Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Never Smile at A Crap-o-Dile
Fall is my favorite season. I love the smells, the colors, the clothes...I love it all. And since the arrival of fall, and the happiness it brings to me, I've been thinking lately about some of the simple things in life that make me happy. If only I could remember to do these things more regularly, my life would feel more flavorful and satisfying!
-I love exercising. There is just something about running and dancing and hiking and rollerblading....pushing your body--sweating, feeling your heart beat. It is so therapuetic! I love how I feel physically and emotionally after a good work out. And I especially love working out in the fall! The air is a perfect crispness that feels cleansing in your lungs. The heat from your body balancing against the coolness of the air---unbeatable.
-A good book. Vic and I just finished reading the Twilight series together. And when I say reading them "together", I mean it. Vic reads to me every night! (which is another thing on my list of things that make me happy). I love losing myself in a good book. This particular series, though written by a somewhat amateur writer, were entertaining and enthralling. A very unique take on vampires. Though, by the third book, Vic and I were both ready to drop kick Bella! I didn't relate to her at all and found her to be quite annoying. I heard they are making a movie of Twilight. You can read more about it on Stephanie Meyer's website: www.stepheniemeyer.com
-When my nephew Ethan calls crocodiles "crapodiles". And when he calls gorillas, "galillas". He also says, "Scawy (scary) Nana, Scawy", when something scares him. Kids say the darndest things! And I love it! Hearing Lucy say, "Daddy!" just makes my heart melt.
-Cuddling with Lucy. This is at the top of my list these days! A true Lucy cuddle is rare, but I have figured out a way to trick her into it. What a mean mom. Since the cooler weather hit, we take a daily bubble bath together in my big jetted tub. I make the water nice and warm (not too warm), close the door so it gets comfortably steamy, then turn on the jets. The combination of the warmth and the thrumming of the jets makes her nice and drowsy. She lays right on my chest and I could just lay there and pat her little bum for hours. It is the sweetest, most relaxing, most fulfilling moment of my day.
-Soup and grilled cheese sandwiches....Amen.
-Going on walks as a family in beautiful Park City. We've been here three years and I have yet to be ceased with amazement at the scenery. Just yesterday we walked on one of Park City's most famous trails (past the white barn on SR224) to see all of the different scarecrows that St. Mary's Catholic church decorates each year. Lucy got a kick out of them, though she was more interested in the deer head ( a real live...well dead deer head) off the side of the trail.
I could go on about other wonderful things in this world that truly bring a smile to my face, but this list suffices me for now. I'll blog more about this as Thanksgiving draws nearer. Did I mention that family and friends leaving comments on my blog makes me happy???
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