Thursday, July 9, 2009
In pursuit of happiness
All I have to do to find joy and happiness is follow the lead of my boys. I made calzones for lunch while they hung out with their daddy. We went on a short walk in the rain today. We missed park day due to storms. The sun came out later. We went to the lake. We saw fish bones, played in the sand, played water fetch with the dog, found duck feathers, and loved seeing a mama duck and her brood. We visited with neighbors while they lit all their sparklers at once. We went to the lake later with a neighbor friend to look for more duck feathers. We saw the sun set. We saw the mama duck and her baby ducks again, too. Not once did I try to clean Camden's face. He is all little boy and loves being dirty, feeling the grass under his feet, and sand between his toes. Happiness is everywhere, even with poison ivy. Last week Cliff and I went on a hike with the boys and friends. Cliff and I both got poison ivy. We're grateful for Jewel weed soap. Mine is almost gone (see the inside of my arm in photo) and never got too terrible. Cliff's rash is almost gone too. He usually has to go to the V.A. to get a steroid shot.
Now back to my happy life. Hope our happiness is contagious.
Love to all!!!