Today was a 'save day'. You know ~ a day I will remember, but there's no spectacular reason. I took the dog, Danni, and Enoch to the park and Enoch took off. He walked up the steps to the slide by himself, and then dived down it head first...by himself. Fortunately it was still damp from the rain yesterday and his descent was slow. His next try he slid down on his rump and flew right off the end. He just sat there looking around, I clapped and told him how fun it was (just in case he didn't know and thought it was scary or something). He walked around all the playground wood ties, and then ventured out into the park. He was just enjoying the freedom of walking wherever he wanted. Danni ran out to play with him and he started laughing. I stayed back to let him wander, I wanted to see how far he would venture out. Watching those two running (well one running, one walking like a drunk man and falling every 2 or 3 yards) was memory making. It's so sweet to hear children's laughter in the park!
Another noise I heard in the park was "snap...smack", the snap comes from the acorns or walnuts breaking from the branch, the smack is the sound of them slamming into the ground. It's dangerous around the trees from now until mid October. The merry go round happens to be right under one of the trees, so if you're into extreme sports, go play on the merry go round at McCullough park.
Speaking of nuts...
I was in the health food store a couple of weeks ago and they have these adorable 'nuts' of creme perfume. I dipped my finger into the sample labeled 'Mango' and tried a dab. A few hours later I realized the fragrance was still there! I had to go get one. After getting Bill to come in and sniff the 6 different scents I applied to 6 different parts of my arms we narrowed it down to Memosa and Melon.
Bill said the Memosa vaguely reminded him of an old woman, so I went with the Melon. I excitedly paid the $20.00 for my nut and took my treasure home. I was sad to find the scent didn't last as long as the other had. I wrote the company and they told me to read the reviews, so I did. It ends up that the scent lasted too long for some! Each scent lasts for different amounts of time on different people. Do you ever think a scent didn't 'fit' someone? I guess our bodies are designed for certain scents... like lip stick colors. I still like my nut, and it's easy to take along if I need to re apply. They have more scents on their web site and I discovered that they have organic vanilla and rose. Now I must make another choice! I wish I could sample them first and see how long they last. The lady at the company told me to hold off until Sept 28th because they'll be reducing the price...hmmmm, maybe I'll get them both!