My elder daughter had her third birthday today. It wasn't a frantic, frenetic day. We didn't throw an enormous party and spend too much money and time chasing small children around our apartment. No, that's never been my idea of fun, neither as a child nor as an adult. I sincerely hope it will never be my children's idea of fun either.
Instead, I took today and tomorrow off from work. My daughter and I watched Singin' in the Rain, took a trip to visit my office (she likes to sit at my desk and "work"), stopped off for ice cream (strawberry for her and peanut butter and chocolate for me), picked up some final ingredients at the store for her mother to finish a Texas Sheet Cake and got some take-out Thai food from one of our favourite restaurants. As I sit typing this, my girls (to include my wife) have driven to the airport to pick up my mother-in-law who will be visiting for about 10 days or so.
Even if I was not fond of rain (which I am, in point of fact), this grey, rainy day would have been one of the more beautiful days within my recent memory. May God bless your cloudy days with sunshine in your heart.
Listening to: Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - The Real Deal - 05 - Lenny