Friday, April 13, 2012

10 Things I Can't Live Without - Day 13 WEGO Health Blog

I'm participating in the WEGO Health Blog's 'Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge' where bloggers are asked to write about their conditions. The goal is to write from these 30 health related prompts for 30 days April.

Today is day number thirteen.
10 Things I Couldn't Live Without. Write a list of 10 things you need (or love) the most.

10 Things I Cannot Live Without

1. These three girls. I am counting them as one.

2. Books. And reading. A lot. I love me some reading. Dream vacation, you ask? A spot on the beach and a stack of books to read. ALL. DAY. LONG.

3. The beach. Love it. Grew up on it. The ocean soothes me and calms me and centers me. I feel most at home when I am by the water. This was my view of 'home' when I grew up. When I was in the ocean, this is what I saw, and each time I see it, I am brought to my childhood on the beach. There is nothing like a sunset over my beach. Nothing.

4. A nail file. Yes, a nail file, you read that correctly. I cannot stand to have a ripped or torn nail. And I need a nail file. I have them stored all over my house and in my car. You don't wanna be with me if I cannot find one. I will go and buy one. Honest.

5. Laughter. Is that a thing? I guess it is. I love nothing more than to laugh. Tell me a joke. Play a prank. Just laugh. And I will laugh. I think most things are funny. And if you are my husband, and you fall while you are running into the ocean, I will, literally, laugh about it for years while I even think about it. In fact, now I am laughing.

6. Music. Every kind and every era. I will listen to anything. OK, being totally honest, metal-death-rock-ear-splitting-decibel-level really does nothing for me. But if I listened enough, I might enjoy it, with a set of ear cancelling headphones on. I love music, concerts, albums, LPs, cassettes, 8 tracks (remember those????) and CDs. I have favorite songs, but they are too numerous to mention. 

7. This guy. The hubs. He makes me laugh every day (see #5). He rolls with the punches. He's easygoing. He loves me and I love him. He makes my days great. And he carries a nail file for me (see #4). And he loves the beach (see #3).

8. Summer. I love everything about the heat and the humidity. Yes, I said it! I love the hot. I couldn't live without the change of seasons somewhere and where it didn't include a rockin summer.

9. Chocolate There, I said it. And you are wishing you said it too. I need chocolate to live. And be happy. And get through the day. And well, just because.

10. Insulin. All you have to do, is see my #1.


Steve said...

I've enjoyed following your posts so far, Penny. Great job and very brave of you to take this on. I know how difficult it is to balance life, spouse, work, and being a parent (plus caretaker). You are an inspiration.

(For your #2, if you use an ereader I'd love to send you a free download of my new novel. Just let me know which one.)


Joanne said...

Love your list! Though I might substitute mountains for the beach. Texas makes me sad since there is not a mountain in sight.