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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six...

Just an easy-peasy countdown post today. It was fun... try it! And you can change it around or add your own categories...

TEN things I’m thankful for...

1. Ryan – that she’s happy, healthy, smart, and independent
2. My friends and family (insane though they may be)
3. Rainy days (and sunny days)
4. My gorgeous, 4-legged, fuzzy boy
5. Weight Watchers
6. Good health
7. Blue Bunny chocolate-raspberry ice cream bars
8. Sex
9. Good books
10. This past year of change, growth, difficulties, joy, and new perspective

NINE things I do every day...

1. Wheeze my way around the park several times
2. Tell my daughter I love her
3. Drink milk
4. Check my email (2,563 times)
5. Hug my dog
6. Daydream
7. Worry
8. Laugh
9. Talk to someone I love via IM or email or my blog or Facebook

EIGHT things I find attractive in a guy...

1. Intelligence
2. A sense of humor
3. A creative streak
4. Honesty and straightforwardness
5. A socially liberal/conscious attitude
6. A great smile
7. A sense of adventure
8. Complete and utter devotion to me! (Duh)

SEVEN things I enjoy doing...

1. Writing
2. Reading
3. Swimming
4. Camping
5. Blogging
6. Traveling
7. Walking/Running

SIX things on my ‘to do’ list for 2010...

1. Take a cardio kick-boxing class
2. Run a 10K
3. Do 2 breast cancer walks with my gorgeous peeps
4. Get a new job with Weight Watchers
5. Give up diet soda for good
6. Turn my non-existent finances into existent ones

FIVE places I want to visit...

1. The Galapagos Islands
2. Australia
3. New Zealand
4. The Scandinavian countries (especially Denmark)
5. Alaska

FOUR things that drive me nuts...

1. Litterbugs
2. People who don’t scoop their dog’s poop
3. When someone leaves the empty toilet paper roll on the thingy
4. Arrogant, closed-minded people (especially when it's me!)

THREE smells I like...

1. Cookies or bread baking
2. Laundry drying
3. Bars in the morning… that stale boozy/smoky smell (it’s weird, I know)

TWO things I find difficult...

1. Forgiving myself
2. Math

ONE thing I want...

1. To feel fulfilled in every area of my life (that's not too much to ask for, right? ;)


f1trey said...

now thats a comprehensive list!!! they all sound worthwhile!!!! :)

mom seeks life said...

scarily similar!

Jane! said...

Give up diet soda?
Are you insane?

Michelle said...

Sounds good to me :)

mo.stoneskin said...

What ARE Litterbugs?

Greenfingers said...

Now this a positive post and so full of thought Diane! I wish I could set myself out like this!

And the smell of 'bars in the morning!'
That's not weird...its completely understandable!!

lakeviewer said...

You've taken quite an inventory here. Enjoy all you can be!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

I am SO doing this on Friday!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Shanna said...

Wow, you've put some serious thought into this really great list!

Debbie said...

great post..great idea...great insight..have a GREAT thanksgiving!!

blognut said...


I like everything else you wrote, so my half of the brain is definitely still on board here, but the diet soda thing has me a little worried, my dear friend. Are you going to put me out? Is our brain-sharing relationship going to end because of a little addiction to Diet Pepsi? 'Cause I don't know if I can give it up, but I can't quit you either!!!

John Cowart said...

Before you take off to Scandinavia, a lady name Felisol who lives in Norway visits my blog often. She and her friends hike all over Norway and nearby countries and take beautiful photos. You may enjoy checvking out her site at Far Side Of The Sea --

Of the three smells on your list, it's early Thanksgiving morning and my wife is baking even as I write... I'm going to steal a sample.

Protege said...

Your post are always so inspiring and well though through and intelligent.
I think we all relate to what you wish, want, love...;)
And yes, I am so happy Denmark is on your list.;)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving dear friend...

Sometimes Sophia said...

Lovely list... confirms everything I've thought about you.

Have a great Thanksgiving!!

Maithri said...

I'm hopin you're plannin that visit to Swaziland sooooooon ;)

Love the list, love you,


Amy McMean said...

Awesome lists. My brai is to burnt out to tackle this, I'll have to leave it for another day.
My ww adventure hit a bump last week when i came back from my vacation to buffalo to find I gained 3 lbs. :(

Sam_I_am said...

i took cario kickboxing in high school. it was awesome

Silindile Ntuli said...

What a cool list, I love the countdown idea.. Would've been nice to see South Africa on your list though;)

Kati said...

Great list - I am so far behind I JUST read it! I'll try it too!