Looking back over the past week, here are some things I'm Thankful for:
1. I am thankful, flattered and honored that Katrina at Wiredset, asked me to write a review of Happens Every Day. How the heck did she ever find little 'ol me, anyway? However she did it, I'm glad and it was fun to write a review of a book knowing that someone else wanted me to do it.
2. I am grateful that by some stroke of luck and special planetary alignment, I managed to have the house all to myself not just Friday, but Saturday night as well! Never in the history of my Mom-dom has THAT happened. I contemplated going to the movies, but there really wasn't anything I wanted to see. So, I watched an episode of LOST that I hadn't yet seen and I read to my little heart's content. That is how I managed to finish 3 books and get 2 reviews written this week. (Stay tuned for review #3).
3. Yesterday as I was driving home from my hair appointment (hair dye - something else to be grateful for!) - I saw my favorite view in all the world. And it only happens for a few short weeks every year. There is a gorgeous white clapboard church in my town that everyone refers to as The White Church. It sits right next to a small bridge over a narrow portion of a cove that separates my neighborhood from the rest of our town. Anyway, for about 2 weeks in May the cherry tree that sits next to the church blooms with the most gorgeous pink flowers. There is one spot on the busy road leading into to my town in which the trees open up and you can see the church across the water framed by those trees. You can only see it for a split second or two. I love that view all year round. But when the cherry tree is in bloom, it is breathtaking. And I saw it yesterday for the first time this season. I so wish I could take a picture of it but the road is very busy and there is no place to pull over in that spot. But, here is a picture of the church (taken in May with the cherry tree in bloom) from a field that borders the cove, to give you some idea. Isn't it lovely?
Nothing like a dose of Mother Nature to make you thank your lucky stars. How about you? What are you thankful for this week?