It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

What It Could Have Been

It had all the makings of a bad day.
People had to come here to do things, be on time, hopefully, no mess etc.
I lost my car keys. With the house keys.
I could not leave the house .. even on foot.
It was a bright and sunny day, no clouds, hot.
The iPhone went missing. ( I do not have a house phone )

The man that owns the apartment came by  he wanted to   fix something and see about the a/c.
My daughter emailed  and wanted to know if I wanted to go out to dinner ..

The man arrived, with assurances that all would be well.
My daughter arrived and whisked me away for a fish camp dinner .. all the hushpuppies you can eat with fresh fried flounder ... I felt so Back Home !

My daughter and I talked and giggled and enjoyed being out together ..
The conversation was mostly about real estate .. we are both looking ..

She brought me home, with the headlights on she gave me an idea of where to look for the iPhone ..
There it was.
I found the house keys right before we left ... I was able to get back in the house, with the phone..
All is well.
Cats are slightly annoyed, apparently I didn't mention to them that I would be out for a while.
Miffed kitties  ...

I will now go watch something they like on TV and grovel a little and kiss and snuggle a lot and have a good night .. with everything back where it belongs and fixed and working and locked.

In case someone dear to me sees this ... when out celebrating her anniversary .. on a ship  ... in Europe !!
Happy Anniversary !!! These flowers are for you !!!


  1. Your lucky day!! How wonderful and may you have more laughter and giggles in your life!

  2. I am so hoping that today is the day we get George back - but I can't be too optimistic. We are so very sad without our big boy cat. Sad face.

    1. I have my fingers crossed for you and George! Let me know!

  3. Sharing a day with your daughter is priceless, it's good that you ate, laughed and made merry :)
    You need one of those key-finders on your key chain, I love mine !

  4. If I don't put my keys back in the same place every time, I cannot find them. Glad you found yours and enjoyed dinner with your daughter. All is well that ends well.

  5. What kind of flowers are those yellow flowers? I am glad your day ended up back on track, finding your iphone and keys, etc.

  6. They seem to be acacias dealbatas. We call them "aromos" in Argentina.

  7. They seem to be acacias dealbatas. We call them "aromos" in Argentina.

  8. Anony, they must smell good then :) The Aromos are an Acacia .. they are so pretty !


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