Three Things Thursday is an exercise in gratitude that began over on Nerd In The Brain, another awesome blog. Every Thursday I highlight three things from the week that I am grateful and/or made me happy. It is a highlight of those little extra things in life that you don’t always have time to stop and enjoy. A celebration of life’s gravy. Feel free to steal this idea for yourself as well 🙂
This week I am thankful for
1. Unexpected nostalgia
A long time ago, in a town (not that) far away I was an emotionally turbulent high school student. Back in those days I went through a lot of stages… thanks to an incredibly vibrant local music scene and a personal passion for music (band geek) most of those stages were based on what I perceived a fan of certain types of music should look and/or act like. I recall the period I spent having a love affair with Tori Amos to be exceptionally angst-y… and yet when this song came on the radio (yes, I STILL listen to the radio) I turned it up and sang along. I have such fond memories of hanging out with my friends and listening to Tori and being so excited when this CD came out.
2. Quiet moments on my back deck after Liam goes to bed
Yes, I adore my son. But there are times when I just like to take five minutes to myself, and this is where I usually do it…. except never by myself really because the puppy brothers always tag along. I love our back yard. It is big, usually quiet(ish), and so peaceful. I am a neighborhood type of girl, so I really don’t mind a little bit of noise. I like having neighbors, and I am fond of the older gentleman who lives in the little ranch behind us and the conversations we have over the back fence. I would be even fonder of him if the fence were higher, not see through, I only ever saw his eyes, and he was always there to spout words of wisdom when I need them.
3. Farmer’s Market Splurging
Yes, I went to the Farmer’s Market to get fruits, vegetables, berries, eggs, and whole milk yogurt… and then I saw the sunflowers. Most of the time if I splurge on myself its an extra Starbucks coffee for the week, yesterday I decided to bring a little sunshine into my home. I had planted sunflowers in the front yard this spring, but some animal (probably a skunk) decided to knock them all over and eat the heads off…. now I have headless sunflowers in the yard… they aren’t all that pretty. Liam thought the flowers were a fantastic idea when I brought them home, so I let him explore them for a bit before putting them in the vase. I think they held up pretty well to his handling.
What are you thankful for this week?