Now that the weather has turned absolutely glorious out, Sunny can still vividly remember her approximately seven and a half minute tolerance level for the cold discomforts of winter, but is so grateful that here is better than lots of places that she positively promises to find the beauty in it
...uh, next time.
(Or, hopefully, Mr. and Mrs. Sunny can 'snowbird' in the far distant retirement.)
...Meanwhile, back to real life.
A recent pulled muscle injury gave Sunny a good lesson on how pain can prevent a person from feeling up to stopping to smell the roses (aka, blogging life's lovely moments). Rapid recovery in progress. Probably at least partially due to a relaxing rendezvous with Carson Hot Springs.
Life never pauses though, and here's part of it.
See those little girls. Those are my darling Las Vegas grand nieces that I got to see for a wee a bit while there recently to accomplish some small task. For the one day there it took two days of driving in the cold so bitter that as few stops as possible were made. So, although the scenery merited photographs, none were taken.
See how the big sister guides and protects the two year old? That almost says it all. But, wait, there's more. This incredible 7 year old had a birthday party type social obligation that exactly interfered with accompanying me to Boulder City. So, she asked if I would please try to pick up a post card for her while there. Because, as she explained, she likes to visit new places and collects post cards everywhere she goes. At that moment this child-of-my-heart could have asked me for absolutely anything and I'd have probably tried to get it for her. It didn't take her long to decide to send her regrets to the birthday girl, and off we went on a grand adventure. Even though we didn't have time to do very much there (because I had already 'squandered' part of the day at Red Rock Canyon), I could tell she had no regrets when she exclaimed contentedly,
"I always have the best days ever, and this is one of them." As Brian Brawdy has opined,
"Adventure does not have to be extreme, it just has to be yours".