Thursday, February 18, 2010

Simple Pleasures Series

A local radio station has a simple pleasures series every Thursday. I look forward to hearing it every week. I've decided that, in an effort to appreciate life as it is, I'll create my own simple pleasures series on Thursdays. Feel free to add your simple pleasures, as many as you'd like.

My simple pleasure is watching the sun rise on my way into work.

This picture was taken with the camera on my cell phone. Isn't it gorgeous? I love my commute now.

A friend of mine is having a housewarming/baby shower party. According to the invitation, I'm only allowed to get things for the kitchen. I've decided to make it a gift of preparedness. I'm going to make a starter kit for them. There will be some canned/dried foods, collapsible water jugs, and other things if I can think of them. I figure it's more useful than plates or blenders or whatever people give as housewarming presents.

I realized today that I get kind of disheartened that I don't get a chance to put my preparations into use. When the blizzards came through, I was kind of hoping for the power to go out, just for a few hours. I've been like this since I was a little kid - I'd research natural disasters and how to prepare, though the worst we've ever gotten here was the remnants of tropical storms. Maybe it's the adrenaline, but the idea of being totally reliant on what I've prepared makes me giddy. I'm sure I might change my mind once I'm actually in the heat of an emergency, but for now, I'm hoping what I have and what I gather is sufficient.

1 comment:

  1. lol...I know how you feel about being prepared and wanting to try it out, I get that same feeling.

    Today (even though it is Friday) my simple pleasure is clean sheets. I love clean sheets on my bed, and right now I have clean sheets that are lightly scented with essential oils on my bed. :)