Tuesday, March 30, 2010
A Little Gift
Those of you who read this blog regularly know that I've been doing a little planting lately. My window herb garden (see the pic?) is doing pretty well, which is really satisfying to me. And just as I was pondering what I wanted to plant outside once the rainy streak finally ends here, an amazing gift kinda dropped in my lap. My landlord, Edna, told me that what I had thought were abandoned flower pots on the back landing are actually communal herbs for everyone who lives in our house. There's some pretty established rosemary, some mint, and two things I'm not quite sure about. (Maybe thyme? I'm a newbie at this!) But Edna promised she'd explain it all to me soon. Yay!
Check out the lovely pic of the rosemary. Some days I'm amazed at how lucky I am.
Really, I'm kinda lucky.
I actually once got a fortune cookie that told me, "You will succeed at everything."
I mean, I met the perfect guy for me at 16. I ended up loving the job I naively chose as a teenager. I stumbled into a really cool assistantship in grad school that was amazingly perfect for my skills and interests. I accidentally got pregnant while tons of my friends struggle with infertility. My daughter was born healthy and strong, and continues to flourish and learn.
And now these cool herbs drop from the sky on my back steps.
Perhaps I should go buy a lottery ticket.
How have you been lucky in your life?