I'm a small town girl. The town I grew up in had 1 blinking light and a post office. I could walk up the street and buy fresh eggs from my neighbor. We didn't have cable because it wasn't available in our area. I went to sleep with the windows open and the doors unlocked, listening to the sounds of the not-so-distant train whistle and awoke to the crow of roosters. We didn't have a computer, or internet (but then who did in the early 80s?).
Fast forward 30 years to this morning. I live in a suburb not too far from Philly but I'm still that small town girl, so knowing that I had to battle rush hour to deliver Maddy and her friend to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia nearly gave me heart palpitations. I awoke at 6:00 and poured an uber large travel mug of my favorite coffe (8 O'clock Columbian :), toasted a bagel to go & smeared it with Philadelphia Cream Cheese in honor of the trek ahead of me, climbed into the cockpit of my sexy beige minivan & hit the road. And you know what? It wasn't that bad. I did it! No accidents. No profanity. No tense moments of confusion or massive traffic jams. I'm kind of proud of me.
I arrived home with every intention of heading out to the backyard for some much needed weeding and pruning. It's another gorgeous day here and I thought I'd seize the opportunity to make my house look inhabited again. But the computer beckoned to me...I've been admiring the blogs of others and longing to follow in their footsteps by adding a music player to mine (because what is life without good music? to truly get to know me you need to hear my soundtrack), but I'm technologically challenged and had no idea how make it happen. There was something about successfully executing that trip to Philly this morning though, that made me say "I can do this! I can figure this out!", so inside I went and down I sat. And again, success! So when you get chance (and your boss isn't around) check out my playlist. I'll be adding music often, so stop back and see if you share my taste in tunes.
What challenges will you accept today? What dragons will you slay?
Now, off to tackle those weeds...