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Each participating SCP author lists their 5 favorite things and although this sounds easy, I love so many things, it is actually hard for me to narrow down to just 5!! But, I'll give it a shot...
5. A favorite SCP book-
Obviously, I will post my favorite book released by SCP. This is difficult in itself, because as a writer, I actually do not have much time to read. Ultimately, there are many more SCP books and authors I want to experience than what I have to date, so narrowing the field to one book is the hardest choice on this list. I decided to go with the first SCP I ever read and that honor goes to....Kellie Kamryn for Monkeys, Sex, and Other Birthday Surprises...this delightful, playful romp is as full of sexually charged energy as smiles. You should check it out, along with Kellie's other releases. She's burning up the eBook trade these days.
|Amazon Purchase Link|
4. A favorite food--
Hands down, I gotta say it's my Grandma Helen's biscuits and gravy. OMGoodness...thinking about it now makes me miss the family Rockin' Chair Ranch, also affectionately known as the Cattle Company. She raised us on good ole' fashioned southern comfort food. Just thinking about it now also reminds me of her chicken and dumplings, but, alas, I'm limited to one on this list. I sure love my Gma, and not for her cooking, but, because she is the most awesome lady I know.
|Gma Helen and my two awesome sister-loves, Chrisee and Jewel|
3. A favorite activity--
My love of sports began in high school and mushroomed into one activity after another. Watching my son, Aaron, play baseball (they won the Colorado state little league championship one year), son,Devin, play basketball, and now my daughter, Allee, play softball and volleyball, keeps me motivated. I began running 5K races with my husband, Alan, and even participated in a few triathlons. All this combined helps me maintain my health to keep up with favorite number 4, eating my gma's great food! :)
|Me and The Husband after a triathlon|
|Allee serving up volleyball|
2. A favorite place--
|I-70 take me where I want to go...|
|The view from Buffalo Overlook, the first peek at the majesty|
|Hiking St Mary's Glacier, the view from up high|
|Just outside our favorite restaurant and brew pub|
1. My favorite Thing----
drum roll here....if you know me very well, you would have already guessed this one. But, my absolute, number one favorite thing in the world is....SNOW. Snowflakes are the most beautiful thing in the world to me. Amazing, crystalline, fragile, fluffy elements of nature- so distinctive and gorgeous. I love snowflakes so much, I have three tattooed on my lower back.
Unlike a rainstorm, when the weather predicts a snowfall overnight, the quiet, almost magical, arrival comes without loud thundering or lightning cracks across the sky. Peeking out the window, from the dry, barren ground of the day before, to awaken to a newly blanketed white world truly warms me from head to toe.
|Us skiing during a snowfall|
|Ready to cross country ski in Montana...niece, Gina-Belle dubiously watching|
|Once again in a snowfall on the slopes with The Husband|
Now, to just get some photos of individual snowflakes, that's a job for my photographer husband, Alan. :) Maybe on our next trip in January to Colorado.
Thank you for indulging my 5 favorite things list. Please comment below for your chance to win and I would LOVE to hear some of your favorite things!