Thursday, January 01, 2009
A Great Start to the New Year...
We spent the first day of the new year enjoying every moment! In the morning Fletch headed off to Morro Bay with Grandmere then to Los Osos to the skate park. Meanwhile, Jim, Maggy and I had a late breakfast in front of the t.v. watching Burn After Reading. What a strange and intriguing movie - and not even remotely appropriate for Maggy.
As soon as Fletch returned we all headed over to Atascadero Lake where Jim and Fletch spent an hour fishing while Maggy and I walked around the lake. What a beautiful day in a beautiful setting.
I was reminded of our fortune while reading Katie's new year's post. Yes, there are so many many problems in this world. Yes, money is tight. Yes, Jim hasn't worked for many months. Yes, I'm now working, not at home where I long to be. Yes, we could wallow in all this. We choose not to. I choose not to. We are so very lucky.
I am so very very lucky.
Every day I wake to this family I cherish. Smiles, laughter, kisses, new joys, familiar and comfortable joys.
Every day we are fortunate.