Friday, September 18, 2009

Gratitude Friday - Who Said I Can't Drive 55?

Pap test results: Normal
Mammogram results: Normal
What more could a girl ask for? To top things off, when I went in for the mammogram, everyone there was nice - including the other patients. My appointment was for 6:15 a.m. and they had me in and out of there by 6:45. Amazing!

At the end of April, Jim planted some tomato plants in a Topsy Turvy planter. Neither of us had ever grown our own tomatoes. Nothing happened. The plants grew bigger and bigger, but no tomatoes -not even a flower. Guess what! Today Jim spotted a teeny, tiny tomato! Farmer Jim is very proud. It may sound silly, but I'm grateful for this tomato. It's so cool!

This is Candy rapidly approaching 55 with a smile on her face, joy in her heart and the breeze blowing through her hair. (At almost 55, you don't give a hoot if your hair gets messed up a little.)

6 comments:

Tracey said...

Hi Candy,
Yeah for the normal test results!!
It's not silly at all to be grateful for the tomato....enjoy the small things!
Thank you for your words of encouragment on my blog, I so appreciate it!
Have a great weekend!
Tracey

anna maria said...

I love your watercolors and the photo of your cat Ben a few posts back is beautiful. I hope you do a painting of it.

AutumnLeaves said...

Candy, I think you are wonderful! Praise God for the normal results!

Candy said...

Thanks, Tracey! You have a great weekend, too!

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words, Anna. I will paint Ben from that photo.

Thanks, Autumn Leaves! I'm looking forward to seeing your self-portrait.

Teresa said...

Good for you on the test results!

I'm just a few years behind you.... but already I care less about the state of my hair (or makeup, or house) than I used to! Ah, those illusions of perfection are gone... thank God- now i can relax a little and enjoy life more.

Candy said...

Teresa, it's great to let the housework go. It frees you up for so many other things - even if it's just taking a moment to scratch under the chin of a black cat who keeps sitting in front of the monitor. Hmmm. Maybe that's why he keeps sitting there.