Welcome to Friday, friends. I hope this week has been a gentle one for you. I’m here today to share a few pictures from the garden and a smattering of other things that brought me joy. I am staring at the calendar as I type this – we are halfway through June. I’m not sure how it’s possible but our yard certainly reflects it!
Dare I say it? The weather was perfect this week. The high has been in the very low 80s, the low has been in the low 50s. Each afternoon we’ve spread out the quilt and played until it was time to go in and start the evening meal. Saturday’s forecasted high? 58*F!! I will take it.
The flowers have loved it. I’m most excited to share that bud on my Queen of Denmark Rose. I thought we had lost it after this winter but there are several buds on it. We’ve had it a few years and it’s pretty scrawny, so I need to find a way to take better care of it. Its blooms are gorgeous – the perfect rose!
Ruth Ozeki won the Women’s Prize for Fiction!! I watched the livestream while we were playing in the front yard and I flew out of my seat, jumped up and down, and screamed when it was announced!! My children were very confused. I was so happy that she won, her speech was incredible, and I’m hoping this encourages her to write more and more novels.
Other things that brought me joy in the last week:
- My time at Panera – alone – last Sunday was more life giving than I can describe. I crave time alone and rarely (less than once a year?) am alone in the house at any time. There were other people around, but my section of the dining area stayed empty and no one spoke to me. That’s my idea of perfection.
- I solved a NY Times mini puzzle in 14 seconds this week. I felt like a genius! (For a very short period of time.)
- I received my first payment from hosting ads on my blog! It only took about 4 years but I had money deposited into my account this week. I think that makes me a professional writer?
This weekend will involve the grill and lots of time outside. I hope your weekend is exactly what you need. Take good care!