Life is good. It really truly is. So why do I feel this funk coming on? I'm fretting too much over the fact that summer is flying by and I'm not getting nearly as much school prep done as I need to. I've fumbled the ball yet again in not keeping up with blog reading and had to do the old "mark all as read" thing. (I told myself last month that blogging would have to go if I let it become stressful again, so I'd better shape up on this front--I really don't want to give up blogging.) I am sick to frickin' death of feeling so scatterbrained and unable to concentrate, sick to frickin' death of hurting physically (though I'd take that any day over mentally/emotionally hurting), sick to frickin' death of being so. damn. tired. all. the. time.
So yes, to remind myself how good life is, it's time to indulge in a little funk-busting and put together another list of good stuff. It seriously ought to be a weekly requirement for me as it does my mind a lot of good.
*Reading a couple chapters of A Hero for Wondla with Max this morning. God, I love reading with that kid.
*Having my *favorite* summertime supper last night--baked potatoes, corn on the cob, salad made with greens fresh from the garden, and slices of watermelon.
*Getting closer and closer to having our reading room in a usable state. Might even have pictures to show later this week.
*Even though we weren't able to get everything planted in the garden that we wanted to this year, what we did get planted seems to be doing well. *knocks on wood*
The radishes have come and gone now. They were huge and delicious. We're eating lettuce greens like crazy at the moment. This is a good thing.
Looks like we'll be eating our first kohlrabi by week's end. Can't even express how happy this makes me.
We've got carrots that are looking big and bushy, but I've no earthly clue when we should pick them as this is the first year we've ever grown them. :P And we've got buttloads of tomatoes growing now...in a few weeks I suspect I'll be canning, canning, canning. Still no blossoms on the beans or peppers though, both of which got in the ground a little later than planned.
*Gray had a friend sleep over last night, and they have been amazingly non-rambunctious. *knocks on wood again*
*We went and ordered new appliances (stove, fridge, and chest freezer) over the weekend. Nothing fancy. Just appliances that will actually work (or so we hope anyway :P ). We had set money aside from selling our house for this and other expenses of the move, but it is fast disappearing. In a sense, that's a good thing, because it means we're getting some things done around here.
*Our butterfly bush. It's not that I think it's the most gorgeous plant alive or anything, but gosh golly, it sure lives up to its name! I wish I'd kept a list, but I'd say we're probably in the neighborhood of about ten different species (butterflies and moths) seen on it. This hummingbird moth is one of my favorites.
*The fact that so many of you are kind enough to share the good stuff in your life. I feel such a wonderful boost of happy when I read about the good things in other people's lives. So, if you're willing...pretty please...