Last week, it seemed that there was a lot going on- events and nonstop action. This week, I’ve still been busy, but more in a getting-things-done kind of way. Checking things off the ever-present To-Do List and moving on to the next thing, which usually leads to a nice sense of satisfaction.
This Friday Gratitude is significant perhaps, as I realize how long I’ve done this weekly series. I don’t exactly consider myself good at keeping up with things regularly, and this is Friday Gratitude #12!. I’ve been doing this gratitude thing every single week since May 31; I love that. I love that this weekly practice has caused me to think of the positives throughout the week, as well.
Wahoo, it’s time for some positivity!
Friday Gratitude, Part 12: Productivity, sauna time, and more!
I’m grateful for my productivity this week. Having a new day planner really helps me to keep track of errands to run, who I’ve been in touch with, personally and blog-wise, and deadlines (school-related, blog, etc). I’m patting myself on the back this week for wrangling in my ADD-prone mind and making that extra effort to be a bit more organized.
Also in the organization department, all of my photos are now organized by year, month, and day on my external hard drive! No more wondering where I put certain pictures or what’s in a strangely labeled folder on my desktop. That is a huge weight off my shoulders, and makes finding photos (like, um, for blog posts??) much easier. (As such, all the photos in today’s post are random food finds from 2012.)
I mentioned sauna time in Monday’s epic list, and yesterday I visited the Omega sauna for the first time since last year. I always feel so loose and relaxed after sitting in there. Can’t saunas be a free public service, like town pools? 🙂
As always, I’m grateful for hang out time with friends, spending time with my favorite one-and-a-half year old Bean, and that hard-working, talented and supportive husband of mine.
What are you grateful for today? (And are you hungry after looking at these food pictures?)
Some links, since I haven’t shared any in a while:
- I’m guest posting on another blog next month and Meg has done feature posts on everyone who’s filling in for her- here’s the sweet write-up she did on me and Sweet and Savoring!
- Summer market waffles: Putting zucchini and basil in waffle batter turned out to be a very good idea!
- Do any of you have gardens? We have lots of herbs as well as veggies, and this post on how to harvest sage is particularly helpful.
- I’m not a mother, but I love what Bridget says here about summer, motherhood, and beauty.
All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this – as in other ways – they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it. –John Berger