Friday, October 13, 2006

Ordinary Things

Waiting in the line of cars on the freeway onramp, I looked up at the beautiful clouds of early morning. The sunrise was so pink today (rain coming?) that the color was reflected in the west as well. I wonder how many people in their cars looked up for a moment to appreciate the sky.
It made me so happy to be right here, right now. Life is just so fleeting, I don't want to waste a moment. Even a mundane morning commute can be something to appreciate.

We had a scare this week when our little dog Nikki got very sick. She has some kind of doggie flu and couldn't keep anything down. At her fairly advanced age (13 next month) we always wonder if her health will suddenly take a turn for the worse. Two hundred something dollars later (worth every penny) she seems to be fine. Her anti nausea meds are working and she kept down the chicken and rice we cooked for her. We are so relieved, something pet lovers will understand.

I tinkered around yesterday with some small star blocks to add to a quilt I am working on and ended up with a mess. A small adjustment to paper pieced half square triangles fixed the problem. I just don't handle those tiny pieces well without some kind of paper piecing.

Tomorrow we will visit Mike and Anne. I don't know if she will be feeling well enough to talk with us, but we want to show our love and support.


Jane Ann said...

The only consolation in all the sadness you've experienced the last few months has to be a greater appreciation for life. Any day I start by putting one foot in front of the other, taking care of my needs, is a wonderful day. The mornings we notice a beautiful sky are gifts, no doubt. I hope others were open to receiving it too.

Gerrie said...

You have said it before - Carpe Diem! There is so much to be thankful for, if we just take the time to see it, as you have.

Barbara C said...

I'm glad your dog is on the mend. It's nice when things take a turn for the better.