Melting, Winning, and Amazing

It’s been a long, tiring week for me, and I wasn’t necessarily as observant of the world around me as I might have been. I did manage to find three beautiful things to report on, however, because they are always out there.

1. After what has seemed like an endless stream of cold days, it finally warmed up enough that quite a lot of Snowmageddon has melted away. Clear sidewalks and winter-weary grass have never looked so lovely.

2. In an entirely unexpected — but wholly pleasant — turn of events, the men’s Olympic hockey team from the US upset host Canada and then went on to handily beat Finland to advance to the gold medal game. (This will get super-huge bonus beauty points if they beat Canada again tomorrow.)

3. I got a phone call today with news so amazing and beautiful that it made me cry.

4 thoughts on “Melting, Winning, and Amazing

  1. Joanne February 28, 2010 / 1:12 am

    Yer such a big jerk for not telling us the happy news…

  2. Mom February 28, 2010 / 8:00 am

    I agree on #2&3 but can’t see any grass up in Bing! I do have to give fresh-fallen snow it’s beauty points though. Especially amazing were some of the swerly (sp??) patterns created by the heavy winds. Ma Nature made some lovely sculptures.

  3. common loon February 28, 2010 / 9:03 am

    Hey – we have THE SAME LIST (in possibly a different order)!!! Even though our temps dipped back into single digits in the mornings, the bright clear sunshine and longer days sure make Spring seem so much closer. So my attitude has been much brighter. Oh, and the icing on top of the cake: FINLAND CAME BACK IN THAT 3rd PERIOD TO WIN THE BRONZE!!!!!!! Now c’mon guys, mix-it-up a little bit from the women, OK? Sarah, the our house has a bonus Canadian in town for the game, a Canadian who brought Canada T-shirts for the kiddos, but I think I still have a couple of them cheering for the correct team.

    For Eileen’s benefit, the National Eagle Center was absolutely amazing! Dozens of wild eagles, and some injured ones that we were eyeball-eyeball with. We did not have the cameras needed to capture them soaring over the water and snatching fish, just our eyeballs and binoculars. The drive immediately around the home of “Grumpy Old Men” should be on a list of musts. What a beautiful day 😉

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