I remember learning this song for a Christmas Pageant at my tiny grade school; not really knowing what streudels or schnitzel were, but they must be pretty good things to make it onto this list. Heck, I had never seen "The Sound of Music" when I was 6 or 7 years old. Our music teacher/show director was a Juilliard School graduate, a pianist, who also happened to be a concert-level harpist, but who seemed very happy and proud to be working with 50-60 school children ranging in ages from 5-12, who truly were not very good singers, but loved to sing loud. I still remember these lyrics - Miss Goodwin taught us that well.
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things
Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings These are a few of my favorite things
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes Snowflakes that stay on your nose and eyelashes Silver white winters that melt into springs These are a few of my favorite things
When the dog bites When the bee stings When I'm feeling sad I simply remember my favorite things And then I don't feel so bad
When I started this blog in May 2007, it was for the sole purpose of staying in touch with friends and family while we traveled to Europe for three months. I am still staying in touch. "Traveller's Joy" clematis vitalba: Wildflower found throughout southwest Europe/Africa. Used for medicinal purposes and found "climbing and covering" the roadsides of Europe.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman