I had sort of lamented the fact that I had nothing new to be thankful for and I struggled with coming up with things to write sometimes for fear of seeming boring and repetitious. My life seems pretty ho-hum most of the time.
But on my walk last Thursday, I had opportunity to throw stones at two sleeping raccoons atop a hydro pole and witness first-hand my dog's friendship with our resident skunk. While the neighbour's dog came away smelling a little ripe, Shadow was stink-free (well, other than his own doggy odor, of course!) and carefree.
And so when I came back inside and re-read last Thursday's post, I couldn't help but chuckle a little. So much for nothing exciting! I love my life. Maybe it's the boringness and mundaneness that makes these little redneck moments such a delight, but whatever the case, I'm so grateful for these simple pleasures that break up the sameness!!
(And don't knock it until you've tried it! You would just not believe how much fun it is to throw rocks at a couple of sleeping raccoons. I dare you to try it sometime and claim you didn't have fun! I only wish I could have shared the moment with someone ~ or at least had my camera along!!)
I'm also grateful for the ability to learn and the opportunity to get away with The Bushman again. This past Monday, I attended an all-day QuickBooks seminar in a city 4 hours away that will hopefully make me a better bookkeeper for our little trucking company. At least, I learned a few new tricks and I understand more fully exactly what it is that I'm doing with our accounting software now. I was using it before, but now I actually know why I do some of the things I do!!
Because it was an all-day course, we had to be there Sunday night already. Monday evening we actually went out ON A DATE ~ dinner and a movie (Salt) ~ and then Tuesday we hit the W*lM*rts and our favourite second-hand store chain before having a late-ish lunch and coming home.
After all the ordinary-ness of the last few weeks, I'm thankful for a week that was very OUT of the ordinary for a nice change!
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