25 February, 2011

Weekly Be-Gratitudes!

A little joke for all you Catholics out there. So clever...

But seriously. The lovely blog Love, Life, Lace that I frequent in fits of procrastination from thesis writing has a Weekly Gratitude post and dang it if that isn't a good idea. And, it just so happens that this week has been a rather wonderful one, so what better time to begin?!?!

Thankful for...

  • Taking afternoon siestas on the hammock  
  • major scholarships 
  • Rum + Soda Water + Lime
  • finding some forgotten pics of my adorbs nephew on my camera (see below)
  • my sister for having the kids and letting me be the crazy aunt
  • the carrot cupcakes BDang just started getting...YUM. overpriced yet worth it.
  • homemade bread/pizza and other delicious carbohydrates
  • watching cats take naps. they always seem to fall asleep in the strangest positions.
  • the meditative joy I get in peeling a hard boiled egg (it really is the small things, no?)
  • having an amazing academic advisor who:
    • despite being so busy with her own projects, still finds time to encourage me when I need it
    • ...congratulates me when I deserve it
    • ...lets me emotional breakdowns in her office when I've had it
    • ...and who is a cool and inspiring lady! 

His eyes do the talking for him: "Help!"

he definitely has his mother's eyes!

babies laughing are funny, no?!

"The earth was warm under me, and warm as I crumbled it through my fingers...I kept as still as I could. Nothing happened. I did not expect anything to happen. I was something that lay under the sun and felt it, like the pumpkins, and I did not want to be anything more. I was entirely happy."

-Willa Cather, from My Antonia