Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Simple Pleasures

Today, I'm joining Christina in celebrating the simple things. Won't you please play along?

a kiss
child's smile
birthday cake
playing Barbies
building with Legos
a new, swishy haircut
singing the birthday song
coins on the laundry room floor
reading Pride and Prejudice again
being surprised by a field of poppies
a good book and a long, quiet afternoon
the smell of laundry just in from the line
a warm towel when you get out of the bath
wearing rings on your fingers and rings on your toes
the sweaty goodness you feel after a hard game of basketball
taking a book to the park and ending up napping under a tree
the first moment when you take off your bra after a long day
cherries popped into your mouth straight from the tree
an entire evening with nothing to do but blog
ripe tomatoes, still warm from the sun
wearing sparkly, dangly earrings
the freckles across Sloane's nose
a totebag full of library books
bare feet in dew-damp grass
finding a great new lipstick
a surprise in the mailbox
a hatbox full of ribbons
crepe paper streamers
cherry red toenails
well-shined shoes
vintage bicycles
French toast
brown eggs

All the amazing photography is by Ennui and used with permission.


Anonymous said...

what a wonderful list! and so visually appealing too :)

spudballoo said...

Oh you are so clever! Your words and delightful, and it looks beautiful laid out like that.

Thanks for sharing, just lovely x

PS Your 'prize' is in the making...;-)

Joanne said...

An ice cream cone!

Mrs. E said...

You remind me of my creative students! Love the visual look to your words. We are so similar. So many similar loves! (Vintage bikes!! I need one of those wicker baskets for the Mr.'s mom's old Schwinn!!)

Patti said...

Love the list!!! And yes- I just may play along (a day late, but...)
Happy travels to you dear friend~ Enjoy!

elk said...

artistic simplicities friend!

Gigi said...

This is such a wonderful, wonderful list. I'm smiling and nodding all the way through. Well-shined shoes and sun-warm ripe tomatoes and rereading Austen . . . all of it is dreamy.

Meri said...

Yep great haircuts are fabulous. And Sloane's freckles -- warms the heart.

Anonymous said...

Your list left me floating!!

Miko's Girl said...

fresh, in-season veggies, a walk on the beach (ocean or bay) at 7 pm - the crowds are gone, the sun has lost its ferocity, and the water is peaceful

Jeanie said...

Your list is fabulous! Let me add my Gypsy's soft fur-and-purr, a sunny quiet day at the lake, a campfire, fireworks, hearing only the wind in the trees and my feet on the road as I take a walk, fresh blueberries (or strawberries or cherries!)... I could go on forever!

Enjoy your time with Miss Robin! I'm jealous!

Char said...

a beautiful list - I enjoyed reading it as it brought a warm smile to my face.

TheChicGeek said...

You have some GREAT simple pleasures, Relyn :D

So nice to visit here. It always brings a smile to my face.

Have a Simple Pleasures Day!

Christina said...

I am being kissed and tickled by your sweet and simple words. Your list is beautiful and filled with rays of sunshine.
; )
Thank you, darling.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Wonderful simple pleasures and to have them come out as an ice cream cone? Even better! Have a day full of simple pleasures!

Delena said...

I call where we live " a bra free zone", we live in the middle of nowhere in a forest. There is neigbors but you can't see them as they are a few acres away. If we get company it usually just weekends. Love your new simple list. I must make another one soon too!
I posted my yo yo project...check it out!

Susan Tuttle said...

Oooo -- what a visual you have created with your words -- simply beautiful!:)

i too love a warm towel after a bath.


Jeanne said...

I love you and all you share
Love Jeanne♥

beth said...

the moment your bra comes off.....sigh.....hee that one !

all that i am said...

beautiful list
one of my favorites is the bra off too!

Kristi Tencarre said...

love the format of a diamond - a true gem! great song too :-)

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Beautiful! And I can't wait to hear about the Thelma and Louise Road Trip!! Happy Weekend!

Jessica said...

You know I just love the simple things in life...this list is perfect...I said "Yes!" to every one!

Lubna said...

Wonderful list Relyn.

Here is mine - from dawn to dusk

The call of the cuckoo at 3pm
A warm bed to snuggle more deeply into
The mynas (bird) prompting you to wake up
The smell of newsprint
A cup of hot tea
Toast with melted butter
The burst of red on the gulmohar trees, the glistening of green leaves fresh with raindrops
Smiles of colleagues at the workplace
A friendly email saying enjoy your day
The flow at work, the joy of getting tasks done and ticked off from to do lists
A good book to read
Blogs to see
Making friends on LinkedIn and sharing laughs
Waiting for a perfect weekend


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Gillian said...

What a visually appealing shape your list is!

Tracy said...

So sorry I'm late here, Relyn...LOVE your simple things...a delicious mix of magic and wonders...*sigh*...Happy Day :o) ((HUGS))

A Cuban In London said...

Cracking list. And also I have been keeping up to date on your trip to San Francisco via dutchbaby blog.

Greetings from London.

Cam said...

Very poetic, Relyn! Bravo!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Hi Dear,
I agree with your list completely!
I have a personal one to add today ~ being told that you are wonderfully freakled like Doris Day! I don't know why that makes me happy, but it just does! I miss you and Sloane and Jeffrey too! Please come back to us soon!
Love you,

Derrick said...

Hi Relyn,

Just dropping in to say Hi! Hope you're having a good time.

SE'LAH... said...

Your photos are AMAZING! And your lists always steal my heart. Parasols, I can dig light and carefree.

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