Friday, October 25, 2013

View from the couch, OK - I had two and looking forward

- First fire in the fireplace this season.  The temperature dropped into the 40s yesterday evening and there was a distinct chill in my living room when I got home around 6:30pm.  And there is was - the opportunity for a fire.  I love it so.

- A happy printing client brings chewy homemade oatmeal cookies, still warm from the oven, as a thank you.

- A random text from my best guy friend, Steven, inviting me to dinner next week.  We met on his first day at work, when he was sitting at a drawing table working and smiled at me as I walked by.  This was in 1988.  Pretty long, as friendships go.  We are not in constant touch these days, but know each other is there.  It brightened my day to think of having dinner with my handsome and funny friend.

Keeping it simple today and finding the simple things are what make me the most happy.  I hope you find that today, too.  Have a great weekend my friends!


Joanne said...

I love a good fireplace warmth. Somehow the heater is just not the same!

Granny Annie said...

Fake fireplace here with propane stove inside it. Still lovely and glad to have it ready for the season.

Notice how melancholy everyone is due to the season change.

Happy you can look forward to dining with your friend.

TALON said...

Wish I could curl up on front of the fire, Lynn!

It's lovely to catch up with old friends.

Only two? Warm oatmeal cookies? I'd have grabbed the platter and ran! :)

Sara said...

What a nice "three." It is so nice when you get to get together with a good friend.

It's still not cold enough here to light a fire, but it was chilly and I enjoyed my walk today very much. Lots of sunshine and cool comfort, instead of muggy heat.

I hope you have a nice weekend, Lynn:~)

Lee said...

With good friends it matters not how long since you've last seen each other...the quality and strength of the friendship remains.

Elephant's Child said...

The small things loom big in my world. And your small things are big and beautiful.
Have a great weekend.

sage said...

I haven't yet had a fire--it's about time as the temps have been dropping below freezing and I have well over a cord of wood split and waiting to be burned.

Chatty Crone said...

I know where you will be this weekend!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

So nice to have a good guy friend that you can spend some time with....Have a lovely weekend!

Peggy McCurdy said...

Love your blog!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Wish I had a fireplace! We've been going 40's by day n 30's after dark with alot of wind! Hot water bottles are keeping me warm again-

nothing better than warm cookies- love oatmeal- Lucky you!

Date with a good friend is a great way to spend time. I rarely spend time with old friends anymore

Wierd I'm here so early this week-rnd- woke needing sinus meds- n computer still on- Back to sleep for me.

Have a Happy Sunday!

Lynn said...

Joanne -

I know - we just had a brief cold spell and then it's back to daytime highs in the 70s (which I'm not complaining about.)

Granny Annie -

I'll bet it is lovely. I haven't noticed more melancholy here - I think people are ready to be done with hot weather.

Talon -

Me, too - you'd be welcome! And I was tempted to grab that platter. :)

Sara -

Thank you and it will be nice.

I'll be in your neck of the woods this weekend - looking forward to it.

Lynn said...

Lee -

So true!

Elephant's Child -

Small things are the best, I think.

Sage -

I would think it would be cold enough where you live.

Sandie -

And there I was. :)

Lynn said...

Naomi -

It is - I do adore him.

Peggy -

Hey friend! Thanks for stopping by and thanks!

Snaggle -

That was an unusual time for you - I hope you are feeling better.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Oooh a fire - please can I come over .. and then dinner with Steven an old friend .. the best

Cheers and I'm both were such fun .. Hilary