The Real Things


“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

My simple things this morning: a cup of caramel cappuchino, my daughter playing Perplexus at the kitchen table in her new ballerina robe, my dog sleeping blissfully, the quiet of the house before the day begins, my nice steaming hot shower this morning, a hug, an omelette. The challenge for me is always keeping sight of those simple kinds of things in the busyness of the day. Maybe I should “preplan” my simple things, so that I’m looking for them. The cows on the side of the road as I drive, the neighbors’ goats that dive their whole bodies into the stack of hay to eat, the sun that is planning to come out today warming me, talking to my husband on the phone at work, smiles, laughing at the funny oddities in life. Those are a few of my simple, real things I’m going to look for today. I pray that your Christmas was a blessed time with friends and family, and that your simple things abound today. 🙂 Blessings, Lisa

An English Muffin Morning


Warning:  The following post is a shameless plug for Thomas’ English Muffins.  If you have a keen dislike of a nooks and crannies-filled delectable morsel of a muffin, topped with butter and orange marmalade, you may want to discontinue reading immediately.

Yes, it’s that kind of morning….things a little out of the normal, schedules slightly askew, and finally things are settled down.  And I am sitting down with said delectable 100 percent whole wheat English muffin as we speak.  In fact, I am hardly able to write this post as it is calling to me even now….”Take another bite, take another bite.”  You know how those English muffins can be.  Persistent and so cute that they’re hard to resist.  And I’m not going to resist a moment longer.  Enjoy your simple pleasures today…they can sometimes be the best.  Slainte, Lisa