Perfect Moment Monday: less is more

Perfect Moment Monday is more about noticing a perfect moment than about creating one. Perfect moments are just waiting to be observed, and can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.

We gather here once a week to engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world, if only for a, well, a moment. Everyone is welcome to join. Details on how to participate are at the bottom of this post, complete with bloggy bling.

Now, here’s mine.

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I’ve been on bloggy vacation for a very long time — nearly 2 weeks (14 in blog-years). We’ve been at my in-laws, an Internet-less household, so it was fortuitous that I pre-posted a few blurbs before we left for vacation. I’ve been able to read but not comment on other blogs, through my handheld.

Now if I can just fit my lazy a$$ back in the saddle.

I rediscovered reading. Not reading blogs, but reading a novel. A BIG novel. I’m about 400 pages into Wally Lamb’s The Hour I First Believed. Riveting, truly. Man, that guy is a gifted storyteller. I’ve missed meals and bedtime all week just to squeeze in a few pages. And my kids have been quite neglected.

But no worries, thanks to what amounts to my perfect moment(s) for the week. Remember my recent rant on the hype of Christmas and the resulting emptiness? Well, my children each received only 2 gifts. One from Santa and one from Grandma and Grandpa. You might think they’d feel deprived, but the minima seems to have had the opposite effect. Instead, they seem fulfilled. They have played with Indiana Jones Legos and Baby Coo-a-lot (an off-brand baby that just murmurs pleasantly) non-stop and copacetically (a word from the novel that I’m trying out) for 3 days.

Hence, I have read a half a book and halfway fixed a computer. Enough to get this post up before we head home.

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0 thoughts on “Perfect Moment Monday: less is more”

  1. We had managed the less is more philosophy until the grandparents got here. Glad you had such a wonderful CHristmas.

  2. Less is more in this house too! (see my show and tell) and I have to agree, the calm, agreeable sounds I hear coming from the totally kick-butt, taller than the Comedian dollhouse that my parents got the kids just NEVER gets old!!!(That and the fact that Santa put them on warning for the next 12 months…I’m guessing that factors in a little)

  3. I have to imagine that Luna will win the prize for Most Perfect perfect moment.Lori, good job reclaiming the true joys of Christmas from the corporate juggernaut!

  4. We had managed the less is more philosophy until the grandparents got here. Glad you had such a wonderful CHristmas.

  5. Less is more in this house too! (see my show and tell) and I have to agree, the calm, agreeable sounds I hear coming from the totally kick-butt, taller than the Comedian dollhouse that my parents got the kids just NEVER gets old!!!(That and the fact that Santa put them on warning for the next 12 months…I’m guessing that factors in a little)

  6. I have to imagine that Luna will win the prize for Most Perfect perfect moment.Lori, good job reclaiming the true joys of Christmas from the corporate juggernaut!

  7. My perfect moment has no words–it is the story of our evening before Santa came and the morning of Christmas. With all of the ups and downs-it was still perfect!

  8. I have been such a slacker but have no excuse except an abundance of holiday stress. Happy New Year to you and the family! I will be joining you on the PMM cattle drive soon.

  9. OH! I’ve gotta go read Luna’s moment!! How exciting!Mine was more a culmination of moments, a sense of well being, & a really good burger.

  10. So paring down Christmas CAN be done. Please convince my MIL do limit gifts to ONE only as well, please.Yeah, I can’t beat Luna’s moment as well. How about PJs full of…you don’t want to know!

  11. My perfect moment has no words–it is the story of our evening before Santa came and the morning of Christmas. With all of the ups and downs-it was still perfect!

  12. I have been such a slacker but have no excuse except an abundance of holiday stress. Happy New Year to you and the family! I will be joining you on the PMM cattle drive soon.

  13. OH! I’ve gotta go read Luna’s moment!! How exciting!Mine was more a culmination of moments, a sense of well being, & a really good burger.

  14. So paring down Christmas CAN be done. Please convince my MIL do limit gifts to ONE only as well, please.Yeah, I can’t beat Luna’s moment as well. How about PJs full of…you don’t want to know!

  15. My family decided to draw names this year for the first time. It was the best Christmas we have spent together in years. We spent more time interacting then accumulating. Less is more.

  16. My family decided to draw names this year for the first time. It was the best Christmas we have spent together in years. We spent more time interacting then accumulating. Less is more.

  17. Just reserved Wally Lamb’s book from the library. If you liked it, I probably will too. Thanks for the recommendation.Perfect moment: Just got a holiday card from a woman who asked me to read her (tarot) cards a couple of years ago. I had told her of babies that would be coming into her life.The postcard showed a photo of her and her husband and two adopted babies. Yeah!

  18. Just reserved Wally Lamb’s book from the library. If you liked it, I probably will too. Thanks for the recommendation.Perfect moment: Just got a holiday card from a woman who asked me to read her (tarot) cards a couple of years ago. I had told her of babies that would be coming into her life.The postcard showed a photo of her and her husband and two adopted babies. Yeah!

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