Monday, May 09, 2011

Perfect Moment Monday

Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between. For more Perfect Moments, go HERE

Moment #1: I am just relaxing for a bit, being indulgent. The house is in disarray and I am in my pjs (loose shirt, torn pants). Husband has taken her out for a walk around the block (he had promised her a walk earlier and she is pretty insistent on promises being kept) and the boy is playing a computer game quietly in the corner. And then I hear voices outside; especially can make out my husband's booming voice. I open the door to see surprise visitors---one of our gaming buddys and his mom. She is fighting the big C and I haven't seen her since diagnosis. She is hearty and full of strength and determination to beat this and we talk not only of that but the Kentucky Derby and my daughter who is playing nearby. We stand outside the house (I invite them in, but they are only dropping something off). Our yard is a bit of a mess, I am a bit of a mess...but all this is insignificant to the wonderful camaraderie and warmth felt by all.

Moment #2: I cannot sleep. I toss and turn and then I come downstairs and sit on the couch and look at my tablet for a bit. Black and white fur engulfs my face as he lays on top of my chest. I pet him and he purrs so loudly. And I find myself relaxing and enjoying this time with him. He knew I needed a friend at 2 a.m. His purring also starts to put me to sleep--so I go back to bed, Kif tucked under my arm.

Moment #3:

He made a Star Wars card with my favorite character (Han Solo)and a gift card to go see a movie with him; she came in and gave me her card and a zebra (which she later took back); and he not only made french toast, but coordinated it all. Perfection.



AwkwardMoments said...

AH so sweet!

Lavender Luz said...

I'm not really a cat person, but for some reason your description of your kitty abiding with you in the middle of the night is really touching to me.

And french toast always rocks.

Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

I love the description of Kif laying on you purring. Sometimes when I can't sleep, I pet Marty and that always soothes me.

Sounds like you had a perfect day yesterday!

Hoping your friend kick's the big C's ass!

~Jess said...

Those are some great moments! Sounds like you had a nice low-key weekend!

Kathy said...

Thank you for sharing your three wonderful perfect moments! That unexpected visit with your friend sounds lovely. I am glad to hear that she is doing well and I too hope she kick C's ass!

Though I am also not a cat or really a pet person, stories like this make me wish sometimes that I was and maybe I still will be someday. I am glad that your cat helped you to wind down and find peace and comfort.

Lastly, I love the picture and description of the thoughtful and creative gifts your children gave you! I really like french toast too!

I hope that you have a wonderful week with many more perfect moments.

Visting from PMM

Kristin said...

Truly perfection. I love your kitty's name!

Anonymous said...

All perfect! Love the cards.

P.S. The Portals post really confused me...