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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Typical Tuesday

Well, it was a Typical Tuesday. Got up, went to work, came home, ate dinner, went to bed. Pretty boring huh? At least it seems that way but as I reflected over all the things I had done it wasn't so boring after all.

It started when I got up and checked my email. An email titled Pretty Lady caught my eye and this is what I found.

Now, to some of you that might be a little boring but to me, "It made my Day". It has been a long time since I had seen that picture. I remember when that picture was taken. The sweater, my mother's best pearls, the hair cut, and the fact I didn't smile with my mouth open. I was very self conscious of my teeth. I had been teased about my big teeth in previous pictures so I was determined not to let them show that year. I can tell you it put a smile on my face to be able to reconnect with that picture.

I got to work, walked to my desk, propped up against my computer was a sheet of paper. Again, it may be boring to you but to me "It made my Day". It was a quality assessment that had been done by the company I work for. My score was 100%. The hand lettering ftom my supervisor was a handmade star and the words, "You are a Rockstar". Again, it brought a smile to my face. I was happy to be at work and to know my superiors think I am doing great even if I am napping. Boy, do I have them fooled.

After work, I had to run to catch the bus, hoping I would make it and I got there just as the bus pulled up. As I stepped onto the bus, and went to deposit my money for the ride the bus driver says, "Don't do that, use this." and gave me a free pass. Again, you make think it strange to get a free bus pass, but it "It Made my Day". You can bet I had a smile on my face as I said thank you and the bus driver returned my smile.

At home I remembered, I had received in the mail a letter asking me to help write a book. Its a book on Hometown Memories . The editor's name and phone number were on the letter so I picked up the phone. He answered, we connected. He was very interested to talk to me because I had grown up with the same convenience of the day, outdoor toilets, wash tub baths, apple butter makin's, corn shuckin's etc etc. We had a great conversation reminiscing about the "good old days". To some of you a phone call may be boring but it "Made my Day" to know that someone else thinks stories of long ago should be preserved. I will write my story for his book and hope I win the $250 prize for the best story. That will certainly bring a wall to wall smile to my face.

Dinner time came and I did not have to cook. It was cooked and served to me. Granted, it was only pizza but it was delicious. "It Made My Day". You may think its boring to get excited over pizza but knowing someone cared enough about me to feed me one of my favorite dishes! I had a big smile on my face as I ate the last piece. There is not a pizza picture because there was nothing left to take a picture of.

A little bit of time in the Chat Room "Made my Day". A chat with friends always brings a smile to my face. Thanks Gang!!!! There is never any lack of topics there and it is always enjoyable. No pictures of chat - maybe next time.

A couple other phone calls and a phone call from the grandkids brought another smile to my face. They are very punctual with their Goodnight Granny's and I Love You's. It "Makes My Day" every night.

As I said my goodnight prayers and reflected on my day, it wasn't a Typical Tuesday after all.

That "Made My Day" and brought a smile to my face as I drifted off to sleep.

And in the words of my father, "That's it for Today".


Anonymous said...

Very good writing. I think for a "Typical Tuesday" you were very blessed. Keep up the good work.

Frerx Adventures said...

You just made my day ... ken f

Anonymous said...

Please keep us advised about the disposition of this book. Sounds like something I'd like to read.

Anonymous said...

Also i would like to say , very good writing Jenny. And yes keep us up to date on the book.

dreamjosie said...

You have a special way of looking at things. Nice pictures of the grandkids.