This week, I am thankful:
for a nice long string of cooler weather
It has been so, so lovely here for the last week or so! I almost feel like I am in Wisconsin again.
Annnnnnnd every day in the 15-day forecast promises highs only in the 80s.
This is seriously wonderful August weather for us, and I am thrilled.
that the carport snake has not been back to visit
I haven’t seen him for about a week, and at this point, I am no longer taking a precautionary peek before I open the carport door. 😉
I think maybe he’s moved on.
for all the kind comments from you guys this week
So many of you chimed in here and on Instagram to offer encouragement and a virtual hug to me when I shared about my struggles; I could not respond to all of the comments, but I did read every single one. Thank you!
I almost decided not to publicly share about it being my anniversary, but I’m glad I chose to. The support was lovely, plus so many of you said that you found it encouraging to read since it helps to hear you are not alone in having difficulties.
for so much relational richness in my life
Every time I have hit rough spots in my life, I have been reminded how blessed I am to have a lot of people who care about me.
I think that’s even better than having unlimited monetary riches.
that my toe is feeling better
I stubbed it shortly after moving here.
How? I walked into the living room at dusk, without the light on, and I totally forgot that I’d put the ottoman where I was trying to walk. Whoops.
Over time, the entire nail turned black (Just in time for sandal season. Yay me!)
And then when I was in Wisconsin, I stubbed it again and the whole nail came off, which was rather painful.
But it’s healing up nicely, there’s a new nail growing in, and even though my toe looks ugly, it is feeling much better than it was after the nail first came off.
By next summer my toe should look nice again. 😉
That is, unless I stub it again.
for a kind neighbor who let me borrow some of her lawn equipment
This neighbor has quite a collection of lawn gear, most of which she’s rehabbed and fixed up (so she is a woman after my own heart!)
I baked her some cinnamon bread to say thank you, and she was delighted. However, I still think I got the better end of the deal here. 🙂
I love that I know how to make yeast bread because it makes such a good thank you gift for people; it’s not as common as homemade cookies, cakes, or brownies, and that makes it slightly more special.
that Zoe and I have almost completed her driving hours
I think we have maybe one more hour to do before her test at the end of this month, so, yay us!
I am kind of proud of us for still getting this done in the midst of a hard time. 🙂
And I am thankful that Zoe wants to get her license, especially because I know of a lot of Gen Z-ers who are not particularly motivated to learn how to drive.
I don’t mind driving my kids around when it’s necessary, but it is not something I want to be doing forever! I want Zoe to have her independence and be able to take herself places that she needs and wants to go, and I’m thankful she feels the same.