Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More Simple Things

It's been a couple of weeks now since Christina of Soul Aperture invited us to slow down and take note of the simple things that bring us joy. For some reason, summertime just seems to be all about simple things. Or maybe it's because summertime is steeped in so many traditions, and they remind us of simpler times. In any case, I'm continuing to be a big fan of simple things.

ironing (with a linen spray with just the slightest scent of lavender)

a plain white linen blouse

vanilla ice cream


whisper pink toenail polish


"creating" with magazine cut outs, paper, and glue

piggy banks

a wave from a neighbor

ice cold watermelon

cartoons and cereal on Saturday mornings (no age limit!)

car trips with "slug bug" and travel games and rushing to put your shoes back on when stopping for a potty break

I hope you take the time to enjoy a few simple things today.



  1. i love the entire notion of stopping to think about the simple things. thanks for the little reminder. :-)

  2. 2 things, janet: first, i'm curious how you are coming along with your blog album, and how you are doing it. second, i love your cactus watercolor! what kind of flower is that - does it grow in the desert? love, kitty.

  3. Julochka, there is something so refreshing and comforting about it. :)

    Kitty, haven't really started my blog album yet. can't quite figure out how to go about it. still thinking about it. The flower is from a cactus, I think it's a little barrel cactus. Yes, they grow in the desert, but mostly bloom in the early spring after there's been some rain. mine, of course, is in a pot in my backyard. got it from a friend in Tucson who has them in her yard. they are beautiful! but the bloom only lasts a day.

  4. There is nothing more freeing than simplicity. Loved your list of lovely things.

  5. I've been out of town so I'm just now getting around to visiting all of Christina's friends. Isn't this the most wonderful idea? I just wanted to say hello and tell you how much I like your list. I, too, spray my linen with scent, but I use rosewater. I love that you included that. I do love to iron.

  6. Tabith, freeing is a perfect way to describe it. thank you!

    Relyn, thank you for taking the time to read & comment! and I did more ironing today too!


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