It's another one of those cooooolllld days, where it's raining and dark when it's time to get up. (If I think it's bad now, wait til Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend!) I have a crappy cold but even that can't stop my appointment with housing court today. So it's off to get myself and two children ready to greet the day.
Before I tell the story, let me give some background. My job is a bit of a unique situation right now, with four days per week worked in a family housing development and one day a week at an elderly housing development in the city. Today is Thursday, so I'm off to the elderly housing complex after a rousing day of housing court.
Housing court doesn't go as hoped and seems to take forever. By the time I leave, the rain is falling and it's gotten colder, requiring me to pull out the gloves that I'm lucky I remembered on my way out the door. I arrive at work, and it's bustling with activity. After a very fast lunch of half a hot dog and two bites of coleslaw it's time to get some work done.
After a lunch like that, of course you're starving. That's when the Soup Angel comes....one of the residents brings me a hot bowl of homemade chicken soup. I accept heartily, having had his homemade soup before. And it is delicious--with Spanish-style onions, pasta, chunks of garlic, chicken thighs and red peppers. The perfect thing for this cold, because of course I forgot the rest of the cold medicine at home and it's been hours since I've appreciated its effects.
So today, I'm thankful for something simple like a bowl of soup. It was the perfect thing of my afternoon. I'm feeling MUCH better! It really is the little things that make you happy.