Saturday, January 17, 2009

Quotes

I don't really know the reason for this interest, but I love quotes. Funny quotes, serious quotes, quotes that inspire you... Anyway, I've come across a couple lately that I really like, especially this first one, and I thought I would share them real quick this morning.

"You are most fully alive when you are on an adventure with God." - Erwin McManus

I'm not sure who said this last one, but I still think its good.

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I change... we cannot change, we cannot move away from what we are, until we thoroughly accept what we are. Then change seem to come almost unnoticed."



Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Thoughts of Spring

I've been thinking about starting a blog for a while now, and today I decided it was time to go ahead and do it. I can't say how often I'll write, or what I shall really be writing about. As the title Little Pleasures suggests, though, I want it to be a place to write about the small joys in life. I personally want to grow better at find the little pleasures in everyday life that make it so lovely and here I shall have a place to share them as well.

It is the middle of January and there is presently about 2 1/2 feet of snow covering the ground. An odd time to think about gardening, but that is exactly where my thoughts have been drifting lately. I have grand visions of growing lush tomato plans (I'm quite excited about the idea, now that I actually like tomatoes!), lots of basil, squash, spinach and many of the other bounties of summer (space may dictate I reduce my grand schemes, but I shall deal with that when the time comes). Seeing as how I can hardly keep a house plant alive, I'm not sure how well my plans will turn out in all actuality, but I have a friend who considers herself a master gardner so I am hoping I can learn much from her. I spent some time yesterday researching seeds and found a great company called Seed Trust that specializes in heritage seeds as well as high elevation seeds, both of which interest me. We shall see what actually happens, but meanwhile I shall keep dreaming of my bountiful crops of tomatoes, basil and squash this summer and all the delectable things I could make out of them.