What's wrong with this picture? It's January 5th in Cache Valley Utah. And the windows were open. Notice the tablescape in the bay window? With a SNOW SCENE on it? This is just not right. It's also not right that I cleaned my front window in short sleeves and stocking feet in January! It's also not right that there were birds chirping all around me while I did it. I'm seriously missing my winter! Please. Pass. A. Blizzard. ASAP.
I was touched by the emails that I received about yesterday's post. It's good to hear that others feel the same as I do about their girlfriends, about the miraculous meds to help with "issues" today and with more ideas for "stress-busting". Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and tender feelings. It warmed my heart and made my day!
Another cute little Zaylee comment: Nana sent her home with a baggie of candy, including Bite-size Snickers and York Peppermint Patties. Liza and I were chatting after dinner on the phone. Zaylee walked in and, since she's learned to Skype, she thinks that you can "see" everything on cellphones just like you can the computer. After all, you take video on phones, so it makes sense. Anyway, she said, "Look, Liza, what Nana gave me." I commented that Yorks were Liza's most favorite candies in the world. Zaylee said, "You can have them, Liza. I don't like them, I only like rectangle candy."
When Kelly dropped Zaylee off, she also brought in a grocery sack with all of the makings for that Chex Mix with the M&Ms and white chocolate drizzled all over it. I told her that I'd make it before she came to pick Zaylee up. It was sitting on the counter in the giant Tupperware bowl when Grace and Zaylee came in from a short walk to Nana's just as I was getting dinner on the table. Zaylee climbed up on the counter to see what we were having for dinner, saw the chex mix and said, "MMMM! Gwammie! Candy Salad!!!" We've now officiallyrenamed that Chex Mix, "Candy Salad". Too cute!
On a very sad note, Wednesday evening, six Ogden narcotics officers entered a home with a search warrant when a former Gulf War soldier opened fire, killing one and injuring five officers. This has shaken our state. It's on everyone's mind. The whole situation brings to mind a deeper appreciation and gratitude for those officers who serve to protect each and every one of us. Enough said.
Love More, Worry Less