Growing - an avocado from a seed. Pit? Whatever. From a smooth egg-like seed to cracking open like Monkey's stone egg to reveal a determined little tendril that just keeps on growing.
Gifting - a crochet baby blanket to my gorgeous cousin who will soon have a little Christmas baby!
Hearing - C.W. Stoneking, just about the coolest olde style feller I ever did hear. Get onto his music, it's audible timetravel. And his personal story is kinda interesting too.