January 24, 2009

Letter Meme

Posted in Journal tagged , , at 4:45 pm by Jenn

A few weeks ago I was tagged by Transplanting Me in a “letter meme”.  The rules are as follows:

Leave a comment on this post, and you will be assigned a letter.  Write about ten things you love that begin with your assigned letter, and post it at your place. When people comment on your list, you give them a letter, and the chain continues on and on. (You can opt out of being assigned a letter, just say you don’t want to play – I still love comments)

My letter, assigned by Monica is letter “D”….thinking, thinking, thinking….here goes

1.  Daisies -

Daisies are today and always have been my favorite flower.  I love them in all colors, fancy and traditional.  Gerbera Daisies are my favorite, especially the red or flame orange color in my garden…love, love, love daisies.  Don’t waste your money buying me roses.  A bunch of white daisies with a yellow center do the trick.  I also love daffodils.  When the daffodils come up, I know it’s time to start doing yard work.  I don’t necessarily love the yard work part, but I love the outcome, a beautiful floral landscape.  I miss my garden.

2.  Denim – 

I’m most comfortable in my blue jeans.  These days my favorite pair is my Levi’s.  They are the only brand I’m really comfortable ordering online.  When I get back to the states I’m in desperate need of new jeans.  I’m looking in to Paige Denim, which I’ve wanted for a few years and now am going to splurge and buy myself a pair.  A good friend also swears by True Religion…where do people get all this money to buy jeans?

3.  Dietitian – my profession.  I love being a dietitian.  Helping people feel better about themselves, giving them assistance when they are sick or undergoing medical treatment is perhaps the single most, best feeling in the world.  Going to bed at night, knowing that you made a difference in someone’s life is huge.  I haven’t worked in my profession in over a year and a half.  I have continued to help people, via email, phone, etc.  I started a private practice in the hopes of being able to help members of the embassy community while I’m overseas.  This hasn’t given me the amount of clients that I was hoping for, but it has brought some and for those I am grateful, and what’s even better is that they were grateful too.

4.  Diamonds -

Asscher cut is my favorite.  It’s the stone in my engagement ring.  Enough said.

5.  Dollar – I never seem to have enough these days, but I love them just the same.

6.  Desperate Housewives – 

I didn’t watch the first season as it aired.  I started watching it midway through the second season and got hooked.  I purchased Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD to catch myself up once I got overseas and now I’m a faithful watcher.  Even though I’m not a mom, I see myself as a Lynette.

7.  Dogs – I’m a Spaniel girl.  I love Spaniels…we were in the process of adopting a pure bred Bench Bred Springer Spaniel, liver colored when we found Max.  We aren’t exactly sure what breed of dog Max is, but one things for sure he’s got some sort of Spaniel (or two or three) in his blood somewhere.  Some people say Field/Springer mix, some say Field/Cocker mix and some say Field/Gordon Setter mix….whatever the mix, he’s awesome.  He’s become quite dependant on me since we’ve been overseas.  I’m the one with him 24/7 so he follows me around ALL DAY LONG.  If I am in the den, he’s in the den.  If I get up to check the laundry, he does too (now if only he’d learn to fold it).  When I go to the bathroom he follows me right in there and waits for me.  When I lay on the couch in the afternoon to take a nap, he curls right up beside me.  He really is a great guy and great company for me most days.  I’m glad we found him (thanks Tony @ Pups).

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8.  Daytime Television -

General Hospital is my favorite.  I keep watching and waiting for the return of Blackie Parrish, though it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen anytime soon.  I’m also patiently waiting for the day when Bobbie’s son Lucas takes his rightful place as the mob leader in Port Charles, it will be up to Uncle Lucky to stop him, causing the Spencer family to become at odds with each other.   When that day comes I’ll have to stop watching…until then I’m hooked.  I’m trying to remember when I first started watching GH…I can remember Heather Weber, Laura when she was married to Scottie, Bobbie when she was a student nurse, but I don’t remember how old I was.  I just know it’s been a LONG TIME.

9.  Deathly Hallows -

Ok, maybe this wasn’t my favorite book in the Harry Potter series, but it was close.  It would have probably been my favorite if the events involving Snape had been different.  I don’t want to divulge too much information for those who haven’t read it yet.

Last but not least, #10 – Democracy – if there is one thing that I’ve truly come to appreciate since I’ve been living overseas in these post soviet countries is democracy.  Let freedom ring!

So there you have it, 1o things that start with the letter D that I love.  It was harder than I thought to come up with 10, but I did it.  Now it’s your turn.

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