Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ten on Tuesday - It's Delightful!

This week's Ten on Tuesday is 10 Everyday Things That Delight You. What a lovely topic to consider the multitude of delightful things in my life. Some are things, some are experiences, and some are a combination of both, but they are all wonderful to me.

Mt. Moran in Grand Teton National Park delights me immensely.

These people at Mt. Moran give me even more delight!

1.  PG Tips Tea - Proper English tea, this is what gets me out of bed in the morning and starts my delightful day.

2.   My ipod - This is how I listen to audiobooks. I use it every day and it's probably my favorite piece of technology.

3.   The stained glass over my sink - It's simple, but I love the reflections and colors it casts on the kitchen wall, and allows me to have a rainbow-colored view while I do dishes.

4.   ChiaoGoo interchangeable needles - I love everything about these needles and the fact that they make knitting even more enjoyable.

5.   Our birdhouses - Years ago, my husband built several birdhouses from scrap lumber and we all decorated them. I put them up every spring and delight in our colorful painting and the families of birds that move in.

6.   Talking with my kids on the phone - Certainly a commonplace occurrence, but it's wonderful, especially when it's good news like it was Monday evening!

7.   Cleaning out flowerbeds and seeing new green shoots on almost everything - I was overly excited to find bright green shoots on roses, mums, and hydrangeas yesterday.

8.   Getting into a bed freshly made with sheets that have been dried on the line - That happened last night and was a wonderful ahhhh moment.

9.   The abundance of family photos and artwork in our home - I find it delightful that I can look around almost every room and see great photos that have captured some truly happy memories. Photos of childhood, vacations, graduations, art projects by and from the boys are all treasured and fill me with happiness.

10.  Knitting, reading, and enjoying a glass of wine at the end of a long day - Another ahhhh moment when I sit down in my comfortable chair, glass of wine nearby, and lose myself in knitting and/or reading. This is definitely delightful and I look forward to the experience almost every night.

So what brings you delight? I hope everyone has a a nice long list!


  1. ahhh, these lists are going to be a great read today - yours was my first such delight and I thank you! so glad you had a "good news" phone call last night; I know you needed it!

  2. Oh I love your list! I am picturing so much of it in my head.

    I think this is going to be one of those topics that puts everyone in a good mood.

  3. Line dried sheets are absolutely delightful. As is everything on your list.

  4. Good news makes for the perfect delight. Oh yes to the freshly made bed. I just need a new bed to make it even more delightful. Have a delight-filled day, Bonny!

  5. I'd love to see all your birdhouses! And fresh sheets...ahhh!

  6. Stained glass is such a work of art. My aunt made a pretty one for me that is in my kitchen. My Chiagoos are my favorite needles these days too.

  7. How lovely! I think it's wonderful to remain delighted by the ordinary & commonplace!!

  8. Oh Mount Moran, and to see it with family. Glad I've had that delight. I'd love to see the bird houses, they must give you such joy each spring. And the phone call, bonus!

  9. I would love to see your bird houses also!

    Linda in VA

  10. 2, 4, 6, 9 ,10 I am in agreement. I don't know what I would do without phone calls from the kids :) My mother only wanted me to call once a week because of the expense when I was in school. My have times changed :)


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