This week has been a good one as such things go.

I’m thankful for:

1. Making homemade jam and soaps with the family.  (We’re getting addicted to knowing what goes in our consumables more and more).

2. Receiving a grant to attend the Congressional Papers Roundtable at this year’s SAA meeting. (But I’ll miss my family…)

3. Free heirloom tomato plants through a friend of a friend.

4. A fun trip to the VA Renaissance Fair and Luray Caverns.

5. My daughter feeling safe in my arms during the thunderstorm Tuesday night.

6. My wife: I can’t imagine our little family without her.  Our daughter and I are very lucky to have her!