After posting that downer blog-post yesterday....one of my good friends suggested that perhaps a glass of wine and cuddling up with a good book would make me feel better. Well, I drank the wine without hesitation, but failed to read a book. Just sat and looked at the Christmas Tree lights which always makes the world look better, doesn't it?!
So this morning, I decided that today would be a better day, and it was.
I decided that joy was going to fill my day....since today was our last Bible Study gathering until after the New Year, we always have a brunch. We women really know how to brunch well, don't we?! My contribution to the brunch was supposed to be a sweet bread....notice I said the word "supposed". My plan was to have the concerto of sweet and sour cranberry walnut bread with a cranberry goat cheese spread from Trader Joe's. Why bake when you can buy their wares from foodie heaven? Well, now comes the part about why I didn't bring this platter of goodness to the brunch. I had stored the bread in the oven...when I brought it out to cut this morning, I noticed a big chunk missing from one side. Hmmm, what is this?? Upon further investigation, not only did the bread have a big hole, but so did the plastic and the paper surrounding the bread. Obviously we have mice that found their way into our oven and feasted on my offering for the brunch. Drats....I really don't like mice and now I have to set traps of some sort, to get rid of those pesky critters. We have a big field across the street and now that the weather is cold and snowy they must be seeking shelter in cozy places like my oven. Oh well, things happen. I figured there would be plenty to eat and my contribution would not be missed. That was not going to take the joy out of my day.
After the brunch, 3 SUV's were loaded with clothing donations from the ladies from our Bible Study that we took to a shelter in the next community north of here. This is an organization that "gives" not sell clothing to the needy as well as food and teaches them skills to help them make their way in the world. My heart was happy to do this for those that are in so much need.
Then off to see my sweetie who was in such a good mood, I received lots of smiles and a kiss or two. That really makes my heart happy and filled with joy.
Then finally a stop off at a woodsy area where I thought maybe I could capture a snowy scene, but really all I found was this lady walking her dog. Snow we have and there is predictions for more this week. We may have a white Christmas, wouldn't that be nice!!
So Debbie Downer has left the building, no more sadness. I guess those curve balls that can hit you straight on help you to recognize all those that passed you by.
"Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and focus on what could go right." Author Unknown
Until next time....