If I am totally honest, it hasn't felt like there have been a lot of golden moments in my life lately. The rain has been non-stop and everything is still dingy and brown. My schedule has been crazy busy. I have had a constantly ill child. People have been annoying. I have wanted to throw up my hands, shout "forget it" at the sky, and curl up on the couch for the foreseeable future. But I haven't. I have kept trudging on through and, if I look back, there have been some bright spots. That is why I like writing these posts. It forces me to appreciate the little moments, cheesy as that sounds.
- My daughter and I went to get our hair cut. We both felt fabulous and well-groomed so we stopped for ice cream on the way home. Because there is no better way to show off a new look than by sitting on a stool at a counter and licking an ice cream cone. Salted caramel crunch, if you were wondering.
- I bought a totally unnecessary silky, black, bomber jacket simply because I fell in love with it. I spent the month buying totally necessary clothes for the kids and I rebelled. I regret nothing.
- I saw the first daffodils and crocuses of spring the other day. They were pretty and cheerful and brightened my whole day.
- My husband and I went out to breakfast. By ourselves. The kids went to school and we ignored our responsibilities and went out to eat. It is amazing how much I can talk when there are no kids listening and commenting on every word I say.
- I went to a library book sale where I bought eleven books for $2.75. I know. That is just crazy. They might as well give them away. And yes, those are the books in the photo at the top of this post. I am currently rereading Before Lunch by Angela Thirkell. I needed something light and relaxing for the evenings when I am too tired to keep track of all the characters in my other book, King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett.
- I've been planning our itinerary for our trip to London next week. NEXT WEEK! That will be a whole week of golden moments right there. I can deal with all manner of stresses and annoyance if London is in my future.