Now that we’ve completed the “14 Days of Things I Love” series, there are a few items that I really like but, for a variety of reasons (as you’ll see below), didn’t quite make the list.
1. Wine – I thought about putting this in my “14 Days of Things I Love” but didn’t. While I do enjoy wine, listing it as something “I loved” seemed a bit too lush-like for me. People would be whispering, “Oh, that Sara Tetreault, she’s talking about drinking wine again!” I do enjoy a glass while making dinner and I especially enjoy a glass while one of my kids is making dinner and I’m not!
2. The fourth claw foot – I had no idea how much my bathtub rocked/moved/shifted until we added the missing fourth foot to our claw-foot bathtub. It feels strange to get into my tub (which is also our shower) and not have to position my feet to so that I’m stable while showering. Even my daughter told me how much she likes the tub not moving! I really like them painted black, too.
3. Dusk – You know when you’re driving home from work or if you’re driving kids to and from sports, piano lessons, or school meetings and it’s getting dark outside and people have their lights on inside but they haven’t closed their curtains yet? I love that this is really the one time of day you can see into someone’s house. OK, I know this sounds a little (or a lot!) voyeuristic but it’s the best time to see their wall colors, window coverings, artwork and furniture. I do remind myself to drive slowly and pay attention to the road.
4. Dusk – again - With tweezers, headlamp, a bowl of salt, and my reading glasses, I really like to pluck little slugs off the leaves of my baby vegetables. How dare those slimy creatures make homes on my little tender veggie plants! My chickens like slugs but they like the tender veggie plants, too.
5. Camping – While I do love what camping does for our family (gets us outdoors, gets us unplugged, and provides us with an inexpensive place to stay while traveling), it’s in my honorable mentions category because it’s a killer on my back! Sleeping on the ground is rough even with my very fancy sleeping pad that I bought after our 3-week camping trip (no, that’s not a typo, 3 weeks) we took several years ago. I’m on the lookout for a used mini-trailer that can be towed behind a car and isn’t in need of too much work.
What are your honorable mentions?