Sunday, April 26, 2009

Not on sale.

I envy you people with all your bargain finds, and how I wish I am on a hunt in a flea market or a boot sale or in a store purchasing a pretty item for the house on a steal price, so I can also share them with you. Unfortunately, I have not been to any of them.

However, let me share with you the simple things I discover this week that gave me pleasure, and they didn't cost me a thing!

Rain:

The first summer heat of March was just mildly uncomfortable. Then it became tiring, and then, oppressive. Everyday the temperature continue to rise, until finally, in the dusty, dried up days of April 20 the rain -- at last -- came. And it rained a few hours everyday since. After day upon day of parched summer heat, the rain was such a welcome relief!

My slipper:

In this part of the globe flip flops are called slippers or sandals. Oh how, I love Saturdays because it allows me to wear my slippers to work. What a comfort! Yes, they were originally made out of recycled tires, but now they come in a variety of designs and colors.

My neighbor store:

My neighbor "Sari-sari" store is equivalent to your urban or rural convenient store. But it is much more than just a store that sells single packaged items. It is a place of congregation, where I can catch up on the local rumors and gossip - it is probably where most gossip originates. Ha ha!

Sun dried laundry:

For me, hanging out my laundry makes me giddy with pleasure. Nothing beats the smell of a sun-dried clothes! It reminds me of my family that once upon a time, not too long ago, were using the elements of wind, water and sun.

Look around you and see what simple things give you pleasure...

8 comments:

living_with_ba said...

I like the simple things in life...Darla's laugh, can bring a smile to my face on the worst of pain days, thanks for sharing with us that sometimes it's the simple things that make life worthwhile :)

Odette said...

Joey,
Hi! oh yes there are a lot of things around we just take for granted because they are free. but come to think of it, it's what counts most.
hope you are doing well.
hugs!

Amy said...

What a lovely post. I bet you are pleased with the rain now!

I love hanging my clothes out, they smell fresh, and i agree with you, the smell takes me back to when i was a little girl!

Amy xxx

Odette said...

Amy,
any news of your test result, yet?
pester the hospital with calls so they will take action.
give my regards to Tracey.
xoxo

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

This was a fun post! :) I have never hung our clothes outside on a clothesline, but imagine they WOULD smell wonderful when they were dry...and flip-flops! They are one of the best things about summer, I think! :) I am glad you were able to get some much needed rain! :)

Odette said...

Jenni,
never hung clothes on a clothesline? OMG, you are missing a lot, hahaha!
thanks for the visit.
hugs!

Prez of Es said...

Beautiful post. Oh I miss rain now so much in this humid suffocating weather.

Odette said...

POE,
our rainy season had started early. now it doesnt stop raining!
but i will choose rain over hot days anytime.

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