I love holidays because it’s mostly about family. Even when there are presents involved (which are some of my favorite things :), I am still spending time with loved ones. I have to admit, however, I could do without the c-c-c-c-cold! I woke up to SNOW today…in southern coastal Virginia…in November!
I love my family, of course. But really, my kids are some of my favorite things. When we were in Orlando two weeks ago, we bought them t-shirts with “Thing 1,” “Thing 2,” and “Thing 3” on them. The kids love them. They decided to wear them to school today – all three of them. As I was looking out at the snow and they were leaving for school this morning, my youngest was standing in the driveway waiting for his bus in his red Thing 3 t-shirt and a pair of shorts. Seriously. I yelled out at him that he needed a jacket and maybe some long pants, but he insisted he was fine. I don’t remember dropping him on his head as a baby. I wonder if he just wanted to be sure everyone saw his shirt.
I also love chocolate (duh!). And I don’t need anything too fancy. I got to taste some of the most wonderful chocolate when we lived in Paris, but I am happy with Reese’s and M&M’s. I do have to admit, though, that the best hot chocolate in the world is in Paris at Angelina Restaurant. And right now would be a great time to have some of that hot stuff. But I guess I’m gonna have to settle for Swiss Miss for now. If you’re ever in Paris, it’s on Rue de Rivoli near the Louvre. Please bring a mug back for me!
So, these are a few of my favorite things. I could go on and on and on. But all that talk about chocolate and the cold is pulling me to the kitchen.