Thursday, October 13, 2011

a short list of delightful things

* while sitting by the rain barrel and filling a watering can, a tiny garden snake, about the thickness of a Ticonderoga No. 2 pencil slowly crept past my boots and burrowed into the retaining wall.

* Bach on NPR's Morning Classics

* convincing Mr. B to try the trail mix and his discovery that he does like sunflower seeds and peanuts and raisins when they're all mixed together

* the flock of tiny birds on the coneflower heads by the front porch, gorging themselves on seeds

* the huge full moon suspended above a wisp of clouds just after dusk

* purchasing 3 things for a birthday gift, and at the check-out discovering two of them were deeply discounted

* a carpool arrangement that gives me Wednesdays off

Spill it, reader--little delights.

20 comments:

  1. Mornings when E and I have both gotten enough sleep, and getting us both out the door with all our stuff happens without arguments or rushing.

    Hearing the rain all night, soaking into a parched garden.

    The first sip of my morning latte.

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  2. I went for a run in the pouring rain today. That was delightful :-)

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  3. Leaving the house in an hour...and not getting back until After bedtime...oh yeah, this momma needs a break!!!!!

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  4. Speaking of running in the rain...a hot shower and climbing into bed after a run in the rain.

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  5. I got me some York Pieces (peppermint flavored dark chocolate candies) to get me through my day. They are delightful and they are little. I am not.

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  6. Seeing the full moon in daylight this morning. Getting curtains up in 2 rooms. Spotting a hummingbird outside the window.

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  7. sitting in the big living room with light shining in through the window behind my computer so I can't see a darn think.

    That wasn't a delight?

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  8. The moon has been pretty amazing the past few days, hasn't it-- Just gorgeous.

    My friend is adding rain barrels to her home. I just love the idea even though we hardly ever get rain.

    Cheers, jj

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  9. Discovering that not only is the Lands' End shop at Sears having a sale, the saleswomen will actually check each item's price on the Lands' End website and then give you the best price.

    Finding a great bike lock for my older girl.

    Walking up and downstairs without difficulty.

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  10. -Making the perfect cup of coffee, not too strong not too weak,
    -Using up a container of anything,
    -Emptying the dishwasher before there are any dirty dishes to load
    -The first snowfall of the year during daylight hours

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  11. great stuff! those are really nice delightful things.

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  12. Going to see my boy play water polo in Huntington Beach--all the way from Pennsylvania!

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  13. umm, I'm not thinking I would consider the snake...even if it was the size of a pencil..."delightful" :) But what was delightful was when Cubby called me back into his room tonight just to say he loved me!

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  14. --shuffling through fallen leaves and actually hearing them clearly due to new technology hanging in my ears!

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  15. I got a feather extension in my hair last weekend during my fall shopping trip with friends.

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  16. I never thought about it before... and I am probably about to reveal some deep level of stupidity here... but if the moon looks especially amazing here, does it there too? 'Cause it was really beautiful last night. Or is it just coincidence? We're awfully far apart.

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  17. Celebrating birthdays with the family from 80 to newborn!

    Sitting and sipping and snoozing all in one day.

    Laughing and loving times together with the kids all at home. :)

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  18. Ooh, I had to buy a white top for a job next week, and when I got it to the till it was half price :)

    SUNSHINE today after a gloomy week. Laundry time! Got my sheets hangin' out.

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  19. The sun in October, warming us up on a cold fall day, and discovering a perfect medieval town in the middle of nowhere in Germany.

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Spill it, reader.