Joelle Duran (shout_of_joy) wrote in shouts_of_joy,
Joelle Duran

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A tough week in some respects, but it had lots of delights regardless:

     Delighted over how well my very small garden this summer is thriving. The tallest black-eyed susan vine has reached the top of my trellis already! My purslane, petunia, and evovulus have also grown by leaps and bounds.

     On Wednesday a delicious meal at the church lunch with Sarah and Anna--West African peanut soup, Asian noodle and Napa cabbage salad, pineapple cheese bread, and some fabulous pumpkin bread pudding that I really enjoyed.

     Had to drive to work Thursday as I was covering the monthly publish (and ended up staying to 7 pm). Quite a treat on the way--a morning rainbow, faint and brief, but that makes two in one week! And morning rainbows remind me of the one in my first Geren book, so twice as special.

     After work I dropped by the Johnson's--what a treat that the publish day should 'happen' to fall on her birthday! Got to give Linda a gift and talk with them for over an hour; it was a great time.

     So blessed to get two reprieves on Friday. The forecast was for 90s and humid, and I was dreading the walk home and how sick it might make me. But thanks to some passing storms, it was below 80 and cloudy--not bad at all! Also blessed, since I've been having trouble with my central air, that it worked all day when I really needed it to.

     Today the treat of the first weekend of the Saturday morning local Farmer's Market. I might not like summer, but I love fresh local veggies!

     During driving around this morning, I spotted catalpa trees in bloom--early this summer like everything else. Pineapple-weed has been blooming since the end of May, and both of those flowers I associate with my birthday. A treat to find more catalapas!
Tags: farmer's market, flowers, job: coworkers, job: work, rainbows
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