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- - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-10 7:14 PM
most of you know what little things are about, but not all of you. but you'll get the gist is you don't have it already. i usually have a personal reason when i post these but this time there is no reason escept that i want to hear little things from all of you. :hug:

i'll start as always

a hound lifting up her front leg for a belly-scratch for no reason other than she wants a belly-scratch
happy random groans from the hound curled up in the crook of my leg on the couch
smooth asphalt for driving
fresh crisp-cooked vegetables
running and health communities of all kinds...oops that might be a big thing

so spill some of your little things, please.
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2018-04-10 7:34 PM
trees in bloom
ferns unfurling this year's fronds
walk at the lake with my husband
bluebirds
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-10 7:56 PM
:hug: nice little things. and i know you understand the hound things too
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2018-04-10 8:22 PM
Yep.
Add really hot chocolate when it's in the 30's and raining - and you're outside to run with a friend (it was worth every shivering minute cowboyjunkie)
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-10 8:53 PM
whoa those are a couple incredible little things too! you more than anyone understand little things.:hug:  btw shivering with cowboyjunkie happens to be a nice little thing i share with you. i'd like to hear more about it when you have the chance.
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-04-12 9:43 AM
we've had a long, long winter, so "trees in bloom" really resonates with me
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-10 9:06 PM
smooth sheets and comfy pillows
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-04-12 9:44 AM
still missing the flannel sheets, most nights :sad:
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-04-10 9:07 PM
The sound of my kids laughing together
The way clothes smell when they have dried on a clothesline outside
When I go to empty the dishwasher and discover someone has already emptied it
A cold beer on the patio, after work on Friday
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-10 10:20 PM
nice things, all of them. :hug: especially the things on the clothesline...you have to experience putting your head on a pillowcase and body in sheets with *that* scent to know what you're talking about. :wink: scent of the sun and air as you know. thanks for your thoughts, really nice little things!
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-10 10:23 PM
oh and kids laughing is like the best little thing ever
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-04-12 9:45 AM
a cold beer anywhere, anytime :laugh:
Parent - - By N70SAK Date 2018-04-11 4:20 AM
My dear sweet Prill, who isn't so little for still being less than 1yo. She is the the smartest, funniest, happiest cat ever. :hug:
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-11 2:27 PM
:hug:
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-04-12 9:45 AM
:hug:
Parent - - By Photocat [us] Date 2018-04-11 5:39 AM
Cut grass
Cardinals
A clear dark sky with only the moon
Hearing my daughter sing
Watching my son try to model and be 'adult'
Smell of a blown out candle
Parent - By moonglow9 Date 2018-04-11 8:10 AM
Yes to the smell of a blown out candle and the clear dark sky.
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-11 2:29 PM
:cool: i haven't had to cut grass yet this spring which is odd for this time of year but i totally understand that little thing. and i love your other ones too!
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-04-12 9:46 AM
few things can match the song of cardinals in the springtime :hug:
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-04-11 6:12 AM
A good nights sleep
An unexpected compliment on Facebook from my daughter
Drinking coffee in my groutfit in the morning while on the couch with my dogs
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-11 2:30 PM
yes, yes and yes! :grin:
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-04-12 9:46 AM
^^ditto^^
Parent - - By moonglow9 Date 2018-04-11 8:09 AM
Smell of burning wood and fire
A dark blue-black sky and moon
A moment without thought or worry
Flannel sheets on a bed
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-11 2:33 PM
all really nice little things. :happy: we went through the winter without flannel sheets for the first time after many years with the sheets in the rotation...i'll have to ask mrs. flamus why we didn't have that little pleasure this winter. :wtf:
Parent - By moonglow9 Date 2018-04-11 2:37 PM
Sometimes I've kept the flannel sheets on well into the spring and put them on early in autumn - like this year when it's still so unseasonably cool.
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-04-12 9:47 AM
the mrs took off our flannel sheets a few weeks ago, a misguided episode of wishful thinking, i presume :laugh:
Parent - By moonglow9 Date 2018-04-12 9:57 AM
:laugh:
Parent - - By adamswims (Gone Now Adam! You pick what you want.) Date 2018-04-11 11:00 AM
I'll dump this here as it seems semi-fitting. My boss died this past Friday of a heart attack. He was 53 years old. No real warning signs though he had not been feeling well the prior day. He was not what I would call fit but was not what I would call obese either....just normal like most of us. He was my mentor in this job and I have worked closely with him for the past 6 years. Needless to say, it has shaken me up. My boss was a tireless worker....I know he worked many nights and weekends. I tried to get him out of that habit but was not successful. I'm fairly confident stress played a role in what happened. The point of this is it can all end in an instant. It's important to take care of yourself, stop and smell the roses, and cherish the things that make life worth living.

