Feb 1, 2008

A Wonderful World (Parts I, II and III)

Part I

I got a card in the mail from one of my closest friends. She's in Canada, and she sent the card to me for no reason, other than to say that she was thinking of me while we're away.

In a world of emails and text messages, it was so unexpected and lovely that she took the time to write and send me a card the old fashioned way.

It put a smile on my face.

Part II

Today was a ski day at school, and Christopher came home happy, despite being soaked to the bone by the raging blizzard outside. After a warm shower, he asked to make brownies.

Benjamin then took it upon himself to call my parents and invite them over for a cup of coffee. Soon we were all gathered in the dining room, looking out at the rapidly falling snow, with steaming hot cups of tea and brownies still warm from the oven. If there's a better way to spend a Friday afternoon, I don't know it...

Part III

We are free this weekend. There's no birthday parties on the agenda, or dinner commitments. No places we have to go, or people we have to see. Tomorrow we'll wake up and take a look at the day. Get a feel for its opportunities...and grab them.

Happy Weekend!

38 comments:

brneyedgal967 said...

What a great day. Really. I will have to send a friend a handwritten card soon... you're right, that personal touch in a cold world is so nice.

And the boys with their brownies and cocoa and calling g-parents. Wow. Life is good when there's peace and harmony at home.

Yesterday my world was dog piss and a car wreck. Which sets the bar pretty low for today to be a better day!

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Cheers and thanks for allowing me a glimpse of your wonderful day and for making me smile.

-Tammy

Candy said...

That's a good day in any one's book. Isn't it weird how we've completely given up the expectation of mail being anything other than bills and junk? Cards!??? A thing of the past!

Kathryn said...

Wow! Sounds like a fabulous day and a wonderful way to start a great weekend!
I have a little something for you at my blog. :)

Steph said...

Sounds like a great day! Enjoy your free weekend!!

jennwa said...

Sounds like a great way to start off a weekend. I love getting something unexpected in the mail.
Brownies + Family + Snow = Fun, Fun, Fun.
I hope the rest of your weekend goes just as well.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Great post! I think it's so cool too that your kids have "ski day" at school. We spent our recess on winter days inside playing records and board games when I was a kid.

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

What a lovely, lovely day. Hope your weekend is sublime, having no commitments sounds about perfect right now.
Good for you for letting Christopher make brownies. I think I am gonna let Ryley make cupcakes today, he has been asking for a week;) Maybe we should call Grandma to come over for coffee too, she would be overjoyed.

Julie Pippert said...

Commitment free and happy mail...off to a good start! Enjoy!

Amy said...

I cherish hand written notes or cards.I usually save them. There is something special about getting a personal card or note in the mail, especially in these days of so much junk mail!

Warms brownies sure do sound nice!

Hope you and your men have a wonderful weekend.

Dawn said...

I love handwritten notes. You're right, they are so thoughtful. Brownies and coffee sound like the perfect way to end a day of skiing. Have a wonderful weekend.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

It all sounds lovely and I hope the weekend ends on just such a happy note.

Don Mills Diva said...

Have a great weekend Heidi!

jen said...

one of the things i like best about you is your wholehearted embracing of life.

kimmy said...

I love it when a weekend comes along and we have nothing to do but just hang out together!

We will definitely be doing that on Sunday while watching the Superbowl. Hallie and John will be here and my parents will stop by. I just love a house full of family and friends!

Enjoy the weekend!

Kimmy

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Aren't handwritten notes the best? Sounds like you had a great day. Happy weekend!

Mrs. G. said...

A handwritten, for-no-reason card is a wonderful thing. Enjoy your free weekend.

Kellan said...

What a great post Heidi!!! I loved it. And, that sounds like a pretty perfect Friday to me too - WOW! I so wish I was living your life sometimes. Have a great weekend - enjoy every single minute of it.

Kellan

kim-d said...

I am a "card person" too--both to get, and especially to give. How nice that your friend perked up your day for you; aren't card-loving friends just great? And your boys...awww, Heidi, it just does not get any better than that. I felt good just reading about it. Have a wonderful, low-key weekend, my friend!

BeachMama said...

What a perfect day!

We too are having a snow storm day, I want nothing more than to have brownies with my coffee, but I settled for a couple of mini chocolate eggs. I tried to coax J into some hot chocolate but he would have nothing of it.

And I love that you got some mail today, it is such a treat to get something different in the mailbox these days.

I hope tomorrow brings you something really fun.

painted maypole said...

sounds wonderful, indeed.

the dragonfly said...

What a lovely day!!

I used to send many many handwritten cards..but then I had a baby. My time seems to be occupied differently lately...! I'll work it all out eventually. You know, when he's in high school. :)

I'm jealous of the brownies...mmmmmmm....

I posted something for you at my place... ;)

Valarie said...

MY friend in Texas always write me real letters thru the "snail mail" as we call it. They always make my day.

Kyla said...

Sounds so wonderful! Enjoy your weekend!

And I looooove your new banner. Just perfect.

Beck said...

Have a perfect, relaxing weekend.

Laura said...

What a wonderful day.

Enjoy the weekend.

familymclean said...

Aww, the brownies and cocoa sound devine. Embracing the weather is what I wish I could do.
You are a great motivator!

ALM said...

Siigghh.... what a nice day and a wonderful sounding weekend! Enjoy!

shay said...

Wonderful!
Free weekends are like a gift. They almost never happen but when they do...just enjoy.

Sounds wonderful all round!

Liesl said...

Some days everything just falls perfectly into place :)

Enjoy your weekend!

Beth said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

ewe are here said...

Tea and brownies... great weekend opener. :-)

Gina said...

"Real" mail is so very cool to get!

Happy weekend to you as well!

Maddy said...

Sounds too darned perfect all round. Lucky you.
Cheers

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

What a lovely Friday! Enjoy your weekend.

Lainey-Paney said...

what a wonderful day!

Stomper Girl said...

Sometimes it is so good to have a weekend clear of appointments.

Cathy said...

I'm now experiencing a desperate craving for brownies. Yum. My favorite form of chocolate.

Victoria said...

Aww - real mail, brownies with the grandparents and a commitment-free weekend! Sounds like great "parts", Heidi!