|Posted: 10/12/2013 8:01:52 AM|Mine is coffee with my husband...or just sharing quiet, stolen moments with him...we talk about whatever, mostly our hopes and dreams...
tired of the govt shutdown fiasco and just hearing BAD news in general...
please share your life's simple joy...what relaxes you? recharges you? warms your heart?
could be anything...when your new puppy licks your face? a day at the beach with a good book? your children's laughter? hot guy on an elevator?
Please share...lighten and brighten my day!
All is well
Loc: Here and now
|Posted: 10/12/2013 8:07:28 AM|
Reading a good book on the deck.
Loc: Middle of the USA
|Posted: 10/12/2013 8:10:31 AM|I would have to say hugs from my DDs and DH. I crave them.
Loc: England UK
|Posted: 10/12/2013 8:13:36 AM|
My youngest DD, away at uni, posting a recent vacation photo of Dh and I and writing "My wonderful Mum and Dad" Made my heart smile.
Other than that sort of thing, sitting with Dh on the sofa enjoying some chocolate and a glass of cold milk while he massages my feet - bliss!!
|"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
Seriously warped and appalling
|Posted: 10/12/2013 8:15:31 AM|
I can spend hours on end sitting on our deck down by the lake.
Pea, Glorious Pea
Loc: In the land of loss...weight loss, that is. 44.8 down, about 6.2 to go! :D
|Posted: 10/12/2013 8:16:38 AM|1. Hanging out with my DH and puppy ALL day on Sunday, watching football in our jammies.
2. Hot bubble baths
3. Taking a long afternoon walk with my pup in the cool Spring and Fall
4. Having lunch with my DH on a restaurant patio
5. Driving my convertible with the top down!
6. Hanging out with good friends
7. Sweet puppy kisses
8. Sweet DH kisses on the back of my neck
9. Trying on a size M/L, 10/12 and it FITTING!!! Looking hot in a dress.
Loc: Canadian Trailhead
|Posted: 10/12/2013 8:17:03 AM|Spending time with my family and having quiet time with my dh
People not perfection
Loc: Right where I should be
|Posted: 10/12/2013 8:21:17 AM|When I read this blog:
A Holy Experience
When my dh hears the music playing it gives me space and knows I need time. I also love to hear Ann speak and have found several of her sessions online. Last night after a busy week he came and cuddled with me in my chair (it is a big oversized chair but we both fit) and watched a brief session that spoke to me.
Also, when my youngest ds (4) says, mom what do you love about me? He is wired for affirmation and I love being able to fill him up and tell him all the things I love.
Family dinners. My oldest is 21 and away at school but comes home twice a month (usually) and last night was family dinner. Sometimes it is a wonderful meal and sometimes a quick thrown together meal but we are there and together. I treasure it and savor it.
Loading books on my Kindle. It makes me giddy. It is like new friends.
Meeting neighbors. It has been my heart to meet some neighbors. It sounds easy but honestly in some neighborhoods it isn't and when you have lived somewhere 5 years and have done the casual wave to many and no one goes beyond that (we do have friendships with 2 of them) it is hard to do something new. I am getting to know a few more and I am so grateful.
Showing someone in need love, care, compassion, or help. I keep coming across strangers that are in a place of pain, hurt or need and I know in my heart I am suppose to reach out to them. So far, so good and they have all been receptive. There are so many hurting people in this world.
|Posted: 10/12/2013 8:32:11 AM|
I find that the moments of my day that give me the greatest amount of contentment are the most ordinary too.
I love standing in the kitchen, listening to music, listening to the kids talk while doing homework or whatever it is they do when the put their heads together and start laughing. One will wander by trying to snag a piece of something I am chopping, or stop to stir a sauce. The other will want to help, or fall out giggling at something dorky I have said or asked. We eat at the table every night, no technology allowed, and simple act of being together-even with surly teens magically turns into something else.
Those are the moments for me.
|Posted: 10/12/2013 8:39:07 AM|
Reading, baths, walks in the neighborhood, a pot of tea set out with a ridiculous teapot cozy, board games with the kids, knitting.
Loc: The South
|Posted: 10/12/2013 8:47:49 AM|Hammock in the back yard
Wife, Mommy, and First Grade Teacher
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
|Posted: 10/12/2013 8:52:23 AM|
a new magazine, hot chocolate (or tea), and a long bath
a youtube subscription box full of new videos and no plans for the night
watching my daughters play together
glitter nail polish (especially holiday collections)
Loc: My DH's heart
|Posted: 10/12/2013 8:57:39 AM|Being with my husband--doing anything or just being
Taking a long, hot bath
Waking up in the middle of the night and hearing the sounds of my dear husband and dear kitty sleeping
Nicole in TX
The Peas did what we do and went insane over it
Loc: Not so obvious
|Posted: 10/12/2013 8:59:35 AM|
Not having to get up and go anywhere first thing in the morning. Just relaxing on the couch with my coffee and my laptop.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Ca Girl!
|Posted: 10/12/2013 9:05:16 AM|
Getting into bed with crisp, clean sheets. Bonus if I showered before bed as well....
