Four things I love about my country is easy for me.
1. This one encompasses a lot. I love that we have the freedoms that we do. All kinds of freedoms exist in the bill of rights and I’m optimistic that we won’t stand by and let them be eroded.
2. I love that we can travel from one end of this great country to the other and find all kinds of diversity, both in population and in scenery and majesty.
3. I love our mountains, coasts, monuments and even the kitsch that can be found in lots of small towns and the countryside.
4. I love the ability to be whatever we want to be. No automatic rules about the kind of work we can do or whether we get an education or not.
The opportunities in this country are limitless and we are truly blessed to be Americans.
Summer foods are a lot of fun and I’m not sure I can pick a favorite. I mean, really, there are so many choices like bbq ribs, cantaloupe, pineapples, fresh peas, watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, and corn on the cab. Ahh, corn on the cob. Such a nice treat- messy but good.
I think I like the casualness of meals on a summer weekend day. Hanging out at the grill with a cold drink and yummy smells from the charcoal burner. What could be better? Maybe some homemade ice cream. Or Orange Crush sherbet. YEAH!!
I could listen to Donovan Leitch’s greatest hits over and over. In fact. I do. I have the album downloaded on my computer and listen all the time as I work. I love him so much, I even used him as inspiration for the heroine’s father in SOLO HONEYMOON, my debut novel written under my pen name.
I’m so glad Donovan finally got his due and was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. He’e been around for a long time and served as inspiration for many newer musicians who were inducted before him.
I am not a fan of driving. I do not like to drvie, Sam I am. Not in a tunnel, not on a highway, not on a dirt road and not on a bridge. I would be happy never to drive again if I could help it.
That being said, I do enjoy the convertible life. I like the wind in my hair and the sun on my head. So, give me a nice day when I can have the top down and I may just try those green eggs and ham, Sam I am.
I’d like to learn how to make chocolate shapes. I love to watch those shows where the pastry chefs compete to make the best sculptures out of various candies and chocolates. They look so gorgeous, I’d like to make some of them. Sadly, I’m not a patient person and I know I’d make a right awful mess of it. AND then, there’s always the side effect of wanting to eat the materials.