Friday, October 28, 2011

Quest for Favorite Day!

I'm on a quest - yeah, still on the quest for the daily Favorite Day!
In this quest I've realized that it's hard, sometimes, and really easy other times to grasp/think/feel that every day is my Favorite Day.

There are moments, however. Every day has favorite moments and in harder periods those moments are what needs to be saught after.
'Cuz even the worst week has its moments!
(sometimes they don't really shine wide open like the sun but a tiny sliver here and there will be found when looked for)

My days and weeks right now are fine, so I search for both, in my quest!

Through the narrow gate you see a new and cute wall painting. Sliver unexpected!

Now, this place is pure and huge sunshine but still - even a horrible day would mend here.

The Hubster and I got a few hours alone and we ended up here...

Not one of the loads of people who opted to go here, that day, were
brave enough to have their coffee outside. It's that cold here now.
Charming though.

Charming in the way that their credit card stations all failed and people got to pay in euro instead or drive away for money. Later. Everybody being cosily small town-minded, friendly and open! I love that.

Boy did I enjoy?! Big time.

Looks like hubs did too...

My life is divided in two "parts": work week and private weekend. The work week is my every day life and the weekend is the treasure and reward.
I came to think about what my favorite moments of everyday life is?
Here's five of them (slivers, if you will):

1. Reading to my boy at night.
We read fiction and we read facts and above all: he talks! He tells me of his day and I get a rare special insight in his little school life. 
I love those moments and whenever I think I'll be too tired and rather hang out on the couch and let hubby do the reading, I change my mind - I can't give it up! 
(hubs get to read too but I do it more often, since I have longer commute times and see less of our son)

2. Jogging with the dog.
I feel free and liberated doing this and the dog is so happy he melts my heart by the pure look of his face.

3. Early mornings.
The Boy comes to our bed early and he generously gives hugs that are delicious. I carpe them all, knowing it's a thing that will pass.

4. Mornings.
I've begun putting my make-up on in the sofa, where the boy watches kids' TV! That way we get to chat and I get to sit with him while getting the make-up thing done. It's also more comfortable than standing in the bathroom. Win-win!

5. Walking home from school with The Boy.
He's on his bike and I exhale the day's work and the day's all questions. I see things around me as if it was for the first time and I'm generally relaxed and a little enthusiastic about the evening that's ahead of us!

I just cannot believe beauty like this!

It may be small but it's everything.

We walk a path together. 
Even if it goes by fast, we still have a lot of great things ahead of us.

Well, our town does look good in the evening sun.

It's about to be appreciated even more, from now on!

This I couldn't appreciate more than I already do...
... still I do - a little bit more each and every day!

You've grown accustomed to seeing the leaves of the grape plant by now. They're turning yellow.

Fall is all around.

Please, do tell what your favorite things about everyday life is!
It's inspiring hearing other people's stories on this and maybe I'll find more gems that I hadn't noticed yet...

Welcome, gorgeous Friday! I've longed for you.You're a bearer of sweet gifts that I can't wait to enjoy (one of them is hopefully seeing The Old Son!!!!!)

Have a happy Friday and an even happier weekend, dear friends!


  1. one of my favourite things each day, is tucking in the girls before I go to bed. Their faces are toally relaxed and they have surrended to rest and sleep - so beautiful. Lovely post, thanks for sharing!

  2. Romana: thank you so much. That sounds lovely :-)