Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles, warm woolen mittens… And so the song goes. I think we all have things that set our hearts astir, and I realized this morning (while watching a beautiful, apricot sun break through a bank of grey clouds, after a stormy day yesterday that knocked out power and blew deck furniture around) that most of the things that make me go, “Mmm…” are rather small and seemingly insignificant in the overall scheme of things. I thought I’d share a few of the Things That Make Me Go “Mmm”.
The color of morning skies, such as this one above that I just snapped through the bedroom window. It looks rather ominous, but the beautiful color is from the sun shining through the last of the rain showers.
Speaking of fire, that’s another thing that makes me feel a rush of warm-and-fuzzy — a crackling fireplace on a cold, snowy evening. How about the slow tick-tock of a clock in an otherwise quiet room? Books — I love the feel of them in my hand, the smell of the paper and ink.
Quilts! There’s nothing any nicer than snuggling under the weight of a homemade quilt. I am lucky enough to have been given a small collection of quilts that were made in the 1930s and 1940s, all hand stitched and quilted. I love them all, not only for the comfort they provide, but for the stories they tell.
It makes me go “Mmm…” when I turn a perfectly baked fruitcake out of its pan. I love fruitcake, and though few of my family members would agree with me, Christmas doesn’t seem like Christmas without one, and there’s something very satisfying about assembling all those ingredients and then seeing the finished product.
Not meaning to stray into a completely Christmas vein here, I’d have to include these two mugs. They were given to me by a close friend years and years ago. I have only these two, though when budget allows, I would love to collect a set of 8, but that seems unlikely, given how their price has increased over the years. There’s something about the design of these china mugs that just screams “Christmas!” to me and it seems almost ceremonial to bring them out each holiday season, hoping that the giver of the gift will drop by so we can use them. They definitely make me go, “Mmm…”
There are many other things that I could list — a meadow full of flowers, the first snowfall, the first chorus of spring peepers, balmy breezes on an August night, a perfect yellow rose. The list would be very long, I’m afraid.
How about you? Off the top of your head, share something that makes YOU go, “Mmm…”