Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Year of Gratitude - Day Thirty-six

Day 36 - Ice Cream
I had a lovely day today despite the torrential rain.  Hal and I went to see the Concours d’Elegance in Forest Grove.  I pre-purchased tickets to save a few bucks, so I wasn’t going to miss it because of rain - that’s why I have a hat, jacket and umbrella.  And although I didn’t feel like I got my money’s worth - many cars weren’t actually there because of the rain, and others were covered up to protect them - I still had a great time, in part because I love classic cars, and mostly because I was on a date.
I have spoken here of the simple pleasures that make life more enjoyable, and today had some good examples: an incredible 1939 Bugatti, a gorgeous 1955 Chevrolet Nomad, a beautiful 1962 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, finding my hiking boots two minutes before I had to leave the apartment and go trudge through the mud at Pacific University....  Little things that bring a smile are helpful to brighten spirits on a rainy day - things like a touch of the hand, or a playful wink from someone special.  Or the news that today is National Ice Cream Day.
I had French Vanilla ice cream topped with Chambord for dessert.  (I could live on that if it didn’t mean I’d be big as a house....)  I don’t think I could go without ice cream in my freezer, though sometimes it takes a reminder like the National Ice Cream Day to get out the scoop.
Thanks to Blaine Johnson for that smile.

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