Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Full of Grace

1.  Beaner's boyfriend, having moved within 2 hours of us,  finally got his own apartment!  I get my house back. I get my bathroom back.  One less car to have to jockey around in the driveway.  I'm sure he will still be here on weekends, but no more starting my week tripping over him.

2.  That Beaner got her first field assignment for her graduate program - working with kids whose parents are incarcerated.  Yay!  So much better (for worrisome me) that she is not in another prison.  I love that she has chosen a career wanting to help people that many do not want to help.  But as a mom, I'd rather her be safe.

3.  Taking Peachie to NYC to celebrate her 21st birthday - Fifth Avenue shopping and to see James Franco and James O'Dowd in Of Mice and Men.  I really don't see the appeal of Franco, but she does so she was a very happy camper in her front row seat.  How O'Dowd did not win the Tony for this performance is beyond me.  He was phenomenal.

4.  Playing the ladies who lunch, I had this amazing salad - lobster waldorf salad with the most delicious vanilla bean dressing, which I got on the side.   And then licked the serving bowl of every last bit.  Wow was that good!

5.  Starting to harvest food from my garden.  I'm not sure there is anything so satisfying as growing your own food.  Or anything that tastes so good.

A week filled with the blessings of abundance.


  1. I must admit, I scroll ahead to peep images. I saw the salad and . . well, sorta lost it for a minute. Yum.

    Lovely week. Happy birthday to Peachie and happy getting your living space back. Peace.

  2. AnonymousJuly 01, 2014

    Of Mice and Men was one of the first "grown up" books that I read that I loved. There is nothing like a broadway play - the talent is just amazing. We are not growing a garden this year. Dealing with the deer and the dogs would just be doom from the start :O. Enjoy your harvest - we will just travel to the stand down the street. It is almost like the back yard...

  3. Yay for getting your house back! That trumps everything else... all of which is delightfully wonderful as well. And, besides the rest of the goodness, yes, harvesting food from one's own garden is so very satisfying. Nothing tastes better!

  4. AnonymousJuly 01, 2014

    Happy birthday to Peachie! Sounds like a wonderful time. That salad looks delicious - I LOVE lobster, yum!

    So glad you're getting your space back. Enjoy this beautiful week!