Oh and my morning coffee or tea downstairs while everyone is still asleep...bonus if I'm up before the sun rises.
Hermetically sealed for your protection
Loc: Cali Baby
|Posted: 10/12/2013 9:12:58 AM|
Not feeling nauseous (some days you take what you can get)
Lying on the couch with a cozy blanket and 2 Yorkies draped all over me
Freshly manicured nails
New videos from my fave beauty gurus
|Posted: 10/12/2013 9:37:27 AM|
Watching my boys play football on Saturday mornings
The Banana Under the Couch Pea
Loc: Somewhere over the rainbow...
|Posted: 10/12/2013 9:42:09 AM|
Snuggling on the couch with my DH and our three dogs. I especially like when DH and the dogs all fall asleep at the same time. All those little snores together make me smile.
|Posted: 10/12/2013 9:49:29 AM|
Having the house to myself. Even better if it is clean.
|Posted: 10/12/2013 9:53:00 AM|Sleeping in on the weekend
Henry Cavill is my boyfriend!
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
|Posted: 10/12/2013 9:56:03 AM|My one hour of quiet reading on my Kobo that I do every night .... after dinner I start counting the minutes
Loc: Southern Oregon
|Posted: 10/12/2013 10:23:08 AM|When my husband grabs my hand and holds it, while in bed sleeping, even after 27 years!
|Posted: 10/12/2013 10:26:38 AM|
sunrise on the beach, sitting outside as big, windy thunderstorms roll in, high-quality sheets, reading, quiet snuggly time with the pups, and alone time with DH are a few.
Loc: In my garden
|Posted: 10/12/2013 10:27:41 AM|
Mine are all pretty basic:
Coffee and iPad in morning
Long walks by myself or with a friend
Watching a nature documentary with my kids
And work, I actually really enjoy my work.
My pure but simple escape is in nice weather I will put on shorts and sit on our deck with a glass of wine and a book or iPad -- it is beautiful and relaxing and I feel like I am on vacation.
Loc: The right place, at the right time.
|Posted: 10/12/2013 11:03:12 AM|
Clean sheet night.
Hot bath on a cold night.
Sleeping until I'm ready to wake up.
My all time favorite... When my granddaughters come in the door and are so happy to see me that they run up and jump into my arms.
|Posted: 10/12/2013 11:30:45 AM|
A fountain Diet Coke
Soaking in the tub
Getting a "just because" text
|Posted: 10/12/2013 11:39:05 AM|My very favorite is cuddling with my DH right before we fall asleep. I feel so safe, cherished and loved.
Watching my turtle swim and play in his tank is very relaxing and something I didn't expect when I got him.
Looking for unique river rocks for my turtle tank.
|Even with the snark, trolls and spelling police you are a great group of ladies!|
Well, Bless Her Heart.......
Loc: I am Switzerland!
Loc: a creative place
|Posted: 10/12/2013 11:43:44 AM|
- coffee with my hubs in the morning on our days off.
- any quality time with my 19 year old son.
Loc: Saint Louis
|Posted: 10/12/2013 11:49:31 AM|Coffee in the morning
Wine in the evening
World of Puzzles and Games Magazines any time of day!
Getting Lost in a good RPG game
Saturday night dinner out with dh
Spending all day Sunday w/ dh whether we go out or just watch tv
And just the fact that it is October. I just love this time of year
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Between a rock and a hard place
|Posted: 10/12/2013 11:55:17 AM|
Weekend mornings - not having to get up at 5am
The way our golden retriever nuzzles under my arm for a cuddle or lays on my feet so she can be close to her human.
The occasional, unsolicited comment from DS16 about how hard I work to provide for him or what a good mom I am. Teenagers can be notoriously self involved so when he takes the time to notice, my heart melts.
My Keurig and French Vanilla Coffeemate.
A random hug from one of my students or the drawings they make for me. My kitchen is filled with bright pictures of rainbows, hearts, and me dressed as a princess!
The unexpected messages or texts from my uber busy college kid with her crazy course load, 3 part time jobs, and marching band officer position. The fact that she takes the time to keep in touch makes my day!
We don't have TV so I love it when a new movie I've been wanting to see comes to Netflix.
Anytime I can get a glimpse of the ocean.
Loc: Long Island, New York
|Posted: 10/12/2013 8:55:35 PM|
Reading a good book with an ice coffee on the deck.
black eyed pea with soul!
Loc: LI, NY
|Posted: 10/12/2013 9:20:16 PM|
Reading a good book
Spiced apple lattes
singing along to the radio in the car
PEAsed to be here
|Posted: 10/12/2013 9:42:15 PM|
Texts from friends
Praying with other people. I love being able to come alongside someone in this way.
