Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Are you doing anything special for the day?
Me? I’m going to the gym and then, weather permitting, going for a walk. How’s that for excitement?
In most respects, I’m feeling quite lucky and blessed today. The only
teensy downer is that my March Madness is now March Sadness. Our local basketball team, the University of Memphis Tigers, got knocked out of the first round of the NCAA tournament. Bummer. A friend and I were just saying yesterday morning that we didn’t have a good feeling about the game. St. Louis has a strong team. Odd mascot name, though: Billikens.
Now does that look like a basketball player to you? They should’ve picked something more sensible as a mascot, like Tigers.
Everything else has been good, though, starting with my immense enjoyment of a prize package I won from Teresa, who blogs at SpiritGrooves and is one of the most beautiful people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in our section of the blog world. She’s also a gifted jewelry maker, and as part of her 30 Days of Kindness campaign to celebrate the life of her niece, Rita, who was killed in a car accident at the age of 16, Teresa offered a prize package that included her custom jewelry. And I won!
Apologies for the bad lighting, but am I not the luckiest person on the planet? The necklace and earrings are amethyst and sterling (perfect for a green-eyed gal like me), and I caught several women in upscale Brentwood eyeballing them on Wednesday. The amethyst heart is also beautiful. I’ve been using it as my touchstone while completing this week’s paperwork.
And this wasn’t even all! There was aromatherapy oil and a card and a bookmark (more on that in another post) and the most heartwarming note from Teresa–it was like Christmas in Springtime, and I feel so blessed! Thank you, again, Teresa, for your generosity and for sharing your talent with me.
Although not nearly as wonderful, there were other happy, lucky things that happened this week:
I was disappointed this week that the market didn’t have fresh cut pineapple (or whole pineapple, for that matter), but it turns out they replaced it with watermelon! It’s not as good as summer melon, but it’s tasty enough for this watermelon-starved gal. I underestimated how much fruit was in these containers and bought two of them. Not sure if I can eat all of it before I head out for this week’s trip. I’ll just have to try harder.
Speaking of trip, yesterday morning, I stopped in at Goodwill to see if I could find a cute short-sleeved black shirt to wear for training (a requirement), but this was all I could find:
It’s a tad sheer, don’t you think? I don’t think my audience would listen to me if I wore that.
I also found these pants and pulled them off the rack mostly to make fun of them:
The more I looked at them, the more I kind of liked them. LOL They were my size, too. I didn’t even try them on, though, because I doubt I’d ever get up enough nerve to wear them in public. I dunno, maybe I’ll go back today and try them on. If I didn’t wear them, I could always make them into a pillow. Or a bedspread.
Anyway, none of that has anything to do with feeling lucky and blessed, unless you look at it laughter as a blessing, which I guess it IS.
Right now, I’m feeling lucky to have a gym that’s open and (I hope) not crowded at this early hour. Off I go!