Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tonight


the perfect pearl of a moon
against a midnight velvet sky
chili and cornbread for supper
Dad cleaning the kitchen for us
sampling snacks from another country
having something new to wear tomorrow
flowers in a crystal vase, beautiful since Thanksgiving
my new batik tablecloth looking so gorgeous in my house
"Momma, you look really pretty with your hair like that."
my parents coming for dinner after two weeks in Indonesia
wearing the perfect pair of black pants, wide legged and wonderful
new gloves; warm and perfectly matching a previously-owned scarf
Sloane's high little voice singing along as she practices Joy to the World on the piano
overheard at the grocery store: "Can we pweese make a dinderbwed house fo dessurt?"
listening to Jeffrey and Sloane talking about Shakespeare's tragedies when he should be putting her to bed


28 comments:

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Am I missing something here?

Journey said...

I missed the post also, but your blog site is so warm and inviting....just nice to stop a bit and breathe.

Hope all is well!

Gigi said...

What a perfect evening. Thanks, my friend, for sharing this little peek into your life tonight. xoxo

jacqueline said...

always so comforting to visit here.

smith kaich jones said...

Oh, I too want a dinderbwed house, what could be better?, and could Sloane play a Christmas tune for me on the piano as I devour the chimney? Pweese?

xoxo
Debi

My word verification says sure - I will take that as a sign from the Universe. :)

Char said...

oh what a wonderful evening...and who can say no to a question asked so very sweetly.

gayle said...

Oh, Relyn, little voices singing Christmas songs make my heart sing! And the overheard at the grocery store is just too cute!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Much better. I knew that sometimes you say so much with few words...but, no words?? It sounds as if you had a wonderful evening. Your parents must have had a lot to talk about.

Sue

Kim Living Life said...

chilli and cornbread, family visiting, sweet singing, oh what a lovely evening....what a lovely life.

Patti said...

Life can be so good, can't it? And how about that moon! It's the perfect Santa Moon. I can just picture the sleigh and reindeer going across it- can you hear the jingling of the bells? I can!

beth said...

I bet, softly in the background, you were singing "joy to the world" while she was practicing the piano...

you were weren't you :)

and I want to see those perfect black pants as I have yet to find them....

Rita said...

I'm glad your mom and my sister are back from Indonesia. I missed her while she was gone. That's a beautiful table cloth she brought you. Your table always looks great, every time we've eaten with you.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

sigh..each one of these are just beautiful, collectively, it's bliss.

Wide leg black pants, the best. Nothing can go wrong when you are wearing the perfect pair of black pants.

thank you for sharing this happiness!

Suz said...

Awareness....simple awareness
available to all
in our own lives
thanks for showing us

spread your wings said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful.
i love it when T is at my parents house and on her own will goes in the living room to the piano and starts playing. music to my ears - for real.
I bet you feel such joy when you hear Sloan playing.
i had planned on making chili last night but ended up having to work too late. tonight - chili for sure. yum.

S. Etole said...

Sounds a lot like contentment and family and all the things that make life wonderful.

Marilyn said...

Another beautiful list.
The moon has been beautiful, a true pearl.

Daniella said...

Relyn,

Thank you so much for visiting my blog last week! I enjoy your posts so much, and you have no idea how grateful I was for your kind words - perfectly timed on the eve of Thanksgiving too, I might add!

Whether I am being silly, serious, or just plain boring some days, blogging has been a truly big vulnerable experience.

Some days, (more than I care to admit) I feel like I have no business posting, that I have nothing meaningful to offer. Then someone like you comes along and says something encouraging or even boldly goes where few have dared and actually officially "follows" DL, and I am all warn 'n fuzzy and encouraged again. : )

Thanks!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

I so love the way you color your world, Relyn! Hope it was a spectacular evening! And a wonderful weekend to you!
Kirsten

Derrick said...

Hi Relyn,

Glad you had such a pleasant evening. Shakespeare before bedtime? - Sounds deep!

Andrea said...

You have an award at arise 2 write.
andrea

Jessica said...

I'd love to hear Jeffery and Sloane talking Shakespeare--how beautiful. In fact, that entire night sounds so beautiful (especially that Batik table cloth-batiks are my favorite!)

SE'LAH... said...

my visits here never disappoint...
your family life sounds so wonderful. keep up the good work.

xo

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

As the song says...what a wonderful world...thanks for reminding me to appreciate the quiet things, the missed things, the life affirming things...

Tracy said...

...oooo...such sweets... Thank you, Relyn! Happy Weekend :o) ((HUGS))

robin-bird said...

love that new tablecloth! you are so good at taking the moments of an ordinary day and turning them into sweet memories that stay in my heart for hours.
XO

Jaime said...

dinderbwed!

oh! that made me laugh!
very adorable.

xo

gkgirl said...

loving this...
really, really loving it.

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