Simple Things

Today I am grateful that my evening last night was full of the simple things that make life so great.

A roof over my head to shelter me from the rain.
A big bowl of pumpkin soup to nourish me.
A feather doona over my bed to keep me warm.
A fabulous book to entertain me.
Two beautiful furkids to keep me company.
My amazing girlfriend to share it with.

It was so enjoyable that I fell asleep while I was writing this post! Oops!!

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Bed Picnics

Today I am grateful for bed picnics because that’s how we’ve spent our Friday night together. We made a great big share platter of yummy antipasto for dinner; it was so good! Triple cream Brie, rosemary & sea salt crackers, stuffed baby bell peppers, kalamata olives in balsamic, semi-sundried tomatoes and feta, creamy roasted capsicum dip, Jarlsberg cheese slices, and smoked leg ham. Yum!

In the middle of winter, when it’s reached a maximum temperature of only 11 degrees centigrade all day, there’s no better time to have a bed picnic with a movie. The rain was beating down outside but the house was toasty warm. The food was delish, and the movie (Contagion) was great, but best of all was spending my Friday evening with my little family; just me and my girl and our two furkids (Missy & Madison).

Bliss

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My Life

Today I am grateful I’m living *my* life and not anyone else’s because I’m actually grateful to be me. Instead of wishing I was somewhere else, today I am exactly where I want to be.

I’m in a beautiful French Provincial stone cottage tonight with a fire roaring in the hearth that my girlfriend built. Most importantly, that girl is the love I’ve waited my whole life for. She’s the one I cried for when I was alone and the one I craved when I was not, and now we have each other my reality feels somewhat surreal. Beautifully daydreamilly surreal. And as the rain beats on the tin roof and the red wine warms my belly I can’t help but think that there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.

And if that’s not enough ill get to wake up in her arms tomorrow too.

PS. She told me she’d marry me tonight!

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