Boy, could I use a Positively Friday post! How about you?
Positively Friday helps me, and hopefully you as well, redirect focus onto the good stuff and away from the bad.
Sometimes I feel compelled to write them and sometimes I don’t. After the Newtown tragedy and few personal strifes this week, I’m compelled.
So here goes! This is what’s been positive about my week:
~ My husband was a little down in the dumps this week and since I know he loves the holidays, I decided to do something special and festive for him.
I prepared a hearty soup, salad and loaf of cranberry nut bread for dessert and set the coffee table in the living room by our holiday tree for us to eat.
I put a log in the fireplace, turned on some holiday tunes and turned off the overhead lights. We didn’t watch any television, and sat up past our bedtime talking. I’d like to think I successfully lightened his holiday blues, even for just an evening.
~ Tori, my stepdaughter, got the part of “Frenchy” in her school’s spring production of Grease! Such a fun role to have. She’s going to look great in a pink wig.
~ A friend was in town for few days. We got together for a cup of coffee and a bit of shopping at a charming and delightful shop in Santa Rosa called Bird’s Nest Antiques. It’s filled with lovely, sparkly and colorful things, both new and gently used. I bought some holiday gifts and a beautiful secondhand brooch for myself.
I love the champagne color and large size.
~ I weighed myself this week. Rather brave of me given the time of year. Before I step on the scale I always guess what the number will be. Considering I have been eating stuff like this, pictured below, instead of my normally low-carb, very low-sugar diet, I guessed a pretty big number, then was pleasantly surprised to see I was 5 pounds less than I guessed!
While I am still 5 pounds more than I like to be, I’m still thrilled. This is an example of why it’s good to always think big!
~ This week I joined 26 Acts of Kindness, or rather 28. So far, I am off to a good start. I completed the first six Wednesday and these next three yesterday:
~ It’s the start of winter today! I love winter and I’m so glad I can legitimately call this wintertime because autumn feels like it ended ages ago, not this morning. I took some wintery photos around my yard this week that turned out nicely.
Please share what’s been positive about your week.