be thankful for!

Karen said...

Two gallons a week? Wow girl...I would not want to arm wrestle you! HA!
Cool pillows are the best.

Sarah said...

Those are nice things... sigh... except milk, which I am allergic to. My roommate had a cat once that didn't purr. It was such a frightening creature. I felt sorry for it.

Lisa said...

I love sunsets, and we have some beautiful ones out here in the desert!

I heart my pillows so much that they go everywhere with me...even on vacations cause I just can't sleep as well without *my* pillows!

Thanks for stopping by my 13!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

I agree with you about voting. It is an honor and a privilege.

Mine are up. Happy Thursday!

Sherri said...

We're big milk drinkers here too! My hubby, daughter & I can go through 2-4 litre jugs in 2-3 days!

...my list is up:)

Missi said...

Great list! Laughing and hugs are great remidies!

Thanks for visting my TT.

One Scrappy Gal said...

We go through about 2 gallons a week too between the anklebiters and ourselves!!

I am with you about exercising. I hate it with a passion... but I have to stay healthy...

Shannon said...

Your love is NOT better than ice cream... (a song reference) Ice Cream Rules. And I hear Ben & Jerry's is holding a contest to invent a new flavor.

Dawn said...

Ohhh ice cream sounds so good right now.

Have to admit I love my pillow too. I even took it on vacation with me:)

LunaStone said...

Horse Noses.. I love it!

Stephanie said...

I love butterflies. They are so awesome.

My TT is up.

Summer Girl said...

terrific list! Especially agree with the laughing... great stress reliever!

My TT is up!

KarenW said...

I love harmony but can only sing melody. I've tried!

Stacy said...

Great list! I love many of these as well, except for exercise. Phooey on exercise :)

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Dorothy said...

I appreciate your list, and banner. Maury was sedated yesterday, and will be morphing into his butterfly in the next day or so.

Thank you Carmen.

FatedHearts said...

I agree in most of the list, the senses are my fave but i havent been near to a horse so i wouldnt know their noses or breaths hehehe

A good laugh keeps the sadness at bay!!

Happy TT, mine is up.

Great Day said...

horse noses are the best! I love the soft velvety-ness

Ardice said...

This is a wonderful list. I love butterflies too and agree with all these on your list. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good one...

Mandy said...

Horse noses.. I LOVE that. Having had a few horses of my own I can definately relate to that. It's sensational (okay people are gonna think we're insane lol)

Mandy

The Shrone said...

Purring is my daily sound therapy. I've always liked being around horses, too. Great TT list! Thanks for visiting mine!

Bex said...

How sweet! What a cute list.

~ Stacy ~ said...

Nice list. The "Horse Noises" one made me think of something that I find (oddly enough) facinating. Whenever an author brings such imagery of a horse into a novel, that you feel as though you could reach out and touch it. That's cool.

Thanks for visiting my T13 today!

Wenchy said...

I love butterflies!

catherine said...

What a great list. I LOVE horse noses, and the smell of horses. I also love sunsets. The valium thing was funny. I prefer laughter, too.
Thanks for visiting.

Write From Karen said...

Hey Carmen, thanks for stopping by!

Oooh, I'm an ice cream FANATIC! LOVE the stuff, any flavor.

And the exercise thing, I've actually gotten to the point that I enjoy it ... well, I enjoy how I feel afterwards. I hate the time it takes to do it. lol

I always laugh, life's too short NOT to!

angelsarentfree said...

I honestly didn't know that about hugs, maybe that's what my problem is! I'm not meeting my daily hug quotient. =)And I agree with Natalie about Emmylou Harris. She is a class act.

Stacie said...

What a great idea for a TT...I might have to borrow this idea. Thanks for visiting my TT. Stacie

Keltybug said...

I love your list. I love my pillow it is the best. I know you dont have kids but the hugs from my kids are the best therapy.

Kimba said...

Great List!!!!

mmmm...ice cream....

stop by!

Susan said...

I dig sunsets, laughing, and enjoying my senses as well. A great, positive list. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

We also go through 2 gallons of milk a week, but we ran out a couple of days ago and I still haven't bought any. Not good!
My TT is up.

wrigley said...

i like your list. i love sunsets and ice cream, of course. thanks for dropping by.

BecK said...

Great List!
Thanks for popping by mine too!
Hugging and purring...good stuff!
Hey when you come to Hawaii which islands are you going to? You MUST take as many photos as you can!! It is breathtaking here!
I've taken over 1000 in just 5 months!
later!

