count it all joy

Monday, August 20, 2012

I came home from three days away to a home thrown into immediate turmoil because of angry, scared children, heightened excitement over changes in schedules, and with fewer highlights than I had hoped for. It’s only fitting that today, at the beginning of a fresh week, I can count gifts instead of thinking on everything that felt wrong. Choosing to focus on the things that bring me joy…

Jeni’s ice cream…every day…queen city cayenne, salty caramel, sweet corn and black and raspberry, black coffee, Riesling poached pear, brambleberry crisp
Barcelona - the best dining experience we have ever had
a beautiful restaurant patio in the perfect weather
seared scallops that cut like butter
espresso crème brulee
walking down cobblestones
Shakespeare in the park
a very quiet, historic hotel
nice sheets
Moonrise Kingdom – best movie I’ve seen for many years
pilfering the complimentary toiletries from the hotel for the delight of our children
visiting with old friends
chatting in the park
Nida’s Pad Thai
the happiest of happy babies rejoining our family
swallowing my pride to help heal my son
a quiet evening alone

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