Monday, September 9, 2013

Wheeling And Dealing

This is the story of our day with Anne Marie yesterday. And though I did not have it planned this way, it turned into a day of wheels! The first thing she saw was my walker, and she could not wait to try it out! My job was to keep her from rolling over the cats.
Then we went to play  miniature golf. Because I still have a bandaged foot, I sat in the car and watched. We learned that some trees have eyes, and that they can look like a wolf facing west.
Then we went to Willy's for soft ice cream, where she decided to practice driving, though it was really starting the windshield wipers about six times.

Then finally for a little shopping trip, where she was overjoyed to find yet another mode of transportation, the store scooter. She really loved this and wanted to ride IN IT with me, but I told her the store would not like that. She ended up walking beside me and pushing the gas lever while I steered. Soon it quit in the middle of the store and Anne & Phil had to go to the car for my wheelchair. Down the aisle they came, Phil pushing Anne. It really was a delightful day, but I draw the line at getting her a wheelchair for Christmas!!


“Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.” ~Ambrose Bierce

And then I saw four wheels beside the cherubim, one beside each cherub. The wheels radiating were sparkling like diamonds in the sun. All four wheels looked alike, each like a wheel within a wheel. When they moved, they went in any of the four directions but in a perfectly straight line. Where the cherubim went, the wheels went straight ahead. The cherubim were full of eyes in their backs, hands, and wings. The wheels likewise were full of eyes. I heard the wheels called “wheels within wheels.”
Ezekiel 10
 





25 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

You won't be Andy's assignment from math this weekend - what would the world be like without wheels - for math! LOL Your grand daughter looks like she wants to drive - adorable!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This looks and sounds like it was a perfect day full of memories made :)

Alice G said...

Miniature golf is so much fun. The walker is only temporary?

From the Kitchen said...

Ah, joy in the simplest of things!! Looks as good as a trip to Disney World to me. And, with the money you saved, you could get Anne Marie some sort of wheels. How about roller skates?

Best,
Bonnie

Sandra said...

ha ha on the no wheel chair for Christmas, maybe we should invent a toy one for kids... hope your foot is not so swollen as it was last week... looks like a fun day for all of you. she looks so cute on the walker and the scooter.

claire said...

Ginny, you are On Wheels now.. take it as your "helper" till you are well and running about again! Cute Anne! :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Amazement Square in Lynchburg has a room devoted to trying out handicapped items and they have a bunch of kid sized wheelchairs that kids can try out.

Looks like she had a very fun day!

Small Kucing said...

she sure looks very happy in the photos....yummy ice cream

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I'm jealous, I haven't played mini-golf in ages!! And I always loved the challenge. That ice cream filled smile of hers just melts my heart!!!

Karin said...

Looks like you had a 'wheely' great day! Awesome!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh, the ice cream looks like the best part of all! Anne is a cutie...great pictures!

I hope you are soon able to walk without your wheely, Ginny! Take care.

Linda said...

This looks like such a fun filled day! Anne Marie is so pretty and she looks so happy. Miniature golf is really fun!

Tamago said...

Oh what a fun day you had! Anne Marie looks so pretty and happy riding on various wheels :-)
And what creative eyes you have, the tree does look like a wolf!
Thank you for your comment on my blog. I didn't know but catnip tea has healing benefits when you drink it. The mug, I'm sorry but I have no idea where it came from..it was a gift from long time ago. I wish I could find out!

Blackberry Lane said...

She gets cuter every day. I love how the simplest things delight a child. You had to giggle with her riding in your wheelchair! Hope your foot is healing. That ice cream looks delicious!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Ginny it looks like you 2 had a great time and that ice cream looks wonderful.

Donna said...

Awww...bet you had fun!
hughugs

DawnTreader said...

I have to laugh sometimes at your skill in finding Bible quotes for every impossible theme... :D (Even if I already knew you're an angel)

Betsy Adams said...

Precious little granddaughter, Ginny... It's good that she enjoys being with you and Phil.. AND she can enjoy all of your methods of transportation....

Hugs,
Betsy

Filip and Kristel said...

Good to see your granddaughter so happy.

Greetings,
Filip

LC said...

You captured your precious granddaughter's enthusiasm for transportation wonderfully. I bet she is going to start lobbying for her driver's permit as early as legal!

Ann said...

never a dull moment with Anne Marie around. It looks like a fun filled day

S. Etole said...

life through the eyes of a child is never boring ... hope your foot is soon healed.

Dee said...

Your walker looks much like my Reba (walker) I have a photo of her on about couple of posts back on my blog. Have you thought of a name ? Your grand daughter is cute as a button...I can not wait to see my grand daughter next month.

SquirrelQueen said...

You had an amazing day filled with wheels Ginny. I love the ones in your header too.

Anne Marie is so adorable and filled with joy. That smile of hers, especially filled with ice cream, is contagious.

SweetMarie said...

Looks like a fun afternoon! :)