Life's Simple Pleasures

WOOHOO for Friday and time to FRAG!

I have gathered up some of my fragmented thoughts that have been wandering around my head all week and will now attempt to post them in a reasonably coherent manner.
I realized that they all seem to have a common theme: Simple Pleasures. Thus the title of this post: Life's Simple Pleasures.
Didn't that work out nicely?

I've always enjoyed the simple things in life, but now I'm finding even simpler things that bring me immense pleasure. Such as....

* ~ Making my own laundry soap, washing our clothes with it, and then hanging them on the clothesline to dry.

*~ Making dinners using fresh vegetables from local growers, and fresh eggs from a farm just around the corner.

* ~ Herbs already sprouting in my window garden.

* ~ My whole little family all together under one roof.

* ~ Lying down with Elayna at bedtime, having snuggle time.

* ~ Sharing "inside jokes" with Shelbie.

*~ Elayna telling me that when she was helping John take clothes off of the line, there was a ladybug on one of Shelbie's shirts.

*~ Kisses from my Sofie-dog when I lay down to sleep every morning.

~* Walking into a store and seeing my best friend standing in front of me.

*~ Friday Fragments.

*~ Sleeping on sun-dried linens.

*~ Cupcakes.

A few more fragmented thoughts:

~ * Elayna's last softball game is on Saturday, and I'm really going to miss it! Since the weather has warmed up I have really enjoyed her games and even practices. Now we'll have to find some other activity to get involved in!

~ * Last Friday, Andrew spent the night with my parents. Somehow they started talking about the fact that Andrew calls me Mama. My mom said "Well, I guess everyone else in the house called her Mama so you thought you should, too?" and Andrew, who takes everything very literally, said "Daddy doesn't call her Mama." So my Mom asked, "What does your daddy call her?" and Andrew replied "Sugarplum. Or Love." John calls me Love all the time...but he has never once called me "Sugarplum"! So we thought that was hilarious. I'm just not a "Sugarplum" kind of girl....I'm not that sweet! I have no idea where Andrew got that from!

That's all I got, folks!

Mommy's Idea

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{and have a GREAT weekend}


C said...

such a cute post, sugar plum! you wont believe this but back in the 70's when my husband and i lived in alabama we had a CB radidio in our car and my handle was "sugar plum" see, we're related!



clew said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Fri Frags. I loved your post - I've had a stressful week, it was good to be reminded of simple pleasures. xoxo Have a great weekend!

LisaDay said...

I love the ladybug story.

Stopping by from SITS.


diane rene said...

loved you post :) and it's always so easy to get lost is the crap heaped on us each and every day, the simple pleasures are what bring me out of it. thanks for the reminder

Mumsy said...

I love your simple pleasures in life, and I too find the smallest things quite fulfilling!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Your simple pleasures made me smile, Sugar Plum! :)

Honey Mommy said...

I love hanging my clothes out on the line to dry! Unfortunately it has been all soggy at the end of this week. Hopefully we will get some more sun soon!

Just Breathe said...

I just love your simple pleasures.
You are blessed. Sorry about the last game :( Hope your weekend is filled with simple pleasures.

Myya said...

Sweet post today! Love the "little things"... makes life all that more wonderful! Sugarplum... ha ha ha!

Melani said...

I love lady bugs!

It is nice to be reminded of the simple things life has to offer!

Great post!

♥ Becky ♥ said...

Those sound like amazing and wonderful life's pleasures. And how cute is that he said that!!!

Now Sugarplum, you have a great weekend!!! :) You know I couldn't go without saying that.

mimbles said...

Ooo! I want herbs in a window garden too! They might actually grow if I didn't have to remember to go outside to water them ;-)

Happy FF!

Tiaras said...

I'm with you on the cupcakes - now if I can just stop at one!! How do you get your herbs to grow - I have tried this a couple of times and nothing! No Green Thumb I have!

Unknown Mami said...

Your simple things are simply wonderful!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Ok, how do you make your own laundry soap? I'm dying to know!

Thanks for being a wonderful part of my SITS day, it means the world to me!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?

Kat said...

Is that really YOUR window garden? It is beautiful!!!!! I love that window and those herbs are AWESOME!!!!

Have a great weekend, Sugarplum! :)

Kirby3131 said...

please pass the cupcakes!

Sugarplum. Love it :)

Seizing My Day said...

sugar plum, what do you make your own laundry soap out of?? You are the 3 or 4 person to say that on a blog this week! =)

Jenners said...

I love the whole sugarplum!! You must find the origin of that!

And I love simple pleasures posts ... they remind you of all the good little things we often take for granted.