Get ready for a photo-heavy, sparsely-worded post…
With Christmas presents just two days away, I try to remind myself about of the less fancy schmancy joys in life. As Katie pointed out, the simple, thoughtful gifts are the most precious ones. I appreciate a jar of homemade cookie mix tied with a pretty ribbon much more than a carelessly purchased box of fancy chocolates. Sunlight glittering on snow is entrancing, as are the wonderful blue-green hues of early morning. The view from a rooftop in the midst of winter darkness—
Indescribable. Now, why can’t I be so easily pleased when it comes to myself? -_-
Well anyway, today, I immersed myself in simple pleasures. :D
I love me some dried fruit, especially when I’ve dried my own (the banana and bartlett pear slices). Just stick ‘em in the oven for more than a couple hours @ 175*F, and voila, the notion never to buy dried fruit again comes up. :] Why buy flattened bananas when I can make my own?
Though I’m absolutely in love with TJ’s dried calimyrna figs. So chewy and meaty and crunchy from the seeds… love fleshy dried fruits. This one has a nice coating of creamy almond butter.
Q1: What are your simple pleasures?
Q2: What’s your favorite dried fruit? Persimmons and figs are mine, definitely. <3
Q3: Less words and more eye candy? Or vice-versa?
G: What are the implications of the word “X-Naut”? I’m thinking tissues, personally. (Get it? You get it??)
Oh, and punny things are another one of my simple pleasures. :o) Have a wonderful holiday, my dear blogpeeps, if you celebrate it. If not, have a wonderful December 24th + 25th! :]