I’m behind on this, too. Sorry for the string of them if that’s not your thing, but I am truly enjoying this exercise. I’m sure it won’t be long until I run out of run of the mill, everyday small pleasures, but I kind of also can’t wait to start doing nostalgic ones, too.
1. Making coffee in front of the open window above the kitchen sink, wind blowing the smell of not-quite-spring early morning through the house.
2. Half-caffeine means I can can drink four cups without the jitters. True, this may be mostly a way to consume more dairy fat with the half & half, but there’s the calcium, too. Right?
3. I don’t feel at all guilty for not going to Mass on Sundays anymore; even Easter and Christmas. That took a pretty long time, a couple/few years. I considered trying to give something up for Lent, more because I do want to to quit smoking than because it’s Lent, but after that fiasco in Brazil, I’ve decided to just excommunicate myself.
4. In the overall vein of Lenten-type sacrifice, I would like to donate some of my time to a worthy cause. This will be difficult to decide upon, as I’m easily persuaded on what’s worthy. Any opinions on Habitat for Humanity? I participated once as a kid with my dad, it was pretty cool. My sister’s involved with a chapter through work and my dad got her a sweet tool belt for Christmas. Fucking adorable, I tell you. I wonder if the local NPR station still needs volunteers to answer phones. My SIL (can I just call you that? It’s so much quicker than brother’s-girlfiriend) is doing that in a different radio market. Very cool. Humane society? See, this will require more thought.
5. An empty blog reader. I should probably unsubscribe to a few that I tend to just scan rather than actually enjoy, but I do love waking up knowing that there is sure to be something that will make me smile just waiting for me to read.