Friday, May 18, 2012

Grateful For... Little Pleasures

I've failed the patience test this week.

Almost as pitifully as some of the efforts I've seen in NAPLAN in the past few days.
Poor little sweethearts.

So, to distract myself, I've been delighting in simple, everyday pleasures that can put a smile on this dial...
  • a dry bed each morning (and I don't just mean mine)
  • dinners eaten without a word of whinging or negotiation (and I don't just mean Hubby!)
  • hot chocolate with extra marshmallows
  • smiles that melt my heart
  • snuggles
  • a cosy Winter doona
  • a trashy magazine and that sweet spot on the couch
  • clean floors - even when oh-so-fleeting!!
  • the sun on my shoulders
  • a spot of baby girl inspired retail therapy
  • newborns joining the fold
  • a pantry Tupperware-over
  • kids and their gorgeous ways
  • a certain little boy in his dressing gown
  • sweet 'i love you's
  • ugg boots at the end of the day
  • gorgeous nephew cuddles
  • fresh flowers
  •  'easy' friendships that just are (and I don't mean the promiscuous types!)
  • movies so wrong, they're hilarious...

Then there's the not so simple, not so everyday stuff.
The smack me down with a feather kindness of people willing to go out of their way for me -  at least three times in the last couple of days, if you don't mind!
It's enough to make a girl wanna bawl!!

Grateful for turning my week around - in the little and the big ways.

Happy weekend.

Shar :-)


sascedar said...

such loveliness- a clean floor made me happy this week, too. The clean was short-lived, but the happiness remained! Have a lovely week ahead ;) Sarah.

Anna @ green tea n toast said...

What a lovely list. And also... I read the post about your pink bump mid-move so didn't have chance to reply but... HOW EXCITING! That's such lovely news. It's lovely having one of each. Magoo will love being a protective older brother of his wee baby sis. Perfect. Have a happy weekend xx

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

Oh Shar these are such lovely things to be grateful for, the wonderful little things.
Happy Weekend.

SportyMummy said...

I just loved, loved this list!!! It's the little things that really make me happy too!....It sounds like you have some lovely friends looking out for you too :)

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

always love the fresh flowers in the house. they just have a way of putting smiles on everyones face :) a simple delicacy xx

Alex aka WHOA MUMMA! said...

What I wouldn't give for a clean floor???!!! I know it's only because I'm tall and can reach other stuff but my pet peeve is trying the convince my kids that the floor is NOT another shelf.

Anyway - LOVING winter doonas and the idea of new babies (so clucky and I only just had one - yikes!)

Mama of 2 boys said...

Now that is a good solid list of lovely my friend. So uplifting I can almost feel the positivity through the page.
Allow yourself the time to have a sniffle Shar, you're entitled to do that as often as you like.
Love the pic of your cheeky boy under that cute beanie xo

Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups said...

Every single one of those things made me smile so yup that is a sweet list you got going there. By the way, you totally crack me up!

Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky said...

You have so much to smile for not to mention those three kindnesses. What a lucky duck you are, you must be a very special person for people to want to reach out to you.

Maxabella said...

Drybeds at. Y place would have me hurrahing in the street!

All the little things are just delish. The kindness is the icing. x

ally said...

Dry beds got me!!!
The rest is a bonus :-)

Kate Sins said...

Ooooh, I want clean floors!

These are always my favourite posts - the lists of the tiny little wonderful moments every day. I'm so glad you can see the loveliness. Don't worry about the rest. xo

neenaballerina said...

I love your list :) Happy to have found your blog via 52 Weeks of Grateful. Over half-way to holidays, hooray!