Wednesday, June 8, 2011

An Unexpected Gift

I was home early from work today. Much earlier than I expected.
I had time!



And it was my favorite kind of time.



Time at home.



Sure, I got some things done, but I also sat on a porch, drank iced tea, read a book.
It was all good.

Join me in visiting Dayle for Simple Pleasures Thursday, and have a beautiful summer day!

Carol

19 comments:

Mildred said...

Good for you! We had chairs just like that and I have rocked many miles in that chair! I love to read and I love iced tea too. Our heat is too extreme to be able to sit out - near 100 each afternoon.

Debbie said...

That last picture is my very favorite.

I love found time. There's just something wonderful about being able to sit and drink in some unexpected moments.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Unexpected time to yourself, very nice.

Vee said...

The gift of time is very sweet especially spent on the porch with iced tea and a good book. Delightful pictures of that wonderful time.

no spring chicken said...

Ooh heaven... Definitely my favorite kind of time too! Add a book and a GOOD cup of coffee and I'm good for the rest of the day. One can dream can't one?

Blessings, Debbie

elizabeth said...

Sounds wonderful! Glad you had those moments.

Red Gate Farm said...

Now thats my kind of day! Ice tea, a porch and a good book!

~Chris

Eileen said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. You have a lovely home and blog.

Sue said...

Beautiful end to your day, everything looks so inviting, sitting on the porch drinking ice tea is one of my favorite summer time treats.
Enjoy.
Sue

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a nice, unexpected gift. Lovely post! I wish I had a bit more time to relax!

Kay K said...

Now this is my kind of pleasure nothing like porch sitting, sweet tea, and a good book !! love it ..............

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds perfect:@)

T's Daily Treasures said...

I will miss my time in the great outdoors on a beautiful day. I have three working days next week and then the summer holiday begins (I work at the school my children attend and they finished up this past week). We normally head to the States during the summer but decided not to this year. It's above 120 here most days and today there's a dust storm. Thank goodness for a/c and indoor activities. Best wishes, Tammy

Cindy said...

It's so important to just relax and enjoy life, sometimes. Glad you were able to.
Hugs, Cindy

Barb said...

Hi Carol,
I'm glad you enjoyed your unexpected time to do some of your favourite things.How special.
Love your porches and chairs.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Ms.Daisy said...

Carol,
I have to tell you how much I LOVE your beautiful home. What a wonderful bit of time you had sitting on your lovely porch and reading and sipping iced tea...I would so loved to have joined you.


~Jean

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Sounds good to me !!
Especially when you have such a lovely spot to relax in :-)
blessings..Trish

Dayle said...

Ah ... you made it sound so lovely.

lavender said...

This is the nicest pleasure...and yes the simplest. Slowing down and just being.