Tuesday, October 4, 2011

happy moments

I wrote this back in July. Exactly three months ago. I never posted it. I don't know why, but I will today because it made me happy to read.


I love the mornings when I stumble out of bed to click the coffee maker's "on" button. I enjoy the quietness of a new day beginning. Sometimes I begin the day alone sipping my coffee as I read or consider the day's "to do" list, but more often Edd and I drink coffee in bed and slowly wake with groggy conversation. It is a time to talk over silly dreams of the night, anything... and everything.

The end of the day though is equally nice. I love to prop myself up in bed with pillows and read or write and mull over the day jotting down some of my thoughts till I'm so tired I just can't keep my eyes open a second longer! I look forward to this peaceful time too.

Sandwiched in between these two events is the substance of the day. Today was full of.....

......Moments. Snapshots.

A call from Edd's mom...to me...asking how we were. It was nice to be able to say "very good!"

Special fun time with Jenni and Matthew feeding our faces with barbecued brisket, sausage and ribs...and Jenni's chocolate dream pie! Delish! How I LOVE those two!

Playing a fun dice game with them  ... And savoring family time together... my favorite.

A morning run to the store for some needed groceries and flowers for my outside planter.

Watching Wimbledon tennis and mopping the floor.

Somewhat worrying about Edd (as I made my macaroni and cheese) when he drove for the first time in six months to shop for bikes he wants to get for us! I never would have thought he'd be doing that a week ago as he was sooo sick in the hospital. Amazing.

Giving our beloved, old dachshund a warm soapy oatmeal bath.

I love you's said... many are said... but they are not just words. They mean "you are important to me" and "I am here for you" and "I am committed to you".

And many more moments too numerous to list.


“The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family” Thomas Jefferson

“Use your precious moments to live life fully every single second of every single day.”
Marcia Wieder

“Kiss your life. Accept it, just as it is. Today. Now. So that those moments of happiness you're waiting for don't pass you by.”


  1. Ohhhhh Kathi...beautifully said. I'm so grateful you found this and published.

  2. Lovely sentiments. Thank you so much for sharing it and reminding me to remember to be grateful for all of the small delightful things that happen EVERY day.