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Friday, May 23, 2014

* SIMPLE JOYS - HAPPINESS - LAUGHTER *

Today really felt like Saturday to me and I have no idea why. Maybe because I haven't been keeping my "usual routine!" (and if you believe that, you don't know me very well!)

And now....Sharing some simple joys......






 
 
Some of you will remember my small collection of statues with books.
I got this adorable little girl at Dollar Tree!
 

Ahh, yes life is good. (most of the time!)


 I love to take pictures of all kinds of things,
especially when sunlight is part of it.




Isn't it more fun to have homemade iced tea in a pretty,
 hand painted, glass pitcher?
This was a birthday gift many years ago,
 from my friend Kathy Y who shares my birth date!



One of my favorite walking trails from 2009
 
 

 This is a small (approx. 8" square) canvas print from (I think) Hobby Lobby
(the colors are actually more vibrant than this shows)


Mmm, making homemade bread the Old-Fashioned way,
 not in a bread machine, but in the oven!
(I must confess, I haven't done this in YEARS,
but just the thought of it brings wonderful memories
and the aroma of freshly baked bread.)


My beautiful, ceramic, much treasured chicken cookie jar -
I'm so glad I have this photo because a couple of years ago
 it stood proudly on the top shelf of my baker's shelf....until one day
when I was dusting everything....and her head fell off!
Can you envision it?? A chicken who lost her head?
I still have all the pieces because The Ronald said he can put
it back together....but I'm not sure....SO, at least I have this photo!
 
 

 This picture always cracks me up!
That's my son, Mark, and me "driving" some kind of
game at Chuckie Cheese's. I could fill a small photo book with
all the wacky faces I've made that have been captured on film!
 
 
 
(Guess which one of the 3 I am!)




Don't you wish you could do this
 with two of your girlfriends?!




I bought this little lady at Dollar Tree in 2010.
I wrote about her on my blog saying,
"Doesn't it look like she's scratching her butt??"




 
Ahh, I love candles but definitely not
 all of the fifty million scents that are available!




Coffee mugs that are unique, pretty, cute, and/or with sayings on them.
(Oh my gosh! Look at the spots on my table/desk! Or should I say, DON'T look!)




Last but not least, I can't possibly write about joy, happiness,
 and laughter without including a picture of our sweet, beloved Vern!

 
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Welcome to my two newest followers Medeia Sharif and Sia Mckye. I hope you'll both stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! Thank you!


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Okay....So, these are just a few of the simple things in life that give me joy and/or make me laugh. What about you? What brings you joy?

9 comments:

  1. It IS Saturday here - so you were just going on out time.
    I love the simple things - simple things for a simple mind.
    Sunrise, sunset, the feel of a purring cat beneath my hands, rainbows, a new book, re-opening a much loved book, love, laughter, chocolate, the fifteen nano seconds after the house has been cleaned when it still looks respectable, sliding into clean sheets (I wish the clean sheets fairy visited me every day), birds...

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  2. Today I SAT. I sipped tea and read books. That was simple. I took breakfast to deck and then called chili cheese tots lunch!!!! Today. Married 44 years. Life today was simple!!!

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  3. LOL the clock and the headless chicken now with head glued on made us chuckle. Hope the bread making went well. We could not bake a loaf to save our lives. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. It really is the simple stuff that brings joy. So often we think happiness is found in the Big Stuff we do. And all of that stuff hangs out somewhere in the Future. We can't enjoy the future. We enjoy the now. And in the now there is much to bring happiness. All of these pictures are things you can look at right NOW that bring happiness. I love that photo of you and your son. His face is lit up with smiles (I think he's winning) while you look like you are thinking very hard (how does this silly game even work???).

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  5. Reading your blog brings me joy Becky. I like how you extract joy life.

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  6. You are a treasure, Becky. Really, truly, Hugs.

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  7. Cute post, Becky. I like several of those joy-givers, too. Loved the shot of you and your son who, by the way, looks exactly like his Mama.

    Love Yankee Candles. I live in the state where they are made. Have an outlet store 10 minutes away from us. LOVE Yankee Candles. They are always fragrant. Take care. Susan

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  8. It really is the simple little things in life that I appreciate most.

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  9. Hi Becky...I popped in yesterday (Saturday) but your pictures weren't showing but today they are in all their glory and I love them all, especially that clock (does time really matter all that much?) and the last one which is so beautiful.
    I have always
    preferred simple things in life and to me true enjoyment is watching children play and laugh, stars at night, a full moon, fluffy clouds in the sky and beautiful flowers and of course trees. Never have enough of nature's beauty. I don't collect anything now so nothing to show as most has been already given away to family.
    Thank you so much for sharing so much of your life with us. Hope your weekend is going well.

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