Monday, September 26, 2022

Gifts of Today

 Today had do most days.  Today, I was able to see them.

Today had the gift of friendship, the gift of laughter, the gift of new knowledge.

Today had the gift of accomplishment; a beautiful day. peace.

I read on my patio, I enjoyed the blue sky and lovely clouds.  Just for today, I accepted life on life's terms without looking toward tomorrow, nor to yesterday.`

The gym is 4 min away from my apartment, as is the indoor pool..  Tonight I read a  book and rode the bike for 50 minutes.  Today, I celebrated new friendships with the old and had hope for the day.

The cafe worker told me that she taught her 9 year old son how  to sew and sent him to a sewing class. He had made stuffed animals and other fun things.  I offered scraps and she was excited to get them.  Tomorrow I will give her a potholder, and instructions.  I was delighted to pass on the gifts and the fabric...nothing like fostering sewing. It will be joyful for me to go through my 600,000 baskets of scraps to donate to a good cause.

Especially:  Man sewing.

All millions of moving boxes are gone!!!
Looks messy, but it is a joyful accomplishment.Today, maintenance finished off my bathroom, just the way I like it.  Today, I learned how to use the small washer and dryer in my room.  

Today, I did not cry, nor did I feel sorry for myself, nor the shady, sad world we live in.

Soo nice are the  folks here....People on my floor brought me welcome flowers, and cupcakes and welcome cards.. Just talked to my girl.  She is leaving Wednesday night on the red eye to come see her Ma.....Wahoo...very excited.


Charlotte M. said...

So hard to live in the moment sometimes, as we age. Totally worthwhile when we do.I hope you have a lovely visit with your daughter.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I love how you are just enjoying each thing in its own time. Hoping your daughter's visit will be a smash!

http://thankfullga447 said...

So happy for you - I just said a prayer yesterday while sitting and stitching how lucky I am to be able to read a book and sew when I want too.
Simple is good for me. Glad your getting a visit.

Mystic Quilter said...

Happy to see you're settling in and making friends with folks on the same floor, soon you'll be all sorted and sewing away like crazy!

Nickel and Dime Ranch said...

Hello, Diane! I didn't know you'd moved, and it sounds like it's going okay so far. Your garden and big lawn are gorgeous! We had a fire, and the whole thing lasted way longer than you'd expect: preparing for the fire, waiting for the fire, being asked to evacuate, not going, not just yet, more preparation for the fire. Then it was clearly time to go so evacuated down the road to a friend's back yard with our trailers, dogs, and belongings. Then back, thank goodness the fire missed us. But then the aftermath of it all, unpacking, helping friends who were not so lucky, well, you get it. It was months of stress. But we are okay now and looking towards an uneventful winter with lots of sewing, since that fell by the wayside. Cross fingers!!

And I see the grands are with their mom. I hope your son is doing better. You can be comfortable realizing you made an impact on the kiddos, and they learned lots from you. Now it's your turn. How freeing to have a new place that is easy to maintain and you can sew all you want! Anyway, hello, and I will be paying attention now.

Michele Bilyeu said...

A beautiful happy post.Your happy makes my heart sing.