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Today was one of those days where you just wanted to curl up with a good book, and a nice warm cup of cocoa, and that is my simple pleasure for today. It was cold and rainy, I do enjoy fall days like this as well as the bright, sunny ones.I didn't curl up though until this evening after dinner, it was a nice simple pleasure that I looked forward to all day. I even put on my Christmas pjs.  lol......

When November comes, I greet it with  much anticipation,fall is my favorite season, but Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite holidays. I have been saving holiday books and magazines for years, and at this time I get them out and begin to read and make my plans. So today was a a very good simple pleasure, these books have seen a lot of wear and tear, but I never get tired of reading them.

I like to decorate for the holidays early, and I combine Christmas and Thanksgiving decorations. It is a personal preference, one I learned from my Mother, she always made our home sing when the holiday came.

It is sometimes the simplest things in life that we find so much joy.
Hope your day was filled with many simple pleasures.

Proverbs 3:5~ Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;and lean not unto thine own understanding. 
I am linking up with Dayle for Simple Pleasures, please feel free to join and share or go and read more simple pleasures (HERE). or click on the icon.

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It's Just Dottie November 3, 2010 at 9:57 PM  

I like your pjs. I got out my warm fuzzy socks with all the colorful stripes. They are so fun and warm. I save all my holiday magazines,too.

Karen November 3, 2010 at 10:04 PM  

That's a great simple pleasure. Nothing like resting and relaxing in a good pair of pjs.

Farm Girl November 3, 2010 at 10:07 PM  

What a great day! I love your jammys! We had a 85 degree day and we will have one tomorrow. But soon I know it will be cold. I was going through my magazines today looking for my Christmas ones too.
It was just that kind of day.
I love your Simple Pleasure days.
Have a wonderful Thursday Sue.

Sue November 3, 2010 at 10:17 PM  

Certainly a simple pleasure :)

Jenni November 3, 2010 at 10:36 PM  

Girl, when I read some of your posts I HAVE to smile, because I do some of the SAME things you do....

I save my Fall and Holiday Mags, too!! I love them so much...

I chuckled at the pj/warm socks/cocoa/Holiday Mag photo. You do know how to get cozy! That's doing it right!

elizabeth November 3, 2010 at 11:26 PM  

I love warm pajamas, hot cocoa and good reading. I'd also love to see how you combine Thanksgiving and Christmas decor...do tell!

Susie Homemaker November 4, 2010 at 1:06 AM  

Simple pleasures are the best of all...I really enjoy a hot cup of cocoa and a good book after everyone has gone to bed...

Dayle November 4, 2010 at 3:33 AM  

Believe it or not, Sue, I have a photo of me that looks much like yours. :) What a delightful simple pleasure ... thumbing through books and magazines, wearing Christmas pjs. :)

Trish November 4, 2010 at 4:39 AM  

You certainly look very relaxed lol! The Christmas pjs are great. What a fun photo to share with us today :-) many blessings..Trish

gnee @ Singing With Birds November 4, 2010 at 5:34 AM  

Ooooh I need one of these kinds of days really bad! Glad you enjoyed your jammies and cocoa.

sarah November 4, 2010 at 8:03 AM  

I like the pj's too and everything looks so cozy and peaceful....

Dianne November 4, 2010 at 8:14 AM  

I am retired and can pretty much set my own schedule. I had one of those rainy, book-reading days planned for earlier this week and wrote about it also--It did not happen. ha! until that evening just like you. But it is one of my very favorite simple pleasures.

T's Daily Treasures November 4, 2010 at 9:44 AM  

Most days I look forward to nothing more than pj's and curling up with something whether it be crocheting, a bowl of cereal, or a magazine. Just the time to relax and be is so wonderful after a crazy day! Wishing you all the best as you plan for the fast approaching holidays. :) Tammy

Kay K November 4, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

Love your simple pleasure ...today would be a great day to stay in and read !!!

Debbie November 4, 2010 at 2:12 PM  

Believe it or not, I'm even pulling out the warm PJs here in south Georgia tonight. I woke this morning to discover that it's FINALLY time. Woohoo!

I couldn't agree more about the simple pleasure of cocoa in the jammies.

Slippers are a must, too.

Kathleen November 4, 2010 at 3:15 PM  

So cozy. A great simple pleasure for certain!

Evelyn S. November 4, 2010 at 4:04 PM  

I just ordered some new pj's, but they aren't "Christmas-y" .... I had never considered decorating for Thanksgiving and Christmas together, but it's a wonderful idea!

Mrs.Rabe November 4, 2010 at 11:18 PM  

These are my favorite holidays too!

I love this time of year...I guess it is the snuggling in and getting comfy and cozy...

I save magazines and books about the holidays too...they help me plan special events and even just help me be creative at home!

Barb November 5, 2010 at 12:02 AM  

Hi Sue!

Just looking at you in your warm pj's and hot cocoa make me feel like Christmas!! When it comes to decorating for the holidays, I always go for simple . . . can't wait to see what you will bless us with, I'm sure it will be beautiful!

Warm hugs,

Michele Katherine November 5, 2010 at 4:53 AM  

Hi Sue,
From what I can see of your pajamas their very seasonal & cute. I like the idea of combing Christmas & thanksgiving decor. I cant decorate this year due to my new crazy puppy, who's eaten furniture, even chewed-up part of staircase etc., I think I need a donkey :o)
God bless,
Michele Katherine

Elena November 5, 2010 at 12:27 PM  

I love drinking hot chocolate in the evening when it gets cold too. I usually drink it after I put Mary to bed and the house is quiet:) I so enjoy those simple moments.

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