"The Little Things Give You Away"*

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on June 20, 2010 in Family, Food, Nature, Sports |

Sometimes it’s nice just to think about the little things in life that bring you joy. Here are some of mine:

My favorite tea has a kick-ass name: Black Dragon Pearl (I always want to add “Coming to theaters this summer” after I say it and then do a perfect round-house kick). Plus the tea leaves come packed as balls, which only adds to my amusement.

Thunderstorms never stop being scary/exciting.

When it comes to my indoor co-ed soccer team, the “that’s what she said” joke never gets old…ever!

The spin-cycle on my Scandinavian dryer (maybe we’re somehow related!) sounds like a plane taking off. This one’s a double-edged sword because it can also be annoying…like when I’m trying to watch TV or listen to music, or you know, have a conversation or something…but it’s still pretty cool to have it sound like an airplane is taking off in your laundry room.

When my little niece and nephew say the word “rude,” it sounds like they’re saying “wooed.” And they’re still young enough to always be happy to see me.

My older nephew still likes hanging out with me!

I buy Land O’ Lakes American cheese from the deli and the package is labeled LOL cheese. How could you not smile about that?

I’m always wonderfully surprised at how tasty food is when you grow/pick it yourself.

And this is only a sampling of the little things in my life. It’s interesting how many of them are about food…maybe I’m just hungry. Oh, and in case you were curious, my soccer team won again yesterday (we crushed Danbury 6-1), so we’re in the finals next Saturday.

*Linkin Park

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  • Rochelle says:

    Home-grown food has its own special taste! And I'm sure it's more nutritious, somehow.

    I always find the joy in the little things, especially birds, squirrels, and flowers. The trees in the parking lot near my office have pink and red blooms in the spring, and they have a lovely, delicate fragrance which I enjoy while taking a walk at lunch. I just scan them quickly for bees first.

  • Katie L. Carroll (KT) says:

    Oh, I didn't even mention any of the critter happiness in my life. Like how the hubby named the neighborhood cats Mr. Meowington and Don Gato and how I have a bunny hanging around the yard. My neighbor's rose bush is blooming right now too and it's just beautiful.

    Thanks for reminding me of a few more of those little things!

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