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Thankful Thursday | soaking up the lovely weather

This week, I am thankful:

for a stretch of beautiful weather

Last weekend, the weather was positively heavenly. Low humidity, temps in the high 70s/low 80s…just so perfect! I soaked it and appreciated it, and when I feel like being crabby about the coming heat and humidity, I will try to pull up those memories. 😉

a mulberry tree in my new neighborhood

I always loved picking mulberries in my old neighborhood, so I was delighted to find a mulberry tree on my walking route here. Yay!

fingers stained with mulberry juice.

mulberry-stained fingers!

for beautiful sights in nature

I spied these little thistles on a walk the other day, and when I got closer to take a photo, I was delighted to see this little honeybee.

honeybee on a thistle.

for the little bench outside my front door

It’s a lovely spot to eat breakfast, drink coffee, or read a book.

Kristen on a bench holding a coffee mug.

for watermelon season

I am so, so happy that watermelons are plentiful again.

A small bowl of watermelon.

for plenty of rain

Also: the rain we’ve had has come in the form of thunderstorms, which I do actually love.

All-day-drizzle gets a big thumbs down from me, but a good thunderstorm? YES. Bring it on.

for all the ways there are to save money

I was sitting here thinking about the different ways I’ve saved money this week; pickups from the Buy Nothing Group, freebies on Facebook Marketplace, an eBay purchase, the cheap Kindle trial I started, some cheap travel I booked, and so on.

There are so many ways to obtain things for free or for cheap, and I think that’s awesome.

that I was able to fix the shower draining problem

The downstairs shower was slow to drain and my initial thought was that I should call the landlord. But I decided to check it out myself first, and once I pried off the drain cover, I could immediately see the problem: a huge ball of hair and who-knows-what-else from the previous renters.

I fished it out with some tools, trying not to nose-breathe (!!) and now the shower is working perfectly. Sweet!

that I got a cheap flight to go to FinCon

The conference is in Orlando, in early September (Yes, I feel sweaty already!), and between a cheap initial flight price and a Southwest sale coupon code, I got the flight there for $47 and the flight back for $82.

A Southwest plane wing at sunset.

I don’t think I’ve ever flown somewhere for $47!

for a sweet gift box from a friend

My friend Cate (you can find her online here) sent a box of goodies for the girls and me, and she even included some toys for our cat!

A box full of gifts.

for this rental

I continue to be so grateful…it is a perfect place for me to land for right now.

What are you thankful for this week?

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Monday 13th of June 2022

I am thankful for

The free splash pads near us for the kids to play on hot days

Having both my kids home with me all day now that school is out.

Warm sunny weather this week.

The beautiful peonies blooming in our yard. They are so pretty.

The rhubarb and asparagus growing in our yard.


Sunday 12th of June 2022

hello,may i know where you live?(i‘m from china


Sunday 12th of June 2022

I live on the east coast of the United States. :)


Friday 10th of June 2022

I highly recommend the Tub Shroom! I'm not one for buying gimicky things, but was housesitting and they had one. It catches all the hair, is easy to clean and I never have to try to unclog a stupid bathtub drain again.


Friday 10th of June 2022

Yes! We've had the Tub Shroom and loved it. I need to buy the shower version for this particular drain, since it's a shower vs a tub!


Thursday 9th of June 2022

Orlando in September can be extremely uncomfortable, but it is good that most of your activity will be indoors. I was in your area of the country (Washington D.C.) over the weekend and the weather was wonderful indeed.

I am thankful this week for many things. I am thankful that while visiting Washington my hubby and I walked to the United States Botanic Garden. I was able to see the very rare Corpse Flower in bloom. This was an extraordinary sight!

I was thankful to spend time with my cousin which always fills my heart

I was thankful that all aspects of our trip went smoothly with the exception of having a run in with an overly zealous TSA agent on the way home.

I am thankful for today’s thunderstorm. The heat and humidity are so oppressive this may cool things off a bit. My flowers love it!

I am thankful for the camera on my phone. I love capturing the beautiful and fun things I see during the day. Yesterday a family of ducks were swimming in the fountain at our post office. I guess it was one spot guaranteed to be alligator free and safe for the ducklings. I was able to take a quick photo and share it with others.

Wishing everyone a week filled with blessings.


Thursday 9th of June 2022

Man you really do have high arches lol I love Southwest too! I’ve been loving out beautiful weather lately. Grateful my son finished out his school year strong. Grateful for my pets, nothing will give you unconditional love after a hard day like a dog at your feet or a cat in your lap. I am particularly grateful that my husband and I both have decent jobs. Inflation has done a number on our savings goals and disposable income, but we are able to pay bills and buy food and gas without trouble. Even if we almost never get our small luxuries from the grocery store anymore.


Thursday 9th of June 2022

Haha, yes, yes, I do. I don't think an arch support has ever actually touched the bottom of my foot!

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