1. Checked off an item off my bucket list
For many years I have been saying one of these days I want to take a watercolor painting class. This week I signed up for a beginning class at one of the senior centers and the next day began learning some of the basics.
2. Beautiful parks
One day this week I walked around a park and took photos of flowers after having had a particularly depressing visit with my mom when it seemed her Alzheimer’s had the upper hand. Thankfully during the next visit I had her back for a few minutes when she smiled at me and squeezed my hand.
3. Country roads
There are plenty of these around where we live. I walked about four miles on a hilly road yesterday. Going uphill enabled me to get my heart rate up a little.
|A sloping hillside with oak trees in the|
distance at the edge of a green pasture
and clouds ranging from white to varying
degrees of blue and gray above
4. Exercise gained from doing a little yard work
With all the rain we have had and with the temperatures warming up somewhat, the grass and the weeds were flourishing. I was careful not to overdo and limited myself to just a half-hour of bending, stretching and reaching. It was a beautiful day for being outside. It got up to 78 degrees that day, the only day in April in the 70's and the fifth day of 70 degrees or above in 2019.
Our orchid is blooming again and the poinsettia that I thought died has decided it wants to live. Although typically neither are usually considered as Easter flowers, the idea of living again seems appropriate for the season.
|White orchid with multiple magenta dots|
covering the petals
6. Blog posts about Easter
This blog post, The Not So Innocent Bystander on the Via Dolorosa posted by Paul, made me think about the time leading up to the crucifixion of the Savior. . . in a slightly different way. Thank you Paul for your thoughtful insight.
7. Gatherings of friends and families and the joy it brings
8. Reaching goals
A friend ran in the Boston Marathon again this week which is quite an accomplishment considering the fact that a few years back she didn't know if she would ever be able to run again.
Congratulations to our granddaughter who is beginning her first job in her chosen career after years of hard work and study.