Some squirrels are better than others

This week is all about the little things.

New beads from the gem and mineral show
The Raveonettes - Raven in the Grave
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Chili Rellenos at the Blue Bonnet
Stargate Universe (The ONLY decent Stargate series)
Finding my lost camera
The squirrel ransom I received in the mail (I know who you are, and I highly suggest ensuring the safety of said squirrel... You DON'T want to mess with squirrel karma...)

I'm just trying to get through until August without obsessing too much about school. It's difficult for me to hurry up and then wait. I don't want to lose the momentum that I've built up, and unfortunately, there's nothing else to do on that front at this moment.

What I should be doing is enjoying the summer for what it is. I'll be busier than I'm used to soon enough, and this would be an excellent time to just sit back and appreciate the sun and the trees and the flowers.

Warm Hearted Thursday

Things that made me happy this week

My Mom is in town, and if I could kidnap her and keep her all year long, I would. Yesterday, I took the whole day off, and we went to breakfast, to the zoo, and to dinner. Some of the highlights were pancakes, sea lions, and lorikeets. And there was the majestic hornbill that flew to a perch above my close that my heart may have skipped a beat. And miniature antelope, and laughter, and margaritas, and more laughter, and Mexican food, and heartfelt conversation. I haven't had that wonderful of a day in a long, long time.

Little things that brought me joy

Sunshine and barbecue ♥ registering for classes ♥ fresh tomato and basil pizza ♥ the scent of lilacs ♥ reassuring words from friends

Things I love Thursday: Let's get Ducky

Things that made me happy this week

Turning the yellow car into a rubber duck - My husband's MR2 is bright yellow, and what do you do with a blindingly yellow car? You paint it up like a rubber ducky, and you drive around catching smiles, of course!

Getting my assessment out of the way - I scored perfectly in writing and reading. but as expected, I didn't do very well in math. I'm okay with that. I'm just glad the assessment has been completed. It was an unchecked item on a list, and it was causing me stress. There are many other unchecked items, but small victories are worth celebrating.

Little things that brought me joy
Lush Karma Kream and Ocean Salt Making silly rubber ducky earrings to match the silly car Bringing home a fuscia plant Seeing Amanda Louise Spayd's work in motion Christoph bought me the graphic effects and typographic treatments idea index. I love this series of books. Inspiration abounds.