TheHub and I left the house early yesterday morning for a day trip and I completely forgot to post this week's joys. Well, week 29 is in the books !
Saturday: TheHub and I ran our usual errands and gad abouting before coming home. TheHub worked in the yard and I did laundry. It was insanely hot, so tell me which of us is the smarter, the one worrying about weeding or the one folding clothes in the a/c. That evening we ate a salad, turned on the TV and watched the movie Stillwater.
Sunday: Son2 and DIL2 were going to look at a house. They have decided theirs is a little smaller than they want as a forever home. They called and asked if we would like to see it, and hey, it was a small adventure since they live in a different part of town. After seeing the house we went out to eat with them and had lots of conversations while they listed the pros and cons. No idea if this is the right house for them, but I guess time will tell.
Monday: I had several things I wanted to make for the week. I am trying to prep on Mondays, cook anything I would be cooking in the oven all in the same day. It is more of a heat related reason than a time saving one, though I will admit it does save a little time the rest of the week.
Other than cooking and swimming it was a pretty uneventful day, but what a joy it is on a hot hot day to be able to swim.
Tuesday: My Beloved Sister came over and did her laps while I finished up a project I had been working on. She increased the amount of swimming by another 15 laps, so fo course later in the day when I swam I had to do the same. I suppose one of my greatest joys for the day was not allowing her to "beat" me. Yes we love each other dearly but we are a tad competitive when it comes to swimming.
Wednesday: I was lucky enough to get to volunteer at Independence Place. Just being there fills my entire being with joy. This time I worked on a "to scale" size elephant mask complete with a movable trunk. I was able to meet a new participant who had not been there on the previous days I have volunteered, and she is adorable to be around.
Thursday: I do not like to be in the pool when people who are doing work for us are around, so I waited for the pool guy to finish before swimming. He is usually there while I am having my morning coffee and it is not a big deal to wait. I waited, and waited, and waited some more. He finally came about 4:30 right before a storm hit. No big deal, I planned to swim after the rain had passed. Wrong!!!
TheHub pulled into the driveway in the middle of the deluge, right after neighborhood trees had fallen and the power had disappeared.
DIL2 was working near here and rather than trying to drive all the way to their house in the downpour she came here to ride it out. I do have a gas cooktop so I was able to make us dinner which we ate with wonderful conversation while waiting for the storm to blow itself out.
After things calmed, DIL2 drove home and we moved to the screened porch, where it was after storm cool. In fact it cooled enough that we were able to sleep comfortably.
A silly joy was finding our old portable DVD player that still held enough of a charge from our train trip in the fall to watch "The Help".
Our main joy was just being slightly inconvenienced.
Friday: We woke and the power was restored pretty quickly. Hooray, that was a major joy. When I talked with Son1 Friday morning he had already heard about our stormy night and sent me a link to a portable, rechargeable power station. Normally I would mull over the purchase, but Amazon had a 90 dollar coupon attached, and with little thought I bought it.
TheHub and I have been planning some extended car trips once he retires (I honestly don't think he ever will) and will use the power pack when traveling (maybe, and if not. we will have it the next time we have a power failure)
TheHub and I did a little running around, picked up dinner to bring home and settled in to watch the Braves win.
Look for your joys. They are always there, even if you have to search for them.
May all your weeds be wildflowers,