I've decided to follow Lana's example. Rather than strive for perfection - I wrote down the first 20 things that came to mind, and I'm sharing them as a list here with you.
Strangely enough, almost all my choices reflect exactly what I blog about! I suspect this is because these really are the things about which I am most passionate!
|I saw the words love and hate written this way fairly recently, and unfortunately I don't remember where! I created the drawing in this photo from memory - but I'd love to know who first thought of this idea!|
the image above combines the two words into one. I made my list of twenty things. Then I realized that for each item that I listed under love, I had a somewhat relevant dislike!
I remember being taught when I was small to never use the word hate, “because we don't really hate anyone.” Although I now know that unfortunately hate does exist - I prefer the word dislike!
Here's my List!
#1. Love: My family and friends - more than anything at all, of course!
Dislike: My family and friends being far away!
#2. Love: All the pets that I have ever had.
Dislike: The short lifespan (compared to humans) of a pet.
#3. Love: Writing and Blogging
Dislike: The frustrating limits of my computer and photography skills.
#4. Love: Food! (Cooking, baking, developing recipes, eating, entertaining, ... )
Dislike: How easy it is to consume more calories than we expend!
#5. Love: Montana
Dislike: Forest fires (and it is very hot and dry here right now ... !)
#6. Love: To travel the world, and experience different cultures.
Dislike: Driving (especially on crowded highways, in the city, in rain, or on snowy roads!)
#7. Love: Being home (I like to travel, but I also really love being at home!)
#8. Love: Gardening and being creative in lots of ways.
Dislike: Grasshoppers (Hate really may be the word that applies here!)
#9. Love: Reading fiction.
Dislike: Lack of sleep (and blogging, writing, or a good book often keeps me up at night!)
#10. Love: An ample supply of running water. (I missed this, when our well was being fixed last week!)
Dislike: Water shortages, poverty, famine, disease, inequality, global warming, and war.
(Yes - I cheated. My Dislike #10 is really 7 items, but if I had listed all of them separately, my list would have sounded like it was for a beauty pageant!)
Like a chain letter for bloggers, I am now supposed to tag some other bloggers to write a post like this. I encourage you to visit the really wonderful blogs that I linked to here!
Note: These bloggers are under no obligation of any kind to write this post!
- Joy Page Manuel of Catharsis
- Carlee S. of Cooking with Carlee
- Amy of German Pearls
- Donna W. of Two Chicks and a Mom
- Lori Leigh of LLFarm
- Kati of Nurse Eye Roll
- Kelly of Just Typikel
- Diane of On the Border
|The one time I need a grasshopper, there aren't any hopping around! Good thing I hadn't sorted our boxes of toys yet in my efforts to declutter using Marie Kondo's method! I'm glad we still had this little guy, so I could use it in this photo!|
Here's a question about my Dislike # 8:
Grasshoppers destroy my plants, but when they look at me with those great big eyes ... I just can't squish them. Can you?
Just a reminder that for the month of July, the Words for Wednesday writing prompt challenge will be hosted by River on her blog, Drifting Through Life. It is fun; I encourage you to pop over there tomorrow to see what this week's words will be!
Some people write something with the word prompt on the very same Wednesday it is published. For others (like me) it may be easier to wait to use them later in the week. There are no rules - whatever works for you is fine.