:hug::hug:

listening to kids laughing hysterically
a smile from a friend
wind in the face while riding downhill
smell of the rain
Parent - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2018-04-11 12:00 PM
Aw that's awful I'm sorry for your loss and for his family and friends. :sad:
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-04-11 2:33 PM
Your point is so true! Sorry for your loss.
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-11 2:36 PM
i'm very sorry for your loss, adam. and you're right that it's important to recognize the good things, including the wonderful little things you mention. :hug:
Parent - By moonglow9 Date 2018-04-11 2:38 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this. You are right, it puts a spotlight on each moment and the little things of life.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-11 2:48 PM
:hug::hug:
Parent - By jennyO Date 2018-04-11 2:57 PM
What a painful and scary reminder to enjoy life while we are fortunate enough to have it. :hug:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-04-11 3:46 PM
:hug:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-11 3:49 PM
:hug::hug:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-04-12 4:51 AM
That would be difficult and an awful shock. :hug: We all have plenty to worry about, but it's better to choose to be happy and as you say, 'cherish the things that make life worth living".
Parent - By Annie Date 2018-04-12 7:22 AM
:sad::hug:
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-04-12 9:50 AM
it sucks to lose a mentor, whatever the reason
my heart goes out to you and his loved ones :sad: :hug:
Parent - By callie [ca] Date 2018-04-12 10:52 AM
That’s awful, I’m sorry Adam. :sad:
Parent - - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2018-04-11 12:00 PM
My son went from saying "Pa-Go" to "grandpa" the other day and it's making my dad SOOOO happy. :hug:
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-04-11 2:33 PM
:hug:
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-11 2:36 PM
:laugh::cool::hug:
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-04-11 3:29 PM
But Pa-Go is super cute!

When blazergirl was little, she called my Aunt Katie, "Aunt Gravy".  The entire family called her Aunt Gravy until she passed away.
Parent - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2018-04-12 7:14 AM
I know he's saying cute stuff but then developing past it so quickly ! He even pronounces his "r"s really well which sucks I love the Ws as Rs thing it's so adorable. Aunt Gravy is amazing. :hug::hug:
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-04-12 9:51 AM
:hug::hug:
Parent - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2018-04-12 10:15 AM
:hug:
Parent - - By george [us] Date 2018-04-11 12:12 PM
my older daughter giving me a cinnamon jelly bean because she knows I like spicy things
my younger daughter giggling when I kiss her neck
a good book and a cup of tea

good lord I'm an old man now!
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-11 2:37 PM
:hug::cool: but nah those aren't oldster little things at all. :wink:
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-04-12 9:52 AM
trust me, you're anything but an old man :laugh::laugh:
cherish these moments :hug:
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-11 1:12 PM
the smell of food cooking on the grill
how happy my dog gets when I tell him we are going on a walk
waking up early, looking at my clock, and knowing I don't have to get up for another hour
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-11 2:39 PM
:laugh::cool: i love the moment on a weekend when i bolt up ready to go to work but then realize i can put my head back on the pillow.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-04-12 4:53 AM
One of my dogs whirls around in circles when he sees me putting food in his bowl so I get that kind of happy.:grin:
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-04-12 9:53 AM
layla goes nuts when she realizes i'm getting my "let's go for a walk" clothes on :happy:
Parent - By tahoeblue (spamkiller) Date 2018-04-11 5:40 PM
Aberlour 16 :hug:
- - By sideshowbob Date 2018-04-11 12:31 PM
Robins foraging in the garden.
Completing the Sunday NYT xword puzzle .
Tulip and daffy sprouts breaking thru the soil.
Grilling outside without wearing snow gear.
Neighbors stopping for a chat as I work outside.
Parent - - By elmtree Date 2018-04-11 12:37 PM
Can you do Friday or Saturday though?
Parent - - By sideshowbob Date 2018-04-11 12:53 PM
I haven’t tried ; I buy just Sundays and slowly plough thru it all week . This past issue is one of the few times I could do the whole puzzle without quitting in frustration. :grin:
Parent - - By moonglow9 Date 2018-04-11 1:43 PM
If you are open to online, you can get a subscription for the online NYT crossword for not that much, and you can do the whole week at your leisure through the app. Monday/Tuesday is easier than Sunday, so if you can do some/much of Sunday you'll soon be able to do those as well. I started crosswords when I was in final year of secondary school, and it stuck. At first I could only do Mondays, but over the years I got better and now can do the whole week. There are patterns to the days (Mon/Tues easier, Wednesday much the same difficulty as Sunday, Thursday has some strange theme, twist, oddity in the fill, etc. Fri/Sat hard).
Parent - - By elmtree Date 2018-04-11 1:44 PM
Friday and Saturday I can rarely do (Chicago Tribune, but same basic idea).  It's maddening!
Parent - By moonglow9 Date 2018-04-11 1:58 PM
But those bits and glimpses of clues when one gets them are so rewarding! Maddening, but in a good way. I remember the first day I solved a Saturday NYT so clearly - it was such satisfaction :blush:
Parent - - By moonglow9 Date 2018-04-11 1:40 PM
Yes on the crossword puzzles. I do the NYT every day (and several others), and it is both calming and satisfying
Parent - - By sideshowbob Date 2018-04-11 2:16 PM
One of the leisure class perhaps ? :wink::
Parent - - By moonglow9 Date 2018-04-11 2:35 PM
:wtf::blush: I'm sure I'm missing something in the reply (I'm horribly bad at understanding humour) but I do the NYT crossword during the week before leaving for work and the others (usually Guardian) before sleep, and on the weekend afternoons as a break from my research. Perhaps you have something else in mind, as I've surely lost the joke?
Parent - - By sideshowbob Date 2018-04-11 2:43 PM
Sorry--just kidding. I know it would take me more that a few hours , especially Friday and Saturday. :grin:
Parent - - By moonglow9 Date 2018-04-11 2:45 PM
:grin::blush: Not a problem - I'm sure you were fine, I'm just chronically unable to understand humour, even in person. Online, it just gets worse. :blush:
Parent - - By sideshowbob Date 2018-04-11 6:36 PM
Perhaps it’s just a spelling issue ? JOKE :grin:
Parent - By moonglow9 Date 2018-04-12 5:46 AM
:grin:
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-11 2:40 PM
all wonderful little things, sideshow. thanks! :hug:
Parent - By runnergirl4 (BJ Queen) Date 2018-04-11 10:32 PM
Dh and I do the NYT mini crossword each night...it’s s really fun little competition, the app is free and they generally take less than 3 min so we always try to beat each other. It’s fun.
- - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-11 2:50 PM
:hug: I love this thread

