Good morning, blog friends! Let the dinosaurs pour you a cup of fresh, delicious, dino-brewed coffee. Of course, you should ignore any grumblings you hear from them….you see, they wanted to try something new this weekend, but the whole plan hinged on having fresh lavender. Well, their silly human (who only had one job here) totally failed to bring home any lavender at all! Needless to say, they’re a little miffed. What they don’t seem to accept is that I really, really tried to find lavender. Very few places around here sell it, and the ones that do are selling plants with no (or very few) buds and blooms on them, so they wouldn’t have served dino coffee-making purposes. Because no one wants a pack of disappointed dinosaurs roaming the house, the hunt shall continue! *sigh*
So, yes, ignore their complaints and have a seat! You’ll definitely want to take off your jacket or sweater…several 80-degree days have warmed the house up nicely. Are you all cozy? Good! Now, let’s babble. 🙂
This has been an exceptionally pleasant week around here…mostly because of lots of fun stuff and quiet time. We went on a fantastic full moon hike on Wednesday (though the moon didn’t make an appearance until we were on our way home) and just a regular ol’ during-the-afternoon hike on Thursday. Yesterday, I spent the day with a friend/PTSO president planning and scheming and shopping for the school’s Volunteer Appreciation Dinner…much was accomplished there (even if we did feel a bit scattered and disorganized). As soon as I got home from that, it was back in the car for dinner and a trip back to the park for an evening of campfires and stories and s’mores. 🙂
And then we have today. Today is probably the height of “but I wanna do all the things” for this week. After I finish having coffee with you, I need to fly into ninja scheduling mode…because somehow I need to get to the Farmers’ Market (neeeeed to…and they’re only open on Saturdays at this time of year), drive to my local yarn shop (which is actually not super-local) to help them celebrate their 12th anniversary (and by “help,” I mean slobber over yarn, hope to catch a good sale, and enjoy the live music), and make it home in time to go out to lunch with John before we head back to the park for a GPS Easter Egg Hunt. Needless to say, I have a busy, busy morning and afternoon ahead!
But that’s enough about my crazy day! What are you going to be up to today…and this weekend? Anything fun or new or relaxing? Have you had any nifty adventures since last weekend? Tell me all about it!
Amongst all of this babble about GPS Easter Egg Hunts and Full Moon Hikes, I would probably tell you that I’m worried. I’m worried about bombs flying. I’m worried about UPS drivers running over dogs and leaving a short little “I killed your dog – sorry” type of note. I’m worried about this state of mine trying to revoke marriage equality. (I’m worried about why this state of mine spends so much time worrying about who people love…and where people should pee.) I’m worried that female genital mutilation happens at all…and sickened that it was going on here in the U.S. I’m worried that just about every single organization that brings art and culture and information to the masses could potentially lose funding. I’m just worried. The world feels heavy right now, and I worry.
And what do I do when I worry? Well, I look at pictures of adorable animals who have very little caring for the nonsense and folly of us human types, so I’ve been spending time adding pictures to my Animal Cuteness board on Pinterest. (Fear not…I also use my worry to drive more productive action…but we can’t be in productive action mode all of the time…sometimes we just need to look at the cute animals, no?)
So, if you’re also worried, have a peek at this for a moment:
Yeah, that’s a little bit better. 🙂 (I mean, frogs “hugging” while using a flower for an umbrella? That’s good stuff.)
Now it’s your turn…what has you worried? What do you do to keep the worry at bay? Do you prefer to act or dodge…or a mixture of both? Let me know in the comments (comments that I will actually respond to this week…though it may be much later in the day)!
And now it’s time for you to show me (and the rest of the Coffee Share crew) yours!
And until we chat again, I hope you have an amazing week full of love and hugs and giggles and learning and fun! ♥