It's been a busy week, folks. Not in a bad way, mind you. No regrets. It just means I haven't had much time to compose a post. So, it's going to be a simple one this week! I am sure some of you will celebrate this moment - not quite as much to read!
Simple pleasures are joyful, right? Who needs more complexity in life? What are your ordinary delights? I have so MANY!
Fritos, skiing, cooking by the Head Chef, puffy clouds, jigsaw puzzles, stuffed animals, wild animals and PEEPS! Peeps - 5 squishy-soft, sugar-coated moments of sheer bliss!!!
I am one of the most blessed women on earth -- to have a hubby who is also Head Chef in our house. I think sometimes he is surprised when I thank him for a simple meal, but I genuinely enjoy each and every morsel. I love food, and it doesn't have to be fancy to make me happy.#1 Daughter and I started a jigsaw puzzle over Christmas, and I am delighted to say that I finally finished it this week. It didn't take long, really, but somehow it always fell to the bottom of my list. What a great sense of satisfaction to put in the final piece! And to text our daughter that it is done!
I derive deep contentment from walking the back forty at any time of year. Sometimes, I can just sit and observe the cloud formations as they skate across an imaginary ice rink in the sky.
I am easily amused, so a "ski ramp" built by the lift attendants at the top of Chair 7 (Whitefish Mountain Resort), and populated by skiing/boarding stuffed animals, tickled my funny bone.
And then there are the real animals who continually amaze and fascinate me. I have written in the past about otters (March 1, 2020) (October 10, 2020), and you can imagine my glee to discover otter photos on my trail cam recently. One (or perhaps more) has returned to the spring at the lake below our property. This is the same spring where the eagles have been feasting (see post February 7, 2021). The collage below has just a few photos - the playful personality shines through, don't you think?
And yes, it's carrying a fish! Looks quite sassy, doesn't it?
Farewell until next week. I am praying that life brings you abundant, everyday, simple joys!
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...there's nothing wrong with simple!ReplyDelete
yes. you are a lucky woman. Living in such a beautiful country with loving people around you. And cool wildlife to watch. The otter was a pleasant surprise! Love it!ReplyDelete
But, I would not call the post simple. :) Take care!
A corn chip by any other name is still a corn chip. =) Fritos....the original corn chip, hey. Different name down here, but I am supposing just as good, especially with salsa. How nice to have your meals prepared and cooked by your husband. You are a lucky woman, indeed. That otter is a sweet critter. The antics of your wildlife must keep you entertained for hours.ReplyDelete
A joyful Post, Angie and yes, I believe you, you are a lucky woman. Why not?!ReplyDelete
Simple things are the best, by the way, I prefer all times. From a snack between until a little walk around the houses of our quarter looking to neighbours.
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Your husband is a wonderful chef, Angie, and you are a lucky woman! I loved seeing the otters. We had a blizzard this weekend --another Colorado weather adventure!ReplyDelete
Bravo you finished your Jigsaw Puzzle. Your food looks delicious and thanks for hosting us again todayReplyDelete
I like these sampler posts, Angie. I see the snow is still hanging on, but that way Spring will just explode and surprise you.ReplyDelete
PS: Thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete
I am enjoying some simple pleasures this week too and taking lots of photos along the way. I love seeing the Otter doing so well in winter! Pass the bag of chips please...any cheese dip? Happy MM!ReplyDelete
Thee stuffed animal ski slope is a hoot. lol. And that otter is cool!ReplyDelete
Nachos are my go-to happy snack. My new white chcolate chip malted brownies are my favortie dessert.ReplyDelete
I love that you have an otter for a neighbor, Angie. That would be a pleasure for me. I get excited when I see a squirrel wander around the yard. :-)ReplyDelete
Not only do you live in a beautiful place your Chef sounds wonderful too!ReplyDelete
Simple things like walks, good food, friends, and animals are lovely.ReplyDelete
I think this is a joyful post :)ReplyDelete
You really can't go wrong with good food, friends and fabulous walks.
