Saturday, October 25, 2008

walking the dog

it was a beautiful mornin. nice fall morn with wonderful weather. Marsha was babysitting Madison and of course i had to go for a visit. nowadays i don't know when i get to see her. i woke late this morn, 9:30 to be exact. so i called Marsha and told her i wasn't sure i'd make it. i had to be at work by noon, but Marsha said "you BETTER!" so off i went with coffee in hand. no breakfast. no cream. just black coffee..thankfully Marsha had cream... so i get over there and we decide to go to the park. the park is only one block from the house. as usual we take Scooter with us, Marsha's dog. he only weighs about 10lbs thankfully for Madison insisted that she walk him. she was sooo cute walking Scooter down the street. i didn't take my camera so no precious shot caught in the moment. he was on a leash and she had it with hand wrapped around the handle. thankfully it was light weight too. Scooter did so well with her. he didn't pull her along the way draggin her down the street. there was enough leeway in the leash that it was like Madison wasn't on the other end. it all worked out fine...on the way down, there was a yard sale. Marsha told me before we left but she knows how i am with those yard sales>gotta stop at every one. well they went ahead to the park and i strode over to the sale. they had shirts, but i didn't walk away with one for once. however they did have books. AND they had books i've been wanting to buy from Barnes & Noble. fairly recent books out on the market. lo & behold that had two of the ones i've been wanting. i saved huge bucks buying them used. i also got a couple more books for a dollar a piece. i only was in B & N yesterday looking at those books. boy did i get a bargain. 4 books, $10. i can't complain when all 4 would have cost me at least $30 or more. so when i get the time, i'll squeeze them in between homework as i am with Jarhead which i'm grateful to be reading. as Indigo commented, it's a balance of keeping the real world in sight yet not forgetting the beauty around you. THANK YOU INDIGO! these books help me stay grounded too. i can be sooo peaceful and happy for days (aside the blues at times) and just be in heaven. it's almost too good to be true. and hanging out with great friends and our church keeps me in a squeaky clean environment. well aint like that always. i need the graphics to remind me about the rest of the world. i read some more of Jarhead today. it gave me contemplation about Life and how it is just the way it is and just the way it is not. everything can't and aint Disney. although our children need Disney, there's a much harsher reality to wake up to. we need a tad of education of world affairs in our children's lives i think. my parents were so OVERLY PROTECTIVE of us from the rest of the world that i was way too green when i hit it. and besides it wasn't safe at home anyways. such hyprocracy!! and so is Life. it is Good right now for me, but i don't ever want to forget or hide from the rest of the world....so anyways, sorry i got off in another direction with this entry....it was a wonderful morning with Madison in the park. she played her heart out as usual and became a little braver on the slides. she played with the other kids too. then she walked Scooter home again. i have no doubt she went straight in and took a nap, but i left immediatley upon return to head to work. i only spent 3hrs there today for there was little activity. then i came home and took a nap. it didn't seem that i was sleeping for i kept thinking about Life, the way it is and the way it is not. it has gave me a new perspective as to who to vote for minister tomorrow, for even in our church there is cruelty. one ministeral candidate i think, or i hope, can bring to us a way to be more from our hearts. i pray she becomes our minister...


1 comment:

Indigo said...

I always love pictures of Madison and Scooter. Life makes more sense when you give it that balance. I've found when I remember the world has a different side, it makes me appreciate what I do have, but it also makes take the precautions to stay safe. (Hugs)Indigo