GRATITUDE IS NOT GRATITUDE UNLESS IT IS EXPRESSED.
quote from Pastor Jim Larson
So let us express our gratitude.
One way to do this is with Friday Fave Fives. I join other people who want to be grateful for the blessings in their lives (the link takes you to Susanne's website to read more and write your own post)
1, 2, and 3. Because the invasive Japanese beetles were chewing and destroying the sand cherry bushes in front of our living room windows (and because the bushes grew aggressively tall), we pulled them out. (we meaning The Professor, Tall Boy and Y) This week we bought new replacements: boxwood! (that's #1) Then, Tall Boy and The Professor put one boxwood in one day after school (#2). Yesterday, when E and Y were here to grab some moving boxes from us, Y dug three more holes and placed in the rest of the boxwood plants. (#3) Now we have a new look starting in our front garden!
4. One morning this week, I drove out to my friend's home and walked with her around her property to search for any medicinal plants that might be growing in her woods. Besides learning what grows wild around here, it was just fun to spend that time with her.
5. The grandkids' school year is over! We celebrated by having dinner together at a favorite restaurant, Bombay Garden, where they serve both Greek and Indian food. And both are delicious. Congratulations to Tall Boy, Tall Girl and Short(ish) Boy for a job well done! Congratulations to the moms who got them up every day, fed them and made them do their homework. And thank you to all the great teachers! Now let's enjoy the summer.