Showing posts from August, 2016

Jump in the Puddles

Carpe' Diem. Dance in the Rain. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Yeah, yeah...whatevah.  I often refer to myself as a realistic optimist. I love positive quotes too! But I admit I'm a hypocrite at times. I say I believe all the "life's too short" stuff. The truth is: I don't always live it.  But once in a while, I get a reminder to "Enjoy the little things, because one  day  you'll look back and realize they were the big things."  We recently moved. Yep, in July. Hot, humid and hectic days! And somewhat emotional. The move symbolized the end of a very bittersweet chapter of our lives.  My daughter and her two little girls came over for a visit one afternoon when we were almost finished. I welcomed the break from packing boxes. I'd been feeling overwhelmed.  It was cloudy and much cooler than usual that day. It had been raining on and off.  We enjoyed sitting on the back patio.  My daughter went to pick up