It’s The Little Things

It’s the little things in life that bring the most pleasure. Sometimes it’s hard to see those little things, or even remember what they are, but once in a while, I get smacked in the face by one and I remember how great it is.

Last week, Baylie went to “Camp Mamie” which means she goes to her Godmother’s house to play for a little while and I set out to run a few errands.

On my way back from the last stop, a song I haven’t heard for a while came on the Ipod. The Killers’ All These Things That I’ve Done makes me think of the summer before Peter’s third year of law school. We were in Phoenix while he did a summer internship for a law firm. It was almost time to pack up and drive back to DC. I woke up to the clock radio playing this song and I was hooked. I had no idea what it was, but I couldn’t get it out of my head. I had to (embarrassingly) sing it for Peter so he could try to find it on Itunes. Once it was securely on my favorite playlist, I practically wore out my Ipod listening to it. That same week, Peter got a job offer from the firm he had been interning for. Suddenly it was like our entire future was clear; we were going to get to come home to Phoenix. We could think about where we would live and make plans for the following year instead of having to say “we’ll see where Peter gets a job and then we’ll see”.

When my sister Ali and I got our first car (a ’94 green Volvo named Alfie) our favorite thing to do was drive with the windows down and the music cranked up. The feeling of freedom was only amplified by the wind in your hair and the bass in the speakers.

Remembering that feeling, I rolled down all four windows and turned up The Killers to an embarrassingly loud level and drove.  And enjoyed the simplicity of  the sun and wind and memories.

2 thoughts on “It’s The Little Things

  1. dmarkpyles says:

    It would be interesting to know how many law school internships result in a permanent position. Peter’s internship landed you guys back home. My son-in-law graduated from UPitt, interned with a local firm there and now practices at that same firm. Erin got a job doing what she loves with the Pittsburgh office of a San Francisco fashion company, and that is where they have established home.

    Sometimes I think it would have been nice (for soon-to-be grandparents) if Dan had attended IU (they have a good law school, right?) and hung out a shingle down here in Corydon, but I’m not complaining (too much).

  2. Tori Nelson says:

    I love this post! I still take “mom time” once a week. It sounds a little lame that my free time is a quick trip to the grocery store by myself, but driving by myself, windows rolled down is just the treat I need!

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