Weak End. Strong Beginning.

On Friday, my mind starts to wander. I ponder what the weekend holds yet feel too tired to make plans. Often, a movie is the perfect thing when I’m feeling exhausted. Cowboys and Aliens, though it had a good rating on Flixster, was only mildly entertaining and weird. Harrison Ford makes any movie good, though A popcorn supper made the do-nothing evening complete.

Yesterday, a car ride with my husband included the Ellensburg Farmer’s Market where we scored a bag of nectarines and some late Rainier cherries. I was hoping to go to a family reunion, but we needed to stick closer to home. We tooled around, sipping a Claasen (best coffee drink in the whole world and found only at D&M coffee in Ellensburg, WA), spitting cherry pits out the window and enjoying each other’s company Sittin’, spittin’ and grinnin’! My current car read-aloud is Inside of a Dog by Alexander Horowitz, which is helping us to stop attributing human emotions and intellect to our pup, Tilly. Insightful, but I still think she looks sad when we drive away.

At church this morning we took communion. My prayers were for many friends who have needs right now. Finishing our morning with the newspaper, basted eggs, whole-grain toast and coffee on the patio while the summer day wrapped us up was so enjoyable. A nice visit with in-laws, a video of our granddaughter’s first words, a cool evening walk and now my couch and my book. Ahhhhh. I have so much to be grateful for. I’m also reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and thinking a lot about what it means to be happy. I guess thinking about being happy is a start and a good way to go into the work week. What kinds of things make you happy? I’d love to hear from you.

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