Before I share this week’s three beautiful things, I’d like to mention that, generally speaking – and this week included – the list is presented in chronological order, not by importance. Why am I telling you this? CYA, of course, since I don’t want any flack from my siblings about the order in which their children are listed.
1. I am waiting in an alcove at the Metro station when Brian, Jen, and the boys arrive. The kids see me, tear across the station, and attach themselves to me in the most enthusiastic, exuberant hugs an auntie – or anyone, really – could want.
2. James. As if there was a chance of him not making the list.
3. It rained like crazy all day and night on Thursday, so I got to fall asleep to the sound of rainfall, which I love. It was the best night’s sleep I’ve had in a while.
Special for today, a bonus item!
4. My housecleaning company came yesterday afternoon while I was at work – the first time they’ve been there when I haven’t. I can’t even describe how lovely it was to come home at the end of a long week’s work to find my apartment sparkling clean, freeing up my weekend completely.