my kiddos laughing
snuggles from my dog
lying in rest during yoga with a lavender towel on my forehead
sunshine on my shoulders
hubby calling just because
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-11 4:28 PM
Yes all of those! :hug::hug:
- - By rob26.2 Date 2018-04-11 3:54 PM
This thread is a good idea. :happy:

When we stop during a run an my dog smells the air and lifts his front paw (he's not a trained hunting dog, its all instinct)
The smell of the first lawn cutting of the season (yesterday)
Catching my daughter looking for me when I go to watch one of her Special Olympic sporting events (she pretends like she doesn't care if I show up)
Watching my son's golf swing
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-11 4:34 PM
Really nice  :hug: watching your son's golf swing reminds me of watching my son run an 800 or mile. watching the pure beauty and the pride is a great little thing.:hug:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-12 6:53 AM
Yes!! I love watching my son play baseball. He spends so much time practicing outside of his scheduled practices. It's really really cool! :hug::cool:
- - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2018-04-12 7:51 AM
A moist pile of coffee grounds sitting in the sink
Eating some popcorn and finding an unpopped kernel in your mouth
Knotting your tie on the way to the lawyer convention
Parent - - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2018-04-12 8:00 AM
these are yucky little things. :sad:
Parent - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2018-04-12 9:50 AM
I've never been very good at these :blush:
Parent - By callie [ca] Date 2018-04-12 10:53 AM
:laugh:
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-12 5:26 PM
:laugh: you did that on purpose!
- - By Annie Date 2018-04-12 7:57 AM
- Cardinals at the bird feeder
- Waking up to a dog cuddling with me
- That I am slowly getting better and can do things now that I couldn't do last year at this time
- Watching a funny TV show
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-12 5:34 PM
all of those. :hug: we have a bluebirdhouse in the backyard where you can see it from the sink, sometimes occupied and sometimes not, but when occupied and especially for feedings and when the fledglings come out is like the best little thing. birds in general are awesome little things, whatever they are and whatever they're doing.
- - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-04-12 9:58 AM
those first few sips of coffee in the morning
the first few gulps of an IPA in the evening
that contented feeling after a good run and shower
learning something new
hearing a new song that really "speaks" to me in some way
getting personal feedback from a "celebrity" on twitter or facebook
bloom county
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-04-12 5:36 PM
oooh, new and different little things but all of which i understand completely...thanks ldr. :hug:
- - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2018-04-13 4:50 PM
So part of my job is supervising a call center and that means that I get to deal with the small number of  folks my staff can't handle and most of my staff are very, very good at what we do.  But there is a gentleman who is a frequent flyer.  I've now handled two calls in a row without him cussing me out and demanding to speak to my CEO.  Today he even said thank you.  I've now got him just speaking to me since he made one of my employees cry.  I've been dealing with this guy for most of my 15 years here and this is a huge accomplishment.  Happy Friday!
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-04-14 3:03 AM
:hug::hug:

DW just started a new job for a very small claims (insurance) processing company.  If someone needs special help, they're supposed to leave a message, then a staff member (there are only 4 or 5) will call them back.  A guy from overseas called six times in a row hoping to be put through immediately to staff.  He thought he was calling a giant call center and would get a new person he could manipulate.  Each time, DW gave him the same message.  Finally, on the sixth call, he relented :laugh:
- By N70SAK Date 2018-04-18 6:34 AM
3D Mars porn and a new monitor. :hug:
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