Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Little Things in Life

Sometimes something comes along and flips your mood around in an instant and reminds you of who you are, what you want and what makes you happy. 

I've had a rough go of it.  I've had strep for three days now, and this guy hit me like a pile driver. I thought it might be Mono because this is the same week I got mono last year... The week before the Copper Creek Triathlon that I had trained my rear off for, my New Years Resolution that I had actually kept. 

I was pretty bummed today that I couldn't attend the funeral of one of my dad's good friends and former coworkers.  I just didn't have the energy to make it to Ames. My dad spoke at the funeral and told some great stories.  My mom said he did great.  I'm pretty proud of him!

I brought a bad attitude and a tired body to work today for a few hours at a time, but my first cheek-hurting smile came at lunch.   I got to see one of my bestest friends and her daughter for a little bit.  When I got in the car and her daughter had drawn me some pictures. 

I think the one on the right looks like a Paul Frank monkey!

Oh, did I mention she also made a song about me that she sang while she was riding here from Chicago?  Yeah... Adorable. 

Don't mind the sheer exhaustion in my face...  I was running on fumes and energy that I acquired through osmosis.

When I got home I had a fun surprise in my mail box: my favorite mag!! 

It's the only magazine that I don't mind them automatically re-subscribing me to it every two years. 

And my last little present of the day was my prince charming, waiting outside in the parking lot at 11:15 pm after work. 

I literally squealed when I saw him.  I have my coworker's brights to thank for the great lighting.  We all know I'm not this good of a photog.  But this little guy reminds me of hot summers jumping around in the creek by my house and playing ghost in the graveyard.

I'll tell you one thing, I didn't touch this guy.  Not because I'm afraid of warts... because they almost always pee on your hands immediately when you pick them up!

But I did find some energy from deep down inside of me to giggle and jump up and down at the sight of him. 

My coworker said she was surprised I saw him, but I have a fantastic critter eye.  I get that from my dad.

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