Wednesday, April 27, 2011


There is no pleasure without a tincture of bitterness.


Things that are making me sad today...

...a racist bumper sticker against the President.

...the rain and gray skies.

...HoneyBoy chewing on me every time I pet him.

...HoneyBoy losing another collar.

...blackbird not surviving the winter. car in the shop again so they can fix a problem they caused. car was supposed to be back by noon--it wasn't.

Things that are making me happy today...

...the Beloved.

...the rain watering the lawn after I fertilize it.

...petting HoneyBoy...and Mijo...and Misi.

...Mijo finding HoneyBoy's lost collar, bringing it in with the magnet of the lost collar stuck to the collar Mijo is wearing.

...sunbreaks--for the bamboo, banana, and me.

...a motorcycle ride during a sunbreak (mostly) so that I could do something nice for SO.

...still being able to fit into my motorcycle leathers. motorcycle gloves that were a gift.

...the company fixing my car was very generous trying to make it up to me that they goofed so many times.

...clean floor after sweeping.

...more sun.

...a gift of Tai massage tomorrow as part of my birthday month celebration.

...and still--the Beloved.


Deb Shucka said...

No light without shadows. Great post. The finding of the collar made me laugh out loud.

kario said...

Lovely! I'll add my happiness list: the puffy, white blossoms of the asian pear tree outside my window, the cat curled up on the chair next to me, the dog sighing in his sleep and the birds whistling to each other outside. Thanks for inspiring this moment!