Friday, January 18, 2008

I can't get enough...

...snow! We had a smattering earlier this week, but all it did was make me wish for a real storm, the kind that turns the world white and muffles all the ugliness of winter.

...sleep. I like sleep. I need sleep. I'm a firm believer in at least 8 hours a night. Naps are good, too. Yawn.

...chocolate. Does this really need an explanation? Addiction can be a sweet thing.

...bluegrass music. I defy anyone to listen to good bluegrass and not at least tap a toe. It makes me smile. It makes me sing. It makes me wish I knew how to play the mandolin or the fiddle.

...hugs from my daughters. They're still willing to give them; I'll always be willing to receive them.

...poetry. See chocolate above.

...sock yarn. And believe me, I've tried. It's soft, it's beautiful, and there is nothing as luxurious as handknit socks. Socks That Rock by Blue Moon Fiber Arts is my favorite, but Koigu and Lorna's Laces are quite lovely too.

...Crowded House. They're back. They're better than ever. Neil Finn is the best songwriter going these days.

...time. Time to read all the books stacked beside the bed. Time to knit all the projects I'd like to. Time to play with the kids. Time to write. Time to hold hands with my hubby. Time to pet the cat. Time to clean the house. Time to just sit and be.

...smiles. Doesn't it make your day better whenever you see one? I need to give more, too.

...of my husband. He's the best and I don't tell him that nearly often enough.

What can you not get enough of?


Anonymous said...

i can't get enough of YOU right now! i love your fired up list! and, YAY for husbands who're the bestest! could we ever tell them enough?! hey, i'm working for ya on the *poetry* thing... if i'd had any extra yarn lying around i'd'a sent it yr way... OH! j'adore the brothers finn and the house of the crowd: could they ever replicate *temple of low men*?! as for bluegras... well, lemme tell you: it's ENTIRELY POSSIBLE to hear too much. TRUST ME!

and, of course: in your honor, we're having plenty of chocolate tonight in the shape of, form of cookies and hershey barz.

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Hee! Yes, I can understand how too much bluegrass could be a little, um, irritating. But I'm from West Virginia, so maybe it's in my blood. Keep eating that chocolate!

Liz said...

Lovely post, Sharon. I'd be inclined to think the same regarding hubby, chocolate, poetry, smiles and sleep ...I'd add in travel and cuddly 4-legged friends : )

Bebe said...

Hi Sharon,

Happy Birthday to Kate, she is beautiful. I love your list of what you can't get enough of, I would add in quiet conversations with old friends and the quiet and steady purr of my feline friends, and the wet nose nudge of my old dog, perhaps a starry night, and fireworks over the lake.
I have been reading along and enjoying your poetry very much.

Wishing you a beautiful day

:) brenda

k1tchenwitch said...

I'm with you on all of these, 'cept maybe the bluegrass (which I enjoy in small doses) and the Crowded House.

I'm with Nic on not getting enough of you.

Also not getting enough of lately: buffy, my electric blankie, good long talks with my older son and silly talks with my younger one.

KATE EVANS said...

Cool, this is fun.



Pale ale. (God, I sound like I have bad breath or I should live in England.)

Peace. (Certainly I'm anemic here, worldwide.)

Well-written memoirs.

Poetry that takes my head off.

Hawaiian music.

Hawaiian air and sun and water.

Dreaming of returning to Hawaii.


michi said...

sunshine. we've had too many grey days.

simone muench's "orange girl".

quality "michi time". working too much.

damien rice's "the blower's daughter".

chocolate. if feeling happy can be bought this easily, i will do it. :)

"women's fitness" tea.

music. ever.

smiles. i am with you on that.

grey's anatomy.

* * *

and i adore the birthday girl photo! your girls are sooooo sweet.

take care, and keep writing.

m x

Maryanne Stahl said...

I can't get enough of sleep, chocolate, hugs from my children and grandson, handholding with jim, time to pet my cats, time to write, time to read, time to clean, time to pay bills, time to prepare classes, time to meditate, time to paint, time to garden, time to walk on the beach, time to sit in the sun...

Maryanne Stahl said...

oh, and happy 5th birthday to the beautiful bday girl with the beautiful cake!

5 is a great age!

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Oh, I love reading what you all can't get enough of!! Thanks for the great comments, everyone.

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Oh, I love reading what you all can't get enough of!! Thanks for the great comments, everyone.