Today was really good. Sometimes you can predict it. You go to bed knowing great things are afoot or you wake up and sense that there’s something special about this morning you’ve just entered in to. Sometimes, a great day just surprises you; that’s what happened to me today.
It’s Spring Break, so I hit the snooze button until about 9:00, no rush. Rolled out of bed and wandered around the house for a while, going nowhere in particular. Then I thought, “Hey, our local Democratic Party meeting is tomorrow. I should call Barbara Ann Radnofsky’s campaign HQ and see if she’s going to be in Dallas any time soon. If so, I’ll relay that info on to everyone.” So, I hop on her web site (what did people do before the internet?) and find the number. A volunteer answers the phone and I ask my question and she says, “Well, I know that around the 27th we’ll be in Fort Worth at TCU but I can’t really recall the details.”
“Ok, that’s fine. Is that something that you guys will be putting the specifics about up on the web site soon so we can know?”
“Well, this is Barbara. So, I’m trying to rack my brain for those specifics right now.”
*Cue a dumbfounded expression on Brian’s face and a flailing about of arms to get Laura’s attention.*
It was pretty neat. I got to tell her personally that I was going to do whatever I could to help her win the run-off in April and the general in November, and she even gave me a couple of specific things to do right away for her which I was able to help with. So, for me, it was a big thing and I was hyped up for the rest of the morning.
And to top it all off, Starbucks was giving away free coffee between 10 and noon! It was a little wierd approaching the counter. What was I supposed to say? I settled upon a confused sort of, “Sooo…you guys are giving away free coffee?” It worked. Suckers.
At noon, I had an appointment with a chiropractor who is also a friend from IBC, Vince. An aside, Vince is seriously good at basketball. To the point, Vince can crack ya bones. I went in for a general physical and assessment about two weeks ago and we identified some problem areas in my spine. And by we I mean Vince. Today was my actual adjustment. I’ve never been to a chiropractor (pronounced Cairo Prack Tour) before and my vertebrae confirmed the fact with a resounding kkkkkrrrrrkkkkk. I left the place with a brand new neck.
Then, I had lunch with Laura at this great little deli. As a school teacher, the one thing that I never realized I took for granted before is freedom at lunch. During the week, there is no flexibility whatsoever. It occurs at exactly this time, for exactly this long and with exactly these people. That can get a little lame so having lunch like a normal person every now and then is quite the treat.
After a flexibly late, relaxing lunch, I set to work in the backyard. Laura and I broke ground on our family garden! A very exciting and greatly anticipated occasion! I wrote about it at Those Awake a few months ago and we’re looking forward to homegrown spinach, beans and other sorts of vegetables several months from now. We’ll keep you posted. And if you stop by, maybe we can even keep you fed.
And now, having just watched Rick Steves travel through the south of France on KERA, I’m sippping on an amazing margarita that Laura makes while listening to a new musical discovery: (new to us at least) Sacred Harp Gospel Choirs. Good stuff.
In the words of the oft-quoted but completely inappropriate role model Ice Cube, “I gotta say it was a good day.”
Laura measures the plot
Brian tills the soil