Kris in TN said...

Great list .... I agree with all of them (love the comment about the ice cream - mine would be chocolate!) ... thanks for visiting my blog today!

Kris

BecK said...

I've peeked at you photo blog (great shots btw!)
We live on Oahu, and the mountains take my breath away all the time. Hopefully when you come they will be green again. If you're interested I have photos here http://photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos
(sorry I don't know how to make links in comments yet!)

Eagle Lover said...

Great list.
Finally got mine together.

Jane said...

I love harmony, hugs, sunrises and a good pillow!

What a great list! Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Have a great weekend.

mar said...

I have never been that close to a horse to feel his nose, lol! I have a roll instead of a pillow (hope the name is correct), I love it. How about tons of comments? you've got plenty of them tonight! happy TT! (hugs)!!

Lynn said...

Everything except the milk....lactose intolerant, but love Silk vanilla soy milk;-) ....well, and maybe not exercise either but you're right abou the alternative. Great list! My TT is up!

Haley-O said...

Great list, Carmen! I'm so excited my little guy, Minden--who was on death's door two weeks ago--is totally fine, in fact better than ever, and purring like crazy again....I'm extra-appreciative of his purrs now... :)

I'm also appreciative of exercise. But, I'm more appreciative of the little time I have to sit on my ass and do nothing!

mominprogress said...

I'm with you on the pillow. A cool pillow on a hot day at that. :)
I love Hugs especially from my kids and hubby.

PixiePincessMom said...

I love the sounds of a room filled with family & friends. :-)

On the HTML help; I'm working on a blog template & I can't figure out how to make the blog body & side bar a solid color. It's driving me mad! Any tips?

AuntieM said...

I love every one of your fave things, but especially horse noses!! They are the softest thing going.

Thanks for visiting my TT.

PresentStorm said...

LOl @ the holla to the mattress.. that was cute.
These are lots of great things to be grateful for.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Jen said...

I love horse noses, too! This is a great list!

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Denise said...

I think hugs and kisses are my favorites, especially when I don't have to ask for them!

Happy0303 said...

I love a good soft down pillow! Nothing like it! Great T13 list . . . so positive!

Kelli said...

Oh...this is a great list! Hugs, pillows and ice cream....can't get any better! Thanks for stopping by my TT!

take care!

Lisa said...

It's the little things that make all the difference, isn't it? Great list (writes that down for the future)

Happy Thursday!

Denise said...

Kitty purrs are great! Ice cream, too.

bobealia said...

My mom once read that if you give your teenager two hugs a day, it decreases her chances of getting pregnant. She hugged me when she could...

Barbara said...

Great list! Oh, and I love the sunsets! We had a beautiful one other night, coming in from town. My husband ran to get his camera, but by the time he got back to see it, the clouds had it covered. It was beautiful! I wanted to put it on Flickr..but, we didn't get it.

Come over to my site and see my 13 -
http://tidbitsandtreasures.blogspot.com/2006/07/tidbits-of-my-life-today.html

PatentPrincess said...

These are all great things! I love sunsets and butterflies and my cat's purring and laughing and beautiful harmonies and...so many things. Thunderstorms (as long as I don't have to go out in them) rank up there too.

Nancy said...

Butterflies and horse noses are awesome!

You would have a problem in my house: no milk. How about some vanilla soy milk?

EmilyRoseJewel said...

Lots of visitors again! Good job! Those are great things to appreciate! I love sunsets, ice cream, chocolate, hugs from my family, etc. I look for the happiness and joy in life, there is so much to be grateful for! Thanks for stopping by today!

ageless said...

Voting. So underappreciated. Thank you. One vote for your list!

~Lisa

goldennib said...

I love my pillow too and ice cream.

Mandy said...

Purrs and Horse noses, memories of my childhood right there!

Ocean Lady said...

That's great that you like milk so much! You must be very healthy! I try to force myself to drink it; sometimes I'll drink eat with cereal then it is flavored. I take calcium pills. ;) Your list is awesome! :)

kristarella said...

The little things are gooood!

I like the mattress and pillow too. I also love singing the harmony when I can. There's only a couple of songs that I can though. I think I need to make one up rather than copy someone elses for my vocal chords to remember it.

Mmm, chocolate is very good too.
I find the more exercise, the more Ilike it.