I like simple things. Uncomplicated days. We went to the library today. Bought one last Christmas present. Stopped by to see a friend. Drank some coffee. Worked on a puzzle.
Winter is puzzle time in our house. There is one on the table right now and Gary is pondering the edges of a lighthouse. This is the third puzzle we have put together since the weather turned cold. One of us starts it and then each of us works on it when we have time. I'll put in a piece or two as I wait for the coffee to brew in the morning. Gary likes to work on it while I'm on the computer. Robert will add some pieces after we have gone to bed and he's listening to Letterman. Sometimes two of us will work together for a while. We usually like to work on different sections of the picture. Robert likes objects like buildings or boats. Gary likes little details. I usually end up doing the boring sky. I think either of them would just say "hey, it's sky" and leave the hole. I'm patient and stubborn enough to finish the very last piece.
Some of the simplest things carry on from childhood and bring us pleasure all of our lives. Karen probably has a puzzle on her table right now. Katrina may not be working a puzzle, but I'll bet she and the kids have played Aggravation a time or two. That was my grandmother's favorite game and one we all played as children. My great-grandmother loved to play canasta. My grandfather taught us to play dominoes.
Simple things. Enjoy.