My heart got tortured the past week. My nephew’s getting married. Saturday was the Wedding Shower. A niece and nephew graduated this year. Their parties are this coming weekend. Connie is my godchild. I can’t go both weekends. It’s over 300 miles away, more than a 5 hour drive. I say more than, because I never know how long it will take. Traffic through Chicago is always a bit dicey. I choose graduations. Godchild trumps nephew. I see the photos on Facebook of the Shower. Boo. I wish I went. Oh well, I’ll see everyone next weekend.
Then it happens. Mr. D’s birthday/Junior High graduation party is this coming weekend. Grandchild trumps godchild. I’m staying home, making a cake and going where there’s no question I want to be. But, I want to be everywhere. Which brings me to the first thing on my random gratitude list:
🙂 Many people who mean the world to me. So many people who welcome me in, wrap their arms around me, and include me. Everyone should be so blessed.
🙂 Flexible joints. I stooped yoga style, knees wide, hands between, pulling sod out of flower beds this weekend. No sore muscles this morning.
🙂 Hips for leverage. As Loved-One cut the sod, with his strong, broad shoulders, my own broadness proved an excellent lever for resting the sod from its persistence.
🙂 New Twitter followers. I have some faith-writers, some fiction writers, some bloggers, so literary folks, and some humorists. Whee! Everyday, someone new.
🙂 Indoor pools. The weather turned cool. CeCi invited me to a Mud Run. A resounding “no way!” on may part. a) I don’t want to be wet and cold; b) I don’t want to be muddy and get in the car to drive an hour home. So, I took CeCi’s kids swimming. Mr. R asked me if I could “skin the cat” on the bar in the therapy pool. Heck yes!
🙂 Kindergarten graduations. A bonus grandchild, Mr. B, takes the leap to first grade. Sooooo cute.
🙂 Lily of the valley. Little flower so unobtrusive, with flowers so delicate and perfume to match.
🙂 Learning to use emoticons. 😉 Wheeee!
🙂 Dick, one of my book club friends. Inspiring, giving, congenial, and wise. Went for a physical and came home with bad news. Older than my father was, younger than my mother is. A reminder of what life is all about.
🙂 Frogs that croak in surprise and a water garden that beacons me to stop and contemplate.
What’s on your gratitude list this week? Please stop by Laurel’s and join the link-up.