Sunday, December 15, 2013

Reverb 13 · Prompt 13 · Favorite Things

#Reverb13 is a prompt-a-day series for the month of December that is meant to give participants the chance to reflect on the past year and take the opportunity to write down some hopes for the coming year.

Prompt 13: Give us a list of your favorite things from 2013.

Considering the backlash against the newly remade, live version of The Sound of Music, I hope that you'll take more kindly to this post, but if you don't, I promise that I'll respect that and not tell you that you need Jesus.

Baking some goodies in dozens of batches,
Picking out pumpkins from big autumn patches,
One little girl in her ladybug wings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cranky old kitty who just wants to be fed,
Snuggling up to me when I'm in my bed,
Stealing my chair when I get up for things,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Black and tan coonhounds with big Frito feet,
Running in all kinds of weather ('cept sleet),
Velvety ears that I hold out like wings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

ASU games and pork belly at dinner,
Reading with Daddy and big soccer winner,
Anniversary wine tasting up at Page Springs,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the dog barks,
When the kid screams,
When the cat makes me mad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel, so bad!


  1. This is absolutely my favorite "2013 recap" post I've seen on the internet. And the song is in my head now which is always a good thing! (And whatever, Carrie, Jesus and I are just fine thankyouverymuch and he and I agree that Julie Andrews rules.)

    1. Thank you!
      I admit that I didn't watch the remake, and I think that I will purposely miss any repeats of it. I'm pretty sure Jesus is OK with that choice. ;)