Monday, March 15, 2010

some pleasures

a good book
fresh flowers
blog browsing
Anthropolgie catalogs
a gently scented candle
listening to movie themes
a good piece of dark chocolate
writing on thick paper with a good pen
watching a sweet, sappy movie
spotting the first daffodil
a letter from a friend
interesting stamps
a pile of magazines
piano music
long emails
What is delighting you tonight?


Johanna said...

living in the moment is what is making me happy

beth said...

I'll go with the kisses :)

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,

Jana said...

I think I could use all of those things right about now.

Gigi said...

What a sweet post, Relyn! We had some devastating news tonight--not for us, but for one of my mum's friends--and none of us can quite comprehend it. I'm going to try to post about it, but don't know if I can. So, nothing's delighting tonight, but blogs are comforting, and the warm weight of a cat in my lap, and the sound of my husband snoring softly beside me.

Big hugs,

TheEccentricLady said...

Just bought this book. A friend highly reccomended it. Like to know what you think. Spending time checking in on blog friend tonght!

Kelli said...

Love that list! :) I'm reading a book by an author who is new to me and rather enjoying it so far. And in a few I'll cuddle up with the hubs and hopefully drift away into a peaceful night's sleep. :)

veronica said...

a perfect list! on my list tonight are: zee avi's music; giggling about silly things with friends; first asparagus of the season; assembling a care package; and ordering flowers online for the first time.

Rita said...

What is delighting me tonight? You and your help! Thank you. I love the new look of my blog and it's all because of you. I also absolutely love your list! Sounds like a wonderful day.

Simply Mel said...

watching my little crumb light up with delight as petals from a dogwood tree fall upon her hair as she exclaims, "rain flowers mama!"

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

A big, white dog asleep on my feet!

JoLyn said...

I'll have to say: watching for the first pink tulip, my bed after a long day at my desk, a few free hours with no expectations, and a job well done. Thanks for making me think positive!

The Hausfrau said...

Great list--I love all of these, too!

Tracy said...

I have a cold, so feeling rather poorly... but my husband kissed me all the same... so definitely the kisses!...*swoon*... :o) ((HUGS))

Gayle said...

My new lens is delighting me! I love that it helps me see the world in new ways. I am so looking forward to seeing spring flowers here!

Teresa O said...

Loved your list, especially "writing on thick paper with a good pen." This morning it's procratinating while I read my favorite blogs.

Have a wonderful day!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Cheese, wine, warm bath and your post! Just.perfect!

Thanks for sharing the warmth with us!

Derrick said...

Hi Relyn,

I'll go with the first three, then No. 5, then 13! Enjoy your pleasures.

ZEKE said...

Delighting me? Your lists...always good. I'd like to know what you think of that book too. I just picked it up from the bookstore, but I haven't started it yet.

Heart2Heart said...


Love this list! Mine would be something like:

dark room
quiet house
warm bed
midnight stars
stillness waits
sleep comes

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jeanne said...

The evening shared with my husband and all the joys of Spring and thoughts of you.

Thanks for all the beautiful things you share
Love Jeanne♥

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love your list (well, stamps don't do much for me)! I would add:

-playing with a puppy
-a sleeping baby snuggled in your arms
-a rainbow
-the smell of the first spring rain
-a hot air balloon flying high above
-the smell of coffee when you open a new package or grind the first beans
-clean sheets

Marilyn said...

I love your list and so many things on your list also delight me. Piano music is one I didn't like for a long time, but have learned to love. I think it was all the piano lessons I took as a child.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

I am delighted by you, as always! What else? Discovering my family tree! All these ancestry shows have given me the bug! Hope you're enjoying a most wonderful week!

Oliag said...

Tonight it is Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies with Earl Grey tea:)

Love your list!

Georgianna said...
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Georgianna said...

Well, since I'm working late on a photo submission for a client and D is out of town on biz, I would say that your post, and all its loveliness, is one of the best sources of delight I have tonight! Wonderful, as always! :) – g

gkgirl said...

i love this.
i really do.
so many wonderfully sweet things.

Patti said...

What is delighting me today??? The weather which is heavenly and my upcoming spring break next week (it has been a horrible couple of months- just horrible!) Love your list...Happy St. Patrick's Day!

maggie said...

Relyn-your blog delights me. I'm sitting here trying to tune into what is it exactly that it is about you that draws me to your blog.
I sense a pureness, genuineness, lightness and effortlessness.
Tonight I sit in that sweet space that happens after a great few days with my children but now they have gone back to their homes and I feel free to languish in the mellowness of this moment.

Jaime said...

Got any sweet sappy movie recommendations? Think I will rent one tonight.

Grace said...

Hello Relyn,

Absolutely love your ten lists of ten. Now, I'd like to participate.
Books on my list are: " A Dog's Life by Peter Mayle, and "A Year in Provence".

"Ten Ways to Take Care of Yourself"
I'd write:
Cooking up a new recipe or a tried and true comfort food, the smell of pasta and tomato sauce, delicious!
Watch a comedy movie, Laughter is the best spirit uplifter.

Oldies, but Goodies