Little Things #4

book necklaces

Aren't these the sweetest necklaces?  My son gave me the Pride and Prejudice one and the bookworm is from my daughter.  They make me happy every time I look at them. ( I was talking about the necklaces but I suppose you can apply that to the kids as well.)

I placed a book order online.  It is just a miscellaneous collection of things that sounded interesting as I puttered around.  I'll show you what they are once they start arriving.  I love the thrill of books coming in the mail.  It is like a gift to myself.  Plus sometimes I can't quite remember what I ordered so it is a surprise.  There are a couple of books for my son in this order.  He is really into Star Wars, specifically the books by Timothy Zahn.   The other day he was trying to explain to me how he feels about the Star Wars prequels.  He finally said, "Mom, it is as if the original Star Wars are Pride and Prejudice and the prequels are Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."  I immediately understood. My apologies to anyone who likes Pride and Prejudice and Zombies but I just can't deal with it.  It is just wrong.  And apparently so are the Star Wars prequels.  We are a family of traditionalists. We don't want people to mess with our worlds whether those worlds are everyday or literary.


I bought myself flowers at the grocery store the other day.  They aren't anything fancy but they are a little thing that makes me happy.  I don't know why I don't buy flowers more often. Whenever my daughter is with me she talks me into buying them.  Of course, she also talks me into buying lots of junk food.  She looks at me with big eyes and asks for "just this one treat" and before I know it the one treat has turned into several.  None of which is helping my determination to start eating healthy and exercising again but that is not a little thing that makes me happy so we won't think about it.


  1. Most Saturday mornings are "Mommy's day off" here -- after breakfast, I disappear (generally to the movies or a coffee shop to write), and my husband takes the kids to the grocery store. Once or twice a month, Sarah (the 5-yr-old) will say, "Mommy doesn't have any flowers! We need to buy some flowers," and they'll come home with something to surprise me :-) It's extraordinarily sweet, and definitely brightens up the kitchen.

    I also order stuff online and then forget about just what I ordered and get Mysterious Packages in the mail that are like little gifts to myself that I'm only half expecting. Life's little pleasures, indeed!

    1. I like your "Mommy's day off"--especially that they go grocery shopping during that time. Free time and you come home to a full fridge, now that is bliss.

      And henceforth I am going to refer to everything I order online as a "Mysterious Package" complete with capital letters. Life will be so much more exciting.