Monday, May 03, 2010


My sweet friend Gretchen of the West usually posts her Gladitudes at some point in the middle of week.

Since I am having a severe lack of things to say (or at least things to say in a well written manner) I am going to (for once) be ahead of the game and post a top ten list of things that make me happy in this month of May.

1. So glad for new friends, and fresh produce. My neighbor and I went to the farmers market this weekend. I got a dozen beautiful brown eggs, mixed salad greens, Bibb lettuce and fresh baked bread from the Empty Nest Baker . They all taste amazing. My goal for this summer is to buy all my eggs and produce (that I can't pick from my garden) from local farmers.

2. So glad to reconnect with an old and dear friend. Meg and I were friends in college and she has recently moved into the area. She was in my wedding, but when I moved away we lost contact. I can't even believe that she lives so close, but I am so grateful. I just love her and its fun to spend time with her.

3. So glad that this month I will get to celebrate 15 years of marriage. As well as...

4. ...Celebrate the wedding of a girl who I have watched grow up. As a matter of fact, we've watched each other grow up!

The little girl in the floral dress on the far left, will be the bride. I've loved this girl and her family for well over 20 years...before she was walking....before I had a drivers license.

She (and her sister, also in a floral dress) participated in my wedding, and fifteen years and three days later I will be watching with great joy as she and her fiance exchange vows at sunset.

So very grateful.

5. So glad that I got tickets to Wicked the Musical six months ago. The show has been sold out for weeks. The Girl doesn't know it, but I am going to take her next week to see it. She will be so. very. excited!

6. Exceedingly grateful for good books: I am reading several books right now (I can never read just one at a time) but I am finishing up a book written in the late 1800's called Stepping Heavenward  by Elizabeth Prentiss. I've read it several times, but it is a book all women should read. I'm also finishing up a book called Bruchko  by Bruce Olson about a missionary to the Motilone Indians. Lest you think that I am all business in my book reading, I finished Sophie Kinsella's Remember Me?  last week. It's fluff, but its a good story. I recommend it, but I'll warn you that Kinsella has a tendency to use a foul and famous "f" word (in all her books) when it isn't always necessary.

7. I'm glad that school is nearly over. Only three weeks left!

8. I'm glad that The Mister has made great strides on the tree-house. He's doing a great job and I can't wait to see the kids playing in it!

9. So VERY glad that Clinton the Embroidery Machine in still on warranty and will go to the doctor on Wednesday, free of charge. He hasn't been behaving in several months and I have done all I know how to do. The only bad thing is that I'll have to drive him all the way to Raleigh and leave him there for a two-week stay.  But hopefully we can get him running at his full potential again.

10. (Looking to the future....) if you are local (and not an axe murderer) and want to meet in the capitol city on Wednesday for lunch, email me and I will be glad to tell you where I will be!

Happy Monday!


Stephanie said...

What a fun, happy May list!

Carpool Queen said...

I'm local and would LOVE to meet you for lunch. I'm up to date on all my shots, do not own an axe, and have no outstanding temporary restraining orders at this time.

Anonymous said...

love this post! What fun to see a good family friend get married! What fun that it is so close to your anniversary! Happy Anniversary btw! I bet The Girl will be ecstatic about your surprise!

O Mom said...

Cute wedding pictures. I too am celebrating my Anniversary this month...maybe I'll try and post some of our wedding-day pictures.
Love Sophie Kinsella books, minus the f words of course! :)

Jen said...

"My goal for this summer is to buy all my eggs and produce (that I can't pick from my garden) from local farmers." -- Me, too! Love locally grown produce and dairy!

Jotting down "Stepping Heavenward" -- have heard of it before but the title never comes to mind when I'm pondering what to read next~

have a marvelous Monday!

Tiffani said...

Oh how these gladdies make me glad and obscenely word: WICKED!! Amazing! I think you should video it when you tell her so we can see her reaction!

Lori said...

I'm planning on finally seeing Wicked when it comes to town next year. :) Love your list... I've been a bit tongue-tied on my blog lately so I might take a cue from you!

Kristin said...

I do have a 4 yr old who makes me WANT to be an axe murderer (sometimes). Does that count? Or am I in?

whimzie said...

Wah! I want to see Wicked!!

And I want to go to lunch with the locals!

Okay. Enough whining. This is a Gladitude post.

I'm glad your friend tank seems full. That's always something to be glad about.

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures!

I want to see Wicked! We just ordered tickets for Mary Poppins yesterday, so I guess I'll have to sacrifice for that :)

Rebecca said...

Fun list! I'm doing the same with produce and eggs this spring!

Unknown said...

You will LOVE Wicked! I surprised my daughter with tickets and she was so thrilled. (She is going away to college in August and I just wanted to do something special with her.) I am also glad that school is just about over! This teacher needs a break!

2cats said...

A lovely list. You made a beautiful bride. I hope this gave you things to write about and got you over a slump.

Jenster said...

Spectacular list!! I love the pictures, too. :)

Sandy said...

When I saw you were going to be in Raleigh, I thought, "Oh, we could have a get-together!" Then I realized I won't be in Raleigh on Wednesday! Boo-hoo!
But I want to have a get-together at my house as soon as the water is warm enough for the kids to take a dip.

Stephanie said...

I've heard FANTASTIC things about Wicked. You'll have to give us your official "review" after the show. :)