Sunday, March 8, 2009

small pleasures

* Roundabouts.

* Reading nonfiction books to Mr. B who sits still and absorbs it all like a sponge--facts about planets, dinosaurs & sharks.
* Substitute grandpas who've helped me and Mr. T construct a Pinewood Derby car.
* Clementines.

* Fire Away Sunday--2 pastors, 1 hour, any questions answered (to the best of their ability)--and whatever didn't get answered they'll email you a response this week.
* Realizing that Mr. B will test for his black belt with my good friend Nicole's daughter K--this will make the long hours standing on the sidelines go faster.
* Tea forte--utterly charming way to bag tea (Thanks, Mary!)

* "Snakes"--a game involving Nerf guns that has kept my children active and occupied all weekend.
* Reading Alice Hoffman's book Blackbird House--she's a masterful writer. Lyrical and lovely in every way.
* Practicing yoga in a quiet-ish house in view of a winter storm outside our windows.
* New Glarus Coffee Stout.

What's your pleasure, reader?

18 comments:

  1. Roundabouts???? I am emailing you a photo of the worst ever roundabouts....

    As for moi....

    The cat waking me up in the morning.

    Curling up with a new interiors magazine.

    A slice of good brownie and a mug of tea.

    An open fire after a long walk.

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  2. I like our roundabouts too.

    The few days of bliss after doing a big clean on the house.

    The smell of bread baking in the oven.

    Getting a cheek rub from a kitty.

    Green Girl showing up with a new post on my blog reader. :)

    I believe I may have to continue this on my blog. Good idea.

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  3. I love our roundabouts too. :)

    Though I DO NOT love the winter storm we just had. Our snow had melted ENTIRELY and the next day we were dumped on again. Grrrrr...

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  4. Reading People magazine- my guilty pleasure on a Friday night

    Hand crafting cards with my daughter

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  5. New pleasure: Finally reading "Pride and Prejudice". All you ladies kept harping on about Jane Austen so I thought it time to finally put aside my normal authors and broaden my horizons. Am definitely pleased!

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  6. reading

    sitting in a restaurant for hours with my husband and friends chatting

    decorating magazines

    consignment stores (furniture or little girl clothes)

    love the roundabouts in old neighborhoods (the new, not so much)

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  7. A walk to the gym and lifting weights with a friend--after being too busy for too long.

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  8. The fluffy footbed in a newer pair of Uggs before it gets smashed to flat oblivion from over-use.

    Begging my youngest to sing Night Ranger's "Sister Christian" a cappella--- and he complies.

    The crunchy softness of a fried doughnut rolled in granulated sugar.

    Sunglasses that make you feel 'instantly cool' when you put them on.

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  9. "Fire Away Sunday" sounds funn...!

    What kind of underwear did Jesus wear?
    Did Mary Magdalene have any tattoos? Did any of the other apostles?
    When Jesus was a kid, did he have a bedtime?
    How do we know when it's really the apocalypse?
    Is Revelations real or just a lot of scary stories to get people to behave?
    *haha!*
    * ; )

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  10. Giggling and chatting more than watching the movie playing.

    Homemade veggie pot pie.

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  11. Nice list - even if roundabouts confuse me...

    I'm enjoying the orange blossoms starting to bloom. I could inhale those all day :)

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  12. The book I'm currently reading called "The Piano Teacher." I'm enjoying my time in 1943 Hong Kong.

    And red vines.

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  13. Emails from friends.

    A piece of chocolate and a good cup of coffee.

    Tomatoes.

    Time to pamper myself a bit and then drifting off to sleep. Which is what I'm about to do. XX

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  14. New Glarus Coffee Stout? Hubs drinks beer, I drink coffee, and I'm just not sure if the two should really meet.

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  15. I love roundabouts and wish they were more common in this country.

    My pleasures are gardening and reading.

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  16. My husband and I hated the roundabouts in England, we got stuck on a few and would go around and around- the signs came up too fast, we couldn't read them in time to know which way to go... I'll keep my stop signs/lights-thank you very much.

    ;-)

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  17. I love roundabouts. Had them in Germany. I wish we had more here. They are so energy efficient. I also love "green waves" where you get a row of green lights that stay green as long as you drive the speed limit. Why can't we have those here either??

    And I love my daughters playing "elf" in the morning, pulling up the blinds to surprise me with their helpfulness.

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  18. Roundabouts! really?? They make me nervous. Well over here anyway where they drive on the wrong side of the road.

    But pleasures: Those full-on-whole-body hugs from my baby. Giggling with hubby. Good conversations :)

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