Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sunshine and Gratitude

Met one of my bestest friends for breakfast this morning.  It's been two months since we've seen each other.  Way too long.  We typically take a couple hours to catch up before we head our separate ways.  And I think we both feel more fulfilled when we part.  It's like that with good friends. 

I was almost moved to tears of gratitude this morning on my way to meet her. I looked up and saw a plane landing (I live near O'Hare International Airport) and its path crossed in front of the sun. It was a beautiful sight; one that I wasn't able to capture in a photo, but the image made me realize how blessed my life is.  Not sure what that has to do with a plane.  I just know that I was near tears.  I love this life. 

I captured this just shortly after seeing
the plane cross in front of it.
We had a family barbeque last weekend.  Most of my sibs and their families were there.  My sister-in-law's aunt also came and I just love this picture of Ava and my daughter talking to Auntie Josie. 

And then my absolute favorite human subjects when it comes to taking pictures are my three grandkids.  Such a happy bunch!

No fear in this little one! 
(I need to learn a lesson from her!)

Always one clown in the bunch! 
At 4 1/2 years old, he's chosen to take on that role!
(Maybe I should learn a lesson from this one, too!!)
 I've been reading a book authored by one of my blogging buddies.  Tracy Spaine over at My Thoughtful Spot wrote a book called Life through the Eyes of a Hurricane Doggie-Dog.  My favorite part is that each chapter ends with "I love this life."  Haven't finished the book yet, but I'm liking what I read so far. 

So that's a little bit of what was going on in my life this week.  Oh, and the new food thing...I tried two different dips.  Couldn't bring myself to try the avocado dip my son made (yeah, that's a visual thing about putting that color green in my mouth).  But of the dips I tried, I liked one, not the other.  Hey cut me some slack, people.  I'm trying!!  And I tried some German Potato Salad that my sister made and loved it.  Not too vinegary. 

Okay, that's all for now.  Hope your weekend has some sunshine in it!! And a little bit of cool weather.  And that you can wrap up this weekend by thinking, "I love this life."


Leanne said...

So love the love in this post, PK! really . . . Life is pretty Great, especially when summed up like this. wishing you a wonderful weekend, dear friend!

Laura said...

Oh Peg - I haven't seen pics of the kids in a while -- they are getting so BIG! (Makes ME feel old!) But I agree with you and LW -- Life is pretty great. REALLY great. In the overall scheme of things, how truly blessed and lucky are we all...

Nicole said...

:-) Life is grand isn't it? *giggle* Boy those bumps are hell.. but i do love a good up swing.

Ms. A said...

You should know I love the photos, but in case you don't, I LOVE THE PHOTOS! Congrats on keeping up with trying new things. There could definitely be some winners out there, but you won't know unless you try.

It's been raining like crazy here, but that's about the only thing keeping the temps under control. As long as I don't flood, I guess I'll take it, since last year we had very little and still haven't fully recovered from the effects of the drought.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Bill said...

Just to add a bit of nonsense I have been trying new things as well. Only my category is small batch whiskeys. None of them are green so you might enjoy them as well