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Yippee skippee

July 18th, 2011

What brings me joy? These are a few of my favorite things.

  • Bubbles—don’t leave home without them. I love to blow bubbles while sitting at a long traffic light or at the gas pump while my tank is filling. Bubbles indoors add pizzazz to any meeting. I keep small wedding-sized bubbles in purse, car and desk for those impromptu moments. Every day is better with bubbles!
  • Kites—they’re not just for March anymore. I carry two kites plus string in the back of my car just in case. And I like to sing “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” loudly while flying them.  Today’s kites seem easier to fly than my childhood version—you don’t have to run to get them aloft.
  • Words like aloft. I collect words that start with A. It all started with the old riddle: When is a door not a door? When it’s ajar.  When is a kite not a kite? When it’s aloft.
  • Breathing. I take one-minute breathing breaks in long store checkout lines. I pretend I’m on a mini-vacation and give thanks that those fussy kids aren’t mine. Bubbles help with fussy kids, by the way.
  • Skipping. I love skipping! …or I should say, I love the idea of skipping. Adult skippers look a little weird, especially if they are holding hands with their fellow skippees, but that’s okay. You can find skipping clubs online. For instance: Minnesota Skipping Club. Skipping is fun, it’s free, and it makes me smile.

PS: I just went outside and tried skipping. It was fun as advertized, but I may have to start a local chapter for Skippers with Depends.


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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Melissa  |  July 18th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Hilarious! Maybe we can do some of these on our next birthday celebration! We can celebrate with great aplomb!! 😉

  • 2. lswagerty  |  July 18th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Aplomb–i love it! And it wasn’t on my list!!
    When is a plum not a plum? When it’s aplomb 🙂

  • 3. Brenda Ortiz  |  July 19th, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Adroit- when is a writer really a writer? When she’s adroit.

  • 4. lswagerty  |  July 19th, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Wow Brenda–you are good at this game! Nice addition to my list and thanks for the compliment 🙂

  • 5. Laura  |  July 19th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I’m trying to come up with one for adjacent, to no avail. Oh! Avail! Hmmm… 😀

  • 6. lswagerty  |  July 19th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Laura–I’m aghast at how adept you are!

  • 7. marilyn  |  July 20th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    LOIS, you are soooooo funny. I loved it

  • 8. lswagerty  |  July 20th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Marilyn–thanks! I’m all atwitter over your comment 🙂

  • 9. Donna  |  July 30th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I guess when is a wash not awash would be hard to fit in here. I was never very good at alliteration.

  • 10. lswagerty  |  July 30th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Donna–you’re aboard when you’re not abroad 🙂

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