Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Simply a moment - January

It is 7pm. We have just eaten dinner and Mr M has "done" the dishwasher while I made the tea and coffee. I stopped to glance at the old Christmas cards brought by my daughter from her colleagues in work while Mr M went into the front room to set up the last disk from season 2 of The West Wing. No TV, no noise from the neighbours and no traffic noise from outside.
My hands are still as I listen to the silence.
I look about me at the blind on the kitchen window, the draught excluder in the shape of a cat that is promised to one of my grandsons, who has loved it since he could stand up even though it was taller than him. I see the birthday presents wrapped and ready for the very important third and eighth birthdays coming up next month. I look down the hall to the front door, covered now by the thick curtain that keeps out the draughts. Mr M comes out of the front room and looks expectantly at me.
"Ready?" he asks. "Yes I'm ready," I say, leaving the cards and walking quickly towards him. A moment of silence is sometimes all a person needs to take stock of how fortunate they are.

This moment is part of something given to us by Alexa at Trimming the Sails Why not pop over there and take a look at some of the other moments.

10 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a heart warming moment! I'm off to work on mine.
Rinda

Barbara Eads said...

What a beautiful moment---just being still enough to reflect. I need to do that more often. Seems I'm always scurrying to the next task. I also think it's funny that you are watching West Wing while I'm on season 2 of Downton Abbey. West Wing seems so ordinary to me while Downton Abbey seems so romantic. Don't get me wrong, I loved the West Wing. I just think it's funny that we are both on the opposite side of "the pond" taking a peek a the other!

Sian said...

Heartwarming indeed. And what a cosy looking room too it has a welcoming feel!

Irene said...

It is amazing what is revealed in Simply a Moment. You have conjured up such a blissfully peaceful evening in your cosy sitting room.

Alison said...

Lovely moment...must get around to mine!
Alison xx

alexa said...

What a warm and pretty room you have - I so wanted to sit on your sofa with the light falling in so softly! I loved your gently sweet moment, and the sense of gratitude :). (I'm a West Wing fan - I think I need to start again from the beginning!). So very pleased you joined again this month ...

Ruth said...

I love the look of your room ~ so welcoming! You've described your moment perfectly. We're also fans of West Wing.

Missus Wookie said...

I like the warmth of your room, time hanging out with your beloved together watching something. Sounds like a blissful evening to me. Definitely blessed.

Becky said...

I love reading everyone's posts on Simply a Moment and yours is no exception. Hope you enjoyed watching your tv show in your lovely snug house.

Jennie said...

Oh what a lovely moment - so warm and gentle - and I love the look of your room - so very welcoming. Thank you for sharing. J x