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My mother loves antiques and she can find a place for anything. She just picked up this antique (old to me) tricycle and is going to plant some new flowers around it.
Sometimes we have brief discussions on what the person was like that originally owned the object. We pictured a little boy owned this tricycle since there are no remains of any girly colors.
Today I spent time with family at the Philadelphia Zoo for Mother’s Day. the Philadelphia Zoo is officially Americas 1st Zoo established March 21, 1859 but due to the Civil War it did not officially open the gates until July 1, 1874.
I uploaded 2 videos. One of the new attractions at the Zoo is the Catwalk. This was really fun to watch the big cat walk over us. My nephew wanted to know how fun would it be if the Tiger decided to pee on our heads….Teenagers.
I also caught a Peacock doing its mating dance.
More pictures to follow…..
Today was a GREAT day. My daughter graduate from Nursing School today.
After someone likes my post I like to view their page and see what they write. I browsed thru Andreas blog, Cooking with a Wallflower, after she liked my post “Moms Backyard“. She has a lot of delicious recipes and great meal ideas. If you haven’t already you should check her blog out.
One of her post talks about a 100 Happy Days Challenge that she is doing with her sister and cousin. I thought about this and decided to see if I can be Happy for 100 Days.
Most days for me are pretty good until Monday morning when I have to start my work week. Since 2008/2009 the mortgage industry and economy hit an all time low. I work in the mortgage industry as a case manager dealing with people struggling to make a mortgage payment, applying for a modification, awaiting final decisions for a short sale, Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure, and even foreclosure at any moment. In most of these situations the homeowner truly wants to keep their home. But due to circumstances out of their control that is not possible most of the time.
In dealing with other people’s emotions it can make for a mentally draining and long day. I must listen to and empathize with each of their situations (on average 75 calls and emails a day). After hearing their struggles, I go home and decompress and attempt to deal with whatever is going on in my life. But most times there is not enough hours in the day to handle what I need for me.
That is what makes this a GREAT Challenge for me. It will help me decompress even before I get home by making me work to find a tha Happy Moment each day.
Today is post #1 Here is what made me HAPPY today.
Living in an apartment has its advantages and disadvantages to having a single family home for a person that likes to garden. I decided to create “Robin’s Balcony Oasis”.