Day 77 – Parking and a Snowman

February 24, 2015

(This is part of a 365 project during my 70th year where I write and illustrate a blog on each day's gift.)

Today I headed for Annapolis where I was meeting friend Brycia at 49 West for lunch. I always love getting together with her but, as evidenced by the traffic and full Annapolis garages, it was not a good day to be in Annapolis, especially when the Maryland legislature was in session. I could not find street parking, the nearest garage was full and the distant one, thank goodness, had two spaces left—on the roof. I carefully pulled into a small space between two pickup trucks and squeezed out the door. In spite of the chill, the good thing about all this is that I had to walk several blocks, getting needed exercise and racking up the step count on my Fitbit to close to 3500 steps by the time I had returned to the car.

When I arrived home, I remembered my plans to build a snowman during this snow season but snow in my yard had turned into ice. No problem. I found some chunks that would work and carefully piled up pre-formed body parts. With difficulty, I inserted arms but nothing would stick to the face until I remembered my finger-paints which I used to dab on blue eyes and an orange “O” mouth. Nearby leaves would not stick for a hat, so I reached into my pocket and pulled out a blue lens cloth. Perfect!

The day may have been annoying in some ways but it was perfect in important ways—I got healthy exercise, had a good lunch, spent time with a friend, played and created. The rest of the day will complete the perfection by spending time with my husband and best friend.

My gift today was a mostly perfect day .

> DAY 78 Dialogue

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