Saturday, August 9, 2008
Stealing a Great Idea
I'm stealing this idea from Kara's blog: http://bumbleblog-kasia.blogspot.com/
It's a perfect follow-up to my post yesterday about trying to take things one day at a time, enjoying the moment and not worrying too much about the future.
So, here's my list of TEN THINGS THAT MADE ME SMILE TODAY
#10. The smell of basil freshly picked from my garden.
#9. My huge zucchini. We always plant one zucchini plant and it always does well. In 2006 we won 3rd prize at the Massey Agricultural Fair. We didn't enter in 2007 but we are considering this year as we currently have a monster brewing in the garden.
#8. The feel of a soft, warm, horse nose under my hand.
#7. Pictures or Bird's little guy Charlie: http://birdonthestreet.blogspot.com/
#6. The Bee picture of Kasia on the sidebar of Kara's blog: http://bumbleblog-kasia.blogspot.com/
#5. My mother taking credit for the fall of the Berlin wall in the comment section of yesterday's post.
#4. Watching Bennett and his daddy sleeping together in the trailer this morning.
#2. The A&P incident. I went grocery shopping by myself today which turned out to be a good thing because Jim would never have let me do what I did. When I came out of the store there was a car parked right in front of the door blocking the ramp. So, I decided to wait and talk to the owner. When he came out I politely informed him that he had chosen a horrible place to park as it made it very difficult for people with carts and impossible for anyone in a wheelchair. He agreed, apologized and looked very shameful. (Before anyone suggests that maybe he had a physical problem I just wanted to state that he looked very healthy and if his issue was not visible then he could have just parked 5 feet further ahead and NOT blocked the ramp.) Even before I spent a few months in a wheelchair, this kind of thing drove me nuts. Now it bugs me even more. Somehow, it made me feel a lot better to talk to this guy.
#1. This morning we went out to the farm where our neice Amber rides horses. We walked around the stables and were introduced to the animals. At one point, Amber was trying to throw some hay into one of the stalls and it fell all over her head. This made us all laugh but Bennett thought it was one of the funniest things he'd ever seen. I wish I could've got that on tape but instead I have the video below of Bennett petting one of the horses that Amber was grooming.