Sunday, September 13, 2015

Treasures and blessings

I wrote and submitted eight stories this week, and so I took it easy today.
Hubby and I stopped by the goodwill store and found this little statue for $3.00 I placed these little sweet-faced children near the sedum, which is flowering and attracting insects. Not nearly as many bees as in the past though, which makes me sad.
 I spent the afternoon reading outside on the patio swing. The weather was absolutely perfect; a cool light breeze brought a taste of fall. The days are getting shorter, and I'll soon be snuggling under my new ultra soft blanket, as silky soft as our gentle kitty boy who loves to be petted and begs for treats.
 I gave thanks for my blessings: the last produce from our garden, for my health, my family, my life.
I am especially thankful for my great grandson Liam, who amazes me. He will be 15 months old this week. He raced me up the drive way, learned to raise his feet and coast back down. Oh did he giggle.
He is beginning to string words. "Bye-Bye, Nana. Hi, kitty cat." He's walking all over now... a little boy on the go.
When he wore himself out, we did a quiet activity. I sat him in a pan of uncooked pasta. He picked up a handful and rubbed it between his palms. He sat in that pan for 20 minutes picking up noodles and filling the containers. Didn't put one in his mouth. He so enjoyed this sensory activity. It really is the simple things in life that make me happy.



Sioux said...

Linda--Natalie Merchant sang a song that had the refrain, "These are the days... to remember."

It sounds like these are wonderful days for you to savor and remember.


Bookie said...

Liam is growing too fast!!!!
Sounds like you had a great week! I worked like a galley slave and was exhausted everyday. But today's weather was lovely here too. Glad you got some outdoor time today!

Terri Tiffany said...

You are so blessed to have him nearby! He is too to be able to discover who you are. I love your cozy porch!

Susan said...

Oh Linda. I so agree that grandchildren are wonderful. Some days I am (a rather large) Tinkerbell. Other days I am Thumbalina's mom. Today? Robin Hood! Had to practice my bow and arrow shots. ha haha
Glad you are writing a lot. I wish I didn't have to sleep so I could have more time to write. Hope your day is delightful. Susan

Val said...

That's quite a harvest you reaped in only one day!

Susan Sundwall said...

Eight stories?!!! You are a writing machine, my friend. And so deserved the rest. Loved your picture essay. =0)

Lynn said...

How cute Liam is with your preschool activity... or so I assume that's where the idea came from and what a great one. And I feel like such a slacker... you sent in eight stories in one week? Good grief woman!

Daisy said...

This sounds like a well-deserved day off. The statue is cute, but Liam is even cuter. He looks like he's having fun.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Love the pics you shared, agree with you about the bees...and Liam is just too darn cute! I tell you that all the time. Of all the pics you post, his is always my favorite. :)

Tammy said...

What sweet memories you're making for everyone. That porch swing reminds me of a Kim Jacobs picture. Lovely.