Wednesday, September 2, 2009

basic happiness

There are days when simple pleasures are totally adequate to make me mostly happy throughout the day. (I must admit that I am not yet well-adjusted enough for this to work every day.)

Here is a sampling of a few things that made me happy today:Yep, strawberries. I did say simple pleasures, didn't I? Both the strawberries and the Ikea containers housing them. I just love the way it looks. (And tastes.)
Savvy and her new (new from D.I.) baby doll, Baby D.I. (Phill bequeathed this somewhat creepy dolly with the name "Deseret-Indigo", so she is "Baby D.I." for short.) All of a sudden this evening, Savanna looked at me and shouted, "Baby D.I.!! She wake up!" And she bolted into her room, with me on her heels. Holding on to the side of her crib, Savvy said, "My baby wake up! She awake!" So I took out Baby D.I. and put her in Savvy's arms. Isn't Savvy a good mommy?
I will be posting about my birthday and Jaxon's birthday, obviously not in chronological order, soon. He was very particular about the kind of cake he wanted, and I have to say, he was right on. This thing was delicious! I had two pieces today, and I'm planning on a third when the kids are in bed....sneaky, sneaky. (Once upon a time I hid in the pantry to eat a Creamsicle because I didn't want to share.) I love the fact that because I ran 9 miles today, I don't feel bad about 3 pieces of cake. I'm sure some marathon-training experts would be shaming me for my gratuitous dessert use, but....I just don't feel guilty! :D
Now, this thing....this thing makes me happy mostly in retrospect. I hate using the treadmill, but when I decide to be lazy in the morning and don't wake up in time to get my miles in outdoors, I end up running to the sounds of HGTV or the Food Network while Jaxon and Savvy watch a movie. Once I'm done, yeah, I'm happy!
Jaxon playing Lego Batman on the XBOX. His concentration is a hoot.
Reed ran into his room immediately after school to change clothes--into Phill's shirt. It makes me smile hugely to see Reed in Phill's clothes.
This man. The minute he walks into the door, my day is instantly better. I also happen to love him in dashing.
Last, and of course not least, on my list of today's simple pleasures: A phone call from my beautiful sister, Liz! We were able to talk for much longer than normal. We laughed, we really. We cried and laughed. It's our style. :)


Kristy said...

Love the post! It's great to record these things in the moment because days like that get lost in the overall picture of life unfortunately! More "dramatic" memories tend to linger, when these are what life is really made of.

MAG of Marie Photographie said...

You make me thankful for the big an little things in life. Your posts always make my day brighter!

Kelly said...

I love the picture of Reed. I would put that in MY scrapbook. I love how he is acting exactly his age! Love to everyone!

Lara said...

Ooh...this is a post idea to steal.

I love everything you posted. Especially Savvy and her dolly. I love watching my children be little mommies. So freaking adorable.

Heidi said...

Oh, Rae, if you knew the number of times I've hidden from my children to eat a treat. It's a daily occurrence around here. Sometimes I eat it in front of them and lick my fingers and smile and say, "NO!" when they ask me to share.

Loved the post and love you. :)

Emnacnud said...

you laugh so hard that you cried isn't that you girls do. what a great many things to be thankful for.

Andrea said...

Those strawberries look SOOOOO good!

carajean said...

Baby DI! That is so awesome.

chucknorris said...

oh liz! She's gorgeous! i actually cried a little when i saw those photos... :)