I know the natural thing to blog about would be the girl’s first day of school… but to be honest? I’m just not mentally prepared to go there. While she had a lot of fun, I missed her terribly and I’d rather focus on something positive.
I’ve been very blessed by the people who have been part of my life. Whether they come and go, or whether they stay… While I’ve had my share of asshats, I’ve also had a lions share of people who are truly wonderful. People who are genuine, compassionate, and who want to do what they can to change the world for the better.
My twitter account tag line states “One woman, many hats”… and yeah… my life has taken me through all sorts of circles, and in each of those I have come to know some pretty fabulous people. Moms, eco-warriors, social justice advocates, third-wave feminists, people active in the fight for equal rights, and those fighting for the rights of our animal companions… Passionate people doing what they can to make things better for us all. And I feel very blessed to count myself among them.
Many hats. Yep. It can be exhausting wearing so many… but when I look back through all the people those hats led me to? All those people who have enriched my life in countless ways? It’s been worth it.
One of the gifts we gave the wee girlie for Valentines Day was a heart shaped balloon (okay, it was two heart shaped balloons). She had borrowed a book from the library the week before that was all about the special gifts we give those we love. A dog receives a bone, a kitty some cream, a pelican gets a fish, an otter a clam… and the little girl at the end gets two heart shaped balloons.
Here’s one of her balloons, from a bit of an unusual angle.