Sunday, February 15, 2009

list: a few of my favorite things

I love making lists. It doesn't matter what the list is about, I just love making them, whether they're the milk, eggs, bread variety or the more soulful type. This list here is quite a simple one, but one that keeps getting things added to it, but not very many things subtracted, unlike the grocery list!

This is a list of some of the things I like and love, the things that make me happy, the things that make me smile, the things that obviously made me think.....oooh, I must add this to the list!

* Mountains---simply because that's where I spent my childhood. I associate lots of happy childhood memories with them.

* symmetry in motion---like watching people bouncing along in time with each other at the back of a bus. This is really great if you're following a Himachal Roadways bus!

* travel---ok, some of these are no-brainers. I mean, who does not like to travel to new and beautiful places, to not work for a while, to spend time with the family? Well, we all do and that's why it's on my list :-)

* crosswords and sudoku---it's an addiction. I remember doing them during boring college lectures....even the cryptic crosswords looked so appealing in comparison to what was going on at the front of the class.

* free afternoons---they're the best aren't they? You suddenly realize you have some time off and can spend it however you please? Bliss!

* hammocks and swings---the word bliss to me means "hammocks and swings", especially those that I find on vacation!

* bougainvillea---they're always so cheery and giving, but pluck them and they shrivel so fast. Some things are meant to be admired as they are!

* cheesecake---especially the kind made with cream cheese and topped with fresh fruit compote, (as opposed to the kind with sour cream and jam on top)! Yummaliscious!

This is by no means a complete collection, but just a work in progress. More to come...

Edited to add:...and more has come...Kanchan at Elan read this post and decided to one of her own too....and now we have decided to start a monthly series of lists. Yay!


pRiyA said...

so you are shalini from the lovely house featured at rang decor. i couldn't help thinking how cosy and friendly all the nooks and corners were.
i've enjoyed going through your blogs, especially reading about kerala and i will be back again soon to read some more!
and thank you for visiting The Plum Tree and leaving your comments.

अविनाश said...

that was nice to read...we are always in process

pink dogwood said...

most of your favorites are on my favorites list too - with cheesecake topping the list :)

Raaga said...

hmmm :-) I think I love all the stuff on this list plus beaches because that's where I grew up :-)

Shalini said...

priya, lol yes that's me! Thanks so much! It was such a treat to be featured on Arch's blog...I really do enjoy creating all the little cosy nooks in my home!

Avinash, yes so's a long but fun process!

pink dogwood, ha ha yes I should have started with cheesecake!

Raaga,thanks...yes the place where we grew up always remains special!

Anne said...

Great list.So glad you included hammocks. Hammocks are the ultimate for a relaxing nap.

Shalini said...

Thanks Anne...yes they sure are!

flaming coppercat said...

and then i love canceling items from the list!

Shalini said...

Lol, diti....I love doing that for the eggs, bread list variety! And also for places to visit before I die kind of thing.

bindu said...

Mountains ... surely one of my favourites. Must have been great to grow up around them. I grew up in Chennai, but am making up for lost time!

Shalini said...

It was great to be in the mountains....some of my earlier memories include them!

overturned blue shoe said...

theobromas at colaba, bombay.bessst i've eaten till date :)thoughtful list.

Shalini said...

I preferred the brownies at Theobroma actually. The best cheesecake I ate in Bombay was at the BBC in JW Marriot.

Anonymous said...

I loved the idea of putting the list of things that make us happy and smile. Now i am actually thinking of my things :) I agree with the suduko, hammocks and bougainvillea.

I enjoyed your cozy nest featured in Rang Décor. You have a beautiful house :)

And yes thanx for visiting my blog and leaving your comments. Keep visiting my lil space :)

Shalini said...

Thanks so're so right about them making us happy! It's these little things that one has to remember to do.

Oh goody make your list! I'm thinking of what my next list will be too :-)

Thanks so was a treat to be featured on Rang Decor, especially to be equated and showcased with so many stylish and eclectic homes.