Friday, May 14, 2010

Three or Four


My blog friend Isabelle posed a question on her blog not long ago:  “What were you like when you were nine?”  I loved reading about Isabelle’s nine-year-old self, and I’d like to write about that, too.  But not today. 

Today my blog friend Laurie listed three good things she was thinking about, and that sounds like an excellent practice. 

My three good things for today are:

1) Iced coffee with half and half in the afternoons.  Summer must be almost here.  Just make it yourself with leftover morning coffee.  No trip to Starbucks necessary.

2) Sunflowers.  Tara sent us a bunch for Mother’s Day, and they are still fine and fresh, the happy things.

3) The book I’m reading right now:  BirdologyThe author is Sy Montgomery, who wrote another book I own and love called The Good Good Pig.  Now mind you, I would never even briefly consider owning a pig, but I laughed and cried over Sy’s pig.  Birdology begins with “The Ladies,” Sy’s hens, and although not particularly desirous of owning birds either, I have been known to fall in love with parrots, owls, eagles and falcons from a safe distance.  I love Sy’s ladies, and am hanging on every word of her search for a cassowary in the wilds of Australia, leeches and all.

4) Gotta make this four things because we just came back from dinner with a friend at a little gem of a new Greek restaurant in the neighborhood.  If you have never had pizza with Greek sausage, pepperoni, salami and freshly made feta, you haven’t been anywhere or done anything.  And if you have eaten such a slice of Heaven and then stopped in at Boyer’s for coconut ice cream, and then you sat down in an old leather booth and savored your scoop(s) with full-on lust, you are one lucky devil indeed.  And you know it.

Happy Friday, everyone.  Shabbat Shalom, too.


  1. I can't say I want to be anywhere or do anything by #4's criteria, but it sounds like you did, you lucky devil.

    Shabbat Shalom, Falcon Breath.

  2. Looking forward to reading about your nine-year-old self, Sharon....

  3. The pizza sounds superb. And that's from a vegetarian! I love the sunflowers, too. Are gerberas different from sunflowers (spot the Nature novice)? I really like gerberas as well. Big, bright, bold, no nonsense flowers.

  4. Sounds like someone is very, very happy!
    Good for you and I am happy that you are happy, too!

  5. You are lucky, for sure, Sharon. For all the reasons you list, but also because you are able to find joy in simple pleasures. That is a wonderful gift.

  6. Oh, my, slurp, slurp. Yes to the iced coffee -- I do that, too! And I like my coffee better than Starbucks'. The pizza and ice cream do sound like to die for. I am in a phase (didn't read your friend's blog, honest!) where I'm remembering my 9-11 year old self, the adventurous adventuress tomboy. Synchronicity!