Hello Friends & Happy Monday! ~
Getting my post in on time this week. Maybe things are looking up for January. Lol I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It was a good one here. Some productive things around the house. Needed help with a few projects and Ad came over one day and worked on them, along with Aaron and we had a family lunch and that was nice. Spent some time with my Mom safely sharing a dinner and played some cards. Had a long phone call chat with a bestie that lives out in California. Watched some fun shows. Overall a good one and I'm ready for the week ahead.
I also had a special and moving moment when an acquaintance friend I met on instagram (she lives out on the east coast) reached out to me by private message to share that she was losing her hubby to covid. They have been married for many years and have grown children and grandchildren. She knew I did hospice work before and I was honored and touched she reached out to me for comfort. We had a nice conversation and I prayed over her and her family. If I was able to provide even a moment of comfort for her - I am grateful to God. 🙏
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING
peach yogurt with toppings (see under photos) and coffee with natural vanilla creamer
HOW I AM FEELING THIS MORNING:
Continuing to feel really good. I have been doing my exercising almost every day and doing a different focus each day (core, lower body, upper body...) My natural anti inflammatory gummies have helped my arthritis and I have had no aching over the past week. So grateful! 🙏
ON MY MIND:
All of the pain that unfolded last week. How much our country still needs direction, healing, and unity. I pray for it each and every day.
Also, thinking about Annie's hockey starting back full swing. Just looking at a busier schedule ahead, and in a way it's nice to have things feel a bit more normal.
Excited more of my new furniture is coming tomorrow. I was able to give my old couch and coffee table to my gf's son who recently got his own place and needed furniture. So they hauled it all away for me and he gets some free furniture. Win - win! 😊
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE
I didn't take down all of my Christmas stuff. Keeping up candles and glowy lights, angels, snowmen etc.
When Ad was here he also helped with measuring so I can get a better idea of what appliances I want to pick out for the kitchen. Every time I look at my kitchen I try to imagine what it will look like when it gets changed. It's exciting to dream and plan ✨
I think I may start Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber next
ON THE TV TODAY:
HGTV shows, kids baking shows, The Good Doctor, cooking shows, The Rookie, Escape to the Chateau on HGTV, This is Us, the Resident, The Chase, just finished Sweet Magnolia's on Netflix and plan to start on Schitt's Creek
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY - leftovers
TUESDAY - sheet pan berry pancakes, breakfast potatoes, bacon, fruit
WEDNESDAY - chicken tikka masala (HF meal)
THURSDAY - chicken sausage rigatoni with bell pepper & parm (HF meal)
FRIDAY - crispy cheddar chicken, loaded mashed potatoes, broccoli (HF meal)
TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:
zoom with my gf's, read, take a bath, walk in the snow with Ruby
FROM THE CAMERA:
My mind is filled with appliances, light fixtures, granite ideas, storage solutions for cabinets...and on and on. Lol
I treated myself to a subscription to Quaint Box. It will come each new season. I found her on instagram. This is the winter box and is filled with wonderfully cozy and comforting things.
I saw this and it made me think of the area where I live. Winters are very long here - but they can still be quite pretty.
I've been obsessed with yogurt for breakfast with some toasted coconut and walnuts on top 😋
I pray for an end to this virus. For peace, healing and unity in our world. I pray for anyone sick, suffering, isolated, and afraid - for their peace and comfort. Please Lord give strength to those fighting the virus on the frontlines. 🙏 I hope this vaccine will be safe and effective and the beginning of the end for this virus. I pray this new year will bring peace of mind and joy to all.