Wednesday, August 13, 2008

what are tired supergirls made of?

I never liked that rhyme "What are little girls made of?"
Sugar and spice and everything nice.
Because that made me think of a crystalline cinnamon sugar coated little girl.
Too sweet for words. And that I was not.
I was further nauseated by the rhyme "What are little boys made of?"
Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails.
That really got my imagination going with thoughts of some sad little
boy made up of orphaned dog tails and snail slime with snakey tongues. Ick.
But today I saw this quote in a magazine and it got me thinking....
The things that we love tell us what we are. Saint Thomas Aquinas
And as of this late Wednesday evening, pondering the people and things that I love,
I've come up with a list of what this tired supergirl is made of.
I am made of...
3 sweet boys
1 funny man
chocolate chips
laconic summer fans
The #1 Ladies Detective Agency series
tomatoes on the vine
all manner of family...parents, siblings, cousins, in-laws, etc.
all things robin egg blue
kisses on the cheek
cool pools on hot days
belly laughs
Jesus
Erica's homemade jam
lip gloss
Purvi's Indian tea with fresh ginger
75% off sales
summer quilts
kindred spirits
card games with the boys
the 1/2 an hour of morning quiet before anyone else in the house is up
beach sand (underfoot not in my swimsuit or ground into the van floor mats)
happy endings
McDonalds coffee with 1 cream
answered prayer (preferrably immediately answered prayer)
and the sighting of a new minted magazine in my mail box.
That's me as of summer 2008.
How about you?


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3 comments:

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Love that quote. I have a drive to make today, so I'll probably think about it as I pass cornfield after cornfield.

My short answer is probably this post of my favorite things, which I put up last year. But not much has changed. Those are still some of my favorites.

(Is that cheating?)

Jodie said...

Whuttup Sue. :)
I love this idea. I posted my reply on my blog today.

http://darkbetweenthestars.blogspot.com/2008/08/things-that-we-love-tell-us-what-we-are.html

I love your list. Weird how someone else's feel-good list can make you feel good. :)

Kara said...

Great list. I may have to add that to my blog as well. You are an idea generator girl! Hope you are doing well and have survived the summer! It's school time again! :-)