Sunday, September 25, 2011

Life's Little and Not So Little Pleasures

Good Sunday evening everyone and thank you for coming Through My Back Door. You bet the coffee is on and tonight it is Pumpkin Spice from the Fresh Market. It is so fall! Why don't you grab the mug of your choice and sit down and visit. I have been gone the last two weekends to Pigeon Forge. Last week I went on the family girl trip with Beth, Amanda, Deb, and the children. This last week end I went with three women from my card group of 28 years. We have been going this same weekend for 5 years. We stay at the Inn at Christmas Place. That is where we spent last week end too. It is decorated for Christmas year round and is a fabulous place. They are so friendly and make it a special visit. Santa entertains the little ones a couple of nights a week, singing and playing the guitar. They then get snacks. Everyone is so friendly and go out of their way to make it pleasant. Across the street is a wonderful Christmas store and next door to that is a Partridge and the Pear, that offers an excellent dining experience. If you are in PF and can't get reservations, at least stop in and visit. They welcome it. We hadn't been there long last week until Andrew knew the names of James the doorman, Nathan the pool guy, and Nate our waiter. He had so much fun. I am sorry I have no pictures. Bet you all hate that, don't you?lol
I will show you my one purchase this week end at the craft show. This is the weekend of the Nawgers Nob, craft show over in Townsend. (They call Townsend the quiet side of the smokies.) That is why we go up. It is so much fun.
I wish they hadn't painted it but they did. I don't dislike the color, I just prefer things left alone. They had added a nail too, but I like it anyway. What do you think?
To me the last two weekends with family and friends are lifes  not so little pleasures. The pantry box is a little pleasure. It is the little pleasures that sometimes bring joy to you. I love sitting and drinking coffee, visiting, listening to your hopes and your dreams. Those are not so little pleasures. What do you consider not so little pleasures?
Another of lifes little pleasures is candy corn in the fall. I can't be with out
Decorating for fall is a little pleasure. Having things and people around you that you love is a not so little pleasure.
Seeing the old dinner bell up, a few mums and the concrete bee skep from Toni, is a not so little pleasure. The dinner bell brings back wonderful memories I have shared before. The bee skep reminds me of Toni the friend who made it and whom I met at the Pantry Gathering.
We all know how I feel about this fellow. He is the worlds best dog. I know some of you will beg to differ and isn't that a not so little pleasure? We can disagree and still be friends?
Remember this little girl I rescued?
She has gone to her new home and she already loves them and they her. Isn't God good? She may have just been nothing to some one who through her away like trash, but now she is special. Dasko misses her but she is happy. Now that is a not so little pleasure.
You have given me a not so little pleasure by coming through my back door where life is good.
ps: Speaking of little and not little pleasures reminds me. Please be kind to everyone you meet and say something nice. The last words they ever hear may be yours, and you would want them to be kind. wouldn't you?


  1. Hi Betty, E-mailed you before reading your post. So glad you had a great weekend times 2!!
    Have you ever tried Candy Corn with popcorn?? So yummy. Love your pictures. I have always wanted a dinner bell to call Mr. P in from the work shop. Guess my cell phone will have to do. It is a great pleasure to visit with you and share a cup of coffee. Good night my friend.

  2. You, my friend, are one of my "not so little pleasures" - as are the pleasant times I spend coming through your back door. I have many "little" pleasures - peanut butter Mary Janes this time of year, pumpkin cheesecake muffins, to name a few - but there are far more "not so little pleasures" - the smell of a freshly brewed cup of coffee, the sound of the rain on windows and roof that are keeping me dry, a snuggled kitty or dog keeping me tucked tight at night, a gift or handmade from a blog friend, the colors of fall - all "not so little" pleasures....Wishing you a week filled with "not-so-littles"....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  3. Love your post, life is full of little and not so little pleasures! I would love to go to the Smokies, again, it has been years....Loved the visit and candy corn is yummy!...mmmm...

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  4. Wonderful post Betty, I always love cyber visiting you!!

  5. Another great visit with you, Betty!! There are many little pleasures in life -- my "not-so-little" pleasure is having my whole family together -- it doesn't happen nearly as much as I wish it would now that my girls are grown!
    My simple pleasure of the moment is my DD coffee and visiting my favorite blogs! Love a good piece of chocolate! And an antiquing trip with lunch and ice cream! Rain on the roof and a comfy quilt -- oh, life has so many simple pleasures, doesn't it??!!

  6. It is always a pleasure to visit you Betty and live in your world even just for the duration of a cup of coffee.Have a wonderful week.

  7. Betty, I always enjoy my visits with you! Love the pumpkin coffee! I am happy that you all had a great time and I like your new treasure! Of course, it's RED! LOL!
    Have a great week!

  8. What a wonderful post Betty! Sounds like you had a great trip & I'd love to be able to visit there someday. Sounds like it would be a great memory making place. :O) Take care & have a great night!

  9. I love the little pleasures. You have to fill your days with them. This morning I am enjoying a fresh pear from my tree. Thanks for the thoughts. -Steph-

  10. Hi Betty, if I drank coffee, it would be Pumpkin Spice - sounds yummy. I agree that time spent with family and friends is a not so little pleasure. Candy corn mixed with peanuts is one of my little pleasures. I'm glad you enjoyed your weekends. Your dinner bell looks great with mums.
    Have a blessed week,

  11. Hi Betty,
    What a nice post! A friend of mine was just telling me about the restaurant in TN and said the food was so good! Very warm blog as usual...You know that I love where you stated to be kind to others...Wish I lived closer....We would have to have coffee...Blessings to you and your family...

  12. Betty,
    what wonderful words to live by! I never thought that my words could be the last that someone hears. Thank you!

    It will soon be time to crank up that fireplace! Then we can visit and have coffee in front of a fire!


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