Things from this week that are making me happy:
---Just like last year, Juli had a fantastic time at camp. She didn't want to come home, which is a great sign that parts of Lutherlyn touched her heart in those three days.
---Camp visits with friends. Lutherlyn always draws former campers and counselors back for visits, sometimes bringing their own children. Last night, we had five different families together for a bit of a visit, which included seven former staff members and our kids. Whether it's a quick "I've missed you!" or a catch-up visit over dinner, it always makes me smile. These are the kind of friends with which time has little meaning, where you can pick up where you left off. Love that!
---It rained last night! And by rain, apparently I mean monsoon. We came home from our camp visit to find an additional eleven inches in our cistern tanks, which means we picked up 1100 gallons of water in one fell swoop. We also came home to no electricity, which was fairly exciting for Juli and Micah.
---It is only 71 degrees outside right now, which is a temperature straight from heaven itself.
---I am alone in my house, looking forward to a day with girlfriends in Smicksburg. Todd took the kids to camp for breakfast (cinnamon rolls!) and a morning of bike riding. I am meeting my friends just before 10:00, which means I have an hour and a half to be in my garden and get things done around the house. Hard to put a price on that one, but it's worth a lot.
Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday, whatever that might look like!