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Simple pleasures..

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Priorities really do change when life situations alter your life. I remember when I was in my 20's dating, a simple pleasure was a Harley ride in the country with my boyfriend. Later on, a simple pleasure was a cool halter top or pair of designer jeans.
Still later, when first married, a simple pleasure was making a wonderful dinner for my hubby and I, savoring the time with him and talking(He worked 7 days, 16 hour days).

WHen my Dd was born, every second was a pleasure, even the everyday things I did with and for her. Sharing a popsicle, making Snoopy sno-cones in the heat of July; making blanket tents with a card table and chairs in the living room or making a simple playhouse out of cardboard boxes from new appliances , on our basement floor for her fantasy playtime..


Fast forward 25 years:
Calling in a Rx refill via voice mail, getting a free car wash, finding a coupon for groceries you need, feeling a pain pill do its' job, having Dd haul heavy things for me up the basement stairs, prepare meals, housework, etc.

I guess my last simple pleasure will be knowing that I already have my cemetery plot, my Trust all in order, owe nobody $$ and hoping they plant me in the correct hole!!!!!!!!!!
What more could a gal ask for????? Lowering expectations makes for a more relaxed, contented life..
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SHARON10002 4/20/2012 3:31PM

    emoticon blog, Linda! You have really got all your ducks in a row. It's amazing how our priorities change as we grow older and wiser. . .

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/16/2012 11:06PM

    emoticon attitude and emoticon blog!!!

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BRATS4 4/15/2012 11:44AM

    funny but true.

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NORASPAT 4/14/2012 12:15PM

    Great blog LINDA, seeking out the pleasure for the day is the only way to go. Thanks for the reminder.
Housework will still be here whan I am gone. Mother taught me that and oh how true it resounds for me these days.
I hope you will be able to do yor hike. HUGS Pat in Maine.
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LESSOFPMCD 4/14/2012 9:51AM

    What a great attitude! Learning to look for the small pleasures makes life much easier. Great blog!

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KARBIE18 4/14/2012 9:38AM

    Great blog! Appreciating the little things makes life so much better! Candles on a gloomy day, a butterfly on a flower, the smell of lilacs, a quiet Saturday morning spent on SP after a long week at work - always something to be grateful for!



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NEUSERIVER 4/14/2012 7:05AM

    Your list of simple pleasures reveal a depth of enjoyment of life's experiences. Nice post!

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