It seems other than Sunday Sundries, I've abandoned this little corner. Life has changed once again. My mother came home from rehab ten days ago. The transition was not easy for her or us. There were things to buy, medications to have refilled, remodeling to allow for her wheelchair, groceries to buy, meals to cook, and schedules to set up. She has some brain damage from the stroke, short-term memory loss especially, so I was going to her house four times a day to give her medications and take her vital signs. Thankfully, it's in walking distance. I'm not going to sugarcoat it, this was a very rough week. There was very little time to even thing about picking up my camera and I missed it. I missed the time outside just wandering.
Knowing that this month of June would be hard and because it's my birth month, I challenged myself to find something delightful each day. I didn't always take pictures, but I wrote them in my journal each night.
I wanted to share the first fifteen days with you. It is a wonderful reminder that even in tough times, there's joy to be found.
Day 1 - strawberry, vanilla, and caramel colored mushrooms
Day 2 - seeing an old barn when traveling with my dad
Day 3 - highways lined with Queen Anne's Lace
Day 4 - a video my daughter posted on Facebook
Day 5 - new grocery carts at Walmart (it doesn't take much to make me happy)
Day 6 - cool refreshing snow cone
Day 7 - leaf with perfect bands of color: brown, tan, and green
Day 8 - dainty white hosta blooms
Day 9 - four delights today . . . eating my first wild blackberry of the season . . . Aaron and Isaac bringing me a delicious birthday cupcake . . . dinner with Mr. H . . . the Dickinsons singing Happy Birthday to me on the phone
Day 10 - making a wrong turn and seing a small yard crammed with summer flowers
Day 11 - finding three feathers
Day 12 - a mimosa tree full of pink blooms
Day 13 - eating breakfast outside . . . cool and breezy
Day 14 - the coolest shopping cart ever!
Day 15 - a deer in our pasture . . . as long as I've lived here we've never seen a deer in our pasture
These little daily delights have kept me positive and smiling. I'm looking forward to what the next fifteen days brings!
"If you smile when no one else is around,
you really mean it."
~ Andy Rooney