Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Simple Things

I read Christina's blog Soul Aperture and feel such deep happiness. She has a way of highlighting the ordinary and making me realize how beautiful daily life can be. I love her posts on simple things and I finally decided to list some of my own.

  • Listening to my four-year-old granddaughter request a book from my "book room"
  • A big pot of chili cooked by my husband, ready when I get home from work
  • Books and my book room
  • Email from my daughter
  • Heated seats in my car when the outside temperature is 16 degrees!
  • Sunshine
  • Phone calls with dear friends
  • Blogs—I love reading blogs!
  • A free bookmark included in my latest book purchase
  • Getting a copy of "The Big Tidy Up" after 30 years! This was a book by Norah Smaridge that I read to my children when they were little. We all loved it—and recently it was re-released—and now I own my own copy! (You can find it on Amazon.)
  • Reading The Big Tidy Up to my granddaughter
  • Covering up with my FuzzyWuzzy (like a Snuggie) in the mornings while I write in my notebook

I love the way reading one blog leads to another leads to another, etc.—and before you know it, you have discovered a site that makes your heart sing—and you are not quite sure how you got there—and you are so glad you did!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

What Makes Me Happy

Friday evening, my husband and I spent time with our daughter, her husband, her two daughters, and her son who was celebrating his 22nd birthday. We ate at O'Charley's and had the best overloaded potato soup that I've ever had. We laughed, we hugged, we reminisced about when Randal was born.

This made me very happy!