Sunday, May 17, 2015

this week was good because of...


...a lovely Saturday-morning excursion to the Market with Wildcat Guy.

...the successful completion of a massive undertaking at work.

...patience. Infinite patience.

...an afternoon nap on the couch.


...egg-y French toast and fat pork sausages for brunch.

...the perfect start to an important day - snoozing for a few minutes with my love's arms around me and our kitty nestled in next to me.

...a delicious, luxurious VIP dinner.

...this much-needed reminder to be aware of and grateful for blessings in all forms - including the opportunity to serve others with genuine joy.


...the simple pleasure of a fresh chef salad for dinner.

...buttermilk blue cheese and slices of pretzel bread.

...the wisdom to recognize the value of working late, but with limits.

...adorable animal pictures that make a delightful postlude to Mother's Day.

...and speaking of adorable, this documentary about my favorite animals.

What made your week good?

Sunday, May 10, 2015

this week was good because of...


...the lovely blooms that are showing up everywhere.

...being cared for, emotionally and mentally, by colleagues.

...a weekend to myself. This included seeing the latest Nicholas Sparks film adaptation, which was a simple, lovely telling of the story.


...making more solid progress on final plans for the upcoming commencement (and having fun with seating charts...seriously).

...the opportunity to spend time cultivating a newer friendship.

...a feeling of accomplishment on Tuesday evening when I kept myself focused and got so much done around the house.


...wearing flip-flops. Yay!

...kind praise from a mentor at my previous institution.

...beautiful, beautiful performances on this week's episode.

What made your week good?

Sunday, May 03, 2015

this week was good because of...


...one word - sunshine.

...evening walks at the park with Wildcat Guy.

...a spot-on, much-needed message about how God uses difficulties for His purpose, and the conversations it prompted.


...chocolate chip cookie gelato - the perfect treat for a perfect Sunday afternoon.

...making progress with a major project at work.

...an entertaining movie (with awesome humor).


...a fun solo visit to the zoo to take pictures and relax.

...taking every possible opportunity to be outside.


...thick, juicy burgers for lunch.

...snuggles with a co-worker's little baby.

What made your week good?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

this week was good because of...


...Kitty's sweet patience with our antics. Because some cats would have meowed and panicked and generally become upset that a highly-deflated helium balloon had been tied to their bellies. But Gru? Just went about his evening.

...this visually and emotionally beautiful reminder that your home - and, to extrapolate, your life - must be arranged in a way that works for your family.

...my husband feeling all better.

...the touching last few minutes of the most recent Fast & Furious installment.

...ending a very busy mental day with an hour of TRX.

What made your week good?

Sunday, April 19, 2015

this week was good because of...



...patience, courage and grace during a challenging week of health-related concerns for Wildcat Guy.

...the ability to step away from work as needed this week.


...a Sunday-morning snooze with kitty laying on my back.

...the delightful sunshine and mild temperatures on Saturday.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

this week was good because of...


...a Sunday afternoon spent exploring a local recreation area.

...treating ourselves to frozen yogurt on the first great Spring day.


...weather mild enough to wear these to church...


...and perfect for wearing these, too.


...being just adventurous enough not to worry when we got a little bit lost off the trail we were on.

...101 free prints from my favorite photo site.


...the simplest dinners, which are sometimes the best.

...letting my body get the rest it needed as it finished recovering from the cold I had last week.


...a lovely little Easter basket care package from Mom & Dad.

...being reminded that, sometimes, on the days when I feel like going to church the least, those are the days I most need to be there.

...time to scrapbook on Saturday and make awesome progress on a couple of smaller projects that needed attention.


...a day off in the middle of the week, just because, to get caught up on little things.

...snoozing in the morning between kitty and my love.

...weekends that are so full and relaxing that they feel delightfully longer than the two days they are.

What made your week good?

Sunday, April 05, 2015

this week was good because of...


...a lovely Easter day with my love.


...carry-out for dinner, to cut myself some slack.

...another moment of craft time with colleagues - this time, making origami flowers to celebrate the arrival of spring.



...a quirky, lovely and only slightly obnoxious range of weather.

...the privilege of staying home on Friday when a cold hit in full force.


...continuing our tradition of Easter brunch at home.

...reassuring, insightful feedback from my supervisor regarding a situation infused with work politics.


...the delicious garlic-parmesan chicken with brown butter-corn pasta that we had for dinner.

...this awesome planner.

What made your week good?