Treats, Sunset, and 1000

It’s Saturday (for a few more minutes, anyway) and so, time to look back at three beautiful things from the past week.

1. I stopped to get the Thursday special (my favorite) at Moby Dick’s on my way back from my incredibly trying doctor’s appointment, and I don’t know if I looked like I needed a pick-me-up or what, but I was given a staggeringly generous portion of lunch – so much so, in fact, that it also became dinner. And then, later in the day, my colleague Erica showed up with leftover birthday cupcakes for our office. Nothing like two tasty treats to cheer up a bad day.

2. This sunset, I believe, speaks for itself as a beautiful thing:

Sunset over the Capitol, September 15, 2011.
Sunset over the Capitol, September 15, 2011.

3. If you had told me when I started this blog four and a half years ago that I’d get to post number 1,000* I’d have said you were nuts. But that day has arrived, and with more than 112,000 page views and 5,200 comments. I’m pretty pleased we’ve stuck to it for so long, and incredibly grateful for everyone who has joined us along the way. Thank you!

* About 850 by me, and 150 by Eileen.

What’s been beautiful in your world this week?

2 thoughts on “Treats, Sunset, and 1000

  1. sprite September 18, 2011 / 12:19 am

    I am home alone and no one has any objections to my baking a midnight batch of oatmeal scotchies.

  2. Common Loon September 18, 2011 / 1:51 pm

    1. Impromptu neighborhood gatherings. Our sliding door came off the track, and we thought that it just needed a shimmy as the house had likely settled. Instead, turns out the entire support wall / floor had rotted. Neighbors showed up and repaired / replaced everything (no cost, everyone shared tools, knowledge, and supplies). The last vegetables that survived the frost were exchanged, kids ran yard to yard, we learned how to move a piano, got doctor recommendations, and there was much laughter!
    2. A friend with stage 4 cancer has lost his sense of smell and is dropping weight…but he can taste our homegrown tomatoes and watermelons. Seeing him smile and able to enjoy at least some food is really awesome!
    3. Our oldest slept with the birthday cards he got from his grandfathers and Grandma M. Really touching!

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