Sunday, October 12, 2008

IT''S ALWAYS JAZZ SUNDAY: SIMPLE PLEASURES




Saturday was one of the most perfect days ever! The weather was dreamy and warm. The skies were the best blue I have ever seen.


I rode my bike, Stinky-Pinky with the kids around the neighborhood today. It is a single gear baby with brakes in the pedals...old school. She has a basket and a bell on the handle bars. I LOVE her! Today was the first day I had her out all summer. She had flat tires. My Sister-Friend RMG who lives down the street has a serious air-pump...her husband does really. So I called her up and said I need air. The kids and I walked my baby down to her house and put air in her tires. Man getting on her was like BUTTAH! Oh I love this bike. I cruised and raced with the kids all afternoon.

Later my Sister-friend JB came over with her son to hang out. I lit a fire in the backyard fireplace and we sat outside under the beautiful moon and talked and talked. The kids were watching Disney Halloween movies...very non-scary! It was the most perfect night. I think it was too chilly for JB, but not for me.

Last but not least, the most amazing telephone conversation I've had in a very long time took place. It is without a doubt life changing...well it will be over time. It is a dream un-deferred. Thank you KW! You have no idea what a leap of faith I am about to take...well you do, because this is what you do...smile.

The day laid out before me all the possibilities of a life of simple pleasures, giggling children, good friends, dreams realized and me fully present in the moment.


Oh and my bike is a Simple bicycle...really that's its name...smile...how divine.

14 comments:

Rich said...

So, are you taking that leap south that we talked about some time ago?

Lovebabz said...

Dearest Fitzgerald,
No not just yet on that. There is another passion that is burning through my veins. I am keeping it close to my breast to nurture it.
Smile.

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

nice bike, it is def u

and kw sounds great

Sharon because it had to be said! said...

If each of us noticed the simple things that bring us pleasure more often, we would all spend a lot less time lamenting that which we claim we are missing. Because the fact of the matter really is that most of us are not missing a thing...we simply have failed to inventory our simplest pleasures in so very long that we don't realize they are present and in actuality fulfilling just about all of our true needs.

I'm so glad you had yesterday ;-)

Lovebabz said...

Sister Sharon, YOU are so profoundly RIGHT! Yesterday I felt this indeed. I stayed present in the moments. It truly was divine.

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

Hey Sistah!

That sounds like a wonderful day...I enjoy riding a bike as well...I have to say again that I admire all the great things that you do with your children....there's alot of moms who will not take the time to ride a bike with their kids...God bless you for all the great memories you are giving your children.

Sista GP said...

picked up niece's bike yesterday so she can ride with son. needed inner tube. before we left to get it, son had flat time. hubby fixed both today and they were off. need to find them now, getting dark. hubby rode some too. gonna take an act of congress to get me back on my bike. diastrous last time (yrs ago) 1st time on 10 speed. hubby pissed me off. walk mile home. hadn't been back on it since.

Lovebabz said...

Sister Keisha,
The bike riding was so much fun! My butt is however very sore...LOL!

Sista GP,
Get back on the bike! LOL!

Moanerplicity said...

Simple pleasures are often underrated. I went to a orchard yesterday. Haven't been to one of those since I was a kid. Enjoyed the simplicity of choosing the right fruits, & the smells of nature racing around that place.

I totally *feel *you on the convo thing. A good conversation can be anything from emotionally simulating to life-changing. Glad you're one of those people who choose to acknowledge the JOY in the simplicities of life. They are gifts.

Snatch JOY!

One.

Lovebabz said...

Hello Moanerplicity,
I am a woman for simple pleasure truly.

An orchard...oh this is the time of year for strolling a orchard I hope you were in good company...*wink*

Rich said...

btw I like your bike too.

Lovebabz said...

Thanks Fitzgerald,
She is swell!

Princess Tinybutt said...

I LOVE STINKY PINKY!!!! she's just scrumptuous!!

yes, simple things, to me, are the best. they don't cost anything, easy to come by, no drama, always beautiful.

smooches :)

laurie said...

What a beautiful day. And so pleased that you are getting out and about on that lovely bike.