As I was walking yesterday morning, this four-leaf clover jumped right off the ground and into my line of vision. Of course I had to pick it and bring it home. This four-leaf version of the three-leaf shamrock is considered by many cultures to be a sign of good luck. And so for most of the day, the idea of it added a bit of a spring to my step. Usually, if it’s the real thing, one leaf will be somewhat smaller than the other three. I’m not typically a superstitious person, but isn’t it fun sometimes to take it and run with it?
Speaking of running with it, I ran with my precious five-year-old yesterday afternoon. I picked her up from school and off we went. One of her favorite things to do is to visit the best toy store in town. It’s set up for children to come and play. Little S knows she can’t always buy something so she’s almost always happy to play with whatever the establishment has set out for her and the many little visitors who bring their parents or grandparents along for moral (and sometimes financial) support. At one point S asked me, “Can we buy something today?” And so we did. If you could have heard her sweet inquiry, you would have, too. Here she is with her massive blond curls scrunched into a pony tail, holding her new baby with bunny ears (Rosie), and licking whipped cream off her Dairy Queen mini-blizzard. Yum. Next we headed for Gramma’s house, S’s choice, and Gramma still has a spring in her step, though maybe not quite as springy as it was earlier. Need I say that the spring was mostly gone by 7:00 pm? Physically, that is. Mentally and emotionally, it’s always strong and quite springy whenever there’s a grandchild involved. 🙂
I am now going to try to transition from grandchildren to blog awards. It may not be as weird as it sounds because, in part, I blame the grandchildren for my not acting on blog awards. Nine grandchildren require a great deal of thought and time and shopping, etc. Most recently, Sevenleggedexpressjourney nominated me for The Versatile Blog Award. This is not the same award that has been around for a while. This one is unique and adorable with its two kitty cats, one black and one white. (See it here.) Most of you, when you accept awards, zip through it very quickly, I imagine. You are computer savvy and the amount of time it takes you to follow through and post the award on your blog is minimal. For un-savvy me, by the time I would figure out how to display it, I could have written two or three posts. So…I would like to thank SLEJ for the vote of confidence, and I encourage readers to check out their clever, and often profound, cartoons.