1. I like cruise control, seat heat and a heated steering wheel. We had our first touch of frost on October 18, so I was happy to find the heated steering wheel option in the menu of the truck! Seated heats (lol, I can't even type it let alone say it) heated seats is what sold me when I bought my new-to-me VW Passat, ah I miss her still.
2. I love the little brave birds that flit around and chirp away in the willow outside the window in the room where I am currently sewing.
3. I like the number three. My birthday is April 3, which is probably the origin of this like. This post is #33! (I had to move this from #1 to #3. Obviously.
4. I like my curly hair that is still it's natural deep brown almost black colour. Yes, there are many pesky white ones, but I tell myself that one day I will be snow white like my paternal grandma. I like curly hair products; when I was younger I hated my bushy hair, so now it is manageable, curly and I love it. I get lots of compliments on it too.😊 Here I am last Sunday at Dayna's, dog-sitting our sweetheart granddog-ter, Penny while they were doing a whole Lions football day. I've said it before, but I love Penny too! And I guess I like this picture because I didn't know I'd already used it in my DrEAMi post until this post got published (I'd scheduled it) ha!
5. I like squash. It is not something I grew up eating, not something I ever grew, and not a big part of Albertan meals, but that could've been just in my house and circle of friends. Maybe it is more prevalent now. Zucchini always was and still is quite the staple; pumpkins too, and I grew both when we lived there. But here in Kingsville, Ontario? Squash is abundant, and not just butternut, no. There are so many kinds! Spaghetti and acorn squash are just two other favourites. I like butternut squash soup. However, I love my homemade butternut squash soup, which is this recipe. When I lived in Alberta, I did buy the soup from the grocery store, and loved it; I fed both girls Heinz squash baby food! I'm glad I've rediscovered it.
6. I love the sun. I love the sunlight through trees, and early morning sun. I love sunsets. I love sun. Period. I noticed the beautiful play of light in the early morning of Saturday, October 19, and it made my heart swell. Why don't we take better care of our precious beautiful planet?
7. I am pretty sure I say this every year, multiple times, but I love the gentleness and splendour of fall/autumn in southwestern Ontario. I love the clarity the days have, the changing colour of Lake Erie, whether it's steel grey with cream froth waves on a windy day, or steel blue and calm on a sunny day. May I add quietly that I do not like the wind that comes off the lake in fall, stronger and with teeth!
|October 23 on the Greenway|
8. I like how many maple trees, (again I don't know what kind, but a google search turned up this website, and so I'm deducing from their descriptions that this is a native red maple, what exact variety I do not know) turn slowly fiery orange-red from the outer leaves in. I say it looks like they've been dipped in icing! This one is across the street from us. See how green it is in the centre? It's another massive tree; several in this hood according to longtime residents are 100+ years old.
|The reds of so many varieties we have here are jaw-dropping. Maples, sumac, Burning Bush just to name a few.|
|Taken through the car window; apologies for the reflection.|
10. I like Annabelle's Tea Room, in yet another beautiful old home in Kingsville, located next door-but-one to Victorian Rose. This one was built in 1859, so she's 160 years old this year. Wow. You'll see more of it on Friday's post, when I show you the finished quilt which has been shown on Instagram in a few posts. For now you can see this gorgeous display at the entrance to their parking lot. That's a dental office between the Victorian Rose and Annabelle's you see in behind. I've eaten lunch at Annabelle's several times over the years and it never disappoints.
11. I really like this recipe my cousin forwarded to me from Instagram. I made it and it is DEE-licious. It makes enough for three or four servings, and keeps well in the fridge.
12. I like that I find all kinds of good books through my quilting friends and yoga friends. I just finished Dragonfly by Leila Meacham, recommended by Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts. It was good, about a group of American kids (young 20s) who are bi- and trilingual, sent to France as spies for the Allies during WWII. There were a few annoyances but overall a good story, and with history within it. I'm currently reading (and living in it all day, an indication it's a good'un) Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok. I think it may be a recommendation from Roseanne of Homesewn by Us. And, thanks to yoga student/now friend and sister quilter (how I love finding so many quilter/yogis) Lorelei, I am currently listening to the audio book on Hoopla that I mentioned at the beginning of this post, Gratitude Daily by Nataly Kogan. So a like within a like is I like Hoopla a new-to-me app for audio books.
Linking up with LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color where you can find many other grateful people!