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 Connor (he’s 9 11 and I adore him)
  3. Kaia Noelle is my sweet baby girl (she’s 5 7 now)
  4. Bianca Dylan is my beautiful grown daughter (I’m so proud of her)
  5. I have a dog named Thomson
  6. I’ve been married 18 22 24 years
  7. I’m 42 44 46 48 going on 20
  8. Bianca, Tobias and Kaia make me smile even when I’m really grumpy
  9. I love to cook (I guess that is a given)
  10. I adore Sushi and Sashimi
  11. I own an ezine called Outdoor Adventure Canada
  12. I have a sailboat named Azura
  13. I love dragonflies and damselflies
  14. I enjoy backpacking and canoeing
  15. I love to write
  16. Purple is my favorite color
  17. Bryan is my best friend
  18. I am intuitive
  19. I live in a 135 year old house
  20. I love books
  21. I knitted a scarf – once
  22. I was a teddy bear designer
  23. I love needlework and sewing
  24. I’m passionate
  25. I live near the Grand River
  26. I am artsy
  27. I wrote two wilderness cookbooks
  28. I love watching Anthony Bourdain especially Parts Unknown
  29. Daisies are my favorite flower
  30. I love hot chocolate
  31. I have weeds in my garden (lots of them)
  32. I took up cycling after not being on a bike for 23 years
  33. I love day hikes
  34. Chateau Neuf du Pape and Shiraz are my favorite wines
  35. I’m hot headed
  36. I love to sail
  37. I’m a Saggitarius
  38. don’t like Shepherd’s Pie
  39. I love to watch the birds in my garden
  40. Nature amazes me
  41. I collect kaleidoscopes
  42. My favorite movie is Chocolat A Little Chaos
  43. My favorite treat is Lindt Dark Chili Chocolate
  44. I want to sail the BVIs
  45. I collect spices (like you didn’t see that one coming)
  46. I despise centipedes
  47. I love the Outlander books
  48. I like spicy foods
  49. I don’t like it when people eat with their mouth open
  50. I like my neighbors and being part of a community
  51. I collect antique stereocards
  52. I collect tea cups
  53. I like to read, especially non-fiction
  54. I keep a cooking journal
  55. I like to take photos
  56. I collect rocks
  57. I collect things with dragonflies on them
  58. I have lots of herbs in my garden
  59. I’m a planner
  60. I love wind chimes
  61. My favorite cd set is “the Best of Cafe del Mar”
  62. I like folk music
  63. I dislike wearing socks and shoes (bare-naked feet are better)
  64. I work in my jammies
  65. I love coffee
  66. I love tea, especially Double Bergamot Earl Grey from Stash
  67. My favorite smell is Satsuma oranges
  68. I think Mission/Craftsman style furniture is beautiful
  69. Amethyst is my favorite gemstone
  70. I like silver and white gold better than yellow gold
  71. I love teddy bears
  72. I love to run
  73. I’m sentimental to a fault
  74. There is a slinky on my desk
  75. I collect Christmas ornaments
  76. I think snowflakes are amazing
  77. I am competitive but only with myself
  78. I’m moody
  79. I love to see the sunrise
  80. I love candlelight
  81. I have too many kitchen gadgets
  82. I love the Weather Network
  83. I think water-gun fights are fun
  84. I like to play
  85. I married someone 9 inches shorter than me
  86. I tease my friends
  87. I am a flirt
  88. I always misplace my glasses
  89. I love vanilla ice cream
  90. I think wildflowers are beautiful
  91. I don’t like shopping
  92. I drink water out of a wine glass
  93. When I met Bryan I was a vegetarian
  94. I love really, really love peaches
  95. I sing in the shower
  96. I like thunderstorms
  97. Negative people irritate me
  98. Gumbo is one of my favorite dishes
  99. I like to cuddle
  100. I’m not ticklish except for one spot on my…
  101. I think sand dollars are really cool
  102. I am obsessed with cooking
  103. I am diabetic
  104. I believe in Santa Claus
  105. I am not afraid of heights – I am afraid of gravity
  106. If I had fuzzy bunny slippers I would trip over them

…updated July 2017.