August 29, 2011

Places I Love to Be

Monday Listicles with Stasha of The Good Life is challenging and fun.  This week, Saretta at Amid the Olive Trees (she's an American living in Italy - so fancy!) has chosen the topic of "10 Places You Love".

I took this to mean any sort of place - geographical, just a spot or even a state of being....

Last Thanksgiving
1. Sitting at my kitchen table having dinner with my family - we need a bigger table, but I always feel so gratified when we're sitting around it eating and talking together.

2. Starbucks - does this need any explanation?  Between Caramel Apple Spices, Peppermint Mochas and just plain ole regular coffee drinks...

3. The back of Mark’s neck - scratch it, kiss it, just look at it :-)

This is actually the arm of my couch with my knitting sitting on it.
I'm ashamed that I don't have a pic that includes a glass of wine.
4. My end of the couch with a glass of wine and my knitting.

5. The entire West Coast of the US - everyone I love lives somewhere in Washington, Oregon and California.  I live in Washington and lived in California for 17 years.

6. My computer - honestly, it contains very important parts of my life.  Simple as that.  It's how I keep in touch with several people, manage household stuff, get news and other information, it's how I do this blog and get to be a part of something bigger than myself even though I'm just at home.  it's kind of amazing, really.

7. Anywhere there’s a pretty sunset - I think sunsets are pretty much one of the best things in nature!

8. The movie theater - I love going to see a movie in the theater. I love the feeling of being closed off from the rest of the world for a couple of hours and immersing myself in a story.

Please excuse the little orange Xs. Photobucket's fault!
9. My house - It's not that my house is special.  It's just that it's OURS.  Took us a LONG time to be able to buy a house and I kind of love it.

10. With my friends - "There's not much that can't be cured by a good GNO!"  They have been few and far between lately, but when we're at our best, being with my friends lifts me up, makes me feel loved, makes me laugh and feel connected.


  1. I love your home! I love how the computer is in front of all of those books, what an inspiration each time you sit down in front of the monitor! I felt giddy when I saw the skein of yarn on the couch; I'm addicted to buying two things: books and yarn :)

  2. Your home is beautiful. And I love how little bits and pieces of your family and friends made it to the list.
    I must take up knitting, if I ever manage to put m computer down :)

  3. What a sweet list, Jennifer! That sunset picture is gorgeous! I love sunsets and the sunrise too :)

  4. Your home is beautiful! And I love all the happiness in the Thanksgiving pic.

  5. Hi! I wanted to stop by and thank you for joining the Planet Weidknecht Weekend Hop. I hope you'll join in again.

  6. yeah, my computer is one of my happy places too

  7. What a wonderful sunset! I have seen sights like that when I wake up at the crack of dawn to go bike riding. I'm just in awe!


  8. I love the entire west coast, too. My dream is to live in Washington or Oregon some day!

  9. What a beautiful home. And I love the dining area with the red wall. I love red. We painted our fireplace wall red. It's a great color to help give a little pop to the space. =)