A few days later my letter carrier left an envelope in my mailbox containing a CD by Todd and a coloring book by Jenny and Todd.
I listened and sang along to Todd's CD ("Mama's Little Baby Loves Shortnin, Shortnin, Mama's Little Baby Loves Shortennin' Brayd") on my short drive to the Russian River yesterday for another afternoon of sublime paddling.
And today I got out my Prismcolors to begin coloring. (The kindergartners will soon return, so it's good to start back into coloring!)
As Louis Armstrong sang,
"What a wonderful world!"
The Russian River downstream of Monte Rio, a quiet paddler's paradise.