So, lately I've been overwhelmed by the tiny, miniscule daily things that imbue my life with beauty and grace. Almost every time I say to myself, "I'm going to write a post about that" and then the time slowly drip drops away and there's no post. So to make up for my severe tardiness I'm just going to list my favorite things. Like David Letterman I'm going to do my Top 10 in reverse order. Here goes:
10. Daddy Donut Day -- John was on morning-get-the-kids-up-and-off-to-school duty. This is not a strong point for John and so he employed the ever famous parenting technique -- the bribe. Exhibit A, two dressed and ready for school kids at the donut strore...happy faces galore. It worked! Daddy happy, kids happy and mom was able to do her morning work without any phone calls. YAY!
9. Orange Blossoms -- Wish I could insert fragrance button -- like some ultra-cool Willy Wonka invention -- and you could click on the scent of my backyard right now. Light, refreshing, fragrant and spring in one deep breath. Go out and take a big whiff...hope you get to smell some blossoms in bloom near you.
UC Davis Picnic Day Parade. It is low key and filled with floats made at the last minute by various university clubs and organizations. It has several different marching bands, Picnic Day dignitaries, rolling farm equipment, electric vehicles, fire engines, double decker buses, and plenty of unusual bicycles. It also includes the Girl Scouts. My daisy scout got her groove on and had the hand wave down. She high-fived her way through the crowds and generally worked the parade route like a pro. She came alive with the applause and the cheers and had a blast. As a chaperone I have to say that I pretended to be part of some royal contingent and did my own hand-waving...fantastic! Cross that off my bucket list. Next up: marching in a band! Maybe I can sneak into the Cal Aggie marching band just in time for next year's parade.