Little side trips

Well, I shed a few tears today as the photographer came to shoot the house and when we signed the realtor agreement. It seems the last eleven years have simply flown by in a home filled with peace and joy and laughter and great food and friends and family.

Which reminds me. My friend, Connie, came by today. It was great to catch up on the things happening in her life with her family. 

It was fun to pop by my other friend’s place. It was just my luck that I caught up with Nancy for a minute chat. 

I have a play date with another friend, Michel, this weekend. I am so looking forward to meeting her Mini-me.  

 

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Time for Teething!

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Little Charlie R.

My poor, little Charlie R. is truly suffering through the teething process today. His little rosy red cheeks, his teary eyes. It is just so terribly sad to see him feel badly.  

He did not want to play. He did not want to be put down to walk around. He simply wanted to be held until it was lunchtime. 

He managed to sit in his highchair nibbling on a couple of pita crackers while I fixed him some lunch. Must have felt good on those gums. He did well eating chopped up chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green beans with carrots, and a cup of milk.  But the moment he was full, he immediately wanted to be held.

Like a little monkey, clinging around my neck, that is all he wanted to be. To be held.

So I cleaned him up and we went back to his room. I grabbed his blankey and held him while he figured out what he wanted to have happen next. 

He was not necessarily cranky. He just sat on my lap chatting in his Charlie R. language about whatever it was he was talking about until twenty minutes passed and he fell asleep, clinging to me like the cheeky little monkey he is.

Gosh I love this little guy. Even on days like today. 

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A remembrance: Little Carolers

Just saw a post on my Facebook page about a little gift I had given to my friend for her family. It made me smile because I had forgotten about doing that but what a little happy thought, a kindly gesture of gratitude to #LightTheWorld that I live in.

I have the exact same thing only I have not put out my Christmas decorations this year. Just have not gotten around to it.

Thanks my friend. You made my day.

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Singing in Church next Sunday

My friend, Tina, is a really great musician. She’s one in a million as far as talent goes so it is fortunate for me that we are members of the same congregation. She has agreed to accompany me while I sing in Chuch next Sunday. 

We met together for a short run through after church services and to share ideas on the musical intro, interlude, and ending today. She had some fabulous ideas as she ran her fingers across the keys, ever so thoughtfully. 

I am thankful to have the opportunity to sing Press Forward Saints. It is such a joyful hymn. It lifts my soul beyond measure. 

Thanks Tina! You are wonderful, you are!

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Zabars! Yep. Zabars!

My friend is on business in New York. Long Island to be specific. I asked if she was going to have an opportunity to go into Manhattan and as you can see she took my advice to check out Zabars on 80th and Broadway!

You can imagine my shock, my confusion when her husband handed me a bag from Zabars saying, “I have something to give you.”  

Yep. Those photos are of my delectable gifts. And now you can imagine my absolute delight. 

Thanks my dear, sweet Lindsay! That was an amazing, wholly unexpected surprise! 

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Whenever I hear the song of a bird…

When I came home from Church today there was a little Cardinal that flew across my path. He came out a bush, shooting upward to the crepe myrtle next to the driveway.

He made me smile.

My friend, Marva, if she was here, would have blown him a kiss and make a wish. And that thought of my friend made me smile too.

Then one of my favorite songs began to roll through my head. Yes, I know My Heavenly Father Loves Me.

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The Spirit of Guns Out CrossFit

My teammates, all of them younger than me and way more involved in competitions than I am, had a friendly back and forth guessing game as to when and what this year’s CrossFit Games repeat WoD would be.

…And as competitive teammates sometimes are there was a little friendly WoD wager regarding what the winner would choose as a WoD for the loser to do. 

…And of course there was an upping of the WoD ante as the final results played out in the process last week.

Then today was the day of reckoning. (dun-dun-dun!)

In exemplary fashion, Johnny-The Winner worked out with Keith-The Loser in an unquestionable show of Esprit de Corps.

I love my teammates. 

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