Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday? Already?

sheep grazie in pastures

one of the small villages
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It's time to celebrate small things again. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa's Blog for the rules, and then post every Friday about something you're grateful for that week. It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  (Originated by VikLit)  Two wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are: L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge and Katie @  TheCyborgMom

What am I celebrating today? Long walks in the countryside. Villages are close enough that you can walk from one to another and see sheep and cattle on the way. Yesterday we encountered some of our favorite people, Pepe and Melucha, from a nearby village. Pepe introduced us to his brother, who invited us into the bodega for a glass of home-made wine. His wife brought us bread and cheese. It was a bright, sunny day, with a soft breeze, and we stood and talked awhile, enjoying their gracious hospitality. These are memories I will never forget. They will be with me forever.

How about you? Do you enjoy long walks? What is your favorite snack?

15 comments:

  1. It really is the simple things that make you want to celebrate: country walks and meeting friends for wine & cheese on a beautiful day sounds divine.

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    1. You are so right, Marilyn. The simple things are what last with special, deep satisfaction.

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  2. Okay, I'm going with you for the home-made wine and cheese. What a lovely way to spend some time with friends and new acquaintances.

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    1. Hi, Linda, yes, there's something special about home made wine. It isn't commercial quality at all, but it goes down nicely, and it's something so part of the culture.

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  3. Lovely day. Thanks for sharing it. I am celebrating great critique partners willing to jump in and help any time. ;-)

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    1. Hi Ros, well, you know, what goes around comes around. You always jump in to help me with my manuscripts.

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  4. Sounds like you have plenty to celebrate. I love long walks in the country. I just don't get to do it very often.

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    1. Hi, Kate. Somehow, in the city, at home, we don't get time to take these long walks, but we do here. I'm hoping to keep up with it when we go home. For one thing, I feel great after a long walk.

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  5. That sounds so wonderful. Often the simple things are the best.

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    1. Exactly. I think we make life too complicated. It really is the small and simple things that enrich our lives.

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  6. Sounds like a great day.

    I'm not really a long-walk kind of person. I'm more likely to stay in, have dinner with friends who stopped by, and play board games.

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  7. Hi, M.R.R. - well, those are nice, too. I love it when friends stop by, and I have a certain relative that visits from time to time, and we do crossword puzzles together. I love those times.

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  8. It took me a minute to think where you were when you mentioned villages - but you're in Spain, aren't you? It must be wonderful! Thanks for posting the pictures. It almost makes me feel I'm there, sharing the bread, wine, and cheese with you. Have a fabulous weekend! :)

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  9. Hi, Lexa, I'm glad the pictures help pull you in. It's a very tranquil area, and you really feel the peace of nature.

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  10. I do love walking in the countryside and breathing in the fresh air. Your wine, bread and cheese sounded wonderful.

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