Happy Monday Friends!
Happy May to you!
I hope this post finds you healthy, well rested and starting out this week with a happy heart. 😊 Did you have a nice weekend?
It was a good one here. Aaron seems to feel back to normal and that's a relief. I got tested again, so had a 2nd negative test. And then scheduled to get vaccinated and got my first shot the other day...yay! I accomplished more things around the house and we had a gorgeous 85* day here saturday and Ruby and I spent a lot of time soaking it up! It was glorious! ☀️ Now we're back to crummy gray cool weather. But the summer "preview" was great. Lol I finally cleaned my grill out well and did some grilling and yard work. Looking forward to flower planting season straight ahead. 🌸💕
I had some phone calls and emails from relatives about gatherings planned in July. One on my Dad's side of the family one weekend and another from my Mom's side of the family another weekend. Many of my relatives are already fully vaccinated. And I will be. And if pfizer lowers the age soon both of my kids will be too. I think it will be wonderful to spend this summer in less worry and more fun and that I'll get to see my people again!! I miss my loved ones so much.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING
toast with natural pb, honey and banana slices, coffee
HOW I AM FEELING THIS MORNING:
Feeling productive...taking care of calls, emails and housework. Going to do my workout soon and work on some behind the scenes hospice things.
ON MY MIND:
That I found myself in an interesting situation for this week. The former Scott, that I was dating before, happens to be in town a certain day this week and wanted to just connect and have a meal together to catch up. We have remained friends and I feel like I owe him a final visit because when I ended things I told him if he were in the area I would treat him to lunch. He doesn't know about new Scott yet. I talked to my "new" Scott (current one I'm dating) about it and explained I wanted to tell former Scott to his face that I have someone new in my life. And to make it clear to him now that I won't be meeting with him anymore. My Scott was so open discussing it and shared he'd be a little jealous, but that he trusts me and understands and was ok with it. It is so wonderful having such a kind, emotionally mature and present man in my life. I sure just kinda like him so very much. 😊❤️
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE
It's so gray out and I miss the sunshine from the weekend. Things are tidy and I finally brought in the bin with summer things and going to do some different decorating around here.
New magazines right now
ON THE TV TODAY:
Spring Baking Championship, Escape to the Chateau, New Amsterdam, Masked Singer, Greys Anatomy, This is Us, The Good Doctor, Lone Star 911, When Calls the Heart, Tournament of Champions, The Rookie, The Nevers, Mare of Easttown
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY - BLT's, leftover pasta salad, fruit
TUESDAY - pierogis we didn't have last week, salad
WEDNESDAY - cheesy buns with roasted tomatoes & parm, tomato soup, fruit
THURSDAY - ham & cheese puffed pastry pinwheels, roasted veggies with dip, chips
FRIDAY - girls night out for me 🎉
TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:
order some new summer clothes, talk with my bf about what we're going to do our next get together, zooming with gf's, going to a play and dinner with a neighbor gal pal of mine, give myself a facial and manicure
FROM THE CAMERA:
Did more visiting of my furry nieces last week when my bro and sil needed me to let them out at lunchtime. 😍
the lovely weather brought fishing boats and kayakers into the bay
It's so wonderful here in the north to see buds on trees, green growth (like my bleeding heart shrubs coming up), flowers (daffodils), and finally be back to grilling! 😋
I'm on the international registry now for EOL doulas! Yay! I made a new professional email for myself (the full listing has that and my phone number etc). Eventually I'll make a website and have that address on the listing too. I'm going to take a business course and I need to work on certification which will take a while, as it involves working on direct cases. But it just feels so good to finally see the path ahead of me and where I believe the Lord is leading me and have it all feel exciting and just so right. 🙏
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. 🙏 And may the vaccines continue to help the numbers go down and life become more normal. For a friend dealing with med changes and other issues. For my former FIL dealing with worsening health issues.