Today was fabulous! A day like today solidifies my belief in the almighty, because all this miraculous wonderfulness could not have been the result of some randomness. It just couldn't, I'm sorry. Is it narcissistic to think that God made this my perfect day today? I just can't imagine that anyone else enjoyed it quite as much as I did, so it must be mine.
Which is weird, because someone hit the lexus in the shopping center parking lot as I was picking up the birthday gift for the party we were going to today. Normally, that would make me really grouchy, especially considering that they didn't stop, didn't leave a note, nada. And this is my brand-new-only-brand-spankin'-new-car-i've-ever-had-because-i'm-much-too-practical-with-money-to-buy-a-brand-new-car-off-the-lot-but-i-had-to-have-it-and-there-aren't-any-used-ones-yet-LEXUS. But for some reason, the second I saw the white paint scraped into my rear bumper, the kids faces flashed before my eyes and I had a total wow-i-could-have-been-in-a-real-accident-and-this-is-just-some-stupid-paint-on-my-bumper moment. Anyhow, the bright side is that the dealership will give me a nice SUV to test drive while they are fixing up(or replacing) my bumper which is possibly our next vehicle purchase as Dean's going to be needing a new car soon.
But what made this day so great? Well, I woke up to Avery hugging me and then she told me all about the fabulous dream she had where she was a butterfly and could float around. Later, Friends of our had a beautiful birthday party for their kids- Brenna and Gavin who are Viola and Avery's ages respectively. There was a giant bounce-house-style slip-n-slide which was a ton of fun. It was hot as all get out. The food was great- chicken skewers with grilled veggies and this wonderful orzo salad. There were lots of our friends there and we all basically sat around under umbrellas eating good food and talking and playing wth our kids. I had one of those serious moments of contentment that just lasted for hours, and it was great. Ooo! There were even pinatas! The girls had a great time and afterward, we all went to the pool and swam until seven. We came home and had a fabulous hunk of meat for dinner that Dean did up to perfection on the grill. There was chocolate ganache cake for dessert!
I sang Avery to sleep on my chest- a little Bach aria in German. It made me happy that she liked it so well and it put her to sleep because it is one of my favorite songs. Now she is splayed out on her back in the archer position like she used to sleep when she was a newborn.
I don't know. It was a good day. A perfect day.
But yeah. What's up with people going on vacation to Florida? I get the whole Disney World thing... but otherwise? I've been there a couple times, usually on my way somewhere else. We stayed in Miami on our way to South America. It was hot and muggy. I wasn't terribly impressed. I mean, I think everyone should see every place they can in our country- we have lots of cool stuff to see everywhere. But why do people keep going back to Florida, their annual family vacation? They are like strange migratory birds or something. Why go to Florida when you can go to Paris? Or Budapest? Or Tokyo? Or Vancouver even?
And look Florida-people, I'm not dissin' your choice of vacation spot... I just don't get it. Can you explain?