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Very Small Life Pleasures

 
 
margo
 
  1  
Wed 26 Sep, 2012 12:36 pm
@George,
George wrote:

You're not an easy gal to please.
Most of your small pleasures require airline tickets!


Yes - but when you get past that bit, they're small Twisted Evil
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Joe Nation
 
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Wed 26 Sep, 2012 01:18 pm
That moment,
just after all the food you prepared has been brought to the table,
just after your sweetie has taken her seat,
just after she looks over at you and lifts her glass,
when she smiles and says
"To us."

Joe(take a sip of that, won't you?)Nation
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George
 
  2  
Wed 26 Sep, 2012 01:24 pm
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens . . .




Oh, wait. They're taken.
Joe Nation
 
  1  
Wed 26 Sep, 2012 02:03 pm
@George,
I was going to say

Four Roses Whiskey and raindrops on Kittens,

but actually only the whiskey gives me any pleasure.

Joe(or we could try to get the kittens drunk)Nation



dlowan
 
  1  
Wed 26 Sep, 2012 03:18 pm
@Joe Nation,
Joe Nation wrote:

I was going to say

Four Roses Whiskey and raindrops on Kittens,

but actually only the whiskey gives me any pleasure.

Joe(or we could try to get the kittens drunk)Nation






They're cute when they're stoned.
ossobuco
 
  1  
Wed 26 Sep, 2012 03:27 pm
@dlowan,
My dog Sandpaw ate a lid once, or what was left of one. My roommate's boyfriend was really really pissed off. Sandpaw was quite mellow for a while.
jcboy
 
  1  
Wed 26 Sep, 2012 03:51 pm
Waking up and finding this note on the nightstand.

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg850/scaled.php?server=850&filename=letterz.jpg&res=landing
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ossobuco
 
  1  
Wed 26 Sep, 2012 03:51 pm
@ossobuco,
Hah - I meant to put that in the Digression thread.

Beg your pardons.
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Roberta
 
  3  
Wed 26 Sep, 2012 04:27 pm
Thanks for sharing your very small pleasures. Some made me smile. Some made me a little sad--I miss having a pet around to welcome me home and snuggle up with. That's why I shlep around the Upper East Side looking at dogs.

I thought of another one:

Seeing my plants thrive.
Rockhead
 
  1  
Wed 26 Sep, 2012 04:28 pm
@Roberta,
a pair of large doves splashing and flirting in the birdbath...

(I probably would have enjoyed eating osso's lid, too...)
farmerman
 
  3  
Wed 26 Sep, 2012 04:38 pm
@Rockhead,
when mykids were small, sitting in the park eating cotton candy and making up stories.

Sailing into a new harbor with a setting sun after having been out of sight of land for a week or more.

Drinking hot mint tea in the pilot house during a stormy night at sea.

doing crossword puzzles with Mrs F

cutting dovetails

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msolga
 
  2  
Wed 26 Sep, 2012 08:14 pm
Watching my tiny tomato seedings grow right now. Can't take my eyes offa them! Smile

Then: the taste of the very first ripe, juicy, tangy tomato in summer.

(still in the garden) bees buzzing around my lavender bushes. Welcome back, bees!

A kind word of appreciation from someone you didn't even know was paying attention.

Sitting on the back veranda drinking tea & watching the start of a new day, when everything is so fresh & still. (should do that more often).

Then the sound of the first waking birds, as they greet their new day.

Sitting peacefully on the back veranda with a glass of chilled white wine in summer, watching the sun set.





Lustig Andrei
 
  2  
Wed 26 Sep, 2012 08:30 pm
The sunrise on a clear day.

Getting a phone call from someone you haven't seen or heard from in years just because that person wanted to say 'hi.'

Browsing A2k and running across a friendly thread like this.
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JPB
 
  2  
Thu 27 Sep, 2012 04:19 am
@msolga,
Ah, the joys of spring!
msolga
 
  1  
Thu 27 Sep, 2012 08:32 am
@JPB,
Yes.
It's wonderful. Smile
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Foofie
 
  1  
Thu 27 Sep, 2012 10:53 am
1) Seeing dog owners, that are walking their dogs, having patience for the dog to do its dog thing and sniff this or that. I remember a time when many dog owners just dragged a dog for its walk.

2) Also, watching mothers treat their small children lovingly, since the whole concept of loving one's child might be sort of a newish concept in the social history of civilization. Read Dickens.

3) Watching neighborhoods gentrify. There's hope for NYC.

4) Not defining any pleasure in life as "small."
roger
 
  2  
Thu 27 Sep, 2012 12:45 pm
@Foofie,
Another small pleasure is watching a dog/owner combination with the dog walking properly beside the owner without needing to be dragged along. I recently watched someone walking two dogs. The Golden Retreiver was proudly carrying its own leash in his mouth without wandering off to investigate the various sents. He did have to have a leash, of course. Leashes required in that park, and he was darn well leashed.
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Green Witch
 
  4  
Thu 27 Sep, 2012 12:56 pm
Finding a chocolate peanut cup behind a bag of lentils when you thought your husband had eaten them all the night before.
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Region Philbis
 
  3  
Thu 27 Sep, 2012 12:59 pm

when the loud party next door finally ends...
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sozobe
 
  2  
Thu 27 Sep, 2012 01:13 pm
Completely cleaning out my email inbox.
 

 
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