Five things that made me happy today – 12/13/19

The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to them that we call them everyday things. – Hans Christian Anderson

1. It was 43 deg. and mostly cloudy as I looked out at the world while waiting for my tea to steep. There was an (almost) full moon with a misty veil riding in the tops of the trees outside my kitchen window. It made it up to 48 deg. and most of the day there was blue sky with scattered clouds. A real gift for us in December.

2. My Advent Word of the Day is GENERATIONS.

Psalm 100:5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

This is four generations of William in my family. My grandfather, William B. Oglesby; my uncle, William B. Oglesby, Jr.; my brother, William Robert Greisser; and my son, William Thomas Watters. And all the generations have been blessed by God.

3. The season of holiday parties is upon us. It started with a party at the Wellness Center at 11:00 am, sponsored by our Wellness instructors. They had strawberry and yogurt parfaits, tiny muffins, and little one-bite quiches, along with coffee, tea, and eggnog. One of the people at my table won a door prize of a bottle of wine, so we all had a thimbleful.

4. Big Al was still hungry after that, so we went upstairs and had dinner in the Dining Room. Al had an enchilada, and I had a cup of clam chowder and a lemon tarragon tuna sandwich on a whole wheat bun. It had apple slices and arugula for crunch, and was very tasty

5. When we got finished there, we went to a going-away party for one of the employees who is retiring after having been here for 16+ years.

BONUS: We opted out of a “happy hour social”. I was all partied out.

How about you? What made you happy today?

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