Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sunshine, a Smile and a Shirt

Today is truly beautiful.  Roseburg has been redeemed in my eyes, though I'll only go so far as to say redeemed for right now.  It still isn't my place, or where I belong, but that doesn't mean I can't recognize and enjoy the occasional perfect day.

Here's a sunny little video of this morning.  A view from the back deck, over Garden Valley with the Coast Range as backdrop.  Ignore the dork factor.  Let's just say, it's a good thing I didn't go into live broadcasting, or something equally spontaneous requiring ad libs and/or a functioning brain...


After the boys and I did the park, I had to dash into Freddy's** for a couple things.  I was pretty much in a rush to just get in, get out and was actually accomplishing that feat until I walked past the jewelry department.  I suddenly remembered that Alan's ring had fallen off my finger one other time: either in my kitchen or my sister's, I couldn't remember which.  What I did remember was her telling me I should take it to Freddy's and have it sized. 

Because of what happened a few days ago, I stopped and asked one of the jewelry people if they could fix it so the ring was firm on my finger, instead of loose.  Amazing.  In about 5 minutes, I slipped on the ring and it fits like a glove.  It won't fall off again for any reason.  The only downside: I can't twirl it with my thumb, or play with it; there's no wiggle room.  Oh well.  Small price to pay to keep it securely on my finger.  And, thanks Sis for the idea.

** For you guys across the Pond:  Fred Meyer (Freddy's) is just like Sainbury's.


Got my NaNo tee shirt today.  It's cool.  Makes me smile that I have it.  Now, instead of resting on my laurels, I really have to get back to the book.  My main character is bobbing in the sea and after a month, must be pretty wrinkled, to say nothing of waterlogged.  And no doubt really cranky with me for leaving him adrift for so long.


Speaking of my sister, it's time to call her.  We've been trying to connect for a day or so, and right now is the agreed upon time.  Besides, the sun is blazing through the window and practically melting me; I need to move.  And, hey, go figure such a thing on a late December afternoon, huh..??  Beats the crap out of that mind-numbing, shoulder-slumping, nearly endless fog.

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