Gratitudes: family time, mother-pride, diplomacy, and a picture perfect town.
Monday, August 04, 2014
1) This was a generally a good day. Nothing super exciting. Spent a fair bit of time with both my husband and son. We did some laundry together. We had a nice long conversation about movies and celebrities. We went out to lunch together.
2) I read through the customer reviews at my daughter's Etsy shop (she makes one inch buttons with little bits of art and snark and cleverness on them). It's something I can do when I just want to feel proud and happy. She has a wonderful reputation with her customers.
3) I had some great couple time with my husband today, including a conversation that could have been a little uncomfortable but wasn't too bad. Actually two of those, about two totally different things in our life. Plus we had some just plain old fun.
4) I was struck afresh by just how beautiful my chosen town is. We went for a short ride at twilight time. I'm living (frugally, in a reasonably priced apartment) in a wealthy community. I recommend it. I can enjoy the coffee shops and flowers and old fashioned street lamps and beautiful people just as well as those beautiful people do. I can't imagine how much time and money they spend maintaining those gorgeous old houses and established gardens which I can enjoy for free. The parks are perfect. Everything is maintained beautifully. I feel safe when I walk at night. People just assume I am one of them ... because I dress in the clothes THEY have sent to Goodwill. (Yes, I actually wear "labels" sometimes ... not for the name but for the quality and construction.)
Is it wrong that I think of the clothes as camouflage and that amuses me?