A semi-regular Monday feature around here, because we could all use some cheerful thoughts on Monday mornings.
The weather is gorgeous.
After unseasonably cold weather, plus several days of rain, yesterday’s weather was heavenly. And today promises to be awesome as well.
Sunshine, mid-70s, low humidity.
I had a great day yesterday.
The six of us went out for lunch after church and we got donuts for dessert (!).
Then we played baseball with our neighbors at our neighborhood ball field, which was super fun and hilarious.
I got sweet notes and presents from my kiddos and Mr. FG, we grilled an easy dinner, ate an ice cream cake, and we ended the day with a fire in our fire pit.
(We started the fire by burning our dried-up Christmas tree, which our neighbor ignited with a flame-thrower. As you can imagine, it was quite the sight!)
Joshua and Lisey did so well in their classes.
Joshua got As in all of his college classes, and same for Lisey in her tutorial classes (actually, she got more than a 100 in her science class, due to extra credit!)
What I’m most thankful for is that they have been so self-motivated and self-managing, and that they’ve put so much effort into their work. That’s more important to me than results, as lovely as good results are!
Joshua’s officially done with high school now, although it’s kind of a non-transition-y transition because he’s just been doing college classes all year anyway.
In another two years, Lisey will graduate, and I’ll be down to schooling just Sonia and Zoe. And even Zoe will graduate in a mere six years.
I think this is the part where I say something cliched about how time flies.
Joshua and Lisey both have non-sketchy jobs.
Last summer, they got their first jobs, and both of them ended up being rather un-fabulous businesses to work for.
But now Joshua’s working at the coffee shop, which is such a perfect fit for him.
And Lisey’s dream of working at a grocery store came true this spring, so she’s pretty over the moon too.
(Bonus happy thing: they are spending a little bit of what they earn, but they’re mostly socking away their earnings for future expenses.)
Sonia and Zoe and I are getting close to finishing school.
We’ve finished everything except for history (8 more days), marine biology (umm, a lot more days) and math (about 20 more days).
So, the end is in sight! We are gonna make it.
Speaking of which, I should end this post and go knock out some of said school with my girls.
Want to play along? Make your own list in the comments and perk up your Monday!
P.S. When I make a list like this, the risk is that you’ll think my life consists of only happy things. But that’s not true…I could make a long list of unhappy things too. But those things scream for attention all on their own, so there’s not much point in listing them. The cheerful things in life, though? Those ones need some love and attention so that the sad things in life don’t overshadow them.