This week's lessons:
*What do you call an Irishman who stays out all night? Paddy O’Furniture. You can tell the same St. Patrick’s Day joke for 18 years and you’ll always find someone who hasn’t heard it.
*A 3 year old boy disappeared from a local day care yesterday prompting a massive 2 1/2 hunt by emergency personnel. We all thought the worse. He was finally found asleep under a bean bag chair at the day care by a police dog. We all lost sight that sometimes there are happy endings. (Note to local law enforcement. Call me next time. Ben would have found him in under three minutes, especially if he had cookie crumbs on his shirt or a grape juice grin.)
*As I said in my previous entry, the sock machine lady at A-Z farm was ‘less than successful’ during her demo on Sunday. This lesson was a twofer: High tech isn’t always better and ‘slow and steady really does win the race’.
*I have reflected several times this week about my experience knitting at the Bishop O’Conner center on Saturday. I had a quiet little nook, overlooking the garden; no TV, no phone, no Internet. Just a few hours to reflect in silence. It’s O.K. to just be ‘still’ sometimes.
*My Uncle Tom had cataract surgery on his good eye this week. He has only a small field of vision left in one eye. He was marveling at the fact that he could see gravel in the pavement instead of a blurry flat, gray road and that he could distinguish faces on the T.V. Another twofer: Miracles don’t have to be huge earth shattering events. And never take anything for granted; appreciate the smallest blessings.
Speaking of blessings…four years ago today a little boy was born. Neither he or I knew on that day that a ways down the road he would become the apple of his mama’s eye and her saving grace in so many ways. He is handsome, funny, loyal, loving and always in my corner.
Happy 4th Birthday Bentley!!!