Friday, October 9, 2009

loving ...

just because i can ...
i'm squeezing in an itty-bitty post late into the evening. 

to update the (maybe?) seven of you out there that read these silly ramblings of mine ... on the very things that i can't help but love at this exact second in time ...

the dropping of a yittle-bankie amidst the carrying of my drooling little into her own bed ... which gave me the opportunity to bring her that little blankie and set it into her arms an hour or so later ... and moreso ... gave me a chance to gaze at her while she slept.

the later-than-i-would-have-allowed phone call from my biggest little ... telling me all about her night with grandma before settling into her bed at g-ma's house.  and just how little she actually sounds still.  mature.  but still little.  an important reminder that i needed desperately tonight.  because even old souls can reside in little bodies.  five years old ... is not that old.

homemade salsa.  mexican relish to be exact ... served with a hint-of-lime chip ... made from fresh garden tomatoes that most likely won't last another day ... knowing that frost and possibly even snow may be on mother nature's to do list this evening.

having two amazingly beautiful wonderful girly-girls that immediately place their palms upon my ever-growing belly as soon as i mention that a certain little baby boy blue just kicked.

late night conversations with the love of my life.  the i-love-yous that carry me through 'til he comes home.  wishing that he were here to feel the kicks too.  and maybe more thankful that he does get to come home tomorrow to do all of those things in person.

purring kitties that take every opportunity to jump upon my lap ... and sit quietly with me while i ponder the things in my life.  forcing me to sit there for just a minute longer than i maybe would have, if they didn't.

days off from work.  where i can sleep just a few minutes longer, enjoy a cup of coffee in a real mug, call my best(est) friend at ten in the morning, and watch my girly-girls interact and play ... in our home ... rather than in the backseat of the van rushing off to our morning locations.

that's so not everything ...
i just wanted to share a snippet.

and i would love to hear your loving snippets too ... what are you loving today?

8 comments:

Raising Z said...

that was the perfect post for me today. I feel I am rushing around like a crazy person lately, trying to prepare for the birth of number 2. Is the house ready? the car? Z? S?? Me?? I know we will never be ready for the craziness that will be our lives in a few weeks but it is so important to look at these little things and enjoy and love them. Thanks for this post...I really needed it (and I need to relax!!) ;) Enjoy your weekend.

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

Life's good, isn't it!?!

I should write the same type of post, to remind myself of these little things that ARE life.

amanda said...

loving your snippets first of all!

and loving that i just got a new hair cut...and loving listening to my sweet babe over the monitor talk her way to a nap...and loving that we in fact got our first frost last night!

life is good friend :)

Pamela said...

i am loving this post.

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

I loved this post!

Let's see- October 9th was Friday so...

I was loving my dyson vacuum. It makes cleaning so much more enjoyable. And I love a clean, neat house.

I love how excited my man gets when he gets to keep his kids for the weekend. They are the loves of his life and I know how hard it is for him to be away from them, but I also know he is a healthier person in this arrangement.

I love how much he loves me, and how for the first time in my adult life, (complete with two failed marriages) I have someone I can talk to about anything, at any time, for any reason and do not have to fear being reprimanded or told that my feelings don't matter.

I am loving getting to play with baby Bam Bam everyday as I go feed his mama. He is the cutest little baby horse ever!

Thanks for sharing, Jen.

Kelly said...

I'm loving when Lily and I are walking together and she stops in front of me, holds up her hand and looks back like she can't continue walking unless we are holding hands. Yum!

Lorri said...

Beautiful post.
Tonight I am loving getting to go for a car ride today--the fall colors, getting out of the stuffiness of the house--taking a short walk then just sitting outside and enjoying the sounds of fall. Coming home to curl up with my new BFF, the heating pad.

Sprite's Keeper said...

I am loving the peace and quiet that has fallen over my home when my no napping girl went down without a peep ON TIME!