Thursday, July 22, 2010


I haven't posted for a few days because my mind feels quiet these days. I'm not sure if it's a temporary writing block or just the fact I have had nothing to say. Just feel sort of quiet. That's really the only way to explain my little break.

This past week has been pretty good. Kind of funny summer weather but I'm grateful for the absence of rain. In the mornings we've had a "marine layer" and then around 12-1pm it gives way to a beautiful afternoon. Though it isn't the type of summer I prefer it has been pleasant... But yes, go figure, we put up our Costco pool and then we revert back to Spring weather. I am thankful that we are due for some hot weather this weekend so there should be some good times in the pool. Yay!

Since I can't think of anything in particular to say (though I do have some good blog topics for the future- just not in the mindset to write on them), I'll record the happenings in the past few days...

Sunday 18th: Mom and I sent to visit Granny and take her to church. The church service was all about children/God's children and serving the youth in our communities. After church, we went to the restaurant on the golf course, Rudy's. Yum! Once we were done with lunch we took Granny on a few errands, which was pretty entertaining. :)

Monday 19th: Janelle hosted a birthday party for her husband Drew. I enjoyed visiting with her friends from church and others in her life. We chatted about random things (in the process I consumed multiple cookies) and played board games. Wonderful night!

Wednesday 21st: Nothing too major happened this day or the day before. Though I think it is important to note two things: (1) I did my first picking of the blueberries in my aunt's garden and (2) my first loan payment was officially due-- though already paid several days ago.

Thursday 22nd ~ today: When I got up this morning I immediately started reading the last few chapters of the seventh Harry Potter book. I stayed up late last night reading it but forced myself to not finish the book so I could attempt to get some sleep. Not sure if that was a good choice because I was very restless all night. Anyway, I finished the book today and let me say this: J.K. Rowling is a force to be reckoned with! I thoroughly enjoyed that series and I am sad that my journey with the characters is over. I hope to re-read the series again next year.

After finishing the book I got ready and went up to my aunt's house to help her in the rose garden. I really enjoyed spending time with her and being outside. So nice to just listen to the sounds of nature... the birds chirping, squirrels scampering along the ground, and the rustle of leaves as the wind blows through... all while digging my hands into the soil! :)

Coming up: On Friday (tomorrow) I'm heading down to Salem to meet my dear friend Andrea for lunch and then I'll stay overnight with Granny. So excited to spend time with both of them! I think it'll be nice to get away too- perhaps the time "alone" will rejuvenate my mind.

We'll see what will happen in the next few days... till then I am going to enjoy this evening.


Janelle said...

I hope you have a great time in Salem!

Elizabeth said...

Sometimes I think getting to a quiet state can be the end goal of itself. When we have minds such as ours---the peaceful, settled moments can feel weird but are incredibly fulfilling and delicious in their own right. Glad you've gotten there! Also.....the balance of the two: constant thoughts and peaceful quietness sort of let you more easily process and sort out those thoughts when they do arrive. Ommm! :) Love ya. Loved the post on Granny and I love that saying too---its in my parents house. And appreciation of ALL little things let's us rejoice in all the life, moments, and gifts God has bestowed upon us and His earth....