Monday, January 3, 2011

ordinarily happy

I think I like day to day life more than Christmas or New Years, or any of those other special occasions. I don't really like the pressure to be extra-happy, or extra-good, that can come with those big-name days.

I prefer it when perfectly ordinary days, and ordinary moments, turn into special memories.


By the way, we've taken our tree down now... but an even more beautiful one has sprung up in its place...

Wishing you loads of ordinary (and extraordinary) happiness this year...

xo

13 comments:

Make mine Mid-Century said...

What an ordinary post!

I love it!

(That little girl should be on Christmas cards. She's like an angel.)

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

CUTE tree, Busy has just reaslised christmas happens again. She is beside herself. xx

teddybearswednesday said...

I totally agree, I much prefer the ordinary days to Christmas ( or even my birthday) less pressure less stress, less have to be excited happy exactly like you said.
Love this post xo

Cate said...

What a divine little tree - she just need a star on top and she'd be perfect :-)
xxxCate

Kate said...

I love the ordinary the most too. Oh except for birthdays, I love birthdays. I love your little tree too. I wonder how long she could hang out like that. Have fun.

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

Priceless photo - love it. There's a lot to be said for finding happiness in the ordinary. Thanks for the reminder.

Posie Patchwork said...

Gorgeous shot & yes, i think i'm the queen of finding happiness in the ordinary!! Congratulations on your giveaway win, enjoy the IKEA Beloved lifestyle book, it's all about how beautiful the ordinary is!! Love Posie

Lilli said...

Hello Catherine; yes, I so agree with you, but it always makes me feel a bit guilty. Suppose we should be glad it's not the other way around; there are a lot more ordinary days... than those others.

She makes a lovely tree; what absolutely beautiful hair...

Hope your doing all right; don't know exactely where you're at... it's hard to watch all the destruction in Australia righht now - and impossible to imagine what it must be like. Take care!

koralee said...

Such a sweet little space you have over here...your wee one is adorable. Off to take a peek around...thursday hugs to you. oxox

Shell said...

Your lovely little girl makes an angelic tree :)

m.e (Cathie) said...

beautiful ordinary fun, LOVE it!
i know about all that pressure & the pretending to be happy when really i'd rather be doing something else.
well said Catherine, I wish you days filled with ordinary special moments.

many hugs to you & hope to see you sometime soon ♥

handmade romance said...

oh yes i agree too the beautiful ordinary, no pressure, happy days are the best kinds. heres to perfectly ordinary days x

willywagtail said...

Are you sure she is real. She looks just like a vintage postcard. Cherrie