"Even when the rainbow seems to pass right by me....I'm still finding Gold in the clouds....."

12 January 2018

January Faves

What a week.  We went from frigid single digits with below 0 wind chills (last weekend) to early spring like temperatures and melting snow.  I'm ok with it!

I'm linking up with other bloggers to share FIVE of our FAVE things from the past week.

It's been a rough one for me.  Diagnosed with sinusitis.  On antibiotic again. Missed two days of work.

But there's ALWAYS something to be thankful for, right?  It's the week where I have to dig a little harder.  Join in with us by heading over to Susanne's for the details.

  • READING!  Reading novels and the Bible are my favorite things.  I've had time to do both each day this past week. It helps that the doc told me to stay home for 2 days from the classroom!  Since my "word of the year" is Savor, this was beneficial to me.  I've savored the Words of our Savior as well as some good fiction.  My mind feels restored and my spirit refreshed.

  • SUNSHINE!  Oh how happy I was to feel the sun on my face as I sat in my living room chair yesterday afternoon with my iced water and book.  The doc told me drink extra water and since my goal is 64 oz a day, I was happy to sip away.  That sun did my body good.  I'm thankful for sunshine!

a gift from Dave for Xmas
  • MATCHED SET!  For the first time in my life and marriage (I kid you not), I have a complete set of cookware.  We had odds and ends from my folks and stuff I bought over the years.  Well, those things were getting old and worn out!  A couple pieces broke.  So for Christmas, Dave surprised me with this eco friendly set and oh my goodness.  It is a delight to cook with these pans and pots.  I LOVE the stockpot for soup and although it's smaller than the one my dad gave me, it's easier to clean and perfect for when Claire goes back to UNH and it's just the 3 of us.  I love that he matched the color to our kitchen, too! 
gift from my sister Joy
  • STEMLESS WINE GLASSES:  My sister Joy surprised us with 2 of these stemless wine glasses for Christmas.....and the words on them are perfect for me!  We already had a set but we were wanting more...now we won't have to buy any!  I enjoyed a glass of Reisling last week, but of course with being on an antibiotic this week I won't be able to have any.  I'm just thankful for these little things like special wine glasses that are fun, too!

hanging out in the family room
  • WARMTH:  my body felt chilled Wednesday after the doc appointment so I put on my father's old wool/flannel shirt, some cozy socks and made chicken soup.  This was my dinner and I ate it on the couch while watching more episodes of The Crown (Netflix). If you love learning about the Royalty of England, this show is for you. It's so well done.  The episode I watched yesterday showed her interest in Billy Graham when we first went over to London.  It was very well done!  I'm thankful for things to cozy up with and for the instant gratification of Netflix.  
That wraps up my week.  Not very exciting but it's the little things that we sometimes need to focus our thanks on.

I hope you are healthy and rested and enjoy the long weekend!


Sandi said...

"The episode I watched yesterday showed her interest in Billy Graham when we first went over to London."

Tell us more! :)

This makes me want to watch it.

Wendy said...

Sorry to hear you are unwell. I know exactly how you feel and snap - I've been binge watching The Crown this week too and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next series although I see they will have new actors playing the leads. I hope you feel better soon and enjoy the weekend.

Barbara H. said...

I'm sorry you've been sick! Hope you're on the mend soon. That's one nice thing about sick days - being able to curl up with a good book for more of the day than usual. Sounds like a cozy week except for the infection. I've bought a few pieces of GreenPan cookware and really enjoy them! I had a matched set of cookware at one time (before GreenPan came out, or at least before I was aware of them) but it's more of a hodgepodge now as some pieces have broken and been replaced with odds and ends. Those glasses are just "you!" I have been wanting to watch that series but haven't gotten to it yet.

Susanne said...

Hope you are feeling better this weekend Nice cookware you're hubby got you. It's nice to have a matched set. Feeling the sun nice and warm in the middle of winter is definitely a blessing. We're having "whiplash" weather here too. Yesterday we had a high of -19*C (-2.2*F) and today was 4*C (39.2*F). Couldn't wait to get out and take a walk in the beautiful sunshine.

Willow said...

You're right that it's the little things that make the weeks fill with blessings. I'm glad you have had a chance to rest and recover and savor the down time.
On Saturday we left Ohio and it was 16*F. When we landed at LAX, the temperature was 76*F! A 60 degree difference! Crazy!
My goal for today is to get out in the sunshine and pick my ripe tangerines! I need the sun!

Karen said...

I hope you are feeling much better by now. That's a really nice set of cookware! I think that after so many years of marriage, we should get another wedding shower and get all new stuff!