Thursday, March 18, 2010

Things That Made Me Happy Today

I don't have anything deep and momentous on my mind this evening, but instead am filled with a warm, satisfying gratitude for my blessings.  Despite a few squabbles and posturing (which may or may not have included me), today was a great day.  I'm taking advantage of an earlier rise time each morning (thanks to Jasper) by doing my Bible study before the girls typically arise.  Beth Moore's Esther study and a cup of tea with the puppy gnawing a toy nearby -- could I ask for more?

Well, yes.  I frequently do.

Anyway, one of the first glimpses of a male goldfinch in his brightly-colored summer coat caught my eye.  During the winter, the males and females look the same (to my eye, at least -- their coloring is the same), but in spring, the males' golden feathers and black mask appear.  This photo is out of focus, but you can still see the difference between the male and female at my finch feeder.

Later in the afternoon, we took Jasper to a nearby dog park: a fenced-in area where dogs can play off-leash.  It was our first visit, and he had a blast with all the dogs, but especially with Buddy, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel.  They wrestled and galumphed almost the entire time.  Small wonder Jasper is napping now and has been for almost two hours.  He was tuckered out!

And, to top if all off, Himself brought home for our supper leftovers from his fabulous business lunch (something I never get to experience anymore).  Lasagna, chicken piccata, and ziti and chicken in a sage cream sauce that I didn't have to cook.  Lovely!

Now the girls and I are going to make ice cream sundaes, complete with hot fudge sauce and whipped cream (okay, out of a can), and I am not going to think for one second about the calories and fat I am consuming.  I'm going to love every bite!


  1. Great for you, friend, you well deserve this wonderful day.
    That Jasper...something good he brought to you, right?
    I also called my dh, and he brought popeye chicken and I did not think a bit about all the calories I ate. I enjoyed the day at the park with the girls, and my dinner. Now I'm ready for night tea, Bible, and a show with dh in our laptop.

  2. Silvia, I had my cup of nighttime tea, too! And, yes, Jasper has brought us many good things. Piddle on the floor occasionally is not one of them, but the good far outweighs the inconvenient. :-)


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