Saturday, April 3, 2010

Pure Joy

On Wednesday I had the appointment with the rheumatologist which has left me feeling out of sorts. On Thursday I finished work, ran a few errands and as I was checking out at Walgreen's, I saw a box of sidewalk chalk calling my name. I quickly grabbed it and added it to my other purchases.

As soon as I walked into the house with my goodies, Sophia said, "You got chalk! I wanted to get chalk." We ate lunch and headed outside to an 80 degree day. Let me just say that this chalk was the best $1 I have spent in some time. We have a long driveway and between Alexander, Sophia and myself, we filled up almost every inch.

Several times during the day Sophia said, "It was so fun drawing with the chalk." It was. It wasn't just being outside and enjoying the sunny weather together, but it was me sitting on the ground (thanks prednsione), me thinking about something other than RA, me just having fun with my kids. They saw the difference. It was pure joy to just live in the moment enjoying my two favorite people in the world. And my favorite puppy of course!


  1. oh what fun! I would get so excited as a kid to have all of those different colored chalks to use! Of course, now they make them huge and in different shapes..I would have been ecstatic! lol! My daughter loves the chalk too...she could spend hours on hours drawing and coloring! She wasn't here yesterday but the neighbor boys across the street were drawing with sidewalk chalk on their driveway :) Sometimes its the little things in life that can be so much fun! Glad you had a good day :)

  2. What a lovely day you and your kids had. 80 degrees! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much, Cathy. Here's hoping that you and your family have a delightful holiday.

  3. What a great day! Glad you got to spend the afternoon outside with the kids.

  4. Beautiful! This post really made me smile. It reminds me of what's important!