A month or so ago I wrote a post where I listed the golden moments of my week, the moments that made me stop and appreciate life. I enjoyed writing it and enjoyed how it made me concentrate on the good instead of the bad. Goodness knows there can be enough bad to concentrate on. So here we go again. The golden moments from my recent days.
The walk we took as a family in the woods pictured above. It was a beautiful day, everyone was cooperative, and they all patiently waited while I took photos. A good time was had by all. I love all the old stone walls throughout the woods. It fascinates me to think about what the area looked like a few hundred years ago when this was all cleared land instead of wooded.
The gluten free pizza I made last week. Gluten free pizza is generally disgusting. Actually, I find many gluten free baked goods unpleasant. Pizza is one of the things I have been having the hardest time with. All the crust mixes have a strange texture and while bearable when first made are absolutely disgusting reheated. When I was placing an Amazon Pantry order I added a King Arthur gluten free pizza mix on a whim. Then it sat in my cabinet for a few months because I was so fed up with trying gluten free things only to dislike them. Finally my pizza cravings got too strong and I gave it a try. Amazingly enough, it was pretty decent which in the world of gluten free pizza means it was amazing. I was very, very happy.
My daughter telling me that she loves the smell of old books. As I said on Twitter, my work here is done.
The copy of Wind Off the Small Isles by Mary Stewart that Lory from The Emerald City Book Review sent me. She knew I wanted to read it and very kindly contacted me and offered to send on her copy. It was such a thoughtful thing to do and it brightened my whole day when it showed up in the mail. I am saving it to read this weekend when I have some time off.
The unexpected day off my husband and I had together in the middle of last week. I had been having a bad day and he knew it (he couldn't help but know it, I had spent the previous evening alternately crying and getting mad at the world. So much fun for my family.) so he convinced me I needed a day off. We stayed home and watched movies, drank countless cups of tea and coffee, and ignored reality for a while. It was blissful and left me much more able to deal with everyday life. Maybe I should get irrationally upset a little more often.
The new winter coat I ordered yesterday. I always feel a bit guilty spending money on myself because the kids are continually outgrowing their clothes and I have an endless list of things they need. However, my work requires me to be outside quite a bit and my winter coat is old and not that warm. I found a fantastic deal online and now I can't wait for my coat to come. It has a hood! Lined with fake fur! I don't know why that makes me happy but it does.
So, tell me, what were the golden moments in your week?