Golden Moments #7



Life is frequently annoying. Life is stressful. Life is sometimes just a bit much. So, in my irregular attempt to concentrate on the positive, here is my list of golden moments lately. I must admit, it has been a bit of a struggle to come up with a whole post's worth but they are there if I look hard enough.

My son graduated from high school. He graduated on time despite dealing with some health issues during the past year or so that made this doubtful at times. His health is improving and life might go back to semi-normal soon.

My husband was rear-ended while he was on his motorcycle tonight. Wait, I know that doesn't sound like a golden moment but he wasn't injured and neither was his motorcycle. He was stopped at a light and someone behind him didn't stop soon enough. He was pushed out into the intersection but it could have been so much worse. Though his back is bothering him so there is that to keep an eye on.

My daughter and I have been having fun trying new craft projects this summer. Right now our living room is taken over by bracelet making materials. She wants to learn how to make beaded, braided, leather bracelets. It is harder than it looks but we are getting there. Next up, we bought fabric to make aprons and I am going to teach her the little I know about sewing. I used to do a bit years ago but then I had kids and that ended. Yes, my son is 17. I suppose I could have picked it up again before now. Celia and I are both enjoying having something we do together, just the two of us.

I brought a load of stuff to Goodwill and checked out the books while I was there. I found a British Library Crime Classic. I have never seen one in this country, though I have heard rumors they exist, so it made my day. No, it doesn't take much.

The kids and I spent the day with old friends we hadn't seen in way too long. There was swimming, bb gun target shooting, lots of chat, and lots of food. It is so nice to see friends again after a long time and pick up right where you left off.

My husband and I took the day off and went to Tower Hill Botanic Gardens. I wrote about it here. It was very nice to spend a bit of time together and enjoy the nice weather before it got brutally hot.

My daughter and I got our hair cut and went out for ice cream. It has become a bit of tradition and, goodness knows, we are a family that loves our traditions. The ice cream stop makes what would otherwise be simply a  necessary excursion feel a little bit special. Plus, time with Celia is always fun.

What golden moments have you had in your life lately?





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  1. Today, after a loud and drenching storm yesterday, the sunlight is slanting across the lawn, spotlighting the white hydrangeas. Yesterday, we watched a small brown-yellow bird feeding a very large, brown baby bird; hers / his or an 'adopted' baby? The arrangement of flowers on the table I'm writing at brightens my day with yellow, white, green, and orange.

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    1. What a lovely list! I especially like the image of the small bird feeding the large baby. I would love to have seen that.

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  2. Wow, I'm so glad your husband wasn't hurt badly. That is definitely something to be thankful for. Also, congrats to your son! Getting through school can be difficult enough, much less having to struggle with health stuff at the same time.

    Hoping you and your daughter continue enjoying those fun activities and traditions together. It's that kind of stuff that can stick with a person for their whole life, small as it may seem in the moment.

    Just reading this post has helped me shake off a rather sour mood, so thank you so much for sharing. ^__^

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    1. What a nice thing to say. To be honest, when I started writing it I was in a bit of a sour mood myself. However, concentrating on the bits of niceness in my life certainly helped.

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  3. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, a nice inn, supper at an Irish pub, good news from my oncologist. Tea.

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    1. Definitely a good list of golden moments right there.

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  4. One long golden moment is that we are actually having lovely summer weather in Scotland this year. I had almost forgotten what summer should be like.

    As I had two boys I missed out on the girlie things to do with a daughter - enjoy! For some reason I'm not getting email notice of your bloposts now, so I'll try again.

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    1. Your weather does look gorgeous. We are having a very humid, muggy summer which I really dislike. Let me know if you continue having trouble getting email notice of blog posts.

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  5. My exceedingly marvelous library has a "collaboratory" in which they have a bunch of crafting and makerspace supplies you can use on a drop-in basis. Last week I made some simple produce bags using their sewing machine and my very rusty sewing skills, and showed my daughter how to as well. And yes, ice cream makes any errand into an outing. I will even pull into a McDonald's and get a fifty cent cone for each of us--not my favorite business to support, but it's literally a car full of happiness for two bucks.

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    1. I am so envious of the library you have. My son was just talking about libraries that have makerspaces like that. He would love one. There is some equipment he is considering purchasing and a place where he could work with it first would be fantastic.

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