Small Celebrations – Little Things


Another Friday is here and I’m thinking of the small things I’m celebrating at this moment:

I just poured boiling water into a cup with a teabag.  Bewley’s Irish Morning tea.  Not Fortnum & Mason, or other such, but strong, straightforward and bracing.  It will taste good.

I woke up this morning to find Orlando curled up by my pillow and purring.  Not Orlando Bloom (but then, he needs to bench-press a few dozen pounds regularly to suit my taste) but Orlando a Burmese cat who likes to be a pirate:

Lando is quite the fellow, and he also serves as a full colonel in the United States Army Special Forces (Green Beret).  He was recently deployed to Afghanistan, and when he returned for rest and recreation, he confessed to a sudden and profound yen for shish kebab and mountains.  He does look on the bright side, and he’s a fairly uncomplicated fellow, so awakening to the sound of him purring beside my pillow was something to celebrate.  (Also the fact that he hasn’t tried to bite me during our photography sessions.  But I digress.)

So what sort of celebration is this?  That people can see these silly photos and not decide that I am certifiable?  Perhaps.  Worth celebrating.

It is also Friday, and I’ll be doing some gardening on a weekend that is supposed to have temperatures in the 70’s.

Oh – and I can finish my Liebster Award post (thank you, Ms. Haugh) and get that posted as well.

Now to go put milk in that tea.

15 comments on “Small Celebrations – Little Things

  1. Clever post, Diana! We have a Ragdoll cat named Luciano who sings when he wants our attention. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. VikLit says:

    Enjoy your tea!!

  3. Mmmm, now I'm craving a cup of tea too!

  4. Diana Wilder says:

    Lando loves his mirrored aviators, though he has trouble hooking them over his ears.

  5. Diana Wilder says:

    I've never met a bad ragdoll. And I love the mental picture of him singing for attention. I loved your blog, especially the picture book Friday participation. I'll be back!

  6. Diana Wilder says:

    I'll save a cup for you! (thanks for dropping by!)

  7. Diana Wilder says:

    I'll pour you one…Thanks for coming by!

  8. Lara says:

    Tea is definitely one of the simple pleasures in life! 🙂

  9. You go enjoy your tea and your certifiable moments. We all need more than we've got of those kinda moments. 🙂 Writer’s Mark

  10. joss says:

    Awww what a beautiful cat. I have two kitty friends. They are actually twins, born in the same sack. Their names are Timmy and Tizzy and they frequently sleep on our bed at night 🙂

  11. Brandy says:

    I don't think there is anything wrong with making up an alter ego for your lovely cat! A cat's purr is one of my favourite sounds so celebrations, indeed!Stopping by from the hop!

  12. Diana Wilder says:

    Simple pleasures are often the best!

  13. Diana Wilder says:

    Thank you! I'll save a cup for you…

  14. Diana Wilder says:

    Another of those small pleasures that mean so much. …Although I should report that Orlando does snore..

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