I believe it's the little things that make life fun. The unexpected phone call from a friend to just say Hi; a chocolate gifted to you by your equally chocolate-loving son; the surprise change of a lock to make it easier for the boys to get into our courtyard (thanks Dad!). Today was one of those days that had lots of little surprises. A picnic lunch with my Mom, and she brought brownies for desert (yummy); discovering a box of old, once too small clothes that fit me now again; my Dad stopping by for supper and fixing my bedroom fan. Now upon fixing this fan, he needed to move my yarn shelf (converted from the old shoe shelf that used to be in my walk-in closet). Behind it he found this:
Knocked over I'm sure by Miss Thang (our cat) herself. As my Dad picked it up, he said: "One of your skeins fell back here." Not only did he pull out an Opal skein, but he called it that!! Seriously, remember those days when you were a little girl and you thought your Dad was the best, coolest man in the world? It was one of those moments. Of course the fact that I was so excited and couldn't even remember that I had this yarn - as I was near singing and crying out of pure joy, probably made him worry a bit about me.
Then as I was watering my plants, I discovered my 1st strawberry!
Let me warn you - I'm a knitter, not a gardener. My garden is a result of my father taking pity on me and planting beautiful flowers. I'm doing my best not to kill any of them.
This is my boys at the park today. They were thrilled to discover someone had left an empty box there. The simple pleasures of life.