April 12, 2014

Content on a Saturday


Even as a little girl, I remember having moments that I wanted to memorize. The first happened when I was on my first boat ride when I was 5. I remember the feel of the wind in my hair, the smells and the way the water looked like fountain soda behind the boat as the motor churned away. I committed that perfect moment to my mind forever. That's how I felt about this Saturday, only I want to memorize every moment.


Windows open. Beautiful breezes. Cleaning out the flower beds. Friends out on bike rides stopping for conversation and hugs. A neighbor advising me that it's time to start planting my lettuce, potatoes and onions. Making a boule for my other neighbor and passing it over the fence.


A sleepover and the beautiful mess that comes with it. The sound of little league games in the park. The sun warming my bare shoulders. The sound of power tools as my Sweet Hubby builds me benches to go with the table he made me last year for Mother's Day. The Masters Tournament on in the background.


Emma and her friend antiquing on Main Street and then going to the library, because what else would 13 year old girls do on an Saturday afternoon in the Village? Lemonade and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies waiting for them when they return. Lunch on the back porch. Lots of smiles and sighs of contentment.


A day well lived and loved. Nobody has a perfect life but I have found when I take the time to really appreciate the small things, I feel like I get as close to perfect as a person could wish for.

28 comments:

  1. you just inspired me to go back and record & appreciate all of the little, lovely normalities that happend in my life today. thank you!

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  2. Right now Jen, I want to live where you live. It sounds so much like the life I had growing up in the late 50's and early 60's. It sounds like the perfect day.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  3. Perfect, perfect, perfect. Happy you enjoyed your perfect day!

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  5. What a beautiful, perfect Saturday. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  6. I have some childhood memories that I too go back and can recall the smell, sound and place as though it was yesterday. My passion is to make as many memories as possible with my kids.
    Your home is beautiful and I enjoy each peak I am able to take into it. Oh how I would love to be able to spend a weekend in your village it sounds wonderful.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  7. Lovely rendition of your day. The little things do mean so much. :)

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  8. It sounds absolutely lovely. Your little village is just wonderful.

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  9. It sounds to me like you had a perfect day~! Love all of those sounds and images. Enjoy ~

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  10. See what Spring will do for a gal???
    I'm with YOU!

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  11. You are so right! Yes, I too have those days that I just want to memorize everything. The sunshine was so good yesterday, worked outside most all day and it was a joy!

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  12. the little things are what make life special . . . people who can appreciate them are blessed.

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  13. what a beautiful saturday it was. oh that big comfy chair in the corner bathed in sunlight is the perfect spot. love your photos. they honestly make me feel like I am right there with you.

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  14. You are an old soul-which is what draws me here. I have early memories of wanting time to stop so I could capture the moment. I think the first time I was about 3 or 4 and it was bouncing along in my father's old Chevrolet truck and going back along the fence line to check it out. I wanted that moment to last forever. xo Diana

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  15. i really don't want to live in indiana again. i really want to be your neighbor. i HATE conflict. ;) that sounds absolutely perfect and peaceful on every level!

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  16. sounds so wonderful, just what a saturday should be, I am always trying to capture and be in the moment and really enjoy the little things, that is what matters most and you showed that in such a lovely way

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  17. I know what you mean by 'memorizing moments'- your day sounds wonderful . . . full of good, simple things- what more do we really need?

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  18. I find a lot of my perfect days happen in the Spring:>) Sounds like your Saturday was one for the books! And did you wake up to snow this morning? Lol, I know we finally broke our record snowfall with the 2"+ that was on the ground when I woke up. Fortunately Spring returns in a couple days. More perfect days coming right up!

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  21. Jen, just reading this post makes me happy! My daughter Rachel just called me while she was driving to work... I read her the entire post and described the pictures. Now, she too is smiling as she continues through her hectic morning. As soon as the yellow pollen dies down, I plan to open all of my windows and let that beautiful Spring air inside! Thanks for spreading the sunshine!!! Enjoy the rest of your week, Jen, and big hugs to Emma.

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  22. Sounds so lovely! And I loved your comment about the Masters on in the background. I love watching that tournament. It is such a pretty course and means Spring to me. :) Have a Happy Easter! Kit

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  23. I miss your blog roll list-I don't see it?
    I use to just visit your blog to see other blogs
    you listed.

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  24. Aaaaahhhhhh, sounds beautiful! Continue to enjoy such a beautiful life for me alright? Mine is on way to much overload (husband has M.S that has progressed and needs considerable care). I miss the very sights and sounds you described so savoring the moments reading your post was ever so blissful! have a joyous week! Hum? maybe I need to move to the village one day, its really not to far from home right now! Love ya, Lori

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  25. It sounds perfect to me. Sounds like summer already.

    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog, I'm trying to be better about blogging, IG is just too easy! ;)

    ~Shanon

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  26. Ahhhh. Sounds absolutely delightful, JJ!
    Any hollyhocks popping up yet?

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  27. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. I received my pincushion and it is so beautiful. Can't wait to see what you come up with next. btw...I miss your blogroll, too.

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  28. I love those moments and I try to drink them in whenever I can !

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