Much of the previous weeks have been spent in the garden. It has not only given me something to fill all the extra time I have now that DH is gone, but it has given me a great dose of sunshine - both balms for the soul. So, the first thing I’m grateful for this week is the garden and all the goodies that I have to look forward to. So far all I’ve harvested is arugula. But friends have contributed to this year’s garden with baby and thinned plants so it is truly a celebration of friendship.
While I’m settling into somewhat of a routine with the gym, knit night, gardening, lawn mowing, etc. with DH gone, I’m sooooo thankful for Skype! My cell reception is kind of dodgy at home so not only does Skype allow us to see each other, but the connection is much clearer and more reliable and I can be anywhere in the house, not just in one of the three magic spots. I also don’t need to worry about cell minutes and can talk to mom to my heart’s content. And, now that I’m all set up on Skype I’m going to have an international knitting lunch today with Mrs. Pao! How exciting is that?!?
Organized volunteer opportunities like the trail maintenance work I did on Saturday that not only allowed me to get out and meet people (and reconnect with some former coworkers), but also get exercise and do something good for the community. I’ll share more about this on Fit Friday.
Streaming radio saves my sanity while doing repetitive work in my basement studio where regular radio just isn’t going to happen. I have a nice speaker to hook my phone up to that charges it while it streams that makes it really quite pleasant.
So, how about you? What are you grateful for this week?