Monday, November 2, 2009
No reason to feel hungover, but my day started in my own personal fog. Let's blame it on being the first Monday in November!
I am thankful for many people and things in my life, but I am going to need to pace myself if I am going to post one a day. While reading emails this morning, I was thankful I was between swallows of coffee when the house shook. Yes, the house shook! About 200 feet away from me, the street is being broken apart by a slightly smaller version of this:
Work is being done (eventually? hopefully?) on a storm drain. A small section of street was broken out at the curb a month ago, then a small section opposite that one a week later. Now a large section has been broken but the concrete hasn't been removed yet. It is still orange barrel time in Michigan. Actually, I think orange barrels have become a year round accessory.
Since I wasn't expecting this and am not seated where I saw the equipment coming off the flatbed, I was more than a bit startled when I heard the first BOOM! and my windows rattled. In addition to being thankful I didn't have a mouthful of coffee, I am thankful for sturdy windows and secure suction hooks that held my stained glass sun catchers in place. I've had those fall off before and break when less than ideal suction hooks were used.
I am always thankful for my friends, both online and off. A very good friend sent me an email titled Advice for Life. I will share parts of it over the next few days. Here is the first bit of advice from that message. It is titled Dance!
Since the little sweetie in the photo is wearing a blue sweater, I am tying this into Blue Monday, hosted by Smiling Sally. Click on the blue jay up above to link to her site and see who else is participating.
Wherever you go today, and whatever you do, find something to be thankful for. It will make you smile and that, as Martha would say, is a good thing.