It seems silly to have a letter of the day post when it isn't the A to Z challenge, but as I thought back over my week, one letter stands out: D.
1. I avoided danger while driving. Just moments after arriving at my daughter's place, I heard a big crash in the nearby street intersection. I didn't see the collision happen, but it sure left a lot of glass all over the road. It appeared the cars sustained the only injuries.
2. I had a Disneyland day with two of my daughters. We went, just the three of us this time, and rode rides we often skip over. Park attendance was light, and after 10 rides (and lunch!) in 4 hours, we called it a day and headed for home before rush hour.
3. . . . for Dumbo. Though I don't often ride it, how can I not smile?
4. . . . for ducklings. This mother duck was parading her babies down the sidewalk just prior to park opening. I just had to take a photo of her little fluff-balls. (And that is when I realized I had forgotten to bring my real camera.)
5. We enjoyed delightful weather, and beautiful blossoms.
6. I avoided danger while driving. (Yes, this is a repeat, but the example is different.) We were driving home, traveling smoothly in the fast lane, when traffic slowed. To my left, on the shoulder of the road, a woman was attempting to throw a jacket on top of a pigeon. Yes, you read that right! I saw a car parked on the right hand side of the freeway, but I have no idea how the woman managed to make her way across all four lanes of traffic without getting hit. I can only imagine that maybe she grazed the pigeon with her car, then felt obliged to rescue the injured creature. I have no idea, but it was one of the more bizarre things I have witnessed on LA freeways.
7. We celebrated diversity at our Relief Society birthday party. The women's organization at church, Relief Society, turns 173 years old this month. With over 6 million members, it is one of the world's largest and oldest women's organizations. Our strength comes from diversity of talents, interests, and life experiences, unified in purpose. John, representing the bishopric, related the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows bridge to lack of diversity, and the strength of the new bridge to diversity acting in a unified manner. (If you haven't ever seen the collapse of Galloping Gertie, go do a quick youtube search.)
8. . . . for the discovery of a new salad dressing. While at Costco the other day, I noticed a display of Culinary Treasures Organic Lemon and Ginger Sesame Dressing and Marinade. As I picked up a bottle to examine, a man stopped me and asked if I had ever had that dressing before. He told me that he had purchased some months ago, but when he went back to buy more, Costco didn't carry it anymore. He said he had returned to Costco every week for months in search of that particular dressing, and when he finally found it again, he bought 6 bottles. I decided I would buy a bottle and try it. As I was at the check-out, the bagger also volunteered that she loved this dressing. Curiosity definitely piqued, I dressed a salad with the much-praised solution. I might need to go back to Costco for 6 more bottles.
9. I've enjoyed a healthier diet this week. I've been fixing a lot of recipes from drfuhrman.com. One of my favorites (topped with the above dressing) is a salad of kale, quinoa, blueberries and mango. Yum, yum!
10. . . . for date night with John. We'll go to the temple together this weekend. We always leave with a sense of peace and love.
What are you thankful for this week? Leave a comment, and/or link your own post!
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