Saturday, February 23, 2008

Simple Pleasures + One

I am far too often guilty of not taking time to smell the roses. (Although in my case, the scent of roses give me a headache.) I just don't take the 20 seconds necessary to make something pleasant something pleasurable. But yesterday I was better. . . .

1. Enjoyed the blue light that fresh snowfall gives. I read scriptures in bed by the peaceful glow from the window.

2. Made snowmen, snow angels (well, Cami did, since I'm too big in the tummy to do the necessary sit-up), and snow balls (with accompanying fight) with Cami & two of her friends. And then enjoyed the creamy loveliness of homemade marshmallows (something I've been contemplating for four years, but didn't try until four days ago) in hot chocolate Jason brought back from England.

3. Lit candles while I cooked lunch. I had an epiphany that made it even better: I could listen to David Lanz's variations on Pachebel's Canon in D on YouTube, rather than digging through tons of CDs that I haven't listened to in years. It's so beautiful -- the music & the candlelight fed my soul, even while I made homemade pasta sauce & then washed dishes.

And the + One: Jason and I went to The Frog and The Peach for an extravagant supper. I like it when my birthdays are celebrated that way -- not with fanfare, but as a reason to dress up & linger over marvelous food with marvelous company.


Tricia said...

That sounds like a lovely day. And I panicked that I'd missed your birthday, but realized you celebrated early this year. Happy birthday Wednesday. :)

Mary Beth said...

Sounds wonderful. Good for you. Will you share the marshmellow recipe? I've seen Stephanie mention them, and always wanted to try making them myself

Kristin said...

Thanks for the reminder. I don't know how many roses I've let slip by lately - but I'll do better.