Tuesday, June 14, 2022
I looked around the other day and saw so many things that make me happy. I added to this list over the last few days. Now, there are plenty of things that I would like to change, but I like to focus on the positive as much as possible. I would love to hear your simple pleasures in the comments!
Gosh, I love an empty dishwasher. Does anyone else have problems with the timing of an empty dishwasher – like it’s full and dirty when you need it to be empty and ready to be loaded? It’s an art. I have found that I really just need to run it every day. I put most everything in my dishwasher, too. I used to hate unloading it but I timed myself again recently and I had it unloaded in 4 and a half minutes. Have you ever timed a task you hate? Now I happily unload it to get this empty dishwasher feeling rush! Ha!
I love drinking out of mason jars. When a restaurant serves me a drink in one, I am giddy. Bonus points if they serve me a cocktail in one!
My favorite drink is water, though. My Dad called it “faucet juice”. Louisville water is the best. Have you tried our water? It makes it hard for Louisvillians to travel because we love our water. I’m serious – we have won awards! Lol! My kids hated bottled water when they were growing up.
Rain! I love rain in all seasons, but there is something about a summer rain.
Ernie licks the rain off of our deck railing.
I enjoy mopping my new mudroom floor. I also love that I repurposed old trashcans for a new use. The one on the left is for dirty dish towels and the one on the right is for lint and dryer sheets. I realized I needed a trashcan near the dryer for these things.
A fresh mani and I am pleased when I do it myself.
Same with a fresh pedi.
I love color. I like to have some disposable cups on hand but I try to mostly use real cups. The stack of colors makes me happy.
I love these tumblers for my protein shake and for just water, too. I saw these in multicolor and I was smitten! I used my Starbuck’s gift cards to get these!
A candle always makes me happy.
A good book that I can’t wait to get back to.
Seeing water – even if it’s brown.
Something I’ve cooked makes me happy.
A new bottle of wine – especially when shared.
A cocktail with a straw. Please don’t give me a paper straw or a metal straw. Yuck! I can do plastic reusables but I do not want to suck on metal. All the chills. And, paper straws? I might as well be sucking through a noodle like at some Italian restaurants.
Wind in my face. I roll my windows down a lot in all of the seasons to get this feeling. It’s really good on a boat! I know why dogs love this!
So, tell me what are your simple pleasures?