Just a quick post. Annie wanted you all to see a bit of her owl tree.
December has been trying my patience. I lost a few days to a wicked bug. Annie was my nurse and kept me well hydrated...complete with pink straws.
Over the last few weeks we've had visits from the plumber, the electrician and a red Elf that likes to sit on the Shelf.
Early one morning the rod in the closet fell down. I need to get rid of about three fourths of what is in there...a lesson I learned when I had to pick it all up off the floor.
The Christmas Tree is a fire hazard. We've never had a tree dry out so fast. I've had to pull the shades down to keep even indirect sun off of it. Annie said we need to buy a new one. I told her this one isn't even decorated yet. Still missing a box of ornaments. Yikes!
And...we are traveling soon. Setting the alarm, turning off the water and hitting the road. Unfortunately we are going south...because it's not hot enough here!!!
But...after all the silly inconveniences life throws at us...and they are silly...and trivial...I am grateful.
Grateful I live with power and plumbing...even when they get temperamental. Grateful I have clothing. Grateful I have water to drink...with a pink straw. Grateful that my daughter is healthy and that her heart defects don't keep her from taking care of Mom...and hunting down a red elf every day.
So much of the world lives without these things...shelter, clothing, medical care..even water.
How lucky I am...and how very grateful.
Enjoy the day,