my kids make me smile.
Youngest Son called this afternoon. Their family Beagle had passed on earlier this year and they all are ready for another dog. He had found a rescue group that had puppies so he had filled out the paperwork and sent in the processing fee. He said he liked this particular group because they put their rescues into foster homes rather than keeping them penned up. There was a little Corgi cross puppy there and Son wanted to know if I knew anything about the breed. Sadly, I know nothing. He wanted me to go online and take a look at the picture of the pup, so I did. Cuter than a bug's ear, he is. I don't know if this is the one they will get, but puppies always make me smile.
Then this afternoon Oldest Son stopped by to bring me my mail. And a slice of rhubarb pie. It took every ounce of willpower I had to wait until after supper to eat it. I don't think I have had rhubarb pie since I was a kid. Sure brought back memories of the pies Mother made. It was worth the wait.
I guess it doesn't take much to un-grump me.....a puppy picture and a piece of pie. It's more than that, though. Youngest Son was telling me about an incident with one of the landscaping crews he manages. They noticed something wrong at one of the townhouse complexes where they were working on the shrubs around the home. I won't go into detail here, but it was unusual enough so that one of the crew called the police. Turns out the old man who lived in that townhouse had died maybe a month earlier. Nobody knew and apparently nobody missed him.
I don't see or talk to my kids every day. They all are working and they all are busy with their own lives. But it is reassuring to know that not more than a day or so would go by before one of them would check to see why I didn't answer my phone. And that knowledge tends to make a case of the grumpies disappear probably quicker than puppies or rhubarb pie do. :)
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