Tuesday, September 29, 2009

IT IS THE SIMPLE THINGS!!

I usually don't put non quilty things on this blog, those things are reserved for my personal blog but....as I was cleaning the bathroom while my husband was away....I noticed this:


Now for some of you.....it is no big deal to put the toilet paper on the holder. I have a bad habit of not doing that....but my husband will come along and put it on the holder and when I see that he has done that...well...for some reason it gives me a warm fuzzy. I know, you all are laughing....okay...go ahead at my expense.

Like when he goes to bed before me and tuns down the covers on my side, this always brings a smile to my face.

Or when we had the 6.6 earthquake at 4 in the morning....scared me half out of my wits....the bed going wild, the earth groaning....I had to wake my husband up. He was already awake and said so but it was just nice to have his voice in the dark and to know that if I was going to die, I would die by his side and he was going to be awake with me in our last moments on earth.... I wanted him to be scared too....didn't want all the excitement to myself.

So yes, it is the simple things in life!! Enjoy your day and see if you can find a simple pleasure you might not have noticed. I promise not to post too many of these personals on this blog but I have so many wonderful friends and thought I would share this with you....my friends.

52 comments:

Fiesta said...

Barb you and your husband have a very special thing going on. Enjoy each other.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

I adore the personal stuff..brings us closer, makes us realize we have EVEN MORE IN COMMON..

LOVE IT

Pat

Crispy said...

Aw how sweet Barb. I often look over at my sweety and say "Ya know I REALLY love you", always puts a smile on his face to match the one in my heart.

Crispy

Wendy B said...

oh Barb, I know what you mean....they can drive you insane, but we always turn to them and love them to death....how's it go - you can't live with them but you can't live without 'em!!!
It IS the little things...thanks for sharing and please...keep sharing - we need the reminders every now and then!!
;o) Wendy B

Pat said...

I don't know how others feel, but I enjoy non-quilty things, also, on the blogs of my quilter friends. I like to get to know more about my friends than just one aspect of their personalities.....like to know about their other interests, their families, where they live, etc. So don't apologize when you put something non-quilty on here. With my local quilting friends (who I see in person), do I only want to talk to them about quilting stuff??? NOPE...I don't....I want to get to know more of that person than just quilting....and that's how I feel about blogging friends, too. That is MY feeling....and I'm sticking to it!!!

Gene Black said...

I am shocked! I have that exact same wooden toilet paper holder with the same colored "springy thingy" in the middle.

It is good to have your honey by your side when the earth moves unexpectedly!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

How sweet, and how nice that you notice the simple things he does. My husband woke me during my "after school nap" yesterday, first I was mad, but he wanted to know what I wanted for supper, he was going to fix it before he left for work. awwweee

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Barb, I think it is very nice to post some personal things on your blog. I too have a dear hubby who puts the toilet paper on the roll for me. It's the little things that speak love.

Millie said...

Barb, you are so funny. But in my house not only do my DH put the toiletpaper on the empty roll, my kids too. Another thing in my home wich drives me crazy is an empty milk bottle in the refrigarator. Have a nice day!

Needled Mom said...

That is a familiar sight around my house too. Great advice for everyday.

Linda B said...

That is so, so sweet! I'm thinking you missed him!

andsewon said...

Yes it is the small sweet things. Sounds like you have a real honey there!!!
I do too and I am so grateful for him every day...even when I want to SMACK him upside his head! Ha!!!
Hugs!!
Lola

call me crazy said...

LOL, I saw your photo and couldn't help but read what you had to say about that photo!! :-)) Sounds like you have a great DH, mine is a keeper too. :-) Have a happy day!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Once I was in a small fender bender, I called my husband, I was fine, the second he came, I started to cry, it is a wonderful feeling, to know we are being loved and cared for, we have been married 32 yeras!

Mary L. said...

Thanks for the reminder to enjoy the simple things. I agree completely.

sewmeow said...

Sounds like you have a great relationship with your hubby. It's okay to miss him, and I love the picture... a great reminder!

Kim D. said...

You must have trained dh right, I'm the one who puts the toilet paper on the roll in this household and the soap in the dispenser. Well he's cleaning my kitchen right now so I'd better not complain.

momtofatdogs said...

I think it's sweet that Prince charming puts his cigarette butts in his shirt pocket instead of pitching them into the grass - where I promptly go & fetch them. I HATE, HATE, HATE ciarette butts where I live. To Me? It's littering (as I do not smoke & never have...) but to him - a butt is nothing....He puts the roll on top too. Though I'm thankfull that he remembers to put his socks in the hamper - or the dogs play with them!!

Sam

quiltsbylee said...

That is just too sweet.

