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Monday, July 12, 2010

raindrops on roses...

It's a cold and foggy Monday morning, and my children slept in.  The Bear woke at 7.05am, and the Gig at 7.30am.  A sleep-in is an extremely rare thing in my house, so I made the most of it...sort of.  Pacino had to go to work (why, oh why, can the Bear never sleep in like this on weekends?) so I got up and had a cup of tea with him, then went back to bed for half an hour before the Bear woke.  It felt so decadent to lie in bed at that hour on a Monday morning!

Which leads nicely into today's topic.  More of the little things in life that make a day special, or keep you going, or give you a laugh when you most need it. So here, in no particular order, are ten little things that have brightened my day lately.

  1. Taking the Gig clothes shopping so that she can spend her very hard-earned cash, and, what's more, liking what she chose!
  2. Buying a new handbag (purse) that has everything I need in a bag, including lots of little inside pockets that I'm still exploring.  Rearranging a new bag has to be one of life's greatest pleasures!
  3. Reading a book that I would never have picked up if not for my on-line book club, and loving it.  (It's The City and the City, by China Mieville, if you're interested)
  4. Listening to the Bear sing a scale in almost perfect pitch.  Not bad for a nearly  three year old!
  5. Walking into the kitchen to do the dishes and realising that the Gig has done them already, and very well too!
  6. Savouring a glass of lovely port with Pacino at the end of a long day.
  7. Sneaking away from my children to blog Waiting till my children are happily amusing themselves and popping into the study to blog.
  8. Watching Dr Who and fantasising that if I shout "Raggedy Man, I remember you!" the Dr will appear.  (Not working thus far, sad to say.)
  9. Having the Gig ask to have a friend over - she's been anti-social all holidays, so I was thrilled to oblige.
  10.  This boy, in this hat.


  1. What a cute picture of him! Life's little things definitely make me happy!

  2. I can tell you, as a music teacher, that for him to sing a scale that well at his age is AWESOME! Good for him! :)

  3. That is a great list! I need to look at the smaller thing in life today. I've been in a bit of a funk lately. Thanks for the reminder to stay positive! I usually am so positive this is unlike me. And I hope the Gig has fun with her friend over!!! And the Bear looks ADORABLE in that hat! I also love it when the kids actually sleep in!

  4. LOVE this post. So true, those little things that make a mom smile. Love it.