The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
You hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.Psalm 15:5-6
There is a lot going on in the world; there is a lot going on close to home. But sometimes I look around at my life and think, “How lucky am I?” I look at my husband, at my girls, at the beautiful place I live, and I’m just so, so thankful.
I live the way a person does who has ceased to dread each day’s ration of time. I live what can be called a normal life only if you’ve always expected to live such a way. If you think you have the right. Work. Love. Good. A bedroom sheltered by a pine tree.Louise Erdrich, The Sentence
We’re having a very rainy spring here on the Coast and it’s been getting to me a bit. But on Friday the forecast shifted and the day ended up being beautiful. Which was great timing because Pearl’s class was on a field trip at a farm. She had such a fun day – highlights included riding a pony and visiting an area called “Bunny Land”!
On that same day, I had a long-awaited appointment for Rose (some lingering symptoms from our bout of COVID in January that our doctor thankfully thinks can be dealt with) and we made a date of it. We had lunch together at a local diner and visited a playground and played so many rounds of 20 Questions.
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to join my sister-in-law at her church in the city for a Women’s Conference. Still feels kind of surreal to be doing such things again but I’m so glad I got to go.
Took the girls for their annual eye check-ups (by annual I mean the first since pre-pandemic days). For pre-school age kids, they show a series of black and white images rather than letters. Which makes sense but some of those images seem open to interpretation and when an old-fashioned style rotary phone appeared on the screen, I began to worry that Rose was going to fail simply because she’d never seen one before. Also because she tends to mix up eagles and seagulls and seems to think sardines are the same as salmon. (There was a little video with a grizzly fishing in a stream.) But fortunately, both girls have good eyesight and healthy eyes.
Peter took the girls hiking on the weekend while I worked. He and Pearl have big summer plans, so they are doing some practise hikes. I love when those three pick me up from work, the sound of our car at the back entrance, their smiles as I come out.
Happy weekend, friends!