So quiet that I wasn't sure I had much to write about for my usual I Like Thursday post! Until I went to look out my front window and saw this - a pink balloon sitting out on the grass. Now, when you see something like that out of the blue, you just have to like it!
No idea where it came from - maybe a little person's birthday party? Who knows! There was also one in the yard across the street. The next time I looked, it had disappeared. I think there were Pink Balloon Fairies playing in our neighborhood that day!
I did also see this the other day - my first cherry tomato of the summer.
So yummy! I'm looking forward to many more!
I enjoy a slow and quiet beginning to the day, with a mug of coffee and our local newspaper. For a couple of years, we've had a digital subscription to the newspaper, which allows us to read it wherever we are, and we like that convenience. Plus, you can go back and look articles or events up in the digital archives whenever you need to.
I like this jar full of petunias that I trimmed from one of my pots. They are very fragrant!
Have you read this book - Wonder, by RJ Palacio?
It is one of my most favorite middle grades books ever - I read it aloud to my 5th grade students several times. Wonder is about a 5th grade boy who was born with a rare medical facial deformity, and how he deals with going to public school for the first time. It's being made into a movie, and I'm looking forward to seeing it!
Before I retired I purchased a copy of Wonder to keep for myself, and it came with a companion book - 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts.
Mr/ Browne is Auggie's 5th grade teacher, and in the story he gives the class a quote (or precept) each school day to discuss and write about. This book has a quote for each day of the year, and I enjoy checking out the daily quote every now and then. Here's the quote for July 12th:
I think this is perfect for creative people of all kinds!
I hope you're having a great week - quiet or busy, cool or hot - full of your favorite things. I'm joining in with LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color to celebrate the positive! Feel free to join us!