June 11, 2010

Savoring the Sweetness

We sat on our couch with a golden retriever between us, and ate left over lemon meringues & miniature key lime tartlets. Cooper’s tail draped across Justin’s legs, while his face was planted firmly in my lap. Every so often he would look up at me and sniff the key lime air, and pray that just a few crumbs might come tumbling down.

We looked at each other, and we smiled.

It was 10pm and we had been running non stop all day. And we both knew that for at least the next few weeks we will continue running. But for right then, right in that moment, Michael Scott was declaring bankruptcy on the television, we were at home on our couch, and there was a hopeful golden retriever between us.

And though those moments may be few and far between these next few weeks, I hope that when we catch them we will try to press pause on this life in fast forward just long enough to savor their sweetness.

Especially if that sweetness involves left over lemon meringues & miniature key lime tartlets.

  1. Alison

    Beautifully said.

  2. Stephanie Stewart

    Simply sweeeeeet post! Hope your pup got a few crumbs! Poor Michael Scott! "That’s what she said!" Ok, so maybe that use didn’t work right then, but it sure was fun typing it!!

  3. Meredith Perdue

    Oh, the thought of Cooper sniffing the air just makes me smile. Thank you for the reminder to be present and experience the moment! Happy Friday, guys!

  4. Mireille

    This looks really appealing. Love this post.

  5. Jackie

    cute post :)

  6. Cathy Crawley

    I’m supposed to be going to bed but now I’m planning on raiding the cupboards to see what can quench my new hunger for sweetness! Yum, I want some key lime pie so bad!

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  8. Vanessa

    Wow Mary you are such a great writer; I can practically see that scene unfolding in my mind. Ahh, always try to savor the moment! That and now I have a huge craving for lemon meringue! Good thing I have all the ingredients in my pantry!! ;)

  9. Kristine Neeley

    Yes, yes, yes! Savor the sweetness :) Thanks for the reminder.

  10. Ray

    Oh, that looks yummy. =P Glad you’re taking the time to savor the sweetness. ;o)

  11. Emily

    I DECLARE BANKRUPTCY!!!! This post deserves a better comment than that, but it’s all I have right now. Well done.

  12. Christa

    So true

  13. Denise G.

    Cooper has good manners! My golden would have meringue on his nose…don’t know where I went wrong. ;)

  14. oneshotbeyond

    such a cute little treat! both the stolen moment and the tart!

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