Gathering Graces 3/31/2017

*Starting the morning heading to Kellogg City Hall and the Central Shoshone Water District building to drop my bill and checks in their pay slot, so they get paid today by noon.
*Than off to Mom’s house to fix her a bowl of apricots and some rice for breakfast.
*When I got home, Kevin and Linda were up and eating breakfast, so we visited a while with them before they headed in their truck that was hauling the gym flooring they are taking back home to use at their daughter Taylor’s wedding.
*I worked on some things until it was time to jump in the shower and get ready for an outing to Coeur d’Alene with Paul and Zoe.  Paul arrived home around noon.  He had play practice up at KHS.
*Zoe drove us to Coeur d’Alene in her new car.  What a nice ride!!
*We headed for the Hayden Discount Cinemas to watch Rogue One.  It was really good.  It go me thinking about the long lasting appeal of the Star Wars movies.  I remember seeing the original Star Wars movie back in high school at the drive in movie, and not understanding a thing that went on.  They must have released it again, because I know I saw it another time, and finally got it, then become a fan of The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. I often wonder of the appeal is the sense of hope.  It was interesting watching a movie like Rogue One where you know the outcome of the action of the movie, and the characters have hope and feel like they are doing the right thing, and all the while you know they were right, because you know their actions were all for a good reason to put other things into motion.  There is always a hero in these movies.  Good always triumphs.  There is something bigger than themselves guiding their destiny.  And I love, especially in these newer movies, the role of strong female characters.  If you like Star Wars, I would recommend seeing Rogue One.
*After the movie we made a stop at Home Depot to return an item, and Costco so Zoe could buy some floor mats for her car, then headed to downtown Coeur d’Alene where we parked and walked down to the lake, and wandered around Tubbs Hill for a while.  It was so nice to be in the sunshine.
*For dinner, our choice was Olive Garden.  My entree was Ravioli di Portabello,  a ravioli filled with portbello mushrooms, and toped with a creamy smoked cheese and sun-dried tomato sauce.  Paul had Shrimp Scampi, and Zoe had a Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo.  It was a fun time sharing a wonderful meal together.
*Another beautiful quote from my journal....The patterns of our days are always changing...rearranging...and each design is unique, graced with its own special beauty.

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