Good morning and welcome to the new week! Do I sound perky? Because, truly, I am not. The time change absolutely wipes me out for a few days. Here's what I would have liked to see out my window this morning:
|It's um....just not the same....|
Random facts I learned this weekend:
1. My house is not self-cleaning. There are, sadly, no fairies that magically appear to whisk away the clutter and leave everything clean and tidy. Heck, I'd even settle for a house elf from Harry Potter if he'd scrub my kitchen and bathrooms for me.
|My dreams, of course, were cut short by one hour!|
2. The sport of curling originated in Scotland in the 1500s. My son invited my husband and me to watch him play in a tournament on Saturday. I asked where the sport had originated (since I noticed several men in kilts, so the answer seemed kind of obvious, but no one seemed to know). Google is a useful tool, isn't it?
The sport is a little more prosaic, now:
|That's my son in the hack (circle) getting ready to release the stone|
|We counted twenty-six of them!|
5. Sometimes life verges on the mystical. I gathered up enough courage to tackle learning the rudiments of my new sewing machine on Saturday afternoon (and, by the way, my machine is awesome!) and as I reached for my scissors in my new owl vase/scissors holder, my backyard friend started a soft whoo-hooing that felt like he was sending encouragement my way. You know...kind of a you can doooo it thing...
And then I looked up to see the plaque I had bought months ago and hung in my closet and had one of those shivers-down-your-spine moment. Here's the little tschotske I bought months ago because I liked the saying: Do the things you never thought you could do. See the little owl? Wow.
Don't you love it when life makes you smile? I'll try to find my smile once I wake up today, and I hope you can do the same! I think it's going to take a couple extra cups of coffee...