January 06, 2014

when the blustery weather is on its way...

It was a day too nice to sit inside, at least after a while.  The sunshine was calling us to play while the couch beckoned rest, but soon... the bright sky won out.  I wished it cool, but that never works, even when your northern friends would willing trade a few degrees of negative for anything resembling warm.  And so we went, and sweated a little, as we enjoyed the safari road and all she had to offer...



I even ventured a little further than usual {not without fear!}

On this Monday, when the blustery weather is on the horizon, and we get news that it might be 19 degrees in northern Florida, I want to remember to count the gifts, and thank God for them.
-being awake to ring in the new year
-watching the Rose Bowl Parade, twice
-watching her face light up because her friend was there for a visit
-being fascinated by the little black snake in the tree {only because I was in the car!}
-a movie date for four before she left
-a long overdue dinner with friends who are family
-eric making it in time to give Laura a hug goodbye
-her safe trip back
-laughing at Cam when he said she's sleeping late today... even though we both knew she wasn't home
-a few more days of Christmas vacation
-mini golf and all the fun. and him pretending he was almost-falling to be funny
-a new calendar, ready to fill
-the engagement news from a friend!
-help putting away the Christmas ornaments {precious treasure!}


-a maybe last morning of the twinkling lights on the tree {but maybe not!}
-giggling over her name tag being wrong again.  but in a whole new way!
-a good day at work.  full. and busy.
-the clock ticking towards home.
Photobucket

4 comments:

Southern Gal said...

The listing of gifts gives so much insight to what is important in life. I'm glad we've been challenged to write them all down. A gift in itself.

Take a walk for us!

Kay said...

The thought of you enjoying a warm day while we shiver made me smile! But I know you have go grow weary of what seems like the never changing weather where you are. So I will look at your warm pics and think warm thoughts. : ) Love your list of happy.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love your list of goodness….so cool.
No sweating today. :)
XOXO

Ida said...

Isn't it great to be thankful for the "little things" we often take for granted. What a wonderful idea and post.