Saturday, March 6, 2010

Gifts in My Life

Gifts from Friends from Our CA Ranch Area
Lemons and Oranges
Boatloads of both!
Dick took lemons to Portland for the Chef's Collaborative
I took lemons and Oranges to the Farm2School Workshop
Still have tons!

I had a phenomenal day yesterday...

I left at 6am - 17 directions south - to help Mr. Sexton put together a meat order for a hospital - big stuff!

Then drove about 45 miles another direction, north-east, to facilitate/lead a Farm 2 School workshop for the communities in Union County. Six school districts. Lots of producers, parents, community members. The meeting was from 9am til 4pm. All together we had 70 attendees!!!

Finally, hit the road about 5pm.. a gorgeous drive through the mountains, and in 54 degree weather.

Spring. Our first beautiful spring day.

Got home. Changed. And went outside and helped the kids do chores, and just had to take it all in. Overwhelming, really.

My mind was a whirlwind - decompressing from a phenominal meeting (lots of happy people, which makes me happy) - and the beauty around me, and my beautiful family.

I am so lucky.

And I had to thank God, for just a fabulous day and all the gifts in my life!

I'm still riding that cloud...

(even with a 20 degree am wake up call!)

11 comments:

Linda aka Oz said...

The secret is in the knowing, the gift is in the telling. Thank you for understanding your gifts and sharing them with me. My day just got better. Oz

Suzanne C said...

Lovely Andi! What a wonderful outlook you have even when your days are incredibly busy and complex. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You make me happy.
Auntie A.

Karen said...

That sounds like a fabulous cloud to ride!! (My Mom used to take me 'Cloud Hopping' before bed as a kidlet...fun imaginative game and you just sent me down a great memory lane....totally off topic...but thanks!) Sounds like the sun was shinning all day for you....outside and in your heart.....fantastic! Thanks for sharing your gifts!! :>

Sweet Blessings said...

So, so smiling for you...you just have to LOVE days & moments like that...when everything is simply RIGHT! Sweet blessings!

Elise said...

I'm glad that I'm not the only one with my HEAD in the CLOUDS! hee hee What beautiful pictures and wonderful sentiments shared here... After all the rain we've had this year, the sun sure feels like a gift from God! I'm glad you shared your celebration of this day... You are a delight, Andi!

Kathy said...

You are amazing Andi...thanks for sharing your life. Hugs,Kathy

Kelly Booth said...

Love this.....You have such a wonderful outlook...so glad you had a wonderful day! thanks for sharing.....

Virginia L. said...

You are so right about being thankful and enjoy the people and things around you, however hectic and simple they may be. GREAT post, Andi! I love to hear from you , so I will be a follower from now on:)

an east coast (soon to be western) family said...

What a beautiful post, Andi. Thanks for sharing it all! Put a smile on my face this evening!

sanjeet said...

incredibly busy and complex. Thanks for sharing.
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