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Very Small Life Pleasures

 
 
Roberta
 
Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 02:50 am
I'm talking very small. The following list relates to my very small pleasures.

Finding the cool spot on the pillow.

Flipping through channels and finding something good.

Seeing people in my neighborhood walking their dogs. (Love dem dawgs.)

Taking your shoes off.

Getting the temperature of the bath water just right.

Editing a book that doesn't have endnotes.

Having a bird land on my window sill.

So what very small pleasures make life just a bit more pleasant for you?
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Zeke
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 03:31 am
@Roberta,
Clean laundry

Good dinner

Smell of grass and earth in the air after the rain has stopped.

Riding downhill on a bicycle not holding the handlebars.

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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 04:02 am
@Roberta,
Being greeted by loving cats and snuggling with them at night time. Watching them play or stretch out in the sunshine.

Clean house.

Finding a book I can't wait to get back to and continue reading.

Public holidays.

Finding a tv series I love.

Laughing.

Finding someone who gets my humour and digressions effortlessly.

Looking bloody ok.

Great cup of coffee.

Badinage.

Knowing the house is stocked with good food.

Clean and sensuous cotton bed linen.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 04:06 am
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:
Finding the cool spot on the pillow.


This is not just a small pleasure, it's a sine qua non of dropping contentedly off to sleep.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 04:29 am
Discovering a good new TV show.
Getting one more shave out of a blade.
Finding a tool I thought was lost.
Seeing new photos of the kids and grand kids.
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 04:44 am
@edgarblythe,
having a full grown cat lie your you hip while you're sleeping, in the same place he did when he weighed less than a pound.
Mame
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 07:24 am
@Roberta,
Dogs greeting you when you get home.

Finding a treasure of a restaurant

Having that perfect cup of coffee

The doctor being on time for your appointment

Having no cavities

Having grandchildren snuggle up with you

Listening to oldies

Finding $ in your old jeans

Walking on a newly washed floor in your bare feet
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 07:30 am
@Roberta,
Quote:
Taking your shoes off.


Love that one.

Also - seeing little chipmunk running around on our deck

Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 07:33 am
@Linkat,
little routines - ie every morning before I leave for work, I go to my 4th grader still sleeping all snuggled and give her a kiss and say "I love you to the moon and back" which in sleepy voice "I love you to the sun and back"
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George
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 07:49 am
Whipping up the shaving soap foam to just the right consistency.
Steaming the milk foam for my cappuccino to just the right consistency.
George
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 07:54 am
Seeing a great blue heron on the Concord
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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 08:29 am
@George,
George wrote:
Whipping up the shaving soap foam to just the right consistency.
Steaming the milk foam for my cappuccino to just the right consistency.


I pray you don't confuse the two.

Fitting into last year's jeans.
A good comment on my blog.
Neighborhood dogs at the dog park (the happiest place on Earth) play bowing at me as I walk by.
Seeing wild turkeys while out and about.
Teeth after a good flossing.
The first moment that the feet are in the fuzzy slippers.
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margo
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 10:57 am
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

having a full grown cat lie your you hip while you're sleeping, in the same place he did when he weighed less than a pound.


Not sure I'd see this as a pleasure - in my case, it's almost disabling!
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 11:12 am

bacon...
mmm...
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 11:14 am
discovering a package of Wendy's hot sauce in my desk

it made the turkey wild rice soup yummy

mmmm hot sauce
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 11:54 am
One good chocolate bon bon. I used to like Sjaak's but they changed recipes and I haven't tried those. Also loved the chocolates at a small shop/bar in Parma, It. In lieu of getting there again, I'll choose a virtual chocolate tour of New York City.

Next, a good olive.
My last favorites were the lemon picholines at Oakville Grocery in Healdsburg, CA.

A good iced coffee. Had one in Arezzo - a martini glass with espresso on the bottom, a layer of espresso crema above that, a layer of ice chips and then turbinado sugar above that - wow.

Next, a glass of good scotch, like Laphroig or Talisker. 'Tis been a long time since I had one of those - almost twenty years. Those are pricy.

Finally, a good gelato. That's what I need to perk me up, a gelateria tour of Italy. Even just in Rome I've a list of places I need to try.
George
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 12:01 pm
@ossobuco,
You're not an easy gal to please.
Most of your small pleasures require airline tickets!
JPB
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 12:09 pm
Bed! I love my bed and look forward to stretching out in it from the minute supper is over.

Dove chocolate covered ice cream bars

Being greeted by two purring cats when I walk in the door.

Phone calls from my daughters just to say hi

Walking through the French Quarter with Mr B early in the morning

The first [strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, cherry, peach, plum, apple, pear, orange, grapefruit] of the season, whichever is in season.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 12:11 pm
@ossobuco,
On a less picky note,

putting my feet in the Pacific Ocean

having clean hair

a certain dog licking my hands

hearing from my niece

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 12:11 pm
@George,
No wonder I'm so grumpy.




(Remembered pleasures are almost as good)
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