Saturday, January 31, 2009

Oh Kkay....

K. That's my letter. The letter assigned to me by Betty (I think Koda was off surveying his domain).

Now, I'm to list 10 things I love that begin with the letter K. I don't know if I should list them from 1(being my favorite) to 10(last on the list), or if I should do it the other way around. So I'm adopting a randomness of order. Kind of just the order I thought of them in(I made a list).

1. Kraut-as in Sauer Kraut. This may actually "Be" my #1 favorite on the list, it's kind of a toss up.

2. Kittens-I was reminded of just how much this past fall, when the cat that hung around outside, had 3 and I got to cuddle them. I miss them, but am glad they found new homes.

3. Knitting-I learned how to knit when I was very young(5 or 6). My Mom taught me. Looking back on it now, I think I just went back and forth and when she checked it for mistakes, she'd knit a little and tell me how well I was doing. I did eventually get it right. I haven't gotten out my needles in quite a while......

4. Kisses-As in Hershey's Kisses. I love chocolate in many forms, but I think just plain, all by itself, is the best. Of course, I love other kinds of kisses, too, but I don't get many of those nowadays.

5. Kleenex Pompoms-Weird, I know. I was a Girl Scout and we always entered a float in local parades and made probably millions of them-grocery bags full.....

6. Kahlua-I hope I spelled this right. One of the reasons I love Kahlua so much is that it reminds me of a friend I spent time with in Ohio. We used to sip Kahlua and coffee for hours, contemplating life, and watching her girls and animals antics. Good times!

7. Kansas-Not the state, the band. You know, "Dust in the Wind", "Carry On Wayward Son", and many more that not everyone would recognize. They have their own playlist on my MP3 player!

8. Keilbasa-Which of course is the perfect complement for Kraut(see #1). In the oven, simmered for an hour with butter and caraway seeds.

9. Keleva, MI-I know this is a place that no one who reads this will have heard of. There's an interesting story to this. I have never actually been there and the place I really mean is a river bend a couple miles from there. See, my brother calls any form of cooked cabbage, sauer kraut tops that list, well, he calls it Toxic Waste. Relegates it to 55 gallon drums to be sunk to the bottom of the ocean. He goes on fishing trips to this particular river bend a couple times a year and that is when I get to have sauer kraut, or fried cabbage, or boiled dinner, to my heart's content. Hence the love of a place I've never been!

10. Kosher Dill Pickles-Last but certainly not least on this list. The crunchier and more garlic the better!

This list was harder to compile than I thought it would be. It took me a couple days to find things that start with K, that I love.

If you'd like to take on the challenge of this list meme, please leave me a comment and I'll draw a letter out of a hat for you. I'd omit Q, X, and Z. I was going to leave Y out, but I thought of several things that started with Y so thats not so hard! :) I'll e-mail you or leave you a comment with your letter.

~Thanks For Stopping By~


  1. Fun to read your list, Leigh! I'm with you on the sauerkraut thing...I love it, but Ken can't stand it!

  2. Very good! Love the kraut also- haven't made pom-poms since the 6th grade and that was before the West was settled...Dannelle

  3. thanks for playing Leigh! I loved reading all your "K's"!! and you were right,Koda is out surveying his domain; still doing it too!

    I'm with you on the Hershey Kisses! and I love sauerkraut, my mom used to make sauerkraut and put Lima beans in it too; helped make it not too strong tasting; it was good!

    and I like Kansas the band too :)

    great list!!!!!!!

    take care


  4. Love the list! I just did this on my journal with the letter "I". My favorite of yours is of course Kansas. Dust In the Wind is my all time personal fav. song. (Hugs)Indigo

  5. This looks like a fun meme. I'm glad it was a positve one too. Hope you have a happy week. Luv ya! : )

  6. This was really cute. Thanks for sharing your favorite "K". I hope your Today is treating you well. Take care,

  7. I love your number 9! What a clever explanation for why a place that you've never been is your favorite place.

  8. Cool game, and very nice list of K things!

  9. Sounds like we have a lot of favorites in common! Thank you for the hug...I didn't realize what the brackets meant until about 2 in the morning! Made my day! Sending one back {{{Leigh}}}.


  10. Great game! I enjoyed reading your list. Hate Kraut but like Kansas, their music is great.