First, some whine: I am broken-down tired. Don’t quite know if I am coming or going tired. Can’t even figure out what to write tired. It’s a tired born from four weeks of staying up too late to watch the Olympics and then the political conventions (a whole different sporting event, if you will). And it’s also a tired born from an unexpected event (event is the wrong word but I am too tired to come up with the right one right now) that has put my world into a spin.
So, I am thinking I just want to celebrate the LITTLE things that have made me smile in the last day or two. I hope you’ll share yours, too.
1. The pan-fried corn that I had as a side at a restaurant that I had never been to before today. Unbelievable. Whoever came up with that idea is genius.
2. The edamame that I made the other day. Our CSA brought us stalks of soy bean so I picked the pods off the stock, boiled them in Kosher salted water for about 5 minutes, let them sit in the water for another five and then just started eating ’em. Mmmm.
3. The start of football season and my beloved Panthers winning their opening game– a game everyone was thinking they would lose (oh, they of little faith)– in the last 2 seconds of the game. I screamed so loud that I was hoarse afterword.
4. My dear little friend, LG, who is 6, helping me put together my notebooks yesterday. I am a notebook girl and I had one that I was working on yesterday for the body image class that I am teaching this semester. LG was so into sliding all my paper into sheet protectors (yeah, I’m a dork but I LOVE school supplies) and putting the sheets into my notebook. I slipped her money for her piggie bank when she was done.