Five simple things


What a slow and unproductive week we had. We literally did nothing worth talking about. I feel like I had more to share when we were sick for a week and a half than I do now. Only thing I can think of is the fact that I had such a blast this week driving the little Smart Car around. I filled up the gas tank for the first time since we bought it and it cost me $20.55. I am still jetting around on that same tank as of today. The Bean and I were headed to Corvallis on Wednesday morning and we pulled up along side a man in a smaller truck. The Bean had his window cracked a bit and the man leaned out of his window and said, "I think your car is cool, I really like it." The Bean nodded back and we both laughed about it. We love seeing people laughing as we drive by, or pull up somewhere. Who would have thought a tiny Smart Car could make people so happy. It really makes us feel good that we made a few people smile. On a different note, The Mr. got off work early today-before noon-so we are headed out to the golf course to pretend we know what we're doing and smack a few balls around the greens. Let's hope there isn't too much rain, or mud.

So here are five simple things that made my week.

1. This leaf print.

I always love beautiful mistakes. Makes you wonder if it was a mistake at all.

2. "Keep Portland Weird."

We are weirdos, so we help keep it weird.

3. Redwood tree sapling.

We purchased this Redwood tree sapling on our last trip to the Trees of Mystery. I recently learned that both of the tree saplings my brother and sister-in-law bought and traveled back down south with didn't survive. One was for them to grow and the other was for my dad. I am not sure if it was the heat of the summer there, or something else. Our tiny tree lives in our bathroom, but we are going to pick up two more and take them with us on our next visit. Hopefully, we can give some pointers on what we did to keep ours going strong. You can get one of these tree saplings for yourself here.

4. These duck eggs from Happy Duck.

All of these eggs have come from our one duck, Happy. She's been laying since November and doing a fine job at it. We don't plan on eating the first year of eggs from her, so all of these wonderful eggs are bound for the compost pile and the garden in spring.

5. This old truck.

The Bean will be driving in less than two years. I don't know if I am excited, anxious, or just plain not ready for this. He has been wanting an old truck, similar to the one pictured above. We have seen this one a few times around town here, but this was the first time we saw it parked somewhere. The Bean was thrilled to get a look at it up close and he has plans of finding one to customize to his likes. The Mr. and I are glad that he is looking into older cars, but we are also glad that we still have some time to swallow the fact that our little boy will be a driving boy soon enough.

A few more things:

Have a nice weekend!

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