ell, I must pull myself away from my crocheting long enough to make my list, right? Of course!
This week has been entirely lovely. Just the fact that it is spring break, Seth is with us, and we're away, that makes it a great week, with much to be grateful for.
I am grateful that we got some sunshine. We arrived to rain, wind, hail, the usual Oregon Coast gamut. But we ended on two days of pure bliss. It was a bit breezy when I was out on the beach today, but yesterday was peaceful and calm, cool, sure, but quite lovely. And as I've said before, everything's better with sunshine!
I'm grateful that my body can still move when I need it to. I haven't been the most active possum this winter, and did not "condition" myself appropriately for two-hour tennis matches with the boy. He, on the other hand, has been playing every day after school for a few weeks now, and was able to run me ragged around the court... whew. I feel muscles where I'd forgotten I had them! But I'm grateful I didn't pull anything or hurt myself... I need to remember I'm not quite 20 anymore... obviously time for some trotting around the countryside in my five-finger shoe things.
I'm grateful for sweet husband, who picked me up some chocolate cupcakes yesterday (remember, I've been wanting cake?), and took us on a beach driving exploration this afternoon. I really wanted to enjoy the sunshine on this last afternoon here, and there's this lovely drivable beach nearby... I really enjoyed just watching the ocean and the little sandpipers... peaceful.
I'm grateful for crochet patterns, free, online! I got a bee in my bonnet that yes, this afternoon would be the time to learn how to crochet an egg--not just an egg banner, but an actual stuffed egg--and with a little sleuthing, found a fun pattern and have been playing around. God bless the internet.
I'm grateful for nature, for being surrounded by such beauty throughout the Pacific Northwest. Here are a few images captured on ramblings and explorations during low tide this week...
While I'm grateful for our time away, I am also grateful to be going home, go figure, and get back into home routines, spring planting and yard work (yes, I think I'm really ready; I was worried that feeling would never arrive!), and all the active and sunny activities of spring.
I'm grateful for my family, for my adventurous parents and their traveling ways. They've been good examples for me over the years--in many ways--and they are both off on adventures the next couple of weeks. Travel safe, Ma and Pa!
Blessings to you, wherever your weekend takes you!