This week has felt odd and out-of-sorts--Seth and I came back from Canada on Monday; Tuesday I worked a few hours (precious few, then home with Seth); we all know what Wednesday was about (yard work); Thursday I spent the entire day convinced it was really Monday, referring to Wednesday as "the weekend," go figure; and today I worked from home while waiting (in vain) for a delivery that was supposed to come in the morning but really arrived at 3 p.m. I know, that's more about my week than you really care to know... but still, it was a good week, if a bit off.
Seth and I had a great trip to Canada last weekend. We enjoyed our time with Grandma Kandt, my mom and Aunt Bobbi. And road tripping with Seth has always been a fun adventure--he was born a good traveler. Now that he can pick up some of the driving slack, he's an even better traveler! We listened to a bit more of the Steve Jobs book (I know, at this rate, we'll finish it in 2015, but I'm not really INto it, so bits and pieces work for me), discussed various life philosophies, and of course, listened to each other's playlists on our respective iPods. Seth has a new crush on Regina Spektor, and I think I got a few points by casually mentioning I had her most recent album. I am so grateful for my son. I have often remarked that God blessed me with the exact right son for me; I'll say it again!
We came home to a missing-us husband, which is always nice. It would be pretty sad to come home and not have been missed... Seth often remarks on our luckiness to have husband in our lives, and I wholeheartedly second that sentiment. Grateful grateful for my man.
Summer is HERE. It's supposed to hit 100 degrees this weekend, which is fine, I guess... as long as I don't have to be out in it. I've watered and watered and watered, so the weeds should be back up to neck-high by the end of the weekend. I'm grateful for underground sprinklers. They really do make life better for those of us with too much lawn and flower beds!
Another sign that summer is here? We have eaten quite a bit from the garden already... in some ways it feels earlier than usual, which doesn't really make sense given how slow the weather has been to heat up... but, I won't question it; we'll just enjoy enjoy enjoy! Potatoes, kale, onions, cabbage, zucchini, summer squash, lettuce, arugula... yum. Add to that the cherries, strawberries (now done until August when they'll come back around), blueberries (we have our first blueberries ever, and we've been trying to grow them for years!), and there is a orangey tint up on the topmost apricots, so those are coming soon too! It's a little heaven on earth around here, and I'm so grateful for each item I harvest.
I'm grateful for an interesting project at work, that keeps me learning and growing. And I'm grateful, too, for the flexibility I have with my work hours. When Seth's been here, I can do a bit less; now that he's away for a few weeks, I can get more accomplished!
This is the Regina song that Seth and I listened to A LOT on the way to Canada and back. It's a bit of fun!
I have not been pinning enough lately. It's a situation that needs to be remedied! But, I haven't stopped completely... here are a few recently-pinned Pinterest images that I'm grateful for:
I'm grateful as well for my family and friends beyond husband and Seth. I am fortunate to have some pretty fabulous people to play mini-golf with, have lovely lunches with, exchange texts with, pick cherries alongside in the cool mornings, etc. I learn, I grow, and am better because of them. (You.) Thank you.
I hope your weekend is wonderful. I hope that you find a cool respite when you need, but that there is definitely a lot of sunshine in your world.
What are you grateful for this week?