Beautiful day to visit, plenty of sunshine, crisp clean air and inspiring scenery. While we were there, somebody was walking on the lake. Although it’s still frozen, I wouldn’t want to walk on it because it’s starting to creak when you put weight on it!
Basking in the aroma of fresh baked cinnamon Rolls and coffee, I sighed deeply for it was Early morning. Scanning through Another section of the newspaper, I can hear the Kids slurping down the remains of their Fruit-flavored cereal as I start to Assemble their lunches. Once complete I rush to Send everyone out the front door Throwing kisses and backpacks to hurry-scurry kids.
I’m always annoyed when the host of a cooking show tastes her food at the end of the episode, rolling her eyes back in ecstasy. Not only does she magically create beef rolls, arugula salad, and a pear tart in under twenty minutes, but then she brags on herself. “Oh my gosh,” she says into the camera. “This is so good. Seriously.” Her hair is all blown out and she wears a size two but she takes a glorious bite of something with a face full of Chanel make-up. Honestly, it does look amazing, and if she says it’s the best pizza ever it must be. But I am at home at 4 pm staring into my refrigerator, wearing sweatpants and my daughter’s vanilla cupcake lip smackers with not a stitch of real adult make-up on. I glance back at the television and see this beautiful person still standing, doing…
Many times I’ve looked at my photographs and always stop at this one. I remember the day very well, warm, sunny and no rain! For Juneau, we relish those days when there’s no liquid sunshine falling from the sky. We decided to take our Grandson to one of the local lakes and give him his first lesson in a kayak. Watching him listen so intently as his Grandpa explained, how to maneuver the craft, how to hold the paddles and water safety – made me smile. Thank God, there were no mishaps, neither one fell into the water and we ended up with some awesome memories. That interaction between Grandpa and Grandson was priceless and will be remembered for many years. The biggest bonus was building the little guys’ self esteem and hearing him talk about his adventure for the rest of the week! All in all, it was a very good day:)