Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Karma... The Good, the Bad and the Kids

Here's the thing... 

Even though the Hubby was totally against me cancelling my IV infusion appointment, he was noticeably relieved tonight.  :-D

That makes me happy.  He thinks I will regret it this weekend while I am sore...but I won't. 

Tomorrow morning we are taking the kids out to breakfast at one of our local 'townie' luncheonettes.  The kids love to do this, and Hubby started the tradition last year.  I have tagged along a few times, but it is more a Daddy and kids thing.  Tomorrow I will tag along again, because it was the plan with me going to NYC.  The kids were very worried that I was going to back out, but I won't!

Pumpkin has somehow endeared herself to the Scoutmaster of my boys troop!  Last week, remembering a conversation with her about rocks (he is an amateur geologist/rock collector), he sent home a variety of wonderful rock, gem, and fossil specimens for her as a gift!

All in a special box, numbered with corresponding labels.

Pumpkin was THRILLED beyond belief!  She took them to school and showed them off.  And, she wrote Mr. T the most wonderful little thank you letter, all in her own words, all with pictures of really cool rock formations on it. 

Tonight, her brothers and dad came home with another surprise for her from Mr. T,  a wire sculpture, built on a beautiful crystalline rock, and with individual natural turquoise leaves!

Just gorgeous! 

And, since her birthday is on next Wednesday, meeting night, he is allowing Pumpkin to attend the meeting as a special guest!!!   Needless to say, she was over the moon about it all! 

Mr. T is a wonderful Scoutmaster, and a sweet, generous man, and has taken to both Hammer and Fuzzy with as much delight if not more, but, I didn't expect Pumpkin to somehow become a part of it all, too.

The funny thing is that we knew Mr. T's wife really well for years, but until the boys started Scouts, we didn't put the two of them together!  My kids all attended a local Lutheran nursery school, and Mrs. T was the secretary there!  Small world!

be well,
Dawn

11 comments:

eml625 said...

How wonderful for you daughter to be getting these special gifts.
I hope your feeling ok.
hugs,
Ellen

candlejmr said...

What sweet gifts your daughter got.  She must e thrilled!  We need more people like that in the world.

Have fun at breakfast!  I love going out for breakfast with the kids but now that they are teenagers...well, they want to sleep thru breakfast!

((hugs))
Jeanne

klconard1 said...

Have fun at breakfast dear!  What a nice man the scoutmaster must be!
loving you
karyl

randlprysock said...

That is awesome for Pumpkin and a happy birthday to her in advance!!!  Hugs,
Lisa

lurkynat said...

whata fascinating story! Yeah Pumpkin! I love rocks too so i can relate totally
lots of love and have fun!
love,natalie

tendernoggle said...

LOL....ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I ALWAYS WANTED DANNY TO GET ME FOR CHRISTMAS WAS A HUGE ROCK FOR THE BACK YARD! LOL NEEDLESS TO SAY, I DID NOT GET ONE! I THINK ROCKS ARE GREAT! LOL
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

coelha said...

Ok...  Mr. T is NOT the guy with the gold chains and mohawk known for saying :  "I pity the fool!"  HA HA HA...  I hope you and your family have a great outing tomorrow!  Julie :)  

cherry2sweet2eat said...

its probably nice to relax and chill out and not go to one appointment thats how it is for me when i get blood transfusions when i dont have to go im in heaven!

cacklinrosie101 said...

What special gifts for Pumpkin!  My Becky was a little science whiz from day one and loved rocks.  She would have been "gaga" with gifts like that.  The breakfast sounds like so much fun.  Glad you made your postponement decision.  Looks like it worked out for the best.  HUGS  Chris

ksgal3133 said...

I bet Pumpkin loved that!
You take care and have a great weekend....GO COLTS :) lol

Hugs,
Gretchen

cdittric77 said...

Does Mr. T have a mohawk?