Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Special gift, thoughtful and snapshot

- Walking into work after a morning that got off to a rocky start* and stopping by the operations manager's office to say good morning. She smiles and hands me a gift wrapped in tissue paper - something she saw that made her think of me. It was this mug with a verse from the Bible - Psalm 103:5. She said, "This seems so much like you, how you throw your arms up when you're excited and your happy life." A little astounded, I ask her if she knows I write a blog with "Good Things" in the title. She doesn't, which makes it even more astounding.

- A call from friend Leisa making sure I am not sick since I didn't post on Tuesday, leading to a lovely lunch meet up at Highland Bakery in Buckhead. A drippy grilled Vermont cheddar cheese sandwich on rosemary garlic bread with avocado and good catching up.

- An afternoon appointment at the Mission and two ladies chatting out front. "Did you enjoy your weekend at your daughter's?" "Yes, I did and she did all the cooking, except they did want me to make my peach cobbler. So I made a big pan of it." Yummmm. Just the thought of it...

* All is OK - I just wasn't feeling well. I have to say - for a day that didn't start out well, it sure turned out OK. :)


G. B. Miller said...

It's those unexpected gestures/surprises that can really brighten up an otherwise dreary day.

Granny Annie said...

Well that gift was perfect. How uncanny that she didn't know about your blog title and content.

I would switch off a blog post for that drippy sandwich any day.

Okay now you're really mean. Yummy peach cobbler. Oh I want some too!

Happy for your good day where good things happened:)

Fireblossom said...

How cool about the mug! And the food all sounds yum.

Sorry, can't stay...I have poems to slave over. ;-)

Louvregirl said...

"...drippy grilled Vermont cheddar cheese sandwich on rosemary garlic bread..."
Can I have that?????!
I so want that.

happygirl said...

I think the stars are lined up Just Right for Good Things to come into your life. Wanna go to Vegas?

TALON said...

I love how when you put good energy and thought and intentions into the world, it bounces back to you! That's so neat about the mug, Lynn! I've missed your lovely posts - and your tummy-rumbling delicious food descriptions! :)

Lynn said...

G -

I know! I loved the mug. So sweet of her.

Granny Annie -

I just keep my blog separate from work friends and family, so I was so astounded that she chose that for me.

The fresh peaches are so good right now, I could just imagine how luscious that was. Sorry! :)

FB -

Looking forward to reading that poem!

lg -

Come visit and we'll have one!

happygirl -

I have never been to Vegas (except the airport - long story) - I wonder if I'd be lucky. Hmmm.

Talon -

Yay! So glad to see you back. I've missed you, too.


Fireblossom said...

Your poem is up, dear. I hope it suits! :-)

Maude Lynn said...

That mug is adorable!

Riot Kitty said...

Glad things turned out well! And what a sweet thing.

Cloudia said...

how sweet!

Aloha from Waikiki;

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Snaggle Tooth said...

What a great Mug for you! Amazing!
Sounds like a mouth-watering grilled cheeze again! The bread sounds wonderful.
I wonder if she used canned peaches for that? I have a recipe for cobbler dough somewhere...
You always get my appetite revved up!

Lynn said...

FB -

I am delighted by it. Thank you again.

Mama Zen -

It's a treasure. I love it.

Riot Kitty -

Thank you and I think so, too. :)

Cloudia -

Mahalo and Aloha!

Snaggle -

Oh I hope she didn't use canned peaches - that would just be a crime with all the abundance of fresh peaches around Georgia right now.

And yes - that was a pretty delish sandwich. :)