1. I know that most of North America has been in a mess of ice, snow, and sub zero temperatures. Our family members have been inundated with WEATHER. But here in our mediterranean coastal climate, we have been experiencing dry winds, temperatures in the 60s and 70sF, and plenty of sun. I love where I live because I just can't deal with cold and snow. I am truly thankful that I have not had to.
2. One afternoon I spent a couple of hours with women from a small "Creative Call" group of which I was a part last year. We are all committed Christians and we all spend much of our free time delving in to various forms of creative endeavors. We met to renew our focuses and to plan some new adventures for this year. LOVE. THIS. GROUP. OF. WOMEN. They encourage me and push me to new levels of creativity.
3. My younger daughter arrived on Monday afternoon with her two little ones (who will SOON SOON be part of our forever family). We are enjoying these days! Lots of playing in parks. One day we took them to Ventura Marina Park where there is a special children's play area--a 'shipwrecked' structure and a zip line.
ZG loved the thrills.
Even The Little Man decided the zip line was fun as long as Bapa was there to protect him.
5. I love sharing interests with my daughters. With my younger girl, it's knitting. We have been trading patterns, ideas, yarn. Mostly she's been
So this has been Willow's Week. I hope you will take time to reflect on your week and recognize with gratitude the blessings, large and small, that happen in your world. I'd love you to share one in the comments.