May 4, 2022

It was sunny today! After what felt like weeks of overcast, cool, and daily drizzle weather, it was great to see the sun again. I started mowing our front lawn after work. I say started because I couldn’t finish. We have a new electric mower and the battery died. To be fair, it was only partially charged and the grass was long. Since it’s supposed to rain again the next couple of days, the yard is going to be weird for a while. Oh, well. I’m thankful to have gotten some physical activity in today. And even more thankful that it was outside.

April 30, 2022

In true April fashion, today’s weather was wonky. Heavy showers off and on. Spots of bright sunshine. Cold. Then warm. But still we managed to venture out to a barn sale and a few other junking spots around the area. I bought a vintage suitcase to store stuff in. And Patrick found some discounted whiskey at a store he visited after he dropped me off at a Salvation Army.

It was a fun time until we realized we were almost out of gas and taking country roads. We searched for the closest gas station and once we got there, discovered that every pump was out of order. I reminded Patrick that I have no chest strength anymore, so I’d be no help in pushing the car. We were down to 10 miles left and made it to the next station with only a couple miles to spare. It was a nail biter.

I’m thankful for our little adventures, especially when it’s a lousy day for much else.

April 26, 2022

I was digging around in a box of old papers today looking for some old school documents when I came across a couple of poems I wrote. One was for Brianna when she was in grade school when I used to put notes in her lunchbox. The other was about Emma just before she turned 5. I love stumbling across these memories and I’m thankful for the reminders of when my kids were little. It seems like such a long time ago.