Oh, my goodness, it was a beautiful day. It must have been in the high 70's this morning. We headed outside so I could get some weeding done. I had fallen behind in this task so it was high time I got out there in my gardening gloves. I threw the ball for Liesl but she was more interested in sniffing and laying in the sun. I got a good bit of it done. I felt badly for missing church, but I am getting over a crummy cold that is going around. I do not want to give any bad germs to anyone with compromised immune systems at church. So on days when I have to miss church I try to stay focused on gratitude for all of the blessings in my life. It was easy to feel grateful in a warm, sunny garden.
After all of my puttering around in the yard, I got to watch a race. Tony was having a bad day, but it was a good race overall. Liesl slept off her hard morning of supervising my weed pulling so it was nice and cozy. I even nodded off for a little nap. I feel nicely rested.
The best part of my day, though, was that I got to have dinner with my children. I love when the family is all together. It is the thing that makes me happiest in the world. We all have a goofy sense of humor and so it is always fun. I have to share what my daughter made for me for my birthday. It is so beautiful and I will consider it one of my top treasures forever.
The sparklies are beads that are worked into the piece. I love bling. Red is my very favorite color, too. I can not wait to wear it. I think it is amazing. My daughter is an incredibly talented knitter.
The day was wonderful and I am so grateful for it. I feel so content. It is a good feeling to take into the week ahead.