Monday, August 30, 2010

Grace in small things 7: Frisbee dogs, Grandma's house, and old shoes

What is Grace in Small Things?

Grace in Small Things (GIST) as a reminder to take notice of the positive things we tend to overlook. Grace in Small Things exists because we are choosing not to allow the noisiness of life to rob us of the time and energy to be mindful of ourselves and those we love and to recognize the grace that exists in small things.

71. Worn in shoes -- These are my daughter's shoes from day camp this summer. They were new -- yes NEW -- in June. Evidence of a good time at the farm.  BTW -- I've glued the soles TWICE.

72. Corpse yoga pose -- Come on, on you yoga people: This is the one we really are looking forward too! ;)

73. Backyard veggies -- We visited my in-laws over the weekend, and they gave us a whole bag full of veggies from their backyard garden: zucchini, tomatoes and cucumbers. Always better than the stuff from the grocery store!

74. Can I PLEASE sleep over Grandma's house??? -- Even though she had no PJs, no extra clothes, no toothbrush, my daughter talked grandma into a sleep-over on Saturday night.

75. Last day of swim class -- Both kids have made leaps and bounds of progress in swimming over the summer. So proud!

76. Getting to the novel's "good part" -- After 200 or more pages, reading that "ah-HA" or "Oh MY!" moment in the novel you've been dedicating hours to reading. I just got to that part in the novel I'm ready, Little Brother.

77. Annie -- My son picked Annie (the newer one, with Kathy Bates) out of our movie cabinet to watch on Sunday night. What a great kid's feel good movie!

78. Daddy back-up -- My daughter and I were having a "battle of the wills" yesterday. While I won, it was a drag on me, and her behavior was unacceptable. I was happy to see daddy give Ms. Thing a talking to this morning after he heard about my day yesterday.

79. Wow! He's smart! Or, just small... -- While at the haircut place for kids, my son was playing with another boy about his same size. His mother approached me and asked,

"How old is he?"
"3 1/2" I replied.
"Oh, he talks so well! My son is 2 1/2."
"Oh, my boy is very small for his age."
I knew why she asked. She was worried because her kid didn't talk that well! It's ok! He just looks 2 1/2! He's really gonna be 4 in January! I swear!

80. Frisbee dogs -- We attended the 2nd annual Paws in the Park -- a fair for dogs and their owners, sponsored by the local humane society. They had some awesome frisbee dogs -- all rescues -- doing some cool tricks!

1 comment:

Rachel M. said...

Wow those are some well worn shoes! Great post!!!

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