I do like being alone for long periods of time;
I don't like being away from my husband.
I do love being a mom and am grateful for my wonderful daughter;
I don't like being such a great geographic distance from her.
I do like traveling;
I don't like flying across the Atlantic.
I do like meeting people from around the world;
I don't accept racial prejudice or intolerance.
I do pay attention to politics;
I don't hesitate to speak or act for change.
I do like writing;
I don't like sitting at the computer for hours.
I do like living in Paris;
I don't like dealing with seemingly endless French bureaucracy.
I do like playing the piano;
I don't like that our apartment is too small to have one.
I do like hosting dinner parties;
I don't like washing lots of dishes afterwards.
I do like small intimate gatherings;
I don't like big parties.
I do like long conversations over dinner;
I don't like voices raised in anger.
I do like creating a beautiful home;
I don't like vacuuming and ironing.
I do like folding fresh laundry;
I don't like long cycles of French and British washing machines.
I do like staying up late at night;
I don't like getting up early in the morning.
I do like swimming;
I don't like anyone seeing me in a swimsuit.
I do like finding antiques and collectibles;
I don't like figuring out how to get them home.
I do like baking cookies and cupcakes and eating bread;
I don't like gaining weight.
I do appreciate good manners;
I don't like thoughtlessness or rude behaviour.
I do like spending time in Seville and Savannah;
I don't like the summertime heat and humidity.
I do like living in San Francisco;
I don't like the outrageous costs of real estate.
I do like people who think for themselves;
I don't like those with closed minds, who act like sheep.
I do like long walks with my husband;
I don't like uncomfortable shoes on cobblestoned streets.
I do believe in God and consider myself a spiritual person;
I don't like religious groups trying to hijack politics.
I do like fresh flowers in my apartment;
I don't like plastic or silk flowers - even if they look real.
I do like a fine red wine or champagne on occasion;
I don't like smoking.
I do want to save money for a house;
I don't know how to stop buying unique treasures.
I do want to finish writing my book;
I don't always find it easy being creative on demand.
I do appreciate honesty and constructive criticism;
I don't like liars who try to trick people.
I do admire brave men and women;
I don't like cowards who can't face reality.
I was "tagged" by the uniquely talented Krista for this writing exercise. In turn, I'd like to invite Annie, Colette, Corey, Amber, Susan and Jessie to participate.