I saw this.
There were actually three of them, but this was the closest.
You don't mind if I lay here, do ya?
Oh, wow, I love blue jean rugs!!! This is NICE!
Hey, you guys........check this out.
Sydney is bent on 'helping' me. After I finished tying fringe on the blue jean rugs, and got them packed up for the UPS man on Monday, I started an 18 ft runner. When I make the 'wave' rugs, I make a mess. Big time. It's how I like to work, creating it as I go.
I got it half done today, and I was pleased with that much progress.
On the way home tonight, I saw this man walking down the sidewalk, reading a book.
Now in the list of things I do NOT understand, that is one of them.
Why would anyone walk and read? Can't he find someplace to sit and enjoy his book?
Isn't he afraid he will trip not watching where he is going?
Did you ever wonder when you really grew up? We think we are grown up when we go off to college, and when we start families of our own. When we start our career.
But I think for me that I really grew up when I found myself divorced, alone, raising my children. Working two jobs. Knowing that the buck did, indeed, stop right at my feet. Suddenly, no one could do it for me. I was really, really on my own, with other people that depended on me. That was when I knew that I had grown up, after all.
I was thinking about that today, and remembering how the simplest of things made me happy back then. Having a cup of tea ( I think I was drinking coffee back then) in a sunny window. Walking barefoot over a floor I had just cleaned. Being able to buy my kids new sneakers.
It is amazing how you can take so much for granted, when you don't have to work that hard for it anymore.
I don't dwell on how hard those times were, but I hope I never forget the painful lessons I learned. What's important, what matters after all is said and done.
Hope you're having a great weekend!!!