But I'm gonna pretend it is and whip out another Friday Love List. What?? You don't know of the Friday Love List tradition? Then you must not follow the always funny, simply precious darlingly charming Meg
And that's a shame, so I'll wait a sec...maybe 3...whilst you pop on over to Meg's site.
(Cue Jeopardy theme)
Ok, welcome back!! Now that you've had a chance to peruse Meg's Friday Love Lists, I'll give you the Kathyland rendition.
The Official Kathyland`Love List for Monday, August 3 2009
- Love that Thursday is my Friday (it's true!)
- Love dog/house sitting. It's funner than fun! And satiates my dog craving.
- Taking a cold shower after a sweltering hot day/workout/whatever
- Sunrises. And sunsets. Especially in CO.
- Long newsy catch-up calls with good friends
- Hi, How are you emails for no reason
- Waking up to cool breezes thru open windows
- Waking up to birdsong (the original Twitterers)
- Grasping a techy computer-related concept that has eluded me in the past
- A-Ha moments in general
- Knowing that I can help someone financially, emotionally, logistically
- Freshly washed 1000 Thread Count Italian sheets. TO. DIE. FOR!!!
- When friends send me pictures of their In-N-Out Burgers
A couple of days late, but better late than not at all. Plus, the short and sweet version.
Actually, it's just one item for this week.
I did an entire Spring Clean of my house in one day. Even cleaned the guest room down to washing the sheets, blanket, comforter, cleaning the window sills and tracks. It's spotless. As is the rest of my house, pretty much.
Starting from my truck dying last Saturday as I was on my way to an appointment to the subsequent stress of figuring out how to fix it, could I afford to fix it, and how to get to work when the public transit choices were challenging..to say the least..I present to you :
I <3 My Friends Friday Love List
My next door neighbors who drove me to work- totally out of their way, btw.
My buddy Evan who drove me home from work Sunday night....keeping in mind he lives 4 blocks from work, which meant he had to turn around and drive back in less than ideal weather.
My Managers who were reassuring and understanding like you can't believe
All my friends that responded to a 'when desparate times call for desparate measures' email I sent last week. Even if they couldn't help, they responded...which is the same as helping.
My buddy Andrew who offered to drive from Boulder to come get me AND let me use his car while my truck was in the shop
My buddies Tom & Dale who offered to drive me home and back or wait, better yet, just stay at their lovely house (which is 10 minutes from where I work)
Tom and Dale spoiling me beyond rotten as a houseguest. I swear they are in cahoots with HDW in that regard
And although he's not a good friend, or even a friend, Brandon at Denver Suzuki gave me a free loaner car while my truck was in the shop. Yeah, he was hoping I would buy it, but not so much. Still, it was a nice marketing gesture and I truly appreciated it. And if you need to buy a Suzuki, please stop by and say hi to Brandon Musante at Denver Suzuki.
Last but not least, Ryan from my credit union who used to be my Customer Service rep. He's now a branch manager that came to my rescue when the new person I talked to at my credit union in FL said my signature had changed from the one on file and they were doubting that I was me. Tres Stressy! But Ryan to the rescue, so all was good.
Yes boys and girls, it was a week. And having all these lovely friends (and Brandon) come to my aid made me realize that I have so much to be grateful for and isn't it nice when the people you know and love give that love back to you?
What?? You don't know who Meg is?? Well get yourself over to her bloggity blog blog and find out.
But before you go, you must know this!
Meg is a breath of fresh air and common sense and frivolity and interesting tid-bits and down-home Canadian charm and so many other sorts of wonderful adjectives and nouns and you really don't have a complete blog roll unless Meg is in it.
One of Meg's endearingly darling rituals is her Friday Love List.
I look forward to them every week and am never dissapointed.
Since she encourages everyone to do THEIR OWN list, well, here we go!
Kath's FIRST Friday Love List
In no particular order...
3 day weekends
Haircuts from Teresa
Warm Colorado Winter days (it was 70 degrees yesterday!)
Having a full 12 pack of Coke..and one to spare
American Apparel thermal long-sleeve T-shirts
Falling in love with an old song all over again
Having a job I love more than I ever thought I could love a job
Feeling the same way about my coworkers of said job
Finding new blogs
My Cute Overload Calendar which makes me laugh like you can't believe
Sydney - for the calendar and SO much more
Freshly washed sweaters
When incredibly talented musician friends send you free downloads (thanks Eric!)
My new President and his beautiful wife and darling children
So what's on YOUR Friday Love List?
Share in the comments or create a list of your own. And thanks for the inspiration, Meg :-)