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The title grabbed my eye. Living here, I was curious to know, what 23 things? Where are they? Well, as it turns out, the 23 things are not actual things here in Vermont, but rather a website and blog set up by the Vermont Department of Libraries to teach people about all those wonderful widgets, gadgets and other stuff out there for blogging and using the web to its fullest.
While I get that the goal is to educate fellow librarians, I think that I might learn a thing or two as well. It might explain exactly what some of those crazy widgets available on wordpress.com actually do.
Check it out……
The road home – Foliage report
For those of you wondering, this is what our road looked like yesterday. The camera does not do the color up here justice. It is beautiful. Oh, and by the way, snow is predicted for Thursday…..gotta love it.
Okay, the long awaited photos of the new barn. As I type this my husband is outside grading his gravel that was dropped yesterday to finish off the driveway. He and our friend Andy put the loft in this weekend and Tom is working on the shelving. The plan is to put all the “toys” in that barn with all their accessories so I get the little red shed barn as my garden spot for yard things. Ultimately, we want to turn the garage (since it will be free of all that stuff into a mudroom and one part a playroom for the boys)
Well yesterday, TJ got his cast on. He really is quite happy for a kid with a broken wrist. The cast gives him back some of the use of his right hand and being right handed, this is huge. And pink. It’s amazing that in less than 3 hours, it was completely covered in signatures from his friends, teammates, teachers and coach. So nice to see him smile again. I missed that. And he will be able to play again starting next week, so he is thrilled about that. It is relieving to know that the fall didn’t kill his enthusiasm to play, which I was afraid it might do. Evidently, not at all.
I heard a really nice thing yesterday which made me proud of my little guy. One of TJ’s best friends had pulled his hamstring during a soccer game. TJ ran out onto the field and carried his friend off the field with the coach. A small, simple task which came naturally to my son yet evidently meant a whole lot to his friend, who still speaks of it. When TJ broke his wrist, his friend remembered the small telling gesture and reciprocated.
Another kind note, was our friends who own a cabin next to ours were coming up for the weekend. They offered to bring up a sushi dinner for the four of us to share for my birthday. Considering the week that Tom and I had, this was another small gesture (with an awesome amount of delicious food) that meant more to me after such a crazy week than they knew. A couple hours to relax with friends over a meal that I didn’t have to cook but was at “home” and not out, was big. Small gestures that speak volumes. Perhaps we all need to remember that kindness, friendship and generosity do not need to be grand because those things that are really small, but from the heart, mean more than you know sometimes.