A is for......
This morning I stumbled upon a blogger that was using "W is for..." as a subject title. It was clever, and it stuck in my brain. A light bulb flashed above my head and I decided to create (or snatch out of the collective unconscious if it already exists and I just don't know about it) a new Alphabet MeMe. This one is really easy because you can make it as easy or as complicated as you want. List 3 words or 30. It's up to you. I simply kept going until words stopped welling up from inside. This week is A. Next week (or whenever I get around to it), I'll do B. The week after I'll... well, you get the idea.
My personal A List:
A.M./P.M. - Time is a complex factor in my life. Those of you who know me well need no more explanation.
Amery - a little town in northwestern Wisconsin. I wasn't born there, but I lived there for most of my single digit childhood and think of it as my "home town".
Albuquerque - another hometown. This town witnessed my teen years and left me with a love of adobe (another "A" word), the smell of pinyon wood smoke, and jalepenos on my pizza.
Abracadabra - It's important to believe in magic
Ashes - Since our only source of heat is wood, ashes are a big part of my life. At least from about October through April, give or take a month or two
Agates - I love rock huntings. Agates are my favorite rock.
Anastacia - if the sonogram is right, next month this will be my first granddaughter.
Artichokes and Asparagus - these were the first two "exotic" vegetables I ever tasted. After an early childhood filled with mostly peas, corn, carrots - standard stuff - these two veggies made a big impression on me and led to a joy in trying new foods
Argue - I can't say I like to argue, but if I have to, I'm damned good at it.
A+'s - I was a very grade oriented school child. Had a 4.0 in college.
Astronomy - when I was ten or so, I fell in love with astronomy. I knew more about astronomy, learned all on my own, then I did all the other science facts I learned in school from K-12. I even had my own telescope.
Art - Always been a big part of my life. I've always drawn, sketched, painted, sewn, sculpted, designed or done something artful - always.
Arugula - springs up every spring (ha!) and sometimes in the fall, in my garden. It's the quintessential garden green to me and I like to nibble on it whenever I'm outside
Amber - I love the smell of amber resin. I love amber beads/rocks/whatever you call them. Amber comes from the Baltic area, which appeals to the 50% of me that is Lithuanian
Antique - there are only a few things I'd rather have new rather then old - cars, seafood, coffee - most things, the older the better as far as I'm concerned. I like things that already have some story in them.
Archetype - The book Goddesses in Everywoman by Jean Shinoda Bolen was a seminal, pivotal read for me.
Astigmatism - yep. And nearsighted. And now farsighted too. Love me, love my glasses.
Author - what I want to be when I grow up some day.
Agriculture - I always imagined I'd grow up and marry a farmer. (Nope)
Autumn - my favorite season
Arrrrrgh - Every pirate's favorite word!
Okay, you're turn. And let me know if you play so I can read your A List.