Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Few of my Favorite Things for This Time of Year

1. The smell of sweet treats baking in the oven
2. Eating sweet treats
3. Glistening snow - the way it looks like it's encrusted with bling:
Not the best photo (it was taken from behind a closed window in my family room) - if you click on it, I think the sparkles show up better. 

4. The way the snow crunches underneath my feet as I walk on it
5. Cool Cold weather, and bundling up in warm, cozy clothing (sweaters or sweatshirts, scarves, mittens, etc), and not having to complain about hot, humid, sticky, sweaty weather
6. Going outside in the cold, and being able to come back inside for some hot chocolate
7. Christmas decorations:

8. The Southwest at this time of year:
Postcard entitled "Farolitos at Twilight." Photo © 1996 Bill Bonebrake

9. New Mexican posole
10. Tamales
11. Candy canes, peppermint ice cream, and peppermint-flavored cocktails
12. The smell of wood-burning fireplaces (especially when they burn apple wood or some other good-smelling wood)

And yes, now I'm feeling saudade for the Southwest . . .

1 comment:

varunner said...

I love your list. Happy thoughts! That postcard is so cool :-)
WE have a wood burning stove. I like the smell in the fall but by now I'm sick of it ;-)

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