"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Saturday, February 25, 2012

O Happy Day!

The past few weeks have been filled with a few challenges here at 500 Dollar Tomato.  But I've learned, as have many of you, that if you can somehow manage to put one foot in front of the other, take another breath...Well, things will eventually turn around for you.

When I was a teenager I read Gone With The Wind.  I still have the book, a beat up old thing.  One of the things that impacted me about Scarlett is that she never gave up.  I loved her last line.  "Tara!  Home!  I'll go home.  And I'll think of some way to get him back.  After all...Tomorrow is another day!"

Debbie called me last night to say "I just had to call to let you know that Scooter actually greeted me at the front door along with Ginny and Casey."  I guess he'd been weak enough that he didn't even bother to run over to see her when she came.  So she was thrilled when he actually did! 

Anyone with eyes in their head can see that he's feeling better.  Today he walked a whole mile with us and had energy to spare!  He's got a twinkle in his eye and a spring in his step.  He's back to eating his normal food and snackies.  We did a blood draw yesterday so we'll soon see what the Vet thinks about his prognosis.

Speaking of steroids,  I flipped Ginny over Wednesday because she was scratching herself SO BADLY.  Constantly.  I'd never seen anything like it.  I hadn't seen any fleas and couldn't figure out her response.  She was scratching herself raw.  A phone call to the Vet, a cortisone shot in the butt and 24 hours later I haven't seen Ginny scratch at all.  Poor thing.  They tell me the shot should hold her for 4-6 weeks.

I had a flat tire on the Jeep when I walked out from work on Thursday.  I carefully drove to a station and filled it up with air.  Closer inspection showed a HUGE nail stuck in it.  SM swapped cars with me and got the tire plugged so I'm back in business now.

But the biggest reason that I'm a happy camper is because of this.

Do you see that?  THAT, my friends, is a blue sky, something that my eyes are simply starved for after weeks of nothing but gray office walls, dark mornings and pitch black drives home at night.  Rainy, cloudy weekends that made my hatred of February a palatable thing.

O Happy Day!  It may be only 50 degrees and windy today, but I plan on spending as much of today as I can outside.  Yard clean up beckons.  Transplanting some things and planting others.  My fingers in the dirt.

A blue sky weekend!  Is there anything better?


  1. Tami - I agree - a blue sky weekend on the farm would be just the thing. Enjoy yours :)

  2. Sounds wonderful. More gray skies and snow here. Blech. I'm DONE with winter!
    Enjoy the day!

  3. Yay for Scooter!!! So happy to hear he is feeling better!!! And that's a VERY pretty sky there!

  4. So happy to hear that Scooter is feeling better. Enjoy your blue sky weekend. Let me know what you think about Back to Eden once you've had time to watch it.

  5. There is nothing like a blue sky weekend after weeks of grey dreary weather!

  6. Isn't it amazing how much ENERGY you feel when some good weather appears on the scene and when someone or some furry thing that has been sick snaps out of it and takes a definite turn for the better? Maybe those could be classified as "little things" but they sure do count for a lot in our lives. Happy Weekend!

  7. I hear ya! Can't get enough outside time! Enjoy!