Enchanted by the Unexpected. Don't you love those words? They just make me happy. I decided that even though I wasn't going to do a word for 2021 because I just didn't want to be presuming on the future. My word last year for 2020 was brave. Which was what I ended up being, or doing everything scared. So yesterday I was going through my bedside table and I found a old magazine and I was looking through it to see if it needed to be trashed and it had those words in it. "Enchanted by the Unexpected." I just sat back and thought and thought and looked around me and realized, I am constantly being surprised by the unexpected. What if though, I took pictures of the things that enchanted me that were totally unexpected.
The above picture was when we went into the garden shop of Home Depot. I caught my breath to see all of these Johnny Jump Ups. Pansies and Primroses.
I was so thrilled to see such pretty flowers so early in the winter. It made me happy to know, if I had some place to put them, I could have these pretty flowers right now.
Of course, completely unexpected was this guy. Miracle Max. He continues to keep us enchanted. We laugh and of course he causes all kinds of havoc. Sasha will no longer leave her food dish, because he might eat some of her food. Its a real power struggle. He is a little thief too. He prefers Ron's office, he steals pens, and computer cables and attacks Ron's keyboards. When he shows up in my office I know he has been banished from Ron's. We were not going to get anymore animals. Now we have a kitten.
Being Enchanted in the Unexpected, has really helped me to see and open my eyes to things I might not have noticed. I have wanted this sign forever. I know I see the sign for weddings and such, but after 40 years of being married to Ron, I know that I can say this with my whole heart. I always think love isn't a strong enough word after spending 40 years with all life has thrown at us I know my soul and the fabric of my life is knit with his. I continue to be completely enchanted by the unexpected place we find ourselves now. Our newest daughter in love, makes signs. She asked me what kind of sign I would like, and she brought this over yesterday. Its really much cooler in person because those words are cut out of wood. I am completely captivated by the wonderful women that are married to our sons. As well as the men that have married our daughters.
Of course, enchanted by the unexpected was this fireplace. I am constantly fooling with it. I never realized how much I wanted a fireplace and a mantel. I am so happy to have it to just sit in front of to watch the flames, to rearrange and to decorate. Max sleeps here on the hearth after the fire is out and he thinks my rugs are for him only. I will walk in and the joy I have when I see a sleeping kitten on the hearth gives me such a feeling of being Enchanted by the Unexpected.