Monday, November 19, 2012
It was almost as if there was a theme for this day -- a gifted theme. Here's one example -- that the sun stayed out long enough for us to have our breakfast in its warmth. That's a real present.
Another unusual offering: a doctor's appointment where the doctor stayed on schedule. So that afterwards, I had time to spare and as a result, I could sidestep into Madison's most secret natural outdoor space -- Owen Woods.
For not much more than a glance, but a highly satisfying glance. November's earthy tones!
And there was time, too, to pick up wines for the Thanksgiving meal. A gift from my mother.
And wait, not done yet -- the gift of a visit with my friend, who is passing through Madison on her way north.
You noticed the cast on her arm, right? Two of my good friends cracked bones this last week. Am I third in line?
Still going strong: Ed and I want to deliver a bag of goodies to a friend who is long overdue for such a gift. After dinner, I tell him. That in itself is a gift (from Ed): we're scheduled to have a dinner out. Well, this one's expected. He is craving mussels and fries and at Jac's they're on sale on Mondays (and wines are half price… I mean -- win win).
And by chance, we run into my friend (and her husband) there -- the one for whom we're toting a gift! One other way to describe her -- my yoga buddy. And here's yet a third way -- she's the one who broke her ankle last week.
I'm home now. I have only a few minutes. So many classes to teach tomorrow, so many meal notes to prepare afterwards, for the Thanksgiving that's before us. So many gifts, all in one week.