My middle son and I were headed west on I-10 out of Houston tonight after a weekend visit with my mom when this glorious sunset appeared before us.
We were ooh-ing and ah-ing and I itched to grab my camera, but I played it safe and ordered delegated the picture-taking to Daniel. He was a good (and talented) sport about it.
And, of course, spending time with my mom is always sweet!
Last night, we enjoyed a marathon of "Modern Family" episodes. Daniel snagged the extra wheelchair for an up-close seat and I couldn't resist snapping this photo of the two of them hanging out, watching TV and enjoying adult beverages...
How's that for grandmother/grandson bonding?
Let me point out that the horse painting on the wall is my very own paint-by-number from around 3rd grade or so. Just the fact that my parents were proud enough of my paint-by-number of a horse that they kept it hanging in the front room is pretty dang sweet!, isn't it?
Here are a few more sweet!s from the past week...
Monday: an i-phone and your daughter with you to take the photo because you're driving when you spot a glorious sunrise over the mist-filled hollows and hills; help carrying groceries in and putting them away; an afternoon walk with your puppies
Tuesday: property tours with friends; feeling like you're making progress...even if it's in baby steps
Wednesday: shopping clearance racks with your daughter and a 30% off coupon; watching praying mantises frolic on the window screen with your son
Thursday: faces at work becoming familiar; referrals; the smell of brownies baking in the oven
Friday: your daughter helping you peel two dozen boiled eggs so you can make pink deviled eggs; helping to surprise a dear friend for her 60th birthday
Saturday: road trips through Texas with no traffic; laughing at episodes of Modern Family with your mom and son; customers becoming clients
Sunday: rainclouds breaking and temperatures dropping; magnificent sunsets; a safe trip home; your mom calling to check on you; a good report from a friend going through chemo for acute leukemia
What sweet! moments did you collect in the travels of your past week?
"Happiness is not a destination; it is a manner of traveling." ~ Haim Ginott