I'm so glad you're here.
After that walk on the ocean cliffs (go check it out here),
you're just in time for
a hearty ranch house dinner, with margaritas!
"He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." - Epictetus
It's nothing fancy, but you're always welcome.
Gather around the table set for a casual meal.
It's a lovely, almost crispy Fall-ish early evening.
(still not officially Fall until Sept. 22 at 11:09 PM - according to WikiAnswers)
Autumn-y colored linens, rush chairs, hand-painted rooster plates.
Well, for some of us anyway.
The rest can drink sparkling limeade.
I'm thankful for spontaneous celebrations.
I'm always thankful for the pleasure of a shared meal.
I'm thankful I can set a pleasant looking table in my own home,
and serve abundant, tasty, healthy food and drink to my loved ones.
You already know candle light is on my list of things to be thankful for.
And these little polka-dotted votives make me smile!
See what I mean.
They're cute, right?
I'm thankful for the simplicity
of the blue and yellow and white color scheme,
and the ease of choosing
from among my favorite linens, dishes and flatware.
I love mixing it up with patterns, textures and colors.
I'd rather have a few favorite items that I use regularly,
than an overwhelmingly huge stash of things stuffed in the cupboards.
The exception apparently being my desire
to own one zillion candles in every shape and color
as long as they are white.
Well, a girl's gotta have a hobby.
Excuse me while I go light the bar-by.
It's almost time to start cooking dinner.
Around here we use real charcoal,
in an old Weber that's been part of the family
for a very long time.
Not very high-tech, or high-end, or glamorous.
Kinda like me.
I'm thankful I don't have to worry about those things
among the people I love.
And that simple pleasures bring me joy,
What are the simple things that make you smile?
I'd love to know.
Until next time,
Linking to Tabletop Tues. Thanks!