Sipping the first cup of coffee for the day on the back porch is always a favorite for me. These days the garden is bursting forth with color, putting on quite a show.
Our town's recreation program has a challenge to visit open space and parks this summer. They put together a Passport Book, and if you complete it, you can pick up a tee shirt at the town fair in September. I started my book on Monday, and took a nice 30-minute walk that gave me a beautiful view of the mountains. I can't get my pictures to upload, or I would share it with you.
I finished another good book this week called Unbound by John Shors. He is a master storyteller whose books all take place in southeast Asia. This one is a love story that takes place during the Ming Dynasty. A craftsman is held captive building the Great Wall and his wife journeys out to find him. I love the characters and the way the author weaves his story in with history, an era that I know so little about, but becomes more fascinating as the story evolves.
Dan and I had a mid-week date, and met up at a new brewery in town where we shared a plate of nachos for supper. It was a hot, hot day, perfect for cold beer and a light supper.
Finally, capping off my list with time spent with my friend Kathy, who is housebound for a couple of weeks recovering from surgery. We shared St*arbucks, laughs and good conversation, while chaperoning her son and his girlfriend, which neither one enjoyed very much!
Hope you all had a good week and found some moments of grace along the way. Happy Friday!