Life is full of simple pleasures. Having two entire hours with absolutely nothing looming ahead of me. Getting my very first homework assignment of a promising year. Daydreaming of swimming, yet again, in that new swimsuit I told you all about. Seeing the only girl I truly would like to be up on stage. (Zooey Deschanel for those of you who don’t know.) I wouldn’t even have wanted to have been Marilyn Monroe. I love my life and who I am, but there are times where I would love to have Zooey’s wardrobe, her singing voice, her hair, her career and I would want her cute, adorable, vintage nature except that I think I am already somewhere along those lines. (Disclaimer: I do not think I am as adorable as Zooey Deschanel. I am not that vain. Also, I love italics.)
I also love people coming over and lounging in my living rooms. I want to be extraordinarily Italian (or is it the Greeks that are hospitable?) and always have food on the table, loud laughter, and an open door. I want everyone to know where the spare key is and just be overflowing with guests adding color and vibrancy to my life, even if they are a little on the annoying side.
So please, know. My door is always open. You’ll be doing me the favor by asking me to be generous.
Postscript: After I wrote this, I had a plethora of delightful things happen to me that I had to my list of things that are as wonderful as Zooey Deschanel: Toy Story macaroni, surprise trips to Red Robin to eat a delicious burger, a local concert on the horizon at a venue I have been wanting to step my veteran concert-shoes (not pictured…yet.) into, and throwing on clothes I thought I hated to create an outfit that I love. I love making lists of things that I love. I hope you do as well.