Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Witnessing nature's beauty no matter the time of year, holding my husband's hand, getting bear hugs, finding something I have feverishly searched for, the touch of my cat Jolie's nose waking me up in the morning. These are some of the simple pleasures I fully intend to concentrate on and enjoy more from now on. Those, along with the scent and taste of my incredible morning coffee.
In addition, having a new recipe come out great, seeing hoof prints pressed into the winter snow and spotting a beautiful doe outside our bedroom window is pretty great.  Going to sleep and waking up with no pain is right there at the top of the list, too.  I love my cozy, warm bed.  It is a real blessing on these cold winter nights.
I love the sound of a hearty laugh.  You really can't beat a good joke and some people even think I'm funny.  Well, they think Jack is funny, too and he really can be.  A cat's purr is as delightful as my favorite songs.
A good book or movie is a real pleasure.  There is so much out there that is mediocre or just plain bad.  Finding a treasure is a mood elevator.  I rented Charles Dickens' "Our Mutual Friend" last week and enjoyed every minute of it.  Despite the fact that it took place in the 19th century, the setting, characters and story kept me interested until the very end--and it was a 2 disk set!
These are just a few of my simple pleasures.  What are yours?

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  1. I love to hear my wife laugh and you are funny

  2. This is really good poetry. Thank you for reminding me that I am very fortunate, given all the human suffering on this earth of ours. So sensitive. More! MOre!~ cousin Judi

  3. I love riding up the mountain on the ski lift with my best girlfriends :) I love singing loudly in my car all by myself because the radio doesn't work. I love getting a text and cracking up in a crowd of people and everyone just stares :) and I Love going out to lunch with my favorite grandparents and listen to them passionately debate the details of this insanely confusing world! :)Love you Grandma <3

  4. Research shows that individuals with cats tend to have better bone density. It's tied into being exposed to purring.

  5. Dotty:

    I'm not sure if it's because we are getting
    older, or we have endured a certain amount
    of life's spills, but your blog says it all, and
    so glad you have put it into words to share
    with others.

    I can't tell you the pleasure your blog gives

  6. I could feel the heartfelt love you were pouring into this week's blog. Thank you Dottie for providing a breath of fresh air! Blessings, Averi

  7. I am going to try those recipes they look good.
    You take great picture's.
    Thanks again, Dee


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