Because heaven knows we could all use this exercise on a Monday morning, right?
I’ll list mine, and then you can do yours in the comments!
1. This dogwood tree. In the sunshine.
In the fall, these leaves turn color before the rest of the trees around here do. And at the same time, the sun moves over just enough so that it sets behind the tree.
And I love the combo of the changing leaves and the warm autumn sun.
(I was doing laundry, glanced out my laundry room window, and saw the sun coming through the leaves. So, obviously, I needed to drop the laundry and go take photos. Priorities.)
2. Lisey’s sweet heart.
One of her classmates is feeling quite overwhelmed, and Lisey has taken it upon herself to help by tutoring her. I love to see that compassion in my girl.
3. We did not spend more than we earned this month.
This was a bit of a rough summer with a bunch of unexpected bills, including all our plumbing/septic issues.
It was ultimately ok, but we had to dip into our savings accounts to cover the expenses.
(Which is what they’re for, I know, but I always hate having to use them!)
Happily, when I did this month’s money email, we were pretty much past all the extra bills, and that is making me very happy.
Plus next month looks to be even better.
4. Sonia and Zoe are happy in their dance class this year.
Last year, they both moved up to the middle school class, and it was a little rough. They were the new kids in a rather established, large class, and as you know, middle school girls are not always the friendliest bunch to new people.
There were some tears after the first few classes, but they hung in there, and by the end of the year, they’d formed friendships.
This year, they were a little nervous about going back, but it’s going SO SO much better this time around. Some of the girls they knew from last year are there, and one of their very good younger friends has moved up to their class.
So, my heart is happy for them.
5. It was temporarily cool enough for a fire in the fire pit.
We’ve been having kind of ridiculous September/October weather (like, in the 80s. And humid.), but we did get a small spell of weather that was fire-pit-friendly.
We have 7 oak trees in our yard, which means that we’ve got a steady stream of dropped branches, and they’ve been piling up over the summer.
So, I was happy to make a little dent in the pile!