Simple Things

When I’m the busiest, I long for the simple things in life.  Oh how precious those little moments become.  You know the kind, the everyday, ordinary moments that we usually don’t even think about.  I’ve been so busy lately that these little things mean so much more.

BitsyLittle things like the look of my old dog Bitsy, when she’s waiting for me to finish my work.   Can’t you see what she’s thinking?  “Are you done yet?  Come on Mom!”

Bitsy is almost deaf now.  She’ll be 14 in October.  And after two major surgeries she’s still a “spring chicken” so to speak.  Tomorrow she goes to the vet to get her teeth cleaned.  I HATE having to take her, but clean teeth mean better health.  I’d do anything for this little dog. 

Little things like a few moments in the sunshine with my Mooch cat.  Outside on a leash, rolling in the grass.  Yes, both of us!  These are the moments I treasure when I’m so, so busy!

Mooch in the back yard

Or little things like a new rose blooming in the yard.  Did you know I’m a rose fanatic?  I’m always buying new rose bushes and trying to find a spot for my husband to plant them.  Roses blooming

Not much time for roses right now.  Maybe in a few weeks, after quilt market.  

If your life is as chaotic as mine right now, go outside and take a deep breath!  Look around!  Hug your dog, your cat, your child, your spouse.  Smell that rose!  It’s heavenly! 

Be back soon,

Hugs,

Anne

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  • Sheri Howard - Or hug my grandchildren! I love your cat on a leash…my daughter had an inside cat that she would put on a leash when she went out..yours made me think of that and smile!!ReplyCancel

  • misswrite - Oh, what sweet little pets you have! I have three cats and would do anything for them, too!

    Can’t wait to see your May Basket BOM. :)ReplyCancel

  • Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail - Love your little furry friends – they just get inside your heart, don’t they.ReplyCancel

  • May Britt - You’re so right. We have to stop up in a chaotic day and take a deap breath. I do not know where april month has gone. I had so many plans and ideas, but just a few of them are done. When my cat is sitting next to me stearing with big eyes I just have to give her a hug. And she knows how to use this trick. Have a nice day. And hugs to you tooReplyCancel

  • Scottish Nanna - Love your pets I have a dog and tropical fish I also love roses they smell so nice Have a good weekend
    Hugs Mary.ReplyCancel

  • Kathie - yes ,lots of times I need to step back and say slow down. It seems I am always saying how can it be the next month already…can’t believe Friday is May1st!!!!!
    how did that happen.
    oh that doggie needs a bit of attention!
    LOVE the cat on the leash!!!!
    hope your finding a bit of time to unwind and enjoy each day. Market stress has hit right! hope it isn’t too bad.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Come to American Samoa….those moments are more often than not..such a relaxed atmosphere. Love your little doggie..and your inspirational thoughts. (if I spelt that right?)ReplyCancel

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski - Great reminders. We ALL need to enjoy today.ReplyCancel

  • sewpam63 - A good reminder for all of us to stop and smell the roses!!! ; ) No matter the deadlines, the frenetic pace or the hurriedness of our day, it is vital that we take time to appreciate the HERE and NOW.

    Your pets are sweet. Don’t they make everything better?!

    I LOVE your new rose!!! It is gorgeous! Does it smell lovely too?

    Enjoy your day!
    Piecefully, PamReplyCancel

  • Magnolia Bay Quilts - A very sweet post and a great message. Love your “baby” pictures! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cat on a leash!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - So true, you just have to love the little things. I can’t believe that you have roses coming up already!!ReplyCancel

  • Marci - I beleive that’s called “living”. :)

    I like to listen to my pack (hubby and 3 beagels) breathing at night when they are sleeping. It’s so peaceful and safe.ReplyCancel

  • Jan - Hmm, I love quilts, roses, dogs and cats, too. Don’t have grands yet, but love the thought of them one day when daughters are ready.ReplyCancel

  • LindaSonia - Love your furry friends – especially love that black spot on Bitsy’s hind quarters – too cute!! LindaSoniaReplyCancel

  • Rebecka - Great photo of Bitsy. I like the spot. I always love to see photos of your pets.ReplyCancel

  • Auntie Pami - Wow, you got Mooch on a leash? Bitsy looks so sad. Maybe she needs her own quilt?ReplyCancel

  • Joyce - Thank you!Just what I needed to hear! Today I am under the weather and needed something to pick me up and the pictures of your dog and cat made me hug by dog big time! What kind of dog is that? Looks a bit like my toy fox terrier.. Thanks for the inspiration! Love your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I always love seeing photos of your adorable furkins…My Liddie (Golden Ret.) went to the day spa today and she is looking very svelte and gorgeous tonight..even smells like a little bouquet of flowers..which is a very good thing. Yes indeedy stop and smell the flowers…LouiseReplyCancel

  • Dorrie - Pets are the best! And they’re known to reduce blood pressure and hypertension. My best to you as you finish preparing for Market. Your booth is always so pretty and your patterns are always so sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - The flower is beautiful, and your puppy — well, that face just melts my heart!ReplyCancel

  • Camille - Oh Anne, you said it just perfectly. I know exactly what you mean. Tonight I didn’t do a thing, just made cookies with the kids, watched my shows with the husband and took a deep breath. There is always tomorrow, right?

    Can’t wait to see what you’ve got cooking over there. I’m sure it will be fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - Great advice. I love to step outside our yard when I am stressed out. My husband has been doing that a lot because his job has been very stressful but it seems to help us all to do that. Hugs are a good thing too for sure.ReplyCancel