A Few Favorite Things

1.Watching my grown-up cat play like a kitty
2.Reading a marvelous book recommended by one who knew I would love it
3.Finding the mate to a the perfect earrings for the day
4.Meeting a stranger who seems like a long-lost pal
5.Locating and visiting a best-friend from childhood after searching for years
6.Eating in a cafe that was a favorite of Dad’s
7.Frying potatoes almost just like Mom’s
8.Losing a special ring and finding it in a parking lot while backtracking the next day
9.Clearing the mind watching a glittering of hummingbirds
10.Discovering a word for a group of hummingbirds
11.Touching a blossom so delicate that it’s almost not felt
12.Preparing the tastiest deviled egg
13.Bantering with siblings face-to-face or on the phone
14.Fishing out the last pickle to go with my rare bologna sandwich
15.Laughing at a private connection and raising eyebrows
16.Following a gravel road to see where it goes
17.Hearing loved ones’ voices
18.Listening to baby giggles and coos
19.Anticipating a road trip – solo or with a comrade
20.Realizing at the end of a road trip the radio had not played all day
21.Checking out a library book
22.Planting bulbs in the fall to be surprised by the spring debut of new colors
23.Enjoying a ballgame with other rowdy fans
24.Buying presents
25.Knowing I could add many more items to this list and hoping you can, too

This first appeared in the September 2, 2015, issue of the Prospect-News, the weekly paper in Doniphan, MO.

About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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