It's Sunday again and March is flying by! It was a pretty regular week back from spring break, full of shoelaces to tie and milk cartons to open and sunny recess hours to enjoy.
My Joy from this week is our Saturday trip to the local zoo.
It was cloudy all day, but the temperature was a perfect 65 degrees, making for an absolutely perfect zoo day. Daniel and I headed to the zoo first thing in the morning, a few minutes after it opened, and there was practically no one there yet. When we left, the parking lot was full and they were using the overflow parking lot! So a lot of people had the same idea.
Not to mention, Magnolia Market's "Silobration" was going on, so Waco was pretty much packed with tourists all day. We were glad we got to the zoo when we did!
We took our time strolling around and looking at the animals, as well as snapping some pictures. I do this thing where I get super wrapped up in my thoughts about how these creatures actually exist (!!) Like... God made that thing and it actually exists in the wild (??) Animals are amazing.
After we left the zoo, we had some time to kill before we were going to meet up with some friends for lunch, so we got a couple of sodas and sat at the park for a bit. When it was time for lunch we had delicious Cambodian food at The Blasian Asian, one of several food trucks not too far from the park.
It was nice to catch up with some old friends! After that we did something I've been dying to do - we got some cute little plants! We went to a local greenhouse behind the Jubilee Food Market, which is also across the street from World Cup Cafe. All three of these places were started by Mission Waco in effort to end the food desert and bring sustainable fair trade practices to the Waco area. You can read more about this awesome cause here!
We took a little tour of the greenhouse and then picked out a couple of plants. We decided on cilantro and some coral-colored impatiens. I'm very excited! And I hope I do okay at keeping them alive, ha! I have some other herb seeds I'm hoping to plant soon as well.
It was a really joyful Saturday. Today we are going to church and then heading to my parents' house to celebrate my sister Heather's birthday with my family. It'll be a great start to the new week!
What's your Joy from this week?
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I'm a twenty-something trying to figure out this adult thing and using my spare time to run an art shop on Etsy and write a blog about life, art, education, and travel.