I am going to pick the winner of the giveaway today at noon and announce it tomorrow. In the meantime I thought I would ramble on about things that make me swoon with joy. First, cookies. I love these Eleni's cookies. I have been eating them for weeks and they are as crisp and yummy today as I finish the box as they were the day I opened them. I am sad. I need more but they are hit and miss at Home Goods.
Candy is my favorite food group. I know there are plenty of fancy schmancy chocolates out there but I like the big yellow box. My great grandmother ate it, my grandmother ate it, my mother ate and I eat it any chance I get. The molasses chew is my favorite but I wish they still had the old candy covered Jordan almonds and not those chocolate covered ones.
I love my Palette Cardi. Daughter calls it my clown coat but I worked my behind off on it and it just gets better with age. I saved for a long time to be able to buy that giant box of yarn that came with the kit. It was the first thing I ever knit that was made from the yarn it was designed to be made in. It was worth every penny. It makes me smile every time I see it.
I adore my Kindle Fire. It was a gift from #2 son and I think about him every time I use it. I take it with me everywhere I go. At 3 am when I can't sleep it plays movies for me, reads me a book or plays solitaire with me. I really like Alexa, my Echo, but I love my Fire.
I can't live without night lights. I have them all over the house. They make me feel warm and cozy when it gets dark. I love taking a bath with just the night light on. I know I could light a candle but I'm too lazy.
Sugar in pourable containers is my new best friend. I am not fancy enough for a sugar bowl and then there is the awkward spoon thing that goes on once you stir. I just want to pour and go.
I have a girl crush on Flavia De Luce. Even now that she's been sent off to Canada to attend her mother's boarding school she's still into mischief of the deadly variety. You have to love an almost twelve year old with murder on her mind. Sadly, I am nearing the end of the series. Oh, no....
Who wouldn't love a pair of doofy slippers? I made these Phentex slippers years ago and they are still going strong. My first pair came from a dear friend in Canada who passed away several years ago. I miss her still.
Of course I love Pup. Here she is at her best. It's not very often you find her sleeping but when she does she is the cuddliest pup ever. She makes little puppy noises in her sleep and it's just precious.
I am pretty sure I am the only person in the world without a smartphone. I hate cell phones in general. They do weird things that is embarrassing when you are trying to carry on an important conversation. If I have something to say, I say it on a landline. I still use this thing and I love it. It was #1 Son's back in the day and it works better than any other phone I have.
Every time I walk past the stove I get a happy tingle looking at last year's February weaving project. I still can't believe I can do this. Go me.
Last but not least, I love watching the sun go down through my new windows. The new windows are nice but what makes this wonderful is that I am home, on my couch, usually with a book in my hand and Pup by my side. Life is good.
What things are floating your boat these days?