- Maps– This doesn’t have anything to do with this week particularly, I just have frequently thought to myself in the past several weeks “I LOVE maps!” I love spending a bit of time with an atlas and figuring out a new route to a common destination. I have NO sense of direction. But I’m pretty good at reading maps. I don’t do well guessing my way to new routes. I do fine when I study a map and plan it out. And I love maps!
- Being Able to Help a Fellow Weight Watcher Out- I’m not going to meetings every week now, just trying to save a bit of money, and as I’m close to goal I feel that every other week is all I need at the moment for accountability. But several times over the past few months when I’ve been at meetings I’ve been able to offer concrete support to a newer member. I have been on W.W., brace yourselves, on and off for 20 years. (I turn 33 this September and I am NOT exaggerating.) I have been through so many incarnations of the program that I have a lot of tidbits up my sleeve. And it feels great when I can share one with a discouraged newbie! I seriously wonder whether I should get a job with WW. I don’t have time for it, but I believe in the program and I KNOW the program and… I get joy out of helping folks with it. Anyhow, LOVE that I helped a really new member this morning.
- Institution of a Homemade Pizza Night on a Weekly Basis- I’ve been missing pizza since giving up wheat. We had a bunch of stuff in the house that would make good pizza toppings and so I went hunting on-line for a good gluten free pizza crust recipe. Gluten Free Mommy, whom I have already told you I love, had one and I so related to her narrative attached to the recipe (crying over Papa John’s ads, yup. Well, I haven’t cried, but sighed heavily, longingly…) We have had such good luck with her recipes that even though we found simpler ones, I wanted to give hers a try. Kev made a crust up last weekend and we had a delicious pizza. We decided that henceforth Tuesday night is pizza night in the S-D household. Gluten-free pizza night. The first pizza Twas DELICIOUS! And I LOVE this new tradition.
- The Healing Power of Babies- AMAZING! A broken right femur- broken 3 weeks ago today- apparently healed completely already! LOVE IT!
- The International Market– It is tiny, and crowded, and I take entirely too long in there; I haven’t yet figured out where things I need are, or rather, I need different things frequently so there are new things for which to hunt… but… I love shopping amidst so many different cultures. I love the prices. I love the smells. I love that this is a part of our bi-weekly shopping circuit. I only feel kind of weird about frequently being the only person of Euro descent in that tight space. Well, actually, maybe that is part of what I love, I just hope my presence is not an offense to anybody there.
- Getting to Know Church Folk- One more woman came walking this morning, a woman who has been especially hospitable to us since our arrival at congregation 2. I realized today that she is a single mom, and lawyer, she was in law school when her second child was born. I have always respected her, but now- WOW. I am in AWE of her. I LOVE getting to know folks better.
- This Blog Post– I love her blog in general, but I SO related to this post. I still have a ways to go in the deepening of my green identity, but I’ve come a long way, along many of the same lines. Check it out. LOVE IT.