Thursday, December 4, 2008
The joy of an air-borne heiny: and other things that will help get me through this hectic season
I took a walk today. Needed to get away from the keyboard, the housework, Christmas preparations. This is one of the best Holidays of all. So why do I feel like I'm living in a tornado. Oh! Watch out for the flying cow! Ouch!
I had a good hour to walk around a nearby lake and the thought that kept playing through my mind was how it's the simple things that make me the happiest. Here were some of the things that gave me the warm fuzzies today:
*wind-blown waters dappled by dancing sunlight
*the one duck in the flock that had his head in the water and butt stuck up in the air. I don't care who you are. There's just something funny about an air-borne heiny.
*the sort of energy that can only be renewed by the kiss of crisp autumn air.
*The couple with their grandson, who held onto a string that was attached to a makeshift toy boat in the water. They made it out of a tinfoil roasting pan and a plastic bag for a sail.
*odd shaped and twisted trees. . . wondering how they got that way.
*a bush that looks like a gigantic bouquet of dandelions that have gone white, letting off hundreds of fluff balls that put me in mind of frost-work fairies coasting on the breeze
*sinus' that have finally cleared so that I can enjoy a good walk w/o feeling like a led-headed zombie. (No offense to zombies.)
*a winding path beneath a canopy of trees and padded with a carpet of leaves.
. . . . ahhhhhh! I may be able to survive the holidays after all.
So, how do you do it? What helps you survive the hectic tornado's of life?