Joy Pockets

Wondering what to bake – oh the sweet, gooey possibilities
Direction with my writing – hurray, it feels like I have caught the train which for years I have chased after in my dreams, trying to jump on board and always missing it.

Our garden – full of roses – apricot, yellow and a hundred different pints, tumbling orange nasturtiums, scented sweet peas, honeysuckle and montbretia just about to come into full blaze 

Books – coming almost daily from Amazon, intellectual mama-crack!

Picnics for lunch every day this week.

Anticipation of a camping party with friends in our garden this evening – sausages and marshmallows on the campfire circle.
Our first caterpillar becoming a butterfly- and it’s lime green! Two more twitching chrysalises to go
The wonder of circus – which makes me a child again too – marvelling at the magic and beauty of life, the skill of these superhuman beings.

Do share your joy pockets with me!

  1. Katrina
    Katrina07-15-2011

    A living, breathing, less than two pound miracle born at 28 weeks. I got to meet my niece today. I didn’t know if I would even get the chance when my sister was dragged to an emergency c-section with me 600 miles away. HUGE joy pocket.

  2. Dreamingaloudnet
    Dreamingaloudnet07-15-2011

    What a MASSIVE joy pocket, Katrina. What a miracle! Thank you for sharing. I am so happy for you all.

  3. Laura/CenterDownHome
    Laura/CenterDownHome07-15-2011

    Thanks for this post. I’d much rather wake up and count my joy pockets rather than focus on little worries and problems. You have just helped me have a better day! :)
    PS I know it sounds strange, but my joy pockets today include loading the truck for a trip to the dump and helping my teens move a picnic table from the lower field to the backyard shade. ~Laura

  4. Dreamingaloudnet
    Dreamingaloudnet07-15-2011

    Thanks Laura! Delighted to have helped someone have a better day! The best joy pockets are the real ones, rather than the schmaltzy ones!

  5. Monica {bohemian twilight}
    Monica {bohemian twilight}07-15-2011

    books coming almost daily!? i’ve had this while in UK, pure magic lol

    you can link up here: http://bohemiantwilight.blogspot.com/2011/07/joy-pockets-6.html

  6. Lauren @ Hobo Mama
    Lauren @ Hobo Mama07-18-2011

    Love love that lime green! Mikko’s got a caterpillar named Runny who’s about to build a cocoon. Very joyful stuff indeed. And I am thrilled to see our carnivorous plants popping up in their terrarium, and our garden in fine fettle. And seeing Mikko express joy at his grandparents’ visit is happy-making.

  7. Dreamingaloudnet
    Dreamingaloudnet07-18-2011

    All three have hatched and flown away now – butterflies that is, not children!

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