Thursday, October 2, 2008

My lots of love list

It's way past by bedtime (yes, it's only 10:30 p.m. - sad) so I'm shamelessly copying this idea from some great bloggers I know because at the end of a long week, as I get ready to kick-start the weekend, I want to take a step back and focus on things that I love. Some things on this list might be cheesy, but I'm having a sincere moment here.

Yes, there is a lot of love on this blog tonight.

So without further ado, here is my inaugural love list.

Smell of fresh laundry - leaves falling - breaking the spine on a new book - opening up new lip balm - watching a thunderstorm - going for walks - getting a good song on my iPod shuffle setting - smell of home cooked food - someone giving me a honest compliment - laughter - hugs  - someone brushing my hair - drinks with good friends - chocolate cake - watching movies - reading a good magazine - cashmere - wrapping a soft scarf around my neck - knitting - dancing to loud music - prancing around my apartment in high heels - playing dress up - kissing a baby's soft cheeks - quiet Friday nights - snow crunching beneath my feet - playing in puddles - taking pictures - a good steak - champagne - watching the Badgers - the sound of a perfectly hit golf ball - sound of a tennis ball hitting the sweet spot - fresh cut flowers - air conditioning on a hot, humid day - guys in a nice, tailored suit - smell of leather shoes - feel of newly dyed hair - ice cream - breeze blowing through the trees - kisses on the cheek - The Colbert Report - sweatpants - having a "lay down" - watching a movie, wrapped in a blanket - Dancing/pretending that I know how to - the "smell of fall" - jumping into a warm bed at night - curling up with a warm bowl of soup - fires in the fireplace - ironing - sound of rain - spending time with my good girlfriends

Oh yeah, I have one more to add on here too. Relaxing on a Friday night with a movie, People magazine and a Pepsi. That's my plan for tomorrow night. I cannot wait! Plus I have a friend's birthday party this weekend so a "night in" would be nice, considering there will be shenanigan's galore on Saturday.

Next week I'll also recap the bloggy event that I went to tonight that was hosted by the 3-A-Day of Dairy program. (To disclose, 3-A-Day is one of my company's clients). Not only was it a good time with cheese, but also I got to meet some awesome Chicago bloggers, like Erin and Laura!

Almost TGIF time! Does anyone else have fun plans this weekend? At some point this weekend I need to transition out my summery clothes to fall ones. It's bittersweet.

29 comments:

Mega said...

Fun plans? Why of course. Tomorrow night plus one and I are meeting some friends in the loop for a birthday dinner. Saturday is work (doh) and then a bachelor party. Sunday is Bears game. Sox are on too but probably to get eliminated.

Mandy said...

Awww fun list! I loved writing mine a while ago. I am glad that you had a great time tonight. I am looking forward to having the day off tomorrow and the rest of the weekend.

Joy @ Big Time Fancy said...

I am mad about my tiredness/failure to do anything/inability to go. :(

Hope it was fun. And I ate shells and cheese in a show of solidairy-ty. (See what I did there? I reused the same pun I threw at Jessi in an email earlier and it is STILL the worst pun of all time.)

Erin said...

I really need to sit down and make a post like this too!

My weekend plans are to sit on my butt and catch up on TV and my reader. But some weekend in the near future, we should do cupcakes.

It was awesome to meet you tonight! :)

Princess Pointful said...

I finally smelled fall the other day. It made me want to jump in piles of leaves!

Blaez said...

my fun times finally consist of us getting out of this hell we moved into... oh mi god! just wait until you read about our condo's landlord and what his ass did!!!

i'm so loving the fall weather right now!

Ray said...

I, too, love the smell of fall...and wrapping a soft scarf around my neck :)

I was thinking about you guys last night while I sat in a board meeting and daydreamed about dairy! HA

Jamie said...

I've been meaning to put another love list together!

I wanted to go to your event tonight but I wasn't sure I'd get out of work in time :(

Jamie Lovely said...

and by tonight, I obviously meant yesterday.

sorry, not thinking clearly yet!

Little Miss Obsessive said...

I love your love list! Many of those things would also be on mine. And I have the same plans as you for tonight - movie, relaxation, probably a pumpkin spice latter... I'm excited. heh

LBluca77 said...

That's a great list. I to love having Friday nights at home watching a movie. Except no pepsi, I prefer booze. Not a soda fan but me likey the beer.

Maris said...

Great list! Thanks for the link love :)

PS - My friday night and your Friday night will be strikingly similar.

TKTC said...

I LOVE this love list! It put me in such a good mood because I love this stuff too and a lot of it lays ahead of us in the cooler temps:)

Lovesfool said...

Sorry I couldn't make it last night. Hope you had fun!

Coconut said...

What a great list! And I'm really excited about the smell of fall today, I think I'm gonna talk my boyfriend into getting a pumpkin this weekend!

Cheryl said...

Ah, shenanigans. Speaking of which, we gotta plan our "On the Prowl" night.

I'm all about football this weekend, I think.

Megkathleen said...

My weekend is pretty laidback, but after a crazy summer I'm looking forward to it. I do have my book club though which will be fun.

kay* said...

oh this is a fun list- i must copy this idea :) howard (my year old dog) was invited to a birthday party! so yeah, i'll be bringing him to that tomorrow...and i'll be doing some fall wardrobe shopping. this i have mixed feelings about as i generally am not a fan of shopping for clothes...i know..what's wrong with me?

Wickedly Scarlett said...

Oh wow, your Friday night plans sound AWESOME!! Mind are similar, except there will be some homework mixed in there somewhere--blech!

Renee said...

Ironing? Want to do mine? There are few things I hate more than ironing!!

Rebekah said...

I really should make a love list. Maybe for my next post... there's so much NOT to love around here lately, it would be good to focus on something positive.

Like I'm positive you need to update my URL in your sidebar, missy. The old URL is going bye bye soon :o)

Weekend - hiking with E? Maybe?

thatShortChick said...

i was thinking about writing my love list a while back and now the urge is back!

great stuff on your list.

unfortunately my weekend plans are entirely too boring to mention.

Jenn said...

I'm bummed I didn't get to meet Erin. Pooh. I love your love list! These are always so much fun to read.

Fun plans? Tonight I'm doing something with some guy who claims he's my man friend. Tomorrow I'm locking myself away and forcing myself to learn chemistry and biology. I know...exciting.

Maki said...

I love your love list...

I am smelling the fall in the air, that's one of my love list. I was born in the fall, October, my favorite month...

I hope you're having a beautiful Friday night!!!

xoxo

Daisy said...

It is so definitely "Winter" here in Paris now - the ugg boots were on for the first time today, and are likely not coming off till May!! Loved your love list, inspriring and cosy!

Sara said...

Can totally relate to the past your bedtime at 10:30...I think I went to bed last night just after 8! It was a long week :)

Maxie said...

I love getting a good song on my ipod shuffle-- especially if I"m workout out :-)

jamie said...

I love going to bed early with the windows open and being so warm in bed that the last thing you want to do is face the cold morning!

I am headed back to your city tomorrow! I brought plenty of change for the tolls this time, though! :)

cm. said...

i always have a hard time coming up with a list like this when the time comes to write one. so bravo to you for coming up with a ton. & i love just about every single thing you listed.