Joey from the most excellent blog Joeyfully Stated tagged me last night in the Love-Hate Challenge.
I must have sent some sort of aura out into BloggyVille yesterday. First lilrant tagged me in the afternoon with Freestyle Writing, and then came this. Because I only carry great affection for Joey’s peculiar Indy language trotted out daily over her way, I accepted. If you’ve never witnessed her expressing herself about the Mister, the kids, the ILs, the garden, her life her way, I strongly urge you to click the link above.
The rules on this one are: 10 things I love, 10 things I hate, 10 nominees.
Off we go with my Love List.
I love to see the sun off the side porch of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood in the morning.
The smile on my dear wife Karen’s face when we decide to unwind at Chadwick’s a couple of blocks down the road.
Meeting my wonderful daughter Elisabeth and her terrific boyfriend George Three anywhere.
When Karen’s great son and my fantastic stepson Daryl texts his mom back.
Our network of friends in Syracuse, and around the country, there for us.
My network of friends that I’ve met in BloggyVille, from around the world. You all are awesome, amazing me every day.
My sisters and my niece and nephew and my brothers-in-law on Long Island, where I grew up.
The opportunity to write.
The security of our Little Bitty and the beauty of our gardens.
Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle’s adventurous spirit and loving ways.
Hate is an awfully loaded word, but here’s my flip side of love.
Too much snow and cold in our Syracuse winter.
People who seem to live in a bubble and make your circumstances more challenging or even dangerous because they either don’t know or don’t care.
Too much rain and cold in our Syracuse spring and summer.
Not seeing Elisabeth and George Three and Daryl more often.
Not seeing my sisters and niece and nephew and brothers-in-law enough.
The big daily shrinking to three-days-a-week home delivery and laying me and 100 hard workers off in 2013.
Not getting a call saying “you’re it” after finalist interviews for interesting and rewarding jobs I’ve pursued since then.
Stress from freelance financial lifestyle.
Saying I have my great novel in my head but never taking any action about it.
And now my 10 blogging friends that I’m tagging to continue the challenge:
I hope you all choose to accept the tag and spill, spill, spill.
If I didn’t tag you and you are bursting at the seams to get your ya-ya’s out, feel free to either comment here or take on the challenge at your place. I only linked 10 because of the limits of the time and space continuum, but consider yourself welcomed, all.