This week came and went, actually it flew by kind of like all the weeks are doing now. I would like to say I had wonderful adventures, and a glorious time hanging with all the beautiful people in the city, but I did not. Instead I had a week just running normal errands, seeing the folks I see on a regular basis, listening to music, reading, cleaning (minimally) and other fun stuff. In other words I was just my usual pretty boring self.
TheHub and I did sit down recently and make a list of things we need to get rid of, and we made a list of adventures we would like to have. Things may or may not happen as we planned, but I'm trying.
Saturday: We woke and did our usual running around, but this particular Saturday morning TheHub wanted to go out for breakfast. We do that about twice a year and it was so nice. I love coffee but there is something so much better about "restaurant" coffee. Maybe it is because every time the waiter passes he/she tops off the cup with steaming hot deliciousness.
We gave the Alabama football tickets to Son2, DIL2, and TGS so they stopped by for a few minutes to grab the parking pass. Any time I see them is a good day.
That night we watched the game on TV while munching on ball game snacks instead of a real dinner, which is always a treat.
Sunday: This was a traditional Sunday for us, but we did watch the LSU Florida State game on TV along with an episode of "Better Call Saul".
Monday: I had a couple of library books that were about to be due, which meant I had to do some serious reading, which is a huge joy! I know it was Labor Day and we should have done something but TheHub was at home and he needed some serious downtime to recharge his batteries. Does cooking a hamburger on the grill count as a celebration?
Tuesday: More reading was followed by some deep cleaning in the bedroom. Cleaning is not joyful to me, but the after effects are.
Wednesday: Besides having a wonderful phone conversation with my cousin S. the day was pretty ordinary. Cooking, cleaning, dusting . . . all the stuff I really do not like to do.
Thursday: We were invited to a pre-show reception of the works of a deceased Alabama artist, Thornton Dial. He was an untrained artist and created his works using found objects.
I am posting pictures of a few of my favorites. I was very happy there were some benches to sit and study some fo the pieces. He used everything From old socks, to little kids pop beads in his pieces and looking at some of them was like trying to find Waldo.
A small joy was actually having an occasion to get dressed a bit nicer than I normally do.
They had cocktails and finger foods, which neither of us had the hankering for at 6 pm. We passed on it and went out to eat afterward. Not cooking is another true joy.
Friday: I ran a few errands, dodged a storm or two then came home, had a lovely conversation with fellow blogger, Kim, fixed a simple dinner then we settled in for a "Better Call Saul" marathon, which is a true joy because TheHub does not usually like to watch more than one episode per day, of any series.
Small joys? Yes indeed! But joys, large and small, are out there if we just look for them.
May all your weeds be wildflowers,