Wishing you a lovely week.
All the best Jan
One of my fondest memories was watching river otters playing in a stream in our province's cottage country.ReplyDelete
It is so good to enjoy the everyday things. You do it well. Love those otter photos especially the one with the fish! So great.ReplyDelete
Lovely post Angie, nothing better than having a chef in the house and wonderful walks. It is great seeing the animals on your trail cam.ReplyDelete
I always liked the Shaker hymn about “the simple life”...... It really is a gift, as it says. And I think it goes on to say something about it being a gift to come down where you ought to be! You sure have done that!ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting and for sharing these pleasures.ReplyDelete
If that is a simple post I am done! I can understand the "businesses" for me too.... I have an art market this coming weekend, so must fly! So much to do! Have a great week!ReplyDelete
I enjoy the simple pleasures, they are a joy. The otters are a great sighting, I am glad your camera captured the cute critters. When my hubby cooks, it is a simple meal. I enjoy any meal I do not have to make, lol. Take care, enjoy your day!
Dear Angie - I started reading thinking this post would be simple but soon understood it was a simpler post of yours about simple joys. I post every two or three weeks while you've posted every week quite substantial post. Thanks for hosting. I’ve enjoyed simple pleasures despite pandemic, which is one of my blessings. You’re blessed in various many respects. The otter surely must have been a welcome surprise. Enjoy the rest of winter.ReplyDelete
It was fun following you on your journey. It’s amazing how the simple pleasures in life mean so much to us. Enjoy each of those special moments!ReplyDelete
Hello up there!! Simple pleasures are the best! I have learned from this past year that just being quiet and calm and enjoying my home is the way to go. And I think I'll remain here. Got my first shot though and that thrilled me to pieces. You take care. KitReplyDelete
Simple joys are of course possible the best treasures of life. Love your commentary and photos to match. So cool seeing the Otters and with a fish yet. Wowee!ReplyDelete
Sorry I didn't contribute to the meme but I will be back.
I'm a fan of keeping things simple. Haven't been feeling so joyful lately. We've had several dusty, dreary days which resulted in headaches for me. I'm finally coming out of it. Wishing I had such beautiful surroundings. It's hard to stay inspired when there's garbage here just about everywhere I look. :( My Colorado boy facetimed yesterday after it took him an hour to dig his car out of the snow. Did you get some of that winter storm there? Take care.ReplyDelete
Angie, I love blue skies! I have to say my cooking skills have improved during lock down. It is one of the pleasured of life that I can enjoy in these times. Loved seeing the otters. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sylvia D.ReplyDelete
Simple works for me. You had a busy week and I would imagine that skiing was great. Fritos? A great favorite.ReplyDelete
Great shots of that otter!ReplyDelete
We don't have Peeps here. I wonder what the UK equivalent might be? How lovely to see that Otter, a sight to make anyone's day complete.ReplyDelete
oooooh the food, i love food also!! everything looks amazing, and if that is french onion soup...it is one of my favorites!!ReplyDelete
i have been eating Fritos, just lately....haven't eaten them in years. i found out the hubs finished the bag and i was quite unhappy. that lead me to ruffles potato chips, dipped in hidden valley ranch, shamefully good!!
the otter is adorable and that is quite a big fish it has. i wonder if he ate it or "put it on ice"?!?!?! hehehe
Otters are moving back into northeast Oklahoma including a nature preserve here in Tulsa. I am just thrilled about that.ReplyDelete
My wife bought some jalapeno fritos and wow they are good!! Not so much for the heat, which it has a little, but the for the warm jalapeno taste itself.
My poor wife has to do all the cooking herself except for the grilling.
Enjoy your back 40. Your skiiing days may be getting short this season.
Have a great weekend.
Love the otter with the fish. Fritos, haven't seen those in a long time. Have a good week!ReplyDelete