Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Soup and nothing

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Out of the blue this afternoon, my ten-year-old said, "I'm so excited!" I asked him why. He looked confused, like until I asked the question, he had no idea he'd said anything at all. Then he shrugged and smiled. "I don't know why I said that. But I am. I don't know. I'm just excited."

And tonight my seven-year-old said, "I'm so excited for the next time I eat lunch at home!" Again, I asked why. "Because you said I could have Italian Wedding Soup."

So on behalf of my children who get excited over soup and nothing, here's a list of 20 things that excite me:

1. a great Indian restaurant
2. a new editing client
3. figuring out exactly what I need my characters to do next
4. a request for a full
5. crawling into my bed at the end of the day
6. getting enthusiastic feedback from my crit partner
7. a new pair of jeans that fit just right
8. "This Old House" sung by the Brian Setzer Orchestra
9. watching a movie at home with my husband
10. my four-year-old telling me--for no reason at all--I'm the best mom in the world
11. hanging out with my mom and siblings
12. learning something new
13. the first day the temperature hits 50 after a long winter
14. feeling needed
15. having a teenager tell me I look younger than I am
16. circus peanuts
17. Monday mornings
18. being three fourths of the way through a book I can't put down
19. incense
20. knowing my children get excited over soup and nothing


Ron said...

boy, that husband of yours goes all out.

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Bobbie said...

Hey... that husband of mind offers to take me to dinner and movies and plays. But I'm happy with the ease of a dvd at home. I'm a cheap date!

Bobbie said...

Husband of minE, that is.

Mendy said...

On really cold days I think I could get quite excited about soup. Today we all got really excited about a giant potato chip. I wish I could harness my kids enthusiasm...