Lizzi, the originator of Ten Things of Thankful, is safely back in England after a wild and wonderful trip through Murica. I wonder if I am the only person who thought she had headed to Spain. Duh. I can’t wait to read her next post! While I’m waiting, here is my TToT!
One: Rain, rain, and more rain. Five inches and counting. We were in drought conditions and I’m sure I wasn’t the only person praying for rain. As our pastor joked, we almost expected an ark to sail past this week. I am sad that some folks have suffered from flooding and wish we didn’t build in floodplains.
Two and Three and Four: Cam Newton, the Carolina quarterback, has come into his own. The Panthers are 4-0! Woohoo! It’s been delightful to see this young man mature. He was put in a very tough position as a rookie and seeing him sulk under his towel was not my favorite image. Cam now smiles throughout it all and looks adorable, rain or shine. I love that he gives a football to a young fan after each touchdown. Most important of all, my widower and I enjoy Panther games with our son and his wife and friends, win or lose.Five: I wrote a review of a terrific book called “Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton” by Don Tate. And Don Tate actually read and liked my post!! I whooped for joy! Already an established illustrator, Don Tate earned the Ezra Jack Keats Award for his first book, “It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw.” By the way, I will be reviewing that book soon!
Six: I am considering adding “fairy strands” to my hair. Just thinking about it is thrilling. These strands are silk threads attached to a single hair, available in all kinds of colors and sparkles. Don’t they sound perfect for someone who is easily bored with her hair (me)? I have been checking out the pros and cons and it’s looking good. I haven’t talked to my dearest widower about this, but he survived my two years of brilliant red and recent blast-from-the-past blonde. Sparkling turquoise sounds sweet!
Seven, Eight, Nine, and Ten: Movies I am glad I haven’t seen or (hopefully) will never see: Steve Jobs, Pan, The Green Inferno, and Hotel Transylvania 2.