My weekend flew by, in typical weekend fashion leaving me dissatisfied with myself for accomplishing - well - not much at all.
Who said we have to be productive every minute anyway? I am very productive all week at work - I work hard and accomplish an awful lot - so perhaps weekends should be resting up and doing nothing time?
Well anyway - if life was so perfect we'd all be a lot different than we are. Thank goodness it's not perfect - it is more interesting that way!
I did get my laundry done - and I did get to the thrift store - which I had not been to in about a month. I found a real piano lamp there - you know the brass kind that can be adjusted in two places... I have wanted one of these on my piano for a long time. You can adjust them to shine right down on the music with less shine in the eyes, and because my old piano is an upright I needed a light that could be lowered down the front of the box. This one is perfect.
And because of that one 6.99 purchase at the thrift store, my plans for the weekend changed. I realized I had been neglecting one of my other talents so I sat at the piano and played - and played - and played. What a wonderful way to while away a rainy afternoon!
I also spent some time next door with my neighbour, Elaine. It's been 4 months since her husband Gordon passed away - and she has been doing very well - but yesterday was Gordon's birthday - it was a hard day for her, and a week ago she had to put down her beloved Sparky, so she was feeling quite sad. She needed to talk and she needed to hear how well she is doing, and that there are people who love her...
She made her cheese scones, we had coffee, we talked, we cried and we laughed... mainly due to this little fellow...
Minty is the new addition to her home. He will never replace Sparky, but already he has healed some of her broken heart. He is 8 wks old, already trained and a very loving and good little guy. He is exactly what Elaine has needed.
Katie, is not quite sure yet how she feels about this young brat - but at least she is no longer hissing and spitting at him.
So how was my weekend?
I'd say, it was rather Blessed!