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Today I am grateful to be doing better than yesterday.

     I am enjoying seeing a few catalpa trees in full bloom on my walk this week. I love their giant leaves and their unique, delicate flowers.

     I am grateful for the weather--yesterday there was actually a day with a good bit of sunshine and no rain! But best of all, I'm glad that it's June 6 and the heat of summer has not yet descended in force. More like the way things used to be before the last few years.

     Also today I found some good websites on depression. Always comforting to hear the words of others that have survived the same valley of shadow that I'm in.

     And I was delighted to have a FictionPress writer drop by and leave comments on ALL my gift dialogues! What a pleasant surprise!

     Most of all, I'm grateful for good books. They are a temporary but invaluable escape from the misery of existence. This evening I finished The Sign of Four (Dr Watson in love, ewww) to bring myself to 60 for the year.
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On June 7th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC), wispywillow commented:
My very favorite tree (that I know personally, that is) is my neighbor's catalpa tree. It's so gorgeous--short trunk with branches the splay out as wide as the tree is tall... a gorgeous tree!

Here's hoping the summer heat will stay away a little longer XP
On June 7th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Wow, that fellow must be in a nice position! The catalpas in my neighborhood have a more upright oval growth pattern. My parents had one in the yard of their old house, but he was a crowded, overshadowed 'runt.' He always bloomed near my birthday, though! =)

Me too! It's 86 out right now, but should break violently by this evening.
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On June 8th, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I remember when I was in college I'd sometimes have 'reading binges' on Friday night or Saturday. Just get out a stack of books from the library and plow through them. Make for a nice change from chemistry and the like! ;P

Enjoy your reading!