The Promise

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“I did it, Dad!  I got a perfect score on my spelling test.  Can we go?” Tommy asked with a high level of excitement. He handed a piece of paper to his dad with a big grin.

His dad took the paper and looked over the words on it. “That is impressive Tommy.  Yes, we can go, not until you have had dinner though.”

As soon as the family finished their dinner Tommy turned to his dad, “Now Dad?”

“Yes Tommy.”

They arrived at the ice cream parlor and Tommy said, “Can I get a banana split?”

“Sure, you can,”

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) split

The Sunny Side of the Street

This weekend Fandango at This, That and The Other  was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award… setting his own rules he opened up the questions involved in the award to everyone.  I think that I qualify as anyone and will take a stab and the questions.  Let me get my sword out…

1) What is the most important thing in life for you? My daughter is my world!

2) Do your friends and family support you in blogging (or any other passion of yours)? They know about it and am glad it makes me happy, but they don’t read it. My other passions… I do photography and crafting – they like what I come up with at least.

3) What is your favorite flavor in ice cream? I am partial to butter pecan/praline pecan but the mood strikes me for mint chocolate chip sometimes too.

4) What would be your dream job? Any one I could do… being unable to work really sucks at this age.  Really miss the interaction with people.

5) Who is your favorite actor, or author (if you don’t watch movies)? I like too many to list… it kind of depends what movie genre we are talking about.  I love Joe Hill as an author!

6) What are your ambitions for the next year? To try to get back outside more to take photos and take walks, that is one exercise that usually doesn’t leave me hurting for days.

7) How do you think the world is going to cope with environmental changes? It doesn’t look good.  There are so many things happening already that show how out of whack things are.  As long as people keep their head in the sand about it, it will only get worse faster.

8) What would be your ideal holiday? For a celebration it is Christmas, for a vacation I would love to go to the mountains.

9) How has your way of thinking changed with age? I appreciate the little things more and have learned life is short, let people know you care about them before they are gone.

10) Which season describes your personality? The depression in me wants to say fall as things are all dying.  But I think I have learned to embrace life a little better due to my illnesses so the hope of spring and new life, new opportunities is what I want to be seen for.

Thanks Fandango for letting me play along!

Happy and Grateful – Day 48

This is February and I am well on my way to attaining a goal I set for myself.  I am trying to post every day with happiness and gratitude that I have encountered that day.  There is always something no matter how small it may seem that we can be grateful for and even just a shared smile can make you happy if only for a moment.  Please try to find those moments for yourself too…  if you’re up to it I would love if you would share them too in the comments or your own blog.  Being aware can really turn a day around!

I am still LOVING the weather we are having!  Windows open today, temperatures in the mid 60’s, it was great!  I do wish I had a little more chance to enjoy it, instead I spent my afternoon waiting on my sister to bring me a check I needed to take to the bank.  But when it is this nice in February it is hard to stay grumpy or upset.

I took Dad to the clinic again today, picked up my prescriptions, and still got to the bank in time.  I just had to miss out on the short walk in the part… but there is always tomorrow for that.  This warming trend is going to last about a week anyway.

Otherwise my day went ok.  Nothing too great, but the feel of this warm weather had me craving ice cream.  My boyfriend was kind enough to get me some Butter Pecan ice cream with caramel sauce… it was heavenly.  I made me very happy (yes, I know food should not control your moods, but often it does for me… something my doctor and I work on a little).  I was grateful to have something cooling on this almost hot day.  Made me feel like summer was just around the corner. Do you have a favorite ice cream treat, or something else, you like to cool off with?