Our first official week in our new (old) home was busy and often overwhelming, yet filled with happy-to-be-back-in-Arkansas simple pleasures. Simple pleasures worth recapping now to remember later…
Cool, fall weather. Chilly mornings, perfect afternoons. Sleeping with the windows open. What can I say, fall is my favorite season! I bought my first pumpkin:)
Lots of long walks. Lucy and Annabelle are dog tired by day’s end. John and I enjoyed walking to the square and farmer’s market, Dickson Street for lunch, and Razorback Stadium. Living in a walkable town is such a bonus.
I am thankful for the luxury of time. Time to unpack boxes and arrange things we’ve collected through the years. Even with all the chaos, there was time to think and talk about planning our yard and garden.
Beans and Cornbread. Cooking my first meal in the house felt good and right. Brown beans and skillet cornbread – yum!
Television. After two visits from AT&T UVerse (never fun), we had television just in time to watch college football. The Razorbacks didn’t fare so well, but my Baylor Bears looked strong! Supporting multiple teams is a good thing.
Ice Cream. Last summer thanks to Yarnell’s and Arkansas Women Bloggers, I won a free half-gallon of ice cream. I finally collected it. I chose Ozark Black Walnut. Yummy! Yarnell’s is an Arkansas tradition.
What simple pleasures did you enjoy last week?
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“I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
A few of mine were….time for a short morning walk on Thursday and hearing Zach’s band playing in the distance; finally getting Tate’s old bed put together (thanks!) and now drinking my morning coffee by the pool.
FYI black walnut ice cream was Thomas, Bobby Swan and my favorite. I really like blue.bell but you can’t go wrong with any black walnut.
Colene and Tom says
I think this is a very cool plan to have Sunday’s simple pleasures. Here are some of mine. Watching 40 WW II veterans riding in the 66Th annual Pancake Day Parade in Centerville, IA. was a heart warming and emotional experience. Having the time and energy to have long daily country walks, raising funds for the library, visiting with both of my daughters in long phone conversations, and becoming great aunt and uncle to a precious little girl.
Dorothy Johnson says
Sounds like a perfect first week. I grew up on Yarnell’s Ice Cream, but I would have chosen a chocolate variety! Great pictures.
Helen- Life in Random Bits says
That ice cream sounds delicious! And fall is just so wonderful… the Anne quote fits so perfectly.