For the past twenty years, I’ve lived in the same house. And, for eighteen of those twenty years, I’ve had a dog (first Bogey, and now Jezzy) that I’ve faithfully taken for two walks each day. So, it would seem that I should know my way around my neighborhood, right? But, yesterday I strolled down the opposite side of a street that I’ve walked on hundreds, if not thousands of time since I’ve lived here. And,this caught my eye.
The elf house on this telephone pole has probably been here for the entire twenty years that I have. First time I’ve ever seen it, and I was charmed.
So, I’m resolved to Pay Attention! Crazy that I stroll around without paying any attention to my surroundings. Today, I noticed (again) that everyone’s hydrangeas are doing MUCH better than mine are. sigh. The other thing I noticed is that I’m likely to take a header on my new discovery tour – the sidewalks here are pretty uneven because of all the mature trees. Jezzy is so busy sniffing every tree and blade of grass that she’s totally startled every time I stumble and lurch behind her.
On a foodie trip to Ann Arbor this week, I spotted this sign at Zingerman’s (a foodie mecca).
Good advice from folks who really know their way around smoked meats!