Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by
1. This morning I spotted two mimosa trees on my morning walk. I've never noticed them in the Northwest before, but we had three mimosa trees in the backyard of my childhood home. I could see them from my bedroom window. Aunt Estelle and I loved the pink blooms, but Dad never liked the mess they made on the lawn. He eventually cut them down. He could have written this article I found by the Grumpy Gardner.
2. While listening to NPR this morning, I learned that the 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Broadway premiere for Fiddler on the Roof. Just hearing them mention some of my favorite songs from the play made me want to listen to the soundtrack.
3. I went to the doctor for my annual physical exam this morning. When I set down my FitBit, I checked my steps for the day - 7, 777 steps! I walked a lot last week while visiting my daughter in NY and am trying to keep up the habit now that I'm home.
4. My brother's anniversary is coming up this week. He got married on 8-8-80, and I tried to convince him to wait 8 years for 8-8-88. He didn't, but my son's good friend from high school got married on 8-8-08, and my daughter got married on 8-8 one year later.
5. When I checked out at Target this morning, the total for my purchases was $99.94. Wouldn't it have been great if it had totaled $99.99? I jokingly told the cashier that if it had, I should have gotten my purchases free. I did tell her about my earlier step count on my FitBit. I mentioned that if I were the gambling type, this might be the day for me to buy a lottery ticket.
Since I'm not the gambling type, I didn't buy a lottery ticket. However, as I walked out of the store, I found myself humming - "If I were a gambler, (daidle daidle daidle deedle deedle daidle daidle dum)."
Use the comments to let me know if you have a favorite song from Fiddler on the Roof, if you can recognize a mimosa tree, or if you have any special number combinations that are meaningful for you.