Friday, May 6, 2011

gratitude {and a few other things}

it's that time again! time for my weekly list of gratitude.  let's just jump right in, shall we?...

this week i'm thankful for:
- orange juice.
- finding some new steps for improving our lives {and taking them}.
- getting to see the mister rock out on his violin with the band social studies at the bootleg theater
{he was amazing! a total rockstar!!}.
{look at that dreamy violinist!}

- getting to join a band myself.
- discovering ice cream in the freezer, to which the mister replied "surprise!"
- free thursday nights at the moca enjoyed with friends.
- that our adorable and beloved neighbor kitty is still alive after being attacked by a dog {he'll be at the vet's for a while, but they expect a full recovery. just to be clear, the owner of the dog is another neighbor and is a totally responsible dog owner. this was just a terrible accident.}. keep your fingers crossed for the little guy!
- that the mister's 31st birthday is this weekend! i'm not entirely sure what we'll be doing yet, but it will probably involve some sort of outdoorsy fun & friends.  


also, don't forget sunday is mother's day! if you are of the gift-giving type, make sure it's a gift she really wants, not like the horror stories in this cute video by hello giggles, a new entertainment site by
zooey deschanel and two of her gal pals:

finally, two requests:
1.  remember my friend leslie who is making a documentary on the dangers of being gay in jamaica? he is leaving tomorrow to spend the next month there, interviewing people and shooting his film.  this is an incredibly dangerous undertaking, and while we're all confident in his street smarts, we are still concerned for his safety.  so if you could please keep him in your thoughts & prayers through the month of may, that would be greatly appreciated!
2. also, leslie's sister had an extremely serious health scare yesterday.  she's fine now, but experiencing what she did at her age is bizarre and alarming to say the least.  please keep her in your thoughts & prayers, as well as leslie.  i'm sure this is such a hard time to be leaving the country for him.

thanks friends!
and i hope you all have glorious weekends!