2peafaithful I want to like Ann but she is too poetic, too lyrical or something when she writes. It was kind of painful for me to work my way through A Thousand Gifts. I do read her blog on occasion. Does she speak like that?
|Posted: 10/12/2013 9:52:20 PM|
A day at the beach
$1.00 ice cream at mcdonalds
|*If you can dream it, you can do it*
|Posted: 10/12/2013 10:04:50 PM|
Hearing my name shouted with delight as I pass one of my preschool students. Those precious, precious little souls bring me deep joy.
Loc: So CA
|Posted: 10/12/2013 10:17:42 PM|
flavored coffee this morning
A drive through our local mountains and then lunch by the lake
Going to the pumpkin patch and hearing my DS giggle - never get tired of hearing that.
The weather today was perfect just a little bit cool and crisp but the sky was so nice and blue.
I stopped by my favorite somewhat local brewery on the way home from the mountains and picked up a few bottles of my favorite beer.
Had to go to the grocery store and I picked up a few bottles of my favorite wine on sale - not a good trend I suppose with all the alcohol but oh well it was just the way it worked.
Went to Walmart and actually found what I was looking for and it wasn't crazy crowded on a Saturday.
Another one that is going to enjoy nice clean sheets and towels tonight.
Other simple pleasures -
I also enjoy a good book or listening to the radio.
On a cool day I love to sit in front of a nice fire and cuddle under a blanket and either knit or read.
Trying to think of a new title
|Posted: 10/12/2013 10:18:51 PM|
Walking into the one of the boys' bedrooms and seeing the older one reading to the younger one.
|Tribbey: I believe, as long as Justice Dreifort is intolerant toward gays, lesbians, blacks, unions, women, poor people, and the first, fourth, fifth, and ninth amendments, I will remain intolerant toward him! [to Ainsley] Nice meeting you|
Loc: Mesa, Arizona
|Posted: 10/12/2013 10:20:04 PM|
YUP!! My favorite way to spend the day!
. Hanging out with my DH and puppy ALL day on Sunday, watching football in our jammies.
|Posted: 10/12/2013 10:39:58 PM|
Sitting on the back deck in the morning with my coffee and my dachshund, Bruno.
Reading a good book before going to sleep each night.
Taking long walks in the beautiful fall weather.
Watching my kids do what they enjoy, whether that be sports or music.
Having my students be excited to see me outside of the school setting.
How about you, Lash LaRue?
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
|Posted: 10/12/2013 10:40:43 PM|
Going to the football every weekend with my Dad
Reading a good book in a hammock on a sunny day
Lazy weekend mornings when I don't have to go to work - having a coffee and sitting on the computer for a couple of hours
Being at the beach with my family
Turning on my iPod really loud and dancing around the kitchen while I do the housework (It's the music, not the housework, that is my pleasure!)
On payday when I treat myself to a $6 tub of lemon myrtle and macadamia yoghurt
A lovely sunny morning can make me smile like a fool!
Loc: Central NJ
|Posted: 10/13/2013 4:34:07 PM|
1. Being home. I work four jobs, so just being able to have some downtime home is a blessing.
2. Hanging in my PJ's, watching old movies on a rainy or snowy day. Left over from my childhood when "Million Dollar Movie" was on. Still love to do it once in a while.
3. Control of the remote - that means we're not watching football, Nascar or SportsCenter.
4. A nice mug of French Vanilla Chai tea.
5. And yes, a day at the beach. Sigh........
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|Posted: 10/13/2013 4:51:44 PM|
Hugs from my mom.
Smelling all of the soaps and body washes at the store before deciding on the perfect scent.
Being greeted by my dog after being gone for a few hours.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 10/13/2013 6:09:09 PM|
I am a stargate fanatic....I own all of it on dvd and love to watch and rewatch it
|Posted: 10/13/2013 6:20:37 PM|
Being woke up by DH every morning.
Seeing my fur babies all excited to see me and then the next 10 minutes loving on them.
Is everyone seeing the same movie I'm seeing?
Loc: West Chester, PA
|Posted: 10/13/2013 7:06:25 PM|
Every morning while my husband is upstairs waking up and praying with the boys, I take my coffee outside to "check the weather". It's my ten minutes if calm before the storm.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Enjoying the spring in Ohio
|Posted: 10/13/2013 7:21:38 PM|
Coffee and the morning paper in absolute silence
midafternoon cup of coffee
glass of red wine while I am cooking dinner
sleeping until 9 on the weekends
drinks and dinner with friend's
and the best one- falling asleep with DH, holding hands.
Loc: Near Atlanta, GA
|Posted: 10/13/2013 7:24:50 PM|
Not just clean sheets, but ones that have been dried in the sun. Love that smell!
Mother to Catherine (20), Zane (18), Kent (16)
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 10/13/2013 7:43:36 PM|
A long hot shower.
~~~~Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.~~~~
Bring me that horizon!
Loc: The final frontier
|Posted: 10/13/2013 7:55:49 PM|
A new section of a Rails to Trails opened by my house about 2 months ago and it runs through the woods and hugs the reservoir. I go there at least 5 days a week. I so appreciate having access to such beautiful public spaces.