I’m on the downhill swing of my fifth winter in the Pacific Northwest. Winter in the PNW means rain, sunsets at 4:30 PM and more rain.
While this winter proved to be one of the driest we’ve seen, it’s still a relief to feel the change of seasons just around the bend. Saturday I rode with my sunroof down and sunglasses on while running errands. I think it’s safe to start dreaming of better weather.
Saturday night was date night. Tickets for two at the Museum of Flight.
Then, dinner for two at an unassuming restaurant in Wallingford.
And, finally the season premiere for two of Downton Abbey on Netflix on the couch. It was a great weekend.
I’ve heard of people doing a “Gratitude List” to remind themselves of the things they have to be thankful for in their lives. To be honest, I found it quite cheesy until recently when I became preoccupied with some concerns in my own life. Remembering the advice of others before me, I decided to sit down and make a list of the things I have to be thankful for in my life right now. I share a few of of favorites with you today. Feel free to share a few of yours in my comments below. I am sure I’ll enjoy reading them.
- taking the boy to Georgia this weekend to visit friends and family.
- working with people I really like
- getting a clean biopsy from a procedure done a couple of weeks ago
- a haircut by my favorite stylist in GA on Friday
- new running socks and washcloths from Target