I’m attending a child abuse training all day today, so I hope your day is more delightful than mine. I hope the coffee is good. I suspect it’s going to be a long day.
We lost power at work this morning so I’m sitting home sipping my coffee looking over at my African Violets that have come back from the almost dead. I don’t know if it’s the careful care I’ve been giving them or the spider that’s taken up residence in the web above them. Let’s pretend it’s my careful care, Hmkay?
I was really surprised when I saw the brilliant purple flowers peeking out.
Anyway! What’s in your cup? Right now it’s just coffee in mine, but maybe something more exciting if I go into the office or town later.
Speaking of being in town, I was at the grocery store the other day and I almost came home with a lovely lilac colored Gerber daisy plant. My flowers are just making me so happy to see and take care of. It’s not just mine either, seeing other peoples’ and wild flowers make me smile too. I’m not sure what it is this year, but all of the colors and shapes have just struck my fancy in a big way.
I’ve also been keeping them alive better than previously. I won’t lie, I’ve killed a lot of plants historically…a lot!
You know what else has been making me smile? Mint tea. If you catch me in the afternoon, I’m likely to have it in my cup instead of more coffee. I started drinking it again when I was having trouble breathing last week. I must have forgotten how delightful it is, but now I remember.
It’s really nice on ice on a hot night by the soccer field! Soccer can be hot, sticky, and buggy – not my favorite things, for sure. I love watching the kiddos play and taking pics, but lately the mint tea is making it more pleasant.
Have you rediscovered a lovely beverage or food this summer?
While I haven’t forgotten about it, I’m pretty stoked zucchini is back. Grilled? Baked into muffins? Made into chips? I’m game.
How do you like your zucchini? Nik would tell me, “In the garbage”.
Anything fun going on this weekend? We’re working on garlic some more which is good because #saihappiness for tomorrow is to unplug from your phone. I’ll need mine to take pics for a photo series I’m working on, but unless it’s an emergency, I won’t be doing any texting, superfluous calling, or anything with social media etc.
Well I’m out of coffee and need a refill. Have a great day and wonderful weekend!