June 19, 2013

The Return of Summer - Insta-Gratitude Week 25

Hope everyone enjoyed National Splurge Day yesterday (aka Treat Yoself Tuesday.)  I didn't splurge on anything because I'm still so excited about the plane tickets I bought last week to sunny California.  

I had another great week of things to be grateful for.  I am almost halfway through the year and will explain a little more about why I do this next week when I hit the halfway mark.  I'm excited that one of my favorite people, Heather, started doing this last week (here's her latest).  Also, prepare yourselves to see her picture on this list when we play in San Francisco in less than 3 months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Sorry, I'm a little excited.

1 - Actually stopping to smell the flowers.  They are blooming everywhere around my house right now and it's nice to take a second and actually appreciate them.
2 - Thursday was our of our first beautiful sunny days this summer where the temps were in the 80's and there wasn't a cloud in sky.  I should have mowed the lawn judging by this picture, but instead I went and hung out with my nieces for the day and played with the pups outside.
3 - A no-spend summer has led to some interesting evenings at home, like Saturday, we played Jeopardy on the Playstation. Yes, we were wearing our matching Mighty Ducks shirts and taking a shot or two of Fireball.
4 - Dinner on the patio.  Veggie burger topped with an egg and blue cheese, with Strawberries and Sweet Potato Fries on the side.

5 - Did a charity 5k last night and enjoyed the beautiful lake and the weather. Ran the first mile in 9 minutes and then had shooting knee pains (seeing the doctor on Monday).  Still happy to be outside.
6 - Fitz and the Tantrums - still can't get over how much fun that show was
7 - A nice little drive through downtown and over the river on a beautiful Monday evening. Summer makes me so happy.

What were you especially grateful for this week?  #dailygratitude on Instagram.


  1. Those sweet potato fries look delish. And how awesome are matching Mighty Ducks shirts?? I'm jealous.

  2. a night at home with fireball is my kind of party!

  3. No spend summer?! That's pretty awesome. And yay for your 5k! Sorry about your knee pain :(

  4. Please teach me about this no spend summer and then take away my checkbook, debit card, and credit cards so I could be successful.

    I might have to borrow this idea from you for next week. I feel that I am doing too much complaining and not enough being thankful lately!

  5. love the have an attitude of gratitude!

  6. I need to join your #dailygratitude on IG.

    Why am I not topping my burgers with eggs? Seriously. I ask myself this every time I see a photo of a burger with an egg. Veggie burger, real burger, all burgers. Eggs!

  7. Yayy for joining in on the no-spending together! We got this! Except I keep wanting to pull out my wallet- HELP ME HELP ME! Where's Sallie?!

    PS- can I come to SanFran too?

    I'm feeling grateful that my boss was late to work today, since I was too. He didn't know ;)

  8. No spend summer. I'm confused. I don't get it, you like, don't spend? Like, at all?


Thanks for reading my ramblings. It makes my heart happy.