100 Things I Love

Published November 2017

I stumbled found a blog article about 100 things I love the day before Thanksgiving.

It inspired me to create my own 100 Things I Love list in my phone, adding items as I thought of them.

It’s been a lot of fun to thinking about things that tickle my fancy, and it made me think that maybe we all should have a list of 100 things we love on our phones.


100 Things I Love

  • Going into the city with my Mike and the girls the week of Thanksgiving
  • Sunny days
  • The first snowfall
  • A house full of people
  • Routine
  • Lying on the couch watching movies
  • Foot rubs
  • The aroma of a spice shop
  • Chocolate chip pancakes and bacon
  • Coffee
  • Our dog Buddy snuggling in between my legs
  • Holding my daughters’ hands
  • Mike’s laugh
  • Pandora’s Sunday Brunch playlist
  • Rum and coke
  • Cold pizza
  • Back scratches
  • The first 15 minutes of a professional massage
  • The first night of daylight savings time in March, when there is light until after 7 p.m.
  • How the house smells after leaving the windows open all day
  • Homemade pasta Alfredo
  • Steak on the grill
  • Singing loudly in the car with Anna
  • California sunshine
  • Destin, Florida
  • Waffle House
  • The lights of the Christmas tree
  • All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey
  • The aroma of coffee brewing
  • When we walk inside my parent’s house and smell Thanksgiving dinner cooking
  • Leftover turkey sandwiches the day after Thanksgiving
  • Warm cookies out of the oven
  • Trader Joe’s freezer section
  • Shopping on Christmas Eve morning for “last minutes”
  • The scent of our church after the candles have been blown out
  • The memories of the first Christmas that Mike and I shared
  • The scent of cedar outside after it has rained
  • When Rebecca and I burst out laughing and can’t stop
  • State Street in Chicago
  • Lou Malnati’s Deep Dish Sausage Pizza
  • Eating at Pizano’s pizza on Madison Street
  • Dipping spaghetti with marinara into ranch dressing
  • The sound of the ocean
  • The smell of earth after a long winter
  • The first buds on a tree
  • Birds singing
  • World Market
  • The scent of suntan lotion
  • That we have a goldfish older than Ella
  • The television show My Grandmother’s Ravioli
  • When Anna applies my makeup
  • Dolly Parton
  • Hulu
  • Date nights that include Target and Starbucks
  • Whiskey
  • Fresh salsa and chips
  • Heartwarming television commercials
  • My teenager allowing Mike and me to hang out with her and her friends
  • Lying in Ella’s bed with her on a sunny winter day, listening to music
  • When Ella puts lotion on my legs and feet
  • Red church doors
  • Lunches alone with my mom
  • My dad’s jokes
  • Mike’s chocolate chip cookies
  • The refrigerator after going to the grocery store
  • Homemade bread
  • Wendy’s chili
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Easter lilies
  • Door County, Wisconsin
  • Impromptu dinner parties
  • Target’s Dollar Spot
  • Friends who’ve become family
  • Horses hooves on pavement
  • Clean sheets
  • Marching bands in parades
  • Our church on Christmas Eve
  • Bonfires
  • The first full day of summer
  • The sound of tree frogs
  • The sound of a train horn in the distance
  • The smell of fresh tar
  • My grandmother’s beef and noodles
  • God and Jesus
  • Children singing spontaneously
  • Buddy’s excitement when we come in the door
  • Nibbles sleeping curled in a ball
  • Eating outside at a restaurant
  • Pedicures
  • A package on the front porch
  • John Hughes movie marathons
  • Burnt marshmallows
  • The smell of flowers, particularly hyacinth and lilac
  • People who kiss you on the cheek when they hug you (my dad is one)
  • Big Mac’s
  • My mom’s tuna salad
  • The poem Footprints
  • Creaky wood floors
  • Essential oils (especially peppermint)
  • Being a mommy

I could go on and on. I think I will.