It was time for my tea break, a nice cup of Earl Grey with the energizing aromas of bergamot. It was also a perfect time to start my “100 Things” list which has now become “106 Things”. So here are 106 things about me (in no particular order)…

  1. I’m still in love with Bryan
  2. I have a gorgeous son, Tobias
  3. Kaia is my sweet baby girl
  4. I have a dog named Thomson
  5. I’ve been married since I was 23
  6. I’m 40-something going on 20
  7. Tobias and Kaia make me smile even when I’m really grumpy
  8. I love to cook (I guess that is a given)
  9. I adore Sushi and Sashimi
  10. I own an ezine called Outdoor Adventure Canada
  11. I have a sailboat named Azura
  12. I love dragonflies and damselflies
  13. I enjoy backpacking and canoeing
  14. I love to write
  15. Purple is my favorite color
  16. Bryan is my best friend
  17. I am intuitive
  18. I live in a house from the 1870s
  19. I love books
  20. I knit
  21. I was a teddy bear designer
  22. I love needlework and sewing
  23. I’m passionate
  24. I live near the Grand River
  25. I am artsy
  26. I wrote two wilderness cookbooks
  27. I love watching Anthony Bourdain especially Parts Unknown
  28. Daisies are my favorite flower
  29. I love hot chocolate
  30. I have weeds in my garden (lots of them)
  31. I took up cycling after not being on a bike for 23 years
  32. I love day hikes
  33. Baco Noir and Shiraz are my favorite wines
  34. I’m hot headed
  35. I love to sail
  36. I’m a Saggitarius
  37. don’t like Shepherd’s Pie
  38. I love to watch the birds in my garden
  39. Nature amazes me
  40. I collect kaleidoscopes
  41. My favorite movie is Chocolat A Little Chaos
  42. My favorite treat is Lindt Dark Chili Chocolate
  43. I want to sail the BVIs
  44. I collect spices (like you didn’t see that one coming)
  45. I despise centipedes
  46. I love the Outlander books
  47. I like spicy foods
  48. I don’t like it when people eat with their mouth open
  49. I like my neighbors and being part of a community
  50. I collect antique stereocards
  51. I collect tea cups
  52. I like to read, especially non-fiction
  53. I keep a cooking journal
  54. I like to take photos
  55. I collect rocks
  56. I collect things with dragonflies on them
  57. I have lots of herbs in my garden
  58. I’m a planner
  59. I love wind chimes
  60. My favorite cd set is “the Best of Cafe del Mar”
  61. I like folk music
  62. I dislike wearing socks and shoes (bare-naked feet are better)
  63. I work in my jammies
  64. I love coffee
  65. I love tea, especially Double Bergamot Earl Grey from Stash
  66. My favorite smell is Satsuma oranges
  67. I think Mission/Craftsman style furniture is beautiful
  68. Amethyst is my favorite gemstone
  69. I like silver and white gold better than yellow gold
  70. I love teddy bears
  71. I love to run
  72. I’m sentimental to a fault
  73. There is a slinky on my desk
  74. I collect Christmas ornaments
  75. I think snowflakes are amazing
  76. I am competitive but only with myself
  77. I’m moody
  78. I love to see the sunrise
  79. I love candlelight
  80. I have too many kitchen gadgets
  81. I love the Weather Network
  82. I think water-gun fights are fun
  83. I like to play
  84. I married someone 9 inches shorter than me
  85. I tease my friends
  86. I am a flirt
  87. I always misplace my glasses
  88. I love vanilla ice cream
  89. I think wildflowers are beautiful
  90. I don’t like shopping
  91. I drink water out of a wine glass
  92. When I met Bryan I was a vegetarian
  93. I love really, really love peaches
  94. I sing in the shower
  95. I like thunderstorms
  96. Negative people irritate me
  97. Gumbo is one of my favorite dishes
  98. I like to cuddle
  99. I’m not ticklish except for one spot on my…
  100. I think sand dollars are really cool
  101. I am obsessed with cooking
  102. I am diabetic
  103. I believe in Santa Claus
  104. I am not afraid of heights – I am afraid of gravity
  105. If I had fuzzy bunny slippers I would trip over them

…updated July 2017.