Gratitude Friday

1. Our garden. I really should call it a habitat because when I say “garden” I’m guessing people imagine something manicured, controlled, and contained when what is actually out front is wild, chaotic, and filled with birds, bugs, and bees. Our current harvest is cucumbers, zucchini, basil, and lettuce. My favorite things are how much the bees love our flowers and the goldfinch love the sunflowers.

2. The pool. I’ve been able to get back in more often and I love it so much.

3. Practice. Meditation in particular feels especially supportive right now.

4. Peach season. One of my favorite parts of summer. Ringo’s too. 🙂

5. Reading. The time I am no longer spending on social media I’m using to read more and I’m really enjoying it. I just finished How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, and while it was a bit more academic than I’d hoped, it was really good.

6. My tiny family, my tiny house, my tiny life. It’s the final weeks of Eric’s summer break so we’ve been enjoying and appreciating this time together before he goes back to work. Ringo is on restriction because of a pulled muscle in his shoulder but we are confident he’ll heal with rest, and we have the best support from Teri, Lindsey, and Jess at Red Sage.

Bonus joy: the huge murder of crows at the school this morning, gummy vitamins, sitting in the sauna with Eric, getting the laundry done before it gets hot, a/c, working out with Eric and Shelby, afternoon rain storms, writing and hanging out with Calyx, texting with Chloe’ and Mom and Chris, lunch with Carrie, birds at the feeder and in the bath, good neighbors and their dogs, having a tiny house that also allows for space to practice and work, sitting in the late afternoon shade of our backyard, naps, reading in bed at night while Ringo and Eric sleep.

2 thoughts on “Gratitude Friday

  1. Rita

    I am feeling both sad about the idea of Cane returning to work and hopeful/curious. I think I won’t really know what this new life of ours is going to be/feel like until we get to the fall. It is so nice not to feel the usual cloud of August dread approaching.

    Also, I felt the same about How to Do Nothing. I want to re-read it, more slowly.


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