Friday, June 21, 2013

Small Surprises

Rick and I had lunch at one of our favorite restaurants today, The Blackrock Grill.  It's a tiny place on the Courthouse Square in Jasper.  I had an oyster po'boy with sweet potato fries.......I'm still smiling.
The oysters were fried to perfection, crispy yet tender and juicy.

While we were waiting for our food, our friends Margaret and Larry walked in......even though they live in Jasper they had never eaten at Blackrock before......they joined us and an hour lunch stretched into a couple of hours.  It was an absolute delightful break in the day.

I love those pleasant surprises that life sends you......things like an impromptu lunch with friends, an unexpected call or note, a check you didn't expect, a booking you had been hoping for, a deer under the apple tree munching delicately on green apples, a visit from Jordan to sit on the porch and eat Popsicles.

Those little ordinary things......they make life, they make the day.......small surprises that bring a smile to your face.  Tomorrow night we play at one of our most favorite venues, Berkeley Bob's Coffee House.  It is an authentic Californian coffee house right here in Alabama......a musician's dream place to play.  It is a true
listening venue......people come there to hear your songs.  I'm already getting butterflies!

For all of you tonight.....I wish you a weekend of little ordinary surprises, like those that filled my day.  Surprises that will bring a smile to your face, that will do your hearts and spirits good. Keep those surprises coming.


  1. Hope you have a great weekend too and plenty more pleasant surprises.

  2. Happy Summer surprises Jilda.