I'm going to sum up my week with Susanne's Friday Fave Five. I missed posting yesterday:( My first "scratch" in NaBloPoMo (I love saying that). It's like getting that first dent on a brand new car. But, there's a bit of relief because, after all, there are bigger things in life to be concerned about.
Five good things that happened this week:
1. I got my hair cut at one of those quick-cut places that only charge $14. And I love it. I haven't worn bangs since third grade. I love having a "new" style.
2. I realize that the medical care system in this country is a shambles, but I'm feeling oodles of gratitude for medical science. Just the fact that in the pinch of a needle and giving up a little blood, so much can be learned about your health. Yep, I had blood drawn this morning and even though it's probably going to mean giving up sugar in my coffee (again), I'm grateful for the knowledge that's gained by a few simple tests.
3. Candles. One of my favorite stores has all its Christmas candles out now, and just walking through the door made me go "ahhhh" and break out in song. You should've seen my daughter run.
4. Old movies. Dan and I watched The Big Chill this week. Hey, like it or not, it's an "old" movie. The silk blouses tied with a bow at the neckline, the shorty short running shorts and crew socks, the poofy hair. It all screamed '80s. The music was great.
5. Having all my kids under one roof. It's so different now that they're all older -- almost 13, 16, and just turned 20. By this stage in their lives, as parents we're done molding them. We're still teaching them, but they've become who they are going to be. And it's so neat to see. Especially the way they interact with each other, understand one another in ways that I don't, and they all have the same weird, warped sense of humor that keeps things in check.
That's my story for the week. I'm thankful for the ability to make changes, for the means to be healthy, heavenly scents, having a history even if it's one that now looks as ridiculous as the 70s, and having all my chicks back in the nest.