Tuesday, April 17

In an Effort to Focus on the Positive...

It only took a few hours for some of my favorite bloggers to write beautiful and eloquent responses to the Virginia Tech tragedy...I knew I could count on them! Here Oh the Joys sadly ponders how she can explain human cruelty to her children. Here Sad and Beautiful World Chooses Life. Here KevinCharnas plants a garden. Those are just a sampling, and one common theme was reflecting on what we're grateful for. So in that spirit I present...

Things from the Past Few Days that Have Made Me Very Happy

Obviously


Micaela turning 30

Baking a cake from scratch for the first time and having it come out perfect (see above)

My sister getting engaged

All of the Dodgers wearing number 42 on Jackie Robinson Day at Dodger Stadium

And winning

Hitting the yard sales for the first time this year

And finding this high chair for $5

And putting it on the Mexican oilcloth splatmat I bought in Cambria.

And having two good dogs who clean the splatmat so I don't have to.


And always, always...


Ian.

2 comments:

Oh, The Joys said...

Gratitude is where I should go next too. Thanks for that.

Open Grove Claudia said...

Boy that's really lovely. Thanks for sharing it with the world!