Golden Moments #4


If I am totally honest, it hasn't felt like there have been a lot of golden moments in my life lately.  The rain has been non-stop and everything is still dingy and brown. My schedule has been crazy busy. I have had a constantly ill child. People have been annoying. I have wanted to throw up my hands, shout "forget it" at the sky, and curl up on the couch for the foreseeable future. But I haven't.  I have kept trudging on through and, if I look back, there have been some bright spots. That is why I like writing these posts.  It forces me to appreciate the little moments, cheesy as that sounds.

  • My daughter and I went to get our hair cut.  We both felt fabulous and well-groomed so we stopped for ice cream on the way home. Because there is no better way to show off a new look than by sitting on a stool at a counter and licking an ice cream cone.  Salted caramel crunch, if you were wondering.
  • I bought a totally unnecessary silky, black, bomber jacket simply because I fell in love with it. I spent the month buying totally necessary clothes for the kids and I rebelled.  I regret nothing. 
  • I saw the first daffodils and crocuses of spring the other day.  They were pretty and cheerful and brightened my whole day.
  • My husband and I went out to breakfast.  By ourselves.  The kids went to school and we ignored our responsibilities and went out to eat.  It is amazing how much I can talk when there are no kids listening and commenting on every word I say.
  • I went to a library book sale where I bought eleven books for $2.75. I know.  That is just crazy. They might as well give them away. And yes, those are the books in the photo at the top of this post.  I am currently rereading Before Lunch by Angela Thirkell.  I needed something light and relaxing for the evenings when I am too tired to keep track of all the characters in my other book, King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett.
  • I've been planning our itinerary for our trip to London next week. NEXT WEEK! That will be a whole week of golden moments right there.  I can deal with all manner of stresses and annoyance if London is in my future.

How has your life been lately?  Golden moments or gloom and doom?


  1. That was certainly $2.75 well spent!

    I am consciously trying to look for those moments, and to appreciate them when they come.

    1. It is so easy to get bogged down in the unpleasant parts of life. I am trying to look at the positive a bit more. And eleven books for $2.75 is definitely a positive!

  2. Well, we are having lovely weather in the UK at the moment. It's wonderfully sunny, albeit still a bit cool. It feels truly springlike, so I'm sure London will cheer you right up.

    The jacket sounds lovely, by the way. It's good to allow yourself a treat sometimes.

    1. The weather was absolutely perfect for our week in the UK. Plus, everything was blooming which was gorgeous. Especially since when we left home there were almost no signs of spring.