but in velzy's words "some mean people broke the window of our truck and took moms bag and they were not nice!"
so, we extended our stay at the park to call our insurance, hang out with a cool police woman and make a report, make arrangements to get a new window, and get a little sunburned.
funny thing is, there was nothing of (monetary) value in my bag. i had taken out my wallet, phone and keys. all they got were some crackers, pens, a diaper, a few tampons and my lil notebook. a tad sad about the notebook.
luckily i had just posted all the kids girls i had recently written down. there were a few pages that i had scribbled on our bumpy trip the coast that i will miss. there were some funny things written, like "i am not a fan of butt-country (all the stuff on the country radio station, sort of like butt-rock?). the old hank williams and johnny cash is cool though." thank you, luke. there were quite a few funny things that i will miss reading and the smile they would bring. as well as all the ideas of things i wanted to make and funny little drawings. oh well.
i must give myself a little pat on the back, i stayed cool when it happened. i like to think i have the ability to stay calm and think things out logically- which is handy when mean people do mean things or ivy falls off a bench onto a concrete kitchen floor and cracks her head open, or anything else that may come my way.
and now tonight, the day is done. the window is replaced. i have a new appreciation for sweet neighbors who pitch in to help when you need it. the cool pool felt oh-so-good to jump in and wash off the day. and i have renewed my belief in karma.
*and since i am a believer in karma, there is a giveaway on the good day sunshine blog that you might want to enter. with only 4 comments so far, there is a good chance you could win yourself a free re-useable shopping bag!