96. Nameless visitors. My stats show towns and states that are unfamiliar to me. So many times I consider shutting this page down. So often I think about how anonymous it is and how I would much rather have relationships with real people rather than weblogs. But I am blessed (and humbled) to see how many people read these rambles. It is the anonymous readers that keep me writing, in hopes that I am in turn blessing each of you.
97. My pretty red lawn mower. It is SO much easier to mow the lawn with a new mower.
98. Local businesses. Especially our local trash company. I have such respect for the trash company. Especially the guys who drive around and pick up trash. Where would we be without them?! Our trash company is fantastic, friendly and well priced. I really really like them.
99. Josh's fix-it knowledge. The washer and dryer are not working properly again but my hubby knows how to fix the issue. I am thoroughly and completely blessed to not have to pay a repair man again!
100! (woohoo!) - Wiggling in. Sometimes getting into a group of friends and being a part of the group can take a long time. With no family connections and no long-term friendships, even though we've lived here for all of our 8 years of marriage, finding a group of friends is really hard. But I think we're getting in, finally. How silly that seems! But it put a smile on my face when we were invited to two parties on the same evening. We're all really looking forward to it.
Josh and I had a great time in Sacket's Harbor this past weekend. Since we're both closet history buffs, touring the battle field and seeing the historic buildings was so fun. We were sure to eat all the things we can't eat when Alyssa is with us. (Which also means I should eat celery sticks and rice cakes for a week to make up for the calories!) When it got rainy on Saturday, we did some shopping in Watertown and perused a small flea market. I didn't know what to do with my self half the time with no little people around me. Some photos from our weekend will be on my Flickr.
We came home to happy girls and spent the afternoon with my mom before she had to get home. The girls squirted us with their new water guns and we sat in the sun. Today is back to reality. The front lawn is already mowed. Josh stopped home for a quick lunch and to diagnose the washer/dryer issue. My sweet baby Lauren is sleeping (I think she got cuter over the weekend!) and my big girls are taking a break with Franklin. I'm going to mow the back lawn and weed the vegetable garden. Tonight I need to make my second batch of laundry detergent and some sort of snack for the week. The girls are tiring of granola bars. Any ideas?