1. The moon. When visiting our son and his family, he got out his telescope so we could look at the full moon and also look for Mars. I took the photo of the moon with my camera by focusing on image seen through the eye piece of his telescope. We also looked at Mars, because it was "Opposition Day."
2. Cool morning to travel. With day after day of very hot weather and knowing we would be driving for six hours, we decided to get an early start in order to avoid some of the road construction delays and maybe be able to arrive at our destination before the hottest part of the day. It was quite pleasant and even nicer to have unexpected cloudy weather during four hours of the trip!
3. Multi-POV (point of view of a Six Sentence Stories post). I'm thankful that I was able to participate in a writing challenge offered by Clark at the Wakefield Doctrine site. This caused me to stretch my writing wings in a new way.
4. Encouragement from other writers. There is something about encouragement or praise that makes people try harder to live up to what they think others see in them.
5. Getting a little taste of what it means to find out "who" a character in your story is.
6. Getting a free kindle book that a friend recommended to me. Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands is a fascinating and entertaining read. It is her autobiography and was written in 1857. It has been said of her that she was "the black Florence Nightingale."
7. Yellowjacket traps. Yes, I really am. The traps keep these pesky wasps from greeting us as we enter our home, and the birds can enjoy getting drinks without having to share with the yellowjackets. For some reason the yellowjackets like to make their homes under the shingles or above the front door.
8. A first experience. Yesterday my husband and I went to a car show with our son. (I'm not sure how we made it to our ages without having ever attended an old car show.) It was Old Settlers Weekend, and one of the events was a display of old cars. The car below was in like-new condition with only 1900 miles on it. The owner even let me sit in it.
9. Being able see a theatrical performance that a couple of our granddaughters were in and to listen to the farewell talk of one of our grandsons who will soon be leaving on a mission to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
10. Another new week ahead. That means we are alive and it is a clean slate to use it however we wish and to make the most of it. Yeah! I hope to see you hear next week.