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Monday, July 10, 2017

Positively Monday

I neglected to keep up with the daily positive things that happened last week, so I am just gong to have a brief synopsis of the week's happenings. (Yes, I know, I am seriously bad at this.)

We saw fireworks on July 3 at a near by country club (They do it ahead of time so it won't interfere with anyone wanting to see the city fireworks show on the 4th. It was lovely and the fireworks reflect in the lake which makes them doubly beautiful.

On July 4th Mom ate with us, but unfortunately Girlfriend2 had a family emergency and couldn't join us. Special shout out to Winn Dixie who cooked the ribs so I didn't have to. Boy, did that make dinner easy!

I have no idea what happened the remaining days, but there were many joys I noticed at the time they happened, but by failing to record then they are blurred as just a jumble of pleasantness.

Saturday night we went to a fundraiser for The Independence Place of Alabama. I find my joy volunteering with these very special people, and seeing them in a different setting was wonderful. Plus they raised money and I was the silent auction winner of 2 prints from a local artist. These prints bring my Don Stewart print collection  total to 5. If there is a Stewart print available at a charity fundraiser I will outbid you.

Sunday was gorgeous with no rain but it was scorching hot and humid. I have learned to wear longer sundresses with cotton knit shrugs and flip flops to church to stay a little cooler. I am pretty sure God doesn't care what I wear, but I imagine there are a few people at church ( Mom) who might find it unacceptable. The biggest positive is that I just don't care what they think.

As an added bonus Son2 was telling us about an epic fail at the San Diego fireworks show of 2012.
I am including the video so you can enjoy it also. Due to a gigantic glitch all the fireworks ignited at once. It still makes me giggle to watch it, but if I had been one of the thousands who trekked to see it I probably would not have laughed.




I will try to keep a record of joyful things that happen during this week, but I am making no promises. After 2 weeks of rain we have sunshine finally and the pool is screaming at me. 

18 comments:

  1. A jumble of pleasantness sounds like a HUGE win to me. Long may it continue.
    And learning not to give a rodent's behind for other people's thoughts about your dress/behaviour is another biggie.

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    1. I think that not caring is called being old.

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    2. Anne,
      Unfortunately, I think you are correct about not caring called being old...sigh. That is what makes me feel it is okay to not wearing a bra!

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    3. There are things I do now that I would never have done as a younger woman, however for me a bra is a necessity.

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  2. I'm glad your week was so pleasant it all blurred together. I wish I had a pool to scream at me tonight-may settle for a cool shower in a bit.

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  3. You have a way with words, girl.

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  4. Sounds like you had a lovely week. I'm pretty sure God doesn't care what we wear either since Adam & Eve ran around naked. Stay cool! :)

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    1. Yep, but God and the church octogenarians are probably not on the same page when it comes to acceptable.

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  5. I guess it was loud in San Diego--for a few minutes.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. We timed it and from beginning to end it looked like it was under 30 seconds. Bummer for them but it made us all laugh.

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  6. That fireworks display was frightening to me. I cannot imagine being ready for an hour of display and it ending like that, 30 seconds of awe.

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    1. I can't imagine what the city thought, all that money gone in 30 seconds.

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  7. ... blurred as just a jumble of pleasantness." Even if you don't remember specifics, that's a great feeling to look back and have. :)

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  8. The fireworks video is a laugh and a half though why the folks who were actually there were laughing I don't know! Hope the "pleasantness" continues into this week :)

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    1. I think the people watching must have thought it was a super spectacular opening and were waiting for the rest of the show.

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