Friday, September 9, 2011

Fairy dust

Sometimes gifts and blessings fall from the sky and settle around me.  I'm always surprised, even though this has happened many times before.  On occasion, they are gifts that I've wished for.  Usually, however, they are unexpected - wonderful items that I didn't know I wanted or needed.

Yesterday I had lunch with my cousin's daughter here in Anchorage where I attend college.  Not only was it a relief and joy to sit and dine with someone I know (who happens to be smart, funny, and very interesting), but she offered to let me park my car in her driveway on the weekends I choose to fly home instead of making the three hour drive in the dark and ice.  She and her family live just minutes from the airport.  When I take her up on her offer, I won't have to pay for airport parking or take two public bus routes to get to the airport from a place where I can leave my parked car and not have to pay.

You can't buy fairy dust.  It's priceless.


  1. That's wonderful! Anything that simplifies your busy life and saves you money is a blessing!

  2. I predict you will fly more and more often rather than driving.

  3. I'm impressed with your energy and goals...I too am retired (sort of) and find that life gets busier all the time!

    I'll be back to hear more about your adventures in Alaska...