It's been a full week. Full of life.
Aside from some hideous wind, the weather has been GORGEOUS! It's felt almost spring-like and as much as I love sweaters and scarves and boots, it's really nice to not have to wear a coat every time you leave the house! I love that it's staying light longer at night too. Spring is definitely in the air and I'm grateful. Despite the beautiful days we've had, I haven't been able to get out and walk or hike..it's been almost three weeks now...that's simply tragic.
John had to go to the coast of Alabama this week. Had to eat seafood. Had to bask in seventy degree temperatures. Had to look out at the gulf. Had to smell the salty air. Had to interview some amazing people. He's so lucky. He arrived home yesterday--just as I got two weeks worth of groceries put away and just in time for a lunch date with me. That's two dates we've had this week. I could get used to that! I'm very thankful he's home. I know travel is a necessary part of his job but I dislike being separated. We both do.
Seems like something always goes awry when he's out of town and this week was no exception. I was in the carpool line at the middle school on Thursday afternoon when the nurse from Abbey's school called. She got two of her fingers slammed in the heavy metal door while coming in from recess and the nurse thought they might be broken. Poor Abbey. Thankfully, they weren't broken, just badly bruised and very sore. That girl is a trooper. And I could have lived without the nurse telling me about the student whose finger was severed in a similar freak accident last year. Shudder.
This is a FOUR DAY WEEKEND for us. FOUR DAYS!!! The kids are out Monday and Tuesday and I am thrilled. We don't have too much planned. I hope it can be a mix of fun, productive, and restful days.
Here's just a few things on my happy list from this week...
Bible study (Esther). Ohmygosh, this study is so very good. I've never really considered myself a Bible study girl. I have friends who love/crave/need it but I've never considered myself one of them. Also never considered myself a Beth Moore devotee either, but this study is amazing and I'm astounded at the truth and wisdom she pulls out of a handful of verses every week. I've been pleasantly surprised by how much I've enjoyed this study.
I bought two small things this week that made me happy. I'm very aware that things don't fulfill you, but sometimes they do lift your spirits and make you happy! I bought the Stealing Home soundtrack from iTunes. John and I saw that movie on one of our earliest dates in college and I literally wore the cassette tape of the soundtrack out! Isn't it funny how music can just take you back to a place, time, and memory?
I also picked up this DVD. John and I both love that movie and how could I pass it up for only $5 at WallyWorld? Small, happy things!
There were lots more happy things in my week, and some really hard things too, but I've got to get showered and run some errands and do some cleaning and get this weekend started! Peace out, peeps!
For my fellow word geeks--the etymology of ketchup/catsup. So interesting.
ORIGIN late 17th cent.: perhaps fromChinese ( Cantonese dialect) k'ē chap‘tomato juice.’