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Pause, Breathe, and Take Stock: 2017-24

Fireworks with family on Friday and a lovely weekend with Loved-One, Miss G and Miss K in Chicago.  I’m a lucky woman.  I love this picture I took in the South Loop.  New springing up behind old, people and cars bustling, and of course signs reminding us to mind our manners.  

Here are a few more things, in no particular order, that make me say ahhhh…life is good.

  • Character profiles that sit down beside me on the L train and beg to be written into my next book.
  • Fresh strawberries with fine whiskers standing at attention.
  • Chocolate French toast with crime brûlée topping.
  • Applewood bacon from Costco. 
  • Sasha and Misha playing with yarn and bring piece offerings to my bedroom.
  • Lunch dates with local friends.
  • A good dentist who feels like afriend.
  • Long conversations with Mom.
  • Grandchildren who like to play badminton with me.  And ping pong.
  • A good allergy medicine, with no side affects that I notice.
  • Clean Public restrooms. ( Walking around a city all day with two little girls makes me appreciate this luxury more than usual.

What makes you pause and say “ahhh…life is good” this week?  Don’t forget to leave a reply, so I can delight in your delights.

This is a photo of the restroom in the train station.

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  1. That’s the cleanest train station bathroom I’ve ever seen! My life is good moment over the weekend is when everyone liked the dinner I made…it’s rare when everyone is happy with it.

    • Adela Adela

      I love that this train station has fresh flowers on the sink. Really. It’s Ogilvie Metra Station in Chicago. Thousands of people pass through here every day. Almost as amazing as the whole family liking the same dinner!

    • Adela Adela

      There are so many small things, when I just stop to consider.

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