Being able to have a hot shower/bath on a cold winter's day. Especially after going without electricity for 15 days during sub-zero weather. AND, using the toilet without having to force yourself to peel off several layers of clothes and freezing your rear off in the process. Right in your own home!
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Birds of prey in flight...especially like this...which I just posted on another forum in a thread titled, "What Brings You Joy?"...
The outdoors always put me on a natural high. There is a place not too far from here--it's in a state park just a few miles north. You can drive all the way to the top of a mountain that allows you to see for about 30 miles in any direction. There's a picnic table that I love to lay on and look up at the sky. All you can really see is the tops of all the trees when you look to either side. It's like you're laying on a cloud. Anyway, there are literally hundreds of hawks that make their nests in those tree tops and when they are circling, it is breathtaking. The way the wind comes up the mountain, they never really have to move their wings; they just spread them and glide back and forth over my head. And they fly so close, it's almost like you can reach up and touch them. It's very peaceful and exhilarating all at the same time!
Odd...these two threads were started on different forums on the same day. Seems like karma to me...
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"There are people you meet, who move in and out of your life, like ghosts-- and after they're gone, you find that they've left a part of themselves with you.
Guess I could say the obvious, watching the Cats win the Premiership, but that's not the sort of thing you had in mind I guess,
Nope, you go right ahead and savor that win, kat. Since my Sooner gals have never won the big one, I can't totally relate. But I do agree that watching your team win is one of life's pleasures, especially when your family and/or friends are in the bleachers with you.
TG, I, too, am a fan of moonlight. A big full moon always makes me think of that old hymn...*singing*
Fair is the sunshine, Fairer still the moonlight, And all the twinkling starry host; Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer Than all the angels heaven can boast.
(p.s. heh, i'm guessing the cuddle cat was skyler. kinda wondered where she was the other night. she's not normally allowed in the guest room. then again, we don't normally leave the door open. or have guests, for that matter. anyway i talk too much so i'm done.)
Oooo, Siren. Fresh, clean sheets and just shaven legs - yes! Girl Scout cookies - yes, yes! Fresh, clean sheets and a shower of Girl Scout cookie crumbs - no! Way back when, when we were dating, Hubs used to snack in bed; a cookie or two with a glass of milk while we were watching T.V.. Inevitably a stray crumb would fall between the sheets. Bluck!
A cheerful conversation started by a complete stranger...
I had the nicest conversation today with a young guy standing at the next window in the post office, which continued as we both left the building, and crossed the parking lot. He and his girlfriend just moved to town, and were just so danged happy to be here, it made me smile.