Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Yes, the pumpkins are still on the mantle.
One of my favorite blogs is Abiding by Leslie, and one of my favorite features at her place is "Simple Joys." Today I'd like to write down a few of my own Simple Joys. Will you join me?
Jody's Simple Joys....
A "Day Out" with hubby, shopping in the City.
Going to Jolly Lane's Greenhouse to see all the gorgeous Christmas trees -- plain and flocked -- and walking down rows upon rows of poinsettias sporting blue, purple, yellow, pink, speckled and sparkly leaves. My favorite is still red, as you can see by my Christmas banner. (Thanks Seth!)
Finding a Rosemary Christmas tree for my table. It smells so strong and spicy. I made rosemary-garlic potatoes with the snippings for supper.
Driving safely home through the ice and drifted snow which glazed the interstate and secondary roads. So many slid into the ditch, but we stayed on the road. I think it may have been the prayers I was whispering along with the steady, wise driving of Hubs.
Sons who are honest and complimentary at the same time: "Mom, that messy bed-head look is really good on you! Really!!"
Freshly washed dogs and their freshly washed rugs.
A new chocolate peppermint cookie recipe that turned out the first time.
The giggle of my grandbaby.
Number Two Son's bedroom cleaned and turned into a sewing/crafting workshop --a work still in progress.
My morning mugs of coffee with a tipple of cream.
My afternoon single cup of coffee with cream and a couple chocolate chip cookies.
A hot bath with tea and a good book balanced on the edge of the tub. Oh, and don't forget a squirt of warm vanilla sugar bath bubbles.
Chickadees at my feeder.
A cozy fire when it's 10 degrees outside.
A long letter from a friend.
Lighting the candles and reading our Advent stories each night before bed (and we're all adults!)