Isn't that what they say? I hope so because I'm exercising that right today.
Have you ever written a post and known even as you're writing it that it's not what you're supposed to be writing that day?
Maybe it's just the timing...
Or that you can't quite get the words from the heart to the fingers...
Or maybe there's just another story to tell or picture to post that day.
That's how I have felt all day. Thursday, you see, is Simple Pleasures day. That's the day that I slow down and focus on the still, small, something that gave me pleasure during the week.
I thought that I had mine.
Even as I typed it out, though, I kept thinking about this other silly thing, and this nagging voice kept telling me that this other silly thing was supposed to be my simple pleasure. I argued back because it just seemed too simple for a yakabout.
Yeah, I know. Isn't that the whole point?
So I changed my mind.
And I submit to you this week's simple pleasure.
It's my kitchen window.
It has made me smile all week, and I don't know why. There's nothing blooming out there right now. A month or so ago, that green that you see was a burst of pink magnolia. I didn't bother to yak it out then. Today, it's just a leafy green branch. The lawn isn't particularly pretty, either. In fact, if you look closely, you can see debris from our recent wind storm. And it is not yet green underneath.
But for some reason that window has given me a case of the the grins. I even dragged the husband in the room and pointed it out. Don't worry. He didn't get it either.
I'm the kind of person who loves to hide behind curtains and blinds. I'm private and phobic and always a little afraid of a Peeping Tom. Why Tom would want to peep at me is anyone's guess, but I remain shadowed behind blinds anyway. Can I confess that it seems to be getting worse with age?
But last week when I washed those windows, I left the trusty blinds up for a while. Every time I walked in the kitchen and saw those unfiltered branches against the blue sky, .it just plain made me happy. Sometimes, I just stood there and sighed.
Maybe it was the little playhouse hidden behind those leaves.
Can you see it?
That's the Little House in the Piney Stick Woods where my own Laura and Mary whiled away their childhood.
I used to stand at that very sink and watch them when they didn't know it...
...back before I started hiding from Tom.
I have enjoyed the unfiltered kitchen window so much that, except at night, I've left those blinds up all week. I even opened the blinds in the rest of the back windows, too. The front is still well filtered, but one of these days, I'm going to lift them as well, Tom or no Tom.
So that's it.
Lifting my blinds is this week's very simple pleasure.
Sharing with Dayle at A Collection of This and That
for the Simple Pleasure Party.