Hello! Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Thanks for waiting up! I realize I’m late for the party but I felt compelled to not let the weekend expire without publishing a Ten Things of Thankful! Mostly because I had a post partially ready for last week’s Ten Things of Thankful and then let it languish outside a roadside cafe somewhere in a distant desert.
(I recently discovered it had made off with an unpublished 6 Sentence Story from several weeks back.)
Josie Two Shoes. She is a writer and our weekly Hostess/Co-odinator of this extraordinary bloghop. Thanks to her, we have a wonderful opportunity to share in the thankful and sometimes not so thankful aspects, events and musings going on in our lives. OK, seems the big hand is…well it’s pointing to a number that says: “get the lead out Girlie!”
First up let’s enter: Movies! And directors and screenwriters, and, well, you get the gist. It occurred to me as I watched part of Hope Floats later this afternoon (never have watched it start to finish) that movies are wonderful for all sorts of reasons – escape, emotional catharis, emotional indulgence, entertainment.
Second runner up: Headphones. Sometimes, ya just need to hear music up close and personal.
Third place: (from the AWOL TToT) I took a walk at lunch on Valentine’s Day. The temperature had gone from the 30’s and low 40’s the day before to a rather balmy 71. While windy with only partial sun, it still felt glorious. I decided, instead of driving to the Post Office to drop my mail, I’d walk. That required crossing Chain Bridge Road. A busy, main road. Don’t know why but I’ve never liked waiting at crosswalks, waiting for the machine to tell me it’s OK to walk. As I stood there thinking of my sometimes reticence at using crosswalks, a memory blasted into my brain totally out of the blue. Or not, as the irony was not lost on me, it being Valentine’s Day 🙂 I thought to myself – stop being a baby, I’ve walked across the Champs-Élysées! That made me smile. Me, walking in Paris. Thankful for the remembrance of that memory 🙂
Fourth: That same evening (the 14th), as I turned off the car engine, having arrived where I live, I heard the geese. For as long as I remember, whenever I hear the honking of geese, I stop. And wait. And look. And watch. It’s a thing. I can’t not do it lol. Anyway, a very low flying group passed overhead. I watched for as long as I could until they were beyond the trees, listening to them sing and talk to each other, giving directions. Then a second, smaller group followed in the most perfectly formed V I have ever scene and it was silent! So silent, I could hear the swoosh sound of the flapping of their wings. The sound of flight. Awesome.
Fifth place: OK, keeping with the geese thing. A couple of days later, getting in from work around the usual time, I spotted 2 geese (where was everybody else?!) flying overhead except they were flying backwards. No not like that lol. They were flying in the opposite direction as the 2 groups flying only a couple of days prior. Did they forget someone? 😀
6th and closing in: The Director’s Chair on El Rey network. Watching Robert Rodriguez interview Guillermo del Toro. Cool.
7th TToT: Robert Rodriguez.
Eighth Thankful: Knowing that this year, 2018, is a year that will prove full of forward motion.
9th Inning: Finally. I’ve managed to figure out what laptop to order. One last look tomorrow (promise!) and then it’s time (ooh, better whisper so lapbaby doesn’t hear) to place my order.
Tenth: Today. I made it through the day. So far, so good 🙂