Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday morning

I've been so busy and anxious lately that I haven't really noticed the wonderful things which have been happening around me. That's no way to live a life. So I went to the bookstore a couple of days ago and bought "Hunting and Gathering" by Anna Gavalda, because I enjoyed her latest book "Consolation" so much. This morning I woke up with a half hour to spare and it was pouring with rain outside so I settled in to reading the last few pages of the book, in bed, with the shutters open so I could look out at the rain. The experience was made doubly wonderful because I knew I had a time limit - Master Cb cannot be late for school.

I should explain here that Anna Gavalda ROCKS the endings of her stories, so I just knew each page of the story would make me feel happier and happier. Then, Mr. Cb (who is addicted to watching the Airbender series every morning while having breakfast) came upstairs during the ad break with a perfect latte made in my orange Grumpy Cafe mug. He placed it on my night-table, and I told him that this very moment was indeed the happiest moment of my entire life. He smiled, kissed me and went back to the Airbender. Then....then....Blue came jingling up the stairs, jumped on the bed and lay down on my feet, and then I read the last five pages of the book while sipping my coffee.

That's all I need. Really, I tell you. That's all I need.

10 comments:

Kate said...

The little things are the biggest.

Here's hoping for many more happiest moments of your life :)

Suse said...

I tell you, I completely thought you were going to say that THEN, THEN Blue jumped up, spilled the coffee all over your book so you never found out how it ended and then you had to wash the sheets AND your jarmies and go to Casualty for the coffee burns all over your legs and Master Cb was late for school.

(Cos that's how I roll these days).

Mary said...

loved hunting and gathering !

Bought consolation and do believe I might read it in bed for a little while this afternoon before I pick up the kids - that will be the first downtime I have had in a while too

Duyvken said...

:-)

Paola said...

I am with Suse on this one.
But this is just the proof that we must always be hopeful.
Sometimes there IS a happy ending indeed.
It was a perfect moment.

Badger said...

Oh, lovely. My most recent tiny moment of joy also involved rain: just me standing at the kitchen sink hand-washing my very favorite wooden spoon after dinner while thunder rumbled and rain poured down outside the window. Happy, happy.

Julia said...

What a perfect moment! I can just hear the rain and Blue's tags, and smell the coffee, yum.

And now I must go search out Anna Gavalda.

The Coffee Lady said...

I'd be happy with just the perfect latte. But books, also, are great.

I sound easy to please, don't I?

I'm very not.

Tania said...

OK. Just got a weirdy shiver up my spine in response to all that aligning planet activity...

herhimnbryn said...

Sometimes, waking up in the morning presents you with a series of gifts. Sounds like you had such a morning.