These are the 13 Things that warm my heart on Cold January mornings, figuratively and literally..
and we all know I need warmth on mornings like these:
1. My stuffed Backyardigans sitting on my kitchen window sill.
Yes, I love the show. Kyra and I will watch them and sing along. We love the color, imagination, the adventure and yes.... even the voices. :)
2. My slippers.
I Love Acorn brand stuff, one step into them and you will never want another brand of slipper. You'll think *kooosh* as you step into them. Although I think mine are in the later phases of their "kooosh".
3. My new coffee maker.
Tim got me this maker for christmas. It cranks out the delicious beverage in the utmost haste and temperature that a true coffee addict can admire. (sorry for the glare on that photo..eek!)
4. Favorite coffee mug.
This is a mug I picked up from a cute artsy town in Virginia, named Floyd. The Lovejoy's dream home destination. I originally bought the mug for my dad, his name is Floyd. But, as I held it and thought about it I thought it would only bring my large fingered father frustration and stress so I kept it. Not only is the finger hole small but the bottom is multi-faceted... so easy spillage.
Well, I do believe fate taught me a lesson in my egotism, thinking I could avoid the spill. Should one place a multi-faceted mug near a keyboard?
I am now without a certain wireless keyboard.
5. These 3, of course.
6. My phone
with the words on it saying "new text message from Tim's cell"
7. Our floor heat in the basement and garage
Isn't this wall just amazing? Can you see the little tubes going into the ground? All of those things attached to the wall are part of the whole floor heat thingy. I thought of Scotty when I took this picture. I think he'd like it. I'm not sure what's in that barrel but I'm thinkin' it's scary lookin'..
8. The coffee
A Mexican French roast, the best I've ever tasted, from a little coffee shop in International Falls, MN. Do you see the shininess of the bean, the richness of color...oooohh... aaahhhhhh. Now that being said, the Sunnyside Up does have some fantastic coffee. I'm sure once we're out there I'll have the time to find one that is just as good. And I'm looking forward to that!
9. The Morning Show with Dale Connelly and Jim Ed Poole
and The Current both on Minnesota Public Radio.
If you enter my kitchen area in the morning, these are the shows you'll hear. I listen to them right on my computer as I go through e-mail and peruse my igoogle with my fav blogs :) The Morning Show is hilarious and has really fun music and skits. The Current will have new music and classic old stuff too. Love them both.
diana told me of this wonderful resource from google. You can load your favorite things right onto it, which in my case are blogs. Not only do I like the blog aspect but I get at the top what it's like outside... yeah I can look outside or look at a clock, but how fun is that??? hee hee...I like the header setting thingy :)
11. A new blog. (To me anyway) I missed this one for my "excellent" nominations.
Laura in Virginia is CenterDownHome. I love her blog. I love the colors, the images, and the words she writes. I'm sorry I missed your blog, Laura, You are MOST excellent.
12. Blueberry pancakes
yum, what can I say. Warm, sweet, blueberry goodness...along side, of course, my coffee.
13. My computer.
It is now the oldest computer in our house but it's my workhorse. It's my connection with the rest of the world, from my existence here in northern MN. Tim was kind enough to pick up more memory and.. hmm.. something else for it this winter, so I can actually play WoW with it, again. Check out my kick ass screen! (that's pretty new too) And notice I picked a flat bottomed mug today (look diana, it's your mug!)
Well, that was fun! Maybe I'll do another one sometime :)