A weekly series of things that remind me to be grateful and find beauty and the good in the everyday.
1. KATY, YOU MAGNIFICENT WOMAN, YOU! When I went to check the mail earlier this week, I was surprised to see a package from my sweet friend Katy (who did a guest-post right here). When I opened it up I found the most beautifully knitted scarf and beanie. She knitted them herself, and I was moved to tears. Thank you so, my sweet friend! I have worn them every single day since and I'm wearing the scarf as I type this. I'll get some photos of their loveliness up next week. Thank you, thank you.
2. Jack Johnson serenading me as I wash dishes. I never tire of his music or lyrics. Plus listening to him always makes me think of my sisters and working at The Boys and Girls Club when I was in college. Some of my favorite lyrics right now from "Home": "So I try to understand what I can't hold in my hand and whatever I find, I'll find my way back to you...home is wherever we are if there's love here too." And this video leaves me happily daydreaming of Hawaii.
3. Homemade vanilla lattes.
4. Kind neighbors who see my husband shoveling snow out of our long driveway and come back later in the day to plow it for us.
5. A husband who likes watching nature shows on the Discovery Channel as much as I do.
6. Thankful that watching this amazing documentary about wolves is making running on the treadmill a little less awful.
7. Walking into the kitchen and smelling the awesome smell of salsa verde chicken cooking in the crockpot for supper.
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As you can see from the photos, we got a whole stinking lot of snow this week. We only got a few inches of snow from the "historic" and "epic" winter storm Juno that hit New York City and Boston, but this storm rolled in early Monday morning and dumped almost two feet of snow on top of what we already had. The dogs were quite comical out and about in it because they had to hop to get around since it was deeper than they are tall. That, or tunnel. They quickly discovered they could tunnel through it and were utterly delighted to do so. It was extremely funny to watch them disappear under the snow and then reappear a few feet away.
Happy Thursday, friends! Here's to looking for the good.
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The Road is Home
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Sharon Covert Photography
The Define School
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Sarah Gee Photography
Fox & Owl Studio
The Stork and The Beanstalk
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A Simple Little Journal
What I've Been Reading
The Girls by Emma Cline
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Never Broken by Jewel
Hold Still by Sally Mann