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On Fridays I post FFF to intentionally recall blessings of the previous week. Suzanne sponsors this exercise at Living to Tell the Story and invites you to participate too! (Yes, I’m late again and posting on Saturday!)

1.Green beans I love green beans! My little raised-bed garden has produced a bumper crop of tasty green beans this month. Last night we enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner with garden-fresh green beans. Family and extended family joined us for an evening of food, fellowship, and games. Good memories!!

2.Kids Camping A co-worker of our son and his family flew in this week to go camping with some of my family in the Canadian Rockies. They had good weather and an enjoyable time of camping, hiking, and visiting special sites my children remember from their youth. Paul brought back some wonderful pictures so that even though I could not go with them, I was able to enjoy some of their experiences through photos.

3.Visits I’m still not getting out and about much since my surgery and hopefully will get the green light to move around more at my next check-up in mid-August. This week several young friends brought their little ones by for a visit with Purple Grandma, which was a blessing to me.

4.Improving mobility I am grateful that physio continues to go well and that I am feeling stronger overall. My mobility restrictions remain in place but I am getting better and more comfortable about moving from place to place in the house.

5.Peach tea I enjoy almost anything peach. Peach tea is a favorite beverage and I have collected peach green, peach rooibos, peach black, peach fruit, and peach herbal teas. I can’t drink black tea very often, but had some delicious peach black tea this week and really enjoyed it.

The last of my June beach vacation pictures are here.

Holden Beach waterway

Marsh sunset

Surf at Holden Beach

Contrast

Stillness

Marsh visitor

Here are some favorite family pics from the past couple of weeks.

Cozy

‘Hi, Sis!”

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It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends.

1. I’m an introvert A couple of years ago my daughters brought me the personality tests they had taken at work. I took the tests and was surprised to learn I was unquestionably an introvert. In some ways this should not have been a surprise since I was excruciatingly shy as a kid. But I was also bossy (sorry, Sis) and by the time I got to university, was involved in leadership on several levels. I have always required blocks of quiet, down time to recharge after interacting with people, but did not know this was a primary identifier of introversion.

Those test results also showed my abilities were almost a 50 – 50 divide between organized, structured strengths, and creative, artistic strengths. I have recently clued in to the fact that disorder makes me feel somewhat anxious, so I have begun my summer project of sorting and purging my belongings. My artistic side objects. Which side will win? I’ll keep you posted!

2. Pirates Yesterday I had a visit from Captain Hook, Peter Pan, Tink, and the crocodile, all expressed through the imaginings of two very enthusiastic borrowed grandchildren. My deck was the Jolly Roger, my unplanted flower bed the right location for buried treasure, and a random board, the plank! Argh, Matey!

3. Delicious peach tea My traveling daughter brought me some Charleston Plantation Peach Tea from her trip. The Charleston Tea Plantation http://www.charlestonteaplantation.com/ is the only tea plantation in North America and is located on Wadmalaw Island, just south of Charleston, SC. I love both tea and peaches and this variety is scrumptious Mmmmm. 

Plantation Peach Tea

4. Light My tree has been cut down, but oh, what light now comes in the living room window! This will be especially appreciated in the winter.

5. Car stuff An elderly gentleman backed into my car last week. No injuries, just that sinking feeling you get when you see something is going to happen but are powerless to prevent it. I have been getting estimates on the repairs, and wow! what an education I have been receiving! I feel like I’m in a Peanuts movie where all the “Whaa, wha, whaa, wha” noises come from the mouths of the adults. No idea what most of their lingo means, but I’m glad it’s all written down so those more educated in these things can interpret properly.

Here are a few pictures I caught during this rainy week.

After the storm

After the storm

Slipping into sunset

Slipping into sunset

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