Sara said...

Barb,

Are you guys still okay - they said on the news that the Tsunami went all the way to Pago Pago - so, I want to check on you...

Please let us know as soon as you are able...

True Blue Nana said...

Yes it is those simple little things that make life worth living. It is having the coffee made when I come downstairs in the morning or listening to my grandson laugh or waking up in the middle of the night and seeing my dog asleep on the floor beside me.

Debi said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I hope you are safe and not effected by the earthquake and tsumani.

Debi said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I hope you are safe and not effected by the earthquake and tsumani.

Jackie said...

Barb, I just heard about the tsunami and I immediately thought of you. I hope you and your family are safe. I'm thinking of you.

Gene Black said...

Hey Barb, we are thinking of you while you are unable to blog. Prayers are being said. Tonya told us that you let her know you are okay. It was a great thing to hear.

Suzanne said...

I am so glad you are okay...the news is coming out of Pago Pago & Upulo is so scary. We are still trying to contact friends and family on both Islands. I send you my prayers and hugs....

Nanabarb said...

I am praying that all is okay with you and your friends after the tsunami.

Judi said...

Barb-

Clint and I just saw the story about the tsunami in Pago Pago and thought of you and your family, I hope all is well with you. Please let us know if you are okay. Side note, I love the bathroom tissue, that's what I do to bug Clint! He is always complaining to me about my little dumb habit.

Diva Quilts said...

Hoping you're okay. Let us know when you're able.

clare's craftroom said...

Yay for you ! It's nice stuff to hear , I like it . I'm always the one to change the roll though , lol!

quiltsbylee said...

Barb, praying that you and your family are ok. Got up to the news about the sunami and thought about you. Please let us know you are ok as soon as you can.

quiltsbylee said...

Just realized that some of the comments are being approved so that means you are able to get online. Prayers are with you.

Nanci said...

I am the only person who puts the paper in the holder. Have one like yours too I think.
Anyway I also like it to "roll over" if you know what I mean.
Hope all is well there.

AverettLadyNana said...

Hoping and praying you and your family are OK!

karenfae said...

I heard yesterday afternoon about the Tsunami and immediately thought of you even though I do not leave messages often - I look at your blog and hope you and all of your loved ones are well and that you do not have a lot of damage.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Linda B said...

How odd that you blogged about an earthquake and then suffered one and a tsunami. I've been so worried about you and have prayed all night. So glad to hear you were able to contact Tonya. Hang in there, friend, and know that you are loved.

Cathi said...

We just saw the news about the tsunami and immediately thought of you. Hope you're okay!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Barb, I am hoping you and your family are ok and we are praying that you are....

lesthook said...

Thinking of you!

julia said...

So glad you're ok.

Carin said...

I am glad to hear that the earthquake was not your last moments on this earth! Sounds like you have a wonderful hubby. Please keep us up to date as far as the need for assistance in Samoa. HUGS!

hetty said...

Cute little personal things. I can relate to those. Heard about the quake and tsunami and hope someone is holding you. Hope you are all okay!

momtofatdogs said...

Barb! I'm making sure you're okay? I hope that my emails are not in vain......Let us know that you are allright on the island!

Sam

Rose Marie said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family and friends when we heard about the earthquake and tsunami.

Melissa said...

So good to hear from you and know that you are OK. Isn't love the bestest?

Kim said...

Barb, are you okay? The news here in Minnesota is showing us a very tragic story and I hope you and your hubby are okay.

ooglebloops said...

Heard about the tsunami from Pat- hope everything is ok!!! Not scary enough to have an earthquake of that magnitude - but throw some water on it too!!!
Love hearing the personal side too - my husband drives me crazy, but keeps me sane at the same time - don't know what I'd do without him (most of the time- wink, wink!!)

Shasta said...

I'm glad you are okay. It is nice to have someone by your side when Mother Nature gets rowdy!

Pat said...

I'm sorry I missed you when you messaged me on Facebook's CHAT. I was in the other room working on church music. When I came back, I tried to reply but you were offline. I was SO disappointed I didn't get to "chat" with you. I will try to be here at 9:30 tonight MY time, to see if you can get on there then to chat. If not, we will keep trying until we catch each other there, okay??? Hope you can feel the hugs across the miles.

Jeanette said...

Hey everyone, they are okay. I talked to her last night. The internet is very slow but she said she would post pictures as soon as she could. It has been hard for them to get calls off the island.

SewCalGal said...

I'm anxiously awaiting your next post. Want to hear all is ok!

Worried.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Nanci said...

Barb, have been thinking of you all day. Let us know that you are in good shape...is everyone you know ok? Your family, your boys etc. Hugs and more hugs from us all here...