You guys, I was such an emotional wreck yesterday. But I am so glad that I was able to get all that out on the table. It’s been a long time coming, really.
On to the next!
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Today’s #scintilla prompt issssssss:
Prompt A: What are your simplest pleasures? Go beyond description and into showing the experience of each indulgence.
Being a SAHCM (stay at home cat-mom LOL), I tend to live a pretty mundane life. As I described in my post about my everyday, my routine doesn’t have much variety in it, however, there are a few simple pleasures I get to enjoy during my time at home with the kitties.
The Noises of the Street: Mr. Fox and I live on a busy street, and most people wouldn’t want to live on it because of that fact. But for me, there’s something comforting about sitting in the living room with the windows open and listening to the cars drive by. I think it’s because I lived in such a boring area of Indiana for so long, that being in the middle of hustle and bustle makes me feel better.
My Keurig: I’m sure you’ve all seen a Keurig or know what it is. Mr. Fox and I have owned one for about two years now and I don’t really remember life without it. Sure, the K-cups you buy for it aren’t the cheapest in the world, but I’ve never had a bad cup of coffee from it, and I do love coffee! And I love being able to just pop in a K-cup in a variety I like and hit brew. When we had a regular coffee maker, so much coffee would get wasted.
My Cats: having four rambunctious kitties might be taxing on one’s brain and sanity, but I quite enjoy it. Whenever I am feeling hurt or upset, they always know when to come and comfort me. I enjoy waking up in the morning with one of them perched on my hip or on my feet. And when they decide they want a pet pet, the sounds of their purring is comforting to me.
Yarn Shops: I never used to love yarn shops, it’s only been something that’s grown on me since I started knitting. But every chance I get, when I visit a new place, I like to look up the local yarn shop. I love going in and smelling all the wonderful fibers and touching everything. Baby alpaca, cashmere, merino wool, and everything in between. I love it!
Knitting: I love to knit. I may only stick to hats and scarves and other such things, but I still love to knit. This goes along with the first in my list, because I often just like to sit on the couch with my latest knitting project and listen to the cars drive by. It’s cathartic to me. Knit, purl, knit, purl, cable cable cable.
Fresh Cut Grass: I love the spring because everyone starts mowing the lawn. I got to experience the first wonderful smells of fresh-cut grass last week when I took Mr. Fox to work. I was driving some back roads up in Horsham and Willow Grove with the windows down, and I was immersed in the sounds of lawn mowers and the smells of cut grass and fresh mulch. It was wonderful.
Spring Rain: do you know what I’m talking about? Usually it’s at the end of March, early April. Not quite hot outside, but not cold. A nice spring rain that’s not hot and sticky or freezing. Watching it fall or out taking a walk in it. Either way, I’ll take it.
I could go on and on about the little things, but I think that’s enough for now.