Sunday, April 22, 2012

I am a lucky, lucky girl

I don't know if it is lucky, or grateful, or a combination of both, but I am feeling pretty lucky today. I spent a good part of yesterday cleaning up our yard from the windstorms that we had this past fall and winter. I have a pile of tree branches taller than me, (not a MAJOR feat, but a feat nonetheless) in the backyard. That pile of dead branches means a fire, and wiener roast for the kids. I just need to to not be so dry and windy, and that day we will have supper roasted on the remnants of the trees in our yard. :) While I was lugging logs around the yard to make the pile I got to thinking how lucky I was. 
Lucky Number One:

I get to, and will vote tomorrow. I have voted in every election I was eligible to vote in since turning 18. I see it as a right. I see it as a privilege. I see it as a way to share my voice. This provincial election is the most important one in my lifetime, and you can bet I will be doing my part to ensure my voice is heard. I will not rant about the parties involved. I have done enough of that on Facebook and Twitter, but I will be  in line at 9 am tomorrow when the polls open, and will be planted in front of the TV tomorrow night to watch election results. And may the best man or woman win, whatever that means...

Lucky Number Two:

My brother in law is from New Zealand. New Zealand has an amazingly talented designer named Annah Stretton. And she makes Chameleon dresses. An example is pictured above. The dress can be worn in ten different ways. These dresses are pricey... Like $400 pricey. (But when you break it down to 10 dresses, each dress is only $40... ) My sister came home from NZ this past fall with one. I was JEALOUS..... such a cool concept, and design. Well...... yesterday I got a phone call from my sister saying that she won a dress on New Zealand's answer to eBay. And, even better, she was bidding on the dress for me.... and even BETTER.... she isn't going to make me pay her for it. She is going to trade me for a family sitting.... LUCKY ME!

Lucky Number Three:

I found a new, yummy, not pictured above flavor of Palm Bay. Maybe not luck, but definitely something to look forward to after helping Grant get going seeding today... And well deserved, if you ask me.

Lucky Number Four:

I went to Coldplay in Calgary on Wednesday night. They are AMAZING live. Beyond amazing. They are so talented. They know how to work the crowd, and spend every minute on stage making their audience happy. Every concert goer got a bracelet to wear during the show, and then at certain times during the night, the lights went out, and the bracelets lit up. One of the coolest things I have EVER seen at a concert. Period. And the second part of the lucky that day was going to the concert with my friend Jenn. Jenn and I were friends in high school, and then, as often happens, drifted apart. We reconnected about five years ago thanks to facebook, and we have been besties ever since! I am lucky to have a friend like her who loves the same music as I do, who makes me laugh, who reminds me of the fun we had in our teens, who GETS it. I am lucky to have her in my life again. She has reminded me of the power of true friendship. We were able to pick up exactly where we left off, and to me, that is a real friend.... <3


Lucky Number Five:

 I will be taking my husband on a date on Tuesday night. To see this guy. Yep... two concerts in less than a week. One was Coldplay, and the other is Elton John. LUCKY...... I can't even start to list the songs I hope to hear on Tuesday. Probably because there are so freaking many good ones, that it won't matter what he sings. The best part? I don't usually get a night out with Grant during seeding, unless the weather has gone for shit. But Tuesday night, we will get to have one of the most exciting date nights we have had in a long time..... :)

So... I am a lucky girl. Sometimes I need a reminder to slow down and look at all of the good in my life. And there is so much to be grateful for. I have great kids. They are kind to each other (most of the time), they are smart, they have good work ethics, they love me... I have a great marriage. I love the man I married more and more every day. He is one of the best providers I know. He works harder than ANYONE I know. He loves us more than we deserve, and I love him to the moon and back and to the moon again.  I have kick ass friends. You know... the really good ones. The ones who send you text messages of the mouse they caught so you know it is safe to come to work, the ones who pop over for an impromptu night of wine and movies, the ones who call you four or five times a day with nothing to say, but hours of conversation just the same. I am a lucky girl.


Kitchen Utensil said...

"with nothing to say"... really?!!!

AlishaHB said...

You mean the passion fruit hibiscus oasis> the one that is currently in my hand? Delicious!