Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Joy.......and other related stuff.

Oh, to be a child again!  : )

I had such a nice thing happen to me yesterday.

I received an email from a gentleman in New York.  He had read my story in Chicken Soup for the Divorced Soul and it had helped him sort out some things going on in his own life.  His wife had walked out of their 32 year marriage and he was devastated.  The story that I had written about my own divorce experience had given him hope.

I had hoped that writing about my experience could do that....and I felt so good about it. 

I certainly wish him the best....I know that in time he, too, will be fine.  I know it....because I lived it and joy is once again a huge part of my existence.

I adore my girlfriends.

Yesterday was Mah Jongg Monday...and, it was great fun.

We moan, we groan, we complain, we even curse...but, we insist that we love the game....because, we also laugh, laugh, laugh....and, laugh some more....mostly at ourselves.

Such a joyous way to spend my Monday afternoon.

Mom's stories from "The Home" continue.

Most of her focus right now is on her dinner table.  Every night she sits with the same group-three men and one other woman.  They are an affable bunch and she seems to be enjoying it....however, the people who run the dining room are quite strict and things like 5 people sitting at a "6" table is not really tolerated. Well, Mom went to the "higher ups" and complained about this rule....so, they gave her group their own table for now.

You go girl!

And, then there was the great "Orange Juice" controversy.  It seems that the men at her table were bringing jars to dinner to be filled with OJ for the morning.....Or, maybe for a screwdriver that night? Hmmmm.  It seems that this is no longer allowed.

Things are getting tougher at The Home....but her stories always bring me joy....
I love this time of the year for my morning walks outside.

The air is crisp and the sky is blue and all seems well with the world. Ahhh....

Simple joy.  : )


Tabor said...

What a nice post filled with lovely anecdotes. It would be hard to live in a home with so many rules after being the Queen of my house for so long. Congrats on your story ... making a big ripple in the little pond.

Granny Annie said...

It is easy to see from the joy you share that you are still a child at heart.