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Monday, April 17, 2006

It's a Meme Monday too!

It's a break time post! I have to say, as I’ve stated before – I love memes! It’s an easy way to take some time and put up a post without having to utilize too many already overworked and overtaxed brain cells – usually. This time I was tagged by Beckie of A Child of God.

Here we go.....

Name ten of life's simple pleasures that you like most, then pick ten people to do the same. Try to be original and creative and not to use things that someone else has already used. (That's how the tag is, but I don't see how that's entirely possible.)

In no particular order:

1. Spending time with my Emily doing small things like a picnic or swimming or even just cuddling up and reading a story. She's such a whirling dervish of energy and strong emotion that the quiet(er) times are even more cherished.
2. Seeing the expression of unabashed, enthusiastic excitement on Emily’s face. It’s so spectacularly innocent and free of the worries and cares that life throws at you as you grow up. It’s pure emotion and pure joy - no guile whatsoever.
3. Smelling crisp, cold air – air below a certain temperature has a smell all its own that is clean and invigorating.
4. Riding on the back of a motorcycle, my arms wrapped around the person in front of me, feeling their strength and the sting of the air on my face and hearing the rush of the wind in my ears (the better version of this is the bug-free version!). Leaning into the turns and really trusting the person in front of you. Um, it’s been a while since I’ve done this. Before Matt. Still, it’s a lovely, simple pleasure.
5. Singing favorite hymns and a couple of contemporary songs (Chris Rice’s "Come to Jesus" and MercyMe’s "I Can Only Imagine" (the original recording) being a couple of them) and really feeling that connection with God through musical worship.
6. Getting into a pool on a HOT summer day and feeling refreshed and relaxed while floating on the water, sans floating device as the warm sun above caresses my face and arms and the cool water below laps where the sun touches me. It's almost hypnotizing like being rocked to sleep.
7. The sweet, sharp tang of a perfectly made cold Italian Margarita – on the rocks and hold the salt!
8. A perfectly cooked buffalo filet (medium), my really yummy mashed potatoes and a great glass of red wine!
9. Being held by someone I care deeply about, hearing their heartbeat beneath my ear and feeling the strength of their arms around me - it's even better in a swimming pool with the feeling of being cocooned by the water like a blanket. (It’s been probably close to three years or more since I've just been held like that.)
10. A room filled with candlelight. No lighting is more romantic or sentimental than the soft glow of candles infusing the room with their incandescence, casting flickering, dancing shadows on the wall.

I rarely tag, but this is an interesting subject so I am tagging the following: No Average Girl, Written, Inc., One4JC, Crouching Mommy, Hidden Laundry, THE GWB, Lawbrat, Lois Lane, Wild At Heart, The Sojourner's Journey and Parallel Chaos.

Back to work!


no_average_girl said...

hey girl...thanks for the tag! i also love tags. we're about to head to the funeral home for the viewing, i'm wanting to do it tonight - but not sure what's going to happen between now and then, you know? it's been so crazy, we're just learning to expect the least expected and go with the flow. oh, and i do think this tag is so appropriate for this stage in life.

one4JC said...

That one was interesting...thanks for the tag.

Bill said...

Nic - Great MeMe... all definitely life's great pleasures. The motorcycle ride, and snuggling in the pool have got to be among my favorites as well... I love having Maryan behind me, holding on, riding almost as one... and knowing she trusts me with her life... pretty powerful stuff... it's been awhile since we've been able to do that... I'm looking forward to a time when we can once again!

greatwhitebear said...

I'll get to it right away.

btw, I love the new profile pic. jou look mahhvelous!

greatwhitebear said...

Damn, even our taste in Margarita is the same. Italian, on the rocks, no salt.

No_Newz said...

Drat! Foiled again by the memes! LOL! Love your answers as always.
1. kids laughing
2. a kiss for no reason
3. a hug for no reason
4. someone saying I love you before I say it
5. the smell of summer on a happy kid
6. the sound of my daughter playing piano
7. the sound of my son playing the guitar instead of his drums
8. the morning ring of the phone, same time every day, gotta love Mom
9. my silly cat greeting me at the door when I come back home
10. the warmth of the sun on my skin

I could go on and on and on. LOL! I love lots of stuff.
Have a great day!
Lois Lane

Beckie said...

Nice list! Thanks for participating. Have a blessed week.

Carmi said...

Hi Nic. Thanks for thinking of me for this meme. I generally don't do them because I typically don't have the time to do them properly. I'd rather take the time to do a meme right than simply skim through it.

So as a result, I usually beg off.

But this one's different. It's so...me! I'll give this some thought, then post the completed entry on my blog this weekend.