I woke up this morning tired and grouchy and I just wanted to stay in bed. Despite my attitude, it really is the best kind of day to sit down and count my blessings--which are many. So, here's a little recap of all the simple pleasures from the week.
The garden has been flourishing, and we've had lots of goodies for baking, cooking and sharing. A broccoli casserole is baking right now, and zucchini bread will follow.
We went to an amusement/water park yesterday with a friend--which explains my exhaustion, those kind of places have a way of draining all the energy right out of me! And, we ended up with a dead battery--but at least I had a friend with me to laugh at our misfortune and to keep track of the kids in all the chaos. Had my friend not asked me to go, I just would have stayed home and shred zucchini. Plus, the kids had a blast.
We went to an outdoor concert, met up with some old and new friends...and danced.
We checked out the newly completed children's garden at our local arboretum (again) and even my son had to smile...despite grumping and grumbling about going.
And our little beagle mix rescue has made some leaps and bounds this week. We've been able to take her outside without a leash with success, and she killed a ground hog. My apologies to the animal lovers, but the garden lovers will understand perhaps. It got her in good with my husband, and she is earning her spot on the couch.