its those little things...
that make me happy
like cleaning off my back porch
with my homemade cleaning solution:
warm water. fresh mint. half a lemon
because it smells so lovely
cutting fresh flowers
and putting them here there and everywhere
yet no longer outside for now with the gush of summer heat
finding $3 chairs for the kids
at the local ranch market
in rediculous bright colors like turquoise and orange
some peaceful coloring and conversation
with my little girl
while the wild man takes a snooze
most esp. the never ending new vocabulary:
'look mom' 'grass'
'look mom' 'circles'
'oh woooow mom'
it is those little moments
that i would like to pause and hold on to for just a bit longer,
for they fly away really too quickly.