The photos here are from a private display of antique cars, vintage roadsigns,and gas station memorabilia. It is the creation of the friend of a friend right outside Topeka, KS. One of the boys I work with earned a tour of the place by improving his behavior in the classroom over the course of several weeks...bringing me to my first thankful of the week--friends who are willing to make efforts to encourage kids.
I am also thankful for time in the garden, the exercise it provides in the spring air. The feel of the water from the sprinkler spray caught in the wind that hits my skin warm from exertion.
Driving by a cemetery yesterday I got a great big whiff of freshly mown grass, the first of the year. It smelled like slow summer and relaxation. Maybe it wouldn't if I had been the one to do the mowing.
I have been taking care of some medical things lately. It is good when your gynecologist also happens to be your longtime neighbor and even longer time friend. I am thankful for thoughtful, thorough care; her competent staff; and finally after a near decade of the ups and downs of hormonal challenges having a plan of action for getting off the rollercoaster once and for all.
Cool place, cool friend to let you take your student there.ReplyDelete
I love the smell of freshly mowed grass. Makes me feel like a child again.
Let me know how jumping off that roller coaster works for you!
I am so ready not to be the crazy estrogen deprived lady I can hardly stand it!Delete
I'm thankful, as always, for your attention to sensory pleasures and nuances. Jumping off the roller coaster once and for all? I hope you enjoy the stability.ReplyDelete
My doctor friend assures me that stability comes in a little slow release patch!Delete
one of the all-time visceral experiences, fresh cut grass! very potent on so many levels!ReplyDelete
It is often written about, but I don't know when it bowled me over quite as much as it did that day.Delete
I wish I could get over my issues with the grittiness of dirt. This makes gardening low on my list, but not because I don't love fresh air and nature. I think it is all very beautiful and vital. Good for you for putting hard work and time into it.ReplyDelete
Happy Spring to you.
Sounds like my issues with slicing raw meat or cutting up a chicken! Not gonna happen!Delete
(just stop back...) re-looked at the first photo... hats! for gas station attendants! 'oh! the humanity!'ReplyDelete
Or how about just attendants! For gas stations!?Delete
I know that roller coaster and I'm glad you have a plan of action. My husband would absolutely be on cloud nine to see that collection. How awesome you were able give such a meaningful behavior award. Yay for spring and gardens.ReplyDelete
This is a small area of a large building that includes a room for auto painting. It is incredible.Delete
A plan for action to sort things out for good sounds BRILLIANT. I'm so glad you're in good hands.ReplyDelete
HOORAY for mown-grass and sunshine and gentle exertion. Beautifully evocative of the summer-to-come, and I hope it's not slow in arriving.
The signs and old cars are very cool :)
And this is just a taste of this guy's collection. I need to play with more photos.Delete
Sounds like you have some really GREAT friends! Priceless.ReplyDelete
And what a beautiful list of thankfuls! I could smell that grass with you and feel the warmth! Even though it was FREEZING here this weekend, so thank you for that lovely escape :)
The weather has been strange all over. We have a couple days of beautiful spring, then winter revisits for a few days, then more spring.Delete
I pray you can get off that rollercoaster for good with this new plan of attack.ReplyDelete
Working outside in springtime is such a mood booster, isn't it? I mowed for the first time last night. That smell of newly cut grass really puts me in the relaxed, summer mood.
I have more hormonal ups and downs than the middle schoolers I work with!Delete
Glad to hear your doctor has come up with a plan for you, best wishes on getting off that rollercoaster!ReplyDelete
Your writing is lovely, I really enjoyed reading this :)
Sorry it took me so long to stop by after you posted, I've had some trouble catching up lately! Hope you are having a wonderful week!!!
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Come by any time. I understand about falling behind. Just part of life.Delete