Some days I read all of the enviro-blogs and feel like if I don’t have anything nearly as exciting to say or report in my own blog – so why bother. Some blogs are mini-novels…so full of information I feel full well before I’ve eaten my breakfast. Some of humorous, and I giggle as I forward to friend. Others are full of the amazing accomplishments of the writer – the letters written to stop an injustice, the canning and baking and saving of the world with one hand tied behind their back. I am always amazed at what others do every day, and some days I feel so ordinary – nothing special.
So, these past few days when I didn’t cook, bake or create any food from scratch, or didn’t feed and care for my chickens or goats, didn’t sew, knit, crochet and didn’t can or do anything extra special about reducing my carbon foot print I wonder if it is even worth mentioning.
But, I have had a remarkable few day. I…
- have been amazed at the mini roses I seem to find blooming EVERYWHERE
- traveled to a suburb west of St. Louis for a business meeting and been in awe of the scenery. I saw burning bushes in full (red) color, the trees in yellows and oranges and reds along the highway, and notice a sky so blue that I stared in wonder once parked.
- saw the most beautiful city hall I’ve ever seen – complete with waterfall
- had lunch with two incredibly well-respected fixed-income professionals on their way through town
- worked on planning issues for my church
- spent lots of time chatting with a friend who has breast cancer
- spent time with a 99-year-old and talked to her about the world outside her small apartment – the one she never leaves
- lit the first fire in my fireplace for the season
I have enjoyed these days. I guess they were pretty special after all.