Hi everyone. You know when you need to force yourself to do something, get happy, be inspired, count your blessings? Now is one of those times. I love this weather, but I’ve been caught in a web of Internetty delights this afternoon. Not okay! So with this post, I aim to make one more contribution to the Internetty basket of delights, and then head outside.
(This was going to be a post entirely focused on the garden, but wouldn’t that be more interesting once we have some veggies to show off? Yes, I thought so!)
With that, friends, here is my first installment of Friday Gratitude:
1. I’m grateful for our garden. Andy has put so much work into taking care of all our little seedlings, making the beds, constructing the fence, and now putting it all in the ground! I help out by weeding and gathering bricks or rocks, but he should really get all the credit. I’m excited for all the (FREE!) fresh vegetables we’ll have eventually: tomatoes, peas, string beans, eggplant, kale, squash, artichoke, cucumber, potatoes, rhubarb, spinach, peppers, and lots of herbs, too.
2. I’m grateful for all of the natural beauty there is within a short driving distance. The Hudson Valley is full of parks and forests and waterfalls, many free, and all beautiful in unique ways.
3. Soooo much gratitude for this baby! I talked about her a bit last year, but she has grown so much, it’s like she’s a different person. It’s still just as much of a privilege to be around her as much as I have, to teach her and influence her in ways I’m not even aware of yet. But mostly, she influences me. I love Beans to pieces.
4. I am BEYOND excited that I have a bit of travel to look forward to: San Francisco this time next Saturday! My darling friend Ellen and I haven’t seen each other since November, and I haven’t seen California’s enchanting Bay Area since 2006- so overdue!
5. My last gratitude item for today? You! I’m grateful for everyone who stops by this page. The views and comments mean so much to me. I’m still trying to figure out exactly what kind of blog Sweet and Savoring is, but I’ll keep posting if you keep reading, how’s that? So thank you, family and friends, fellow bloggers, and nameless readers!
What are you grateful for today?
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. –Eric Hoffer
[Thanks to Andy Milford for the first, second, and fourth photos in this post :)]