Sunday’s a good day to remember what we’ve been grateful for over the past week, don’t you think? I’m joining Taryn over at Wooly Moss Roots in her Gratitude Sunday tradition, and here’s my list:
– Accomplishing a lot this week. It was a very busy week…too busy actually. (When I look at last week’s Gratitude Sunday pictures, they seem like ages ago!!) But once I got everything done, it felt great!
– Looking forward to a (hopefully) much quieter week ahead. I still don’t feel very well, unforch, and my body’s telling me that some downtime would be a very good idea.
– A wonderfully lazy weekend. Lying around, napping, catching up on reading, just hanging out.
– Getting all the lettuce harvested in the garden. The weather’s been quickly getting hot (it’s 94 degrees as I write this) and the lettuce was starting to bolt. I was really feeling the pressure to get it all picked and washed and bagged before it got too bitter, and I finally did that on Friday. It took about 4 hours! It was very aphid-y, as it always is once the weather gets hot, so washing took forever! It wasn’t a fun job, and it was hot, and I hate aphids, and I didn’t feel well, and there wasn’t even anything good on NPR to listen to on my little green radio…but once I got that huge task completed, I got my heart back into the right place and was able to look at it all in gratitude and joy and be thankful that the garden gave us SUCH an amazing bounty of “health on a stem”!
I took a picture of all the bagged-and-compacted lettuce leaves in my parents’ refrigerator!
– Finally finishing a project this week that had been lingering in a pile around our house for almost THREE years!
– Catalpa blossoms right outside our 3rd-story kitchen window, and their scent wafting in on the evening breeze.
– Baking some incredibly delicious cookies in my solar oven, using coconut cream concentrate instead of almonds in this recipe.
– Waking up from a dream and being so thankful to be here, now, in this present reality. I had dreampt that my best friend Sonja was in the hospital dying again. In real life, Sonja died 7 years ago…and I was so thankful that it wasn’t all happening again, and that a person can only die once for goodness sake! Thankful, in general, that we don’t have to go through that awful grief more than once per person. Shew! Dreams can seem so real can’t they, and sometimes that’s a nice thing and sometimes it’s not!
– Got so much garden work accomplished on Friday.
– My wonderful family!
– Getting my moneymaking work done Thursday night, so I could spend all day Friday in the garden. It was a work-heavy week, and I was glad to get it done. And of course, feeling eternally grateful to be able to work from home and set my own schedule! Priceless. Here’s a picture of my “home office” for you. Hah! I guess we kind of live like college students, and don’t…er…really have much furniture. That’s the “couch” you see there. 😉
– Hanging out & reading amidst the flowers at the local botanic gardens with F. after work on Thursday. I loved that!! I loved having him there with me. 🙂
– Savoring an incredible, quintessentially balmy summer evening last night…birds singing, sprinklers going, people out walking, kids playing, the smell of backyard BBQs. I went outside with some tea and read my Sunset magazine on the front step until past dusk. Heaven!!! I could do without the heat of midday, but boy, those summer mornings and evenings are just incredible. They really feed my soul right now!
– After it got too dark to read outside, coming inside and watching a movie with my Hubby (Chinatown, from 1974).
– Not getting the Sunday Night Blues anymore, and actually looking forward to Monday mornings since I no longer have a job to go to! YAY!
– Taryn’s Wooly Moss Roots blog. I love her blog so much!
– Starting a new batch of kombucha, this time with jasmine green tea. I haven’t made any lately and I’m looking forward to drinking it again!
– On our walk to the store this morning, harvesting Lambsquarters to add to my green smoothie today. I *love* harvesting wild foods.
– Seeing pink flowers! I’m craving pink this year. Nature produces the most incredible shades of pink!
What are you grateful for this week? Leave a comment!