Thursday, March 18, 2010

Terrific Thursday

The weather has been terrific all day. The windows are open again this evening. I'm taking advantage of it as long as I can.

Carla and Bounce have been enjoying getting out and about during the middle of the day. It also gives me a change to take in just a bit of sun in the middle of the day. In addition I'm taking the opportunity to put warm compresses on the swollen area of Bounce's side. They tell me that it will go down in a little over a week or so. He's suppose to wear the 'cone of shame' until Saturday, but we've given him a bit of reprieve since he's not licking the surgical site. He's so much happier without it.

Walter's left out of early for work this evening. Alice & I were talking on the phone and he heard that Cassie was making brownies, of course, this caused him to get the urge to have one. I sure hope that Sheetz has one for him.

Email & Newsletter Gleanings:

Daddy Long Legs

Stories about children and their views of the world are always touching.

A father watched his young daughter playing in the garden. He smiled as he reflected on how sweet and pure his little girl was. Tears formed in his eyes as he thought about her seeing the wonders of nature through such innocent eyes. Suddenly she just stopped and stared at the ground. He went over to her to see what work of God had captured her attention.

He noticed she was looking at two spiders mating.

'Daddy, what are those two spiders doing?' she asked.

'They're mating,' her father replied.

'What do you call the spider on top?' she asked.

'A Daddy Longlegs,' her father answered.

'So, the other one is a Mommy Longlegs?' the little girl asked.

As his heart soared with the joy of such a cute and innocent question he replied, 'No dear. Both of them are Daddy Longlegs.'

'The little girl, looking a little puzzled, thought for a moment, then lifted her foot and stomped them flat.

'Well', she said, 'that may be OK in California, but we're not having any of that stuff in Wyoming.'

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