Sunday, October 10, 2010
Sunday seems as good a day as any (perhaps even a better day than most given its slow, laid-back nature) to reflect a bit on some of the little things I'm grateful for. Of course there are the big things (clean water to drink, my wonderfully supportive husband, a healthy family....) but the minutia of the day to day are also worth pausing over and giving thanks for. Here are some of the small things I'm grateful for today....
:: Pancake breakfasts and the rare chance to sleep in (thank you, wonderfully supportive husband.)
:: Our first monthly menu plan and monthly grocery shop, completed. There's something very survivalist and satisfying about attempting a monthly shop -- it feels reminiscent of time spent playing "Oregon Trail" in grade school. Will we lose our oxen? Get dysentery? Run out of pasta spirals? Hard to say, but to be sure only the most resourceful and thrifty survive.
:: An afternoon spent planting and weeding. It felt so good to get outside and put my back into some heavy work. Thank you to Aya who slept, making the garden work possible. And thank you to Solomon, who played beside me, befriending a family of snails and making "building sites" in the dirt. Hooray for dirt!
:: Our first bbq and evening meal outside.
:: This great project, commencing on 10.10.10. "One Day on Earth" -- I'm so excited to see some of the footage.
:: You! Thank you so much to everyone who takes the time to read what I write here. I really really really appreciate you. When I began the Seedling blog last February, it was purely as a link to my business. But in the past months I've learned an incredible amount and I've come to really value the community that's available here. Thank you for reading and thank you for occasionally talking back via comments -- it's wonderful to know you're here. As a token of my appreciation, I'm planning an exciting giveaway; just waiting for the magical numbers of 100 readers on the blog and 150 likers on Facebook. Soon!
Hope you've had a fabulous weekend with much to be grateful for as well.