The Week That Wasn't All Bad

Spring Flowers

That is quite the ringing endorsement, isn't it?  The main problem with the week is that it has done nothing but rain.  It has rained for eight straight days.  We are water-logged, muddy, and a bit grumpy.  Scattered in the midst of the rain there have been a few moments of sunshine, literally and figuratively.

I went to visit my grandmother.  She lives about an hour away so I don't manage to visit as often as I would like.  She was absolutely thrilled to see me.  There is nothing like a grandmother for making you feel like you are the most wonderful person in the world.  We had a nice little visit and then my aunt and uncle stopped in so it turned into a bit of a mini family reunion.  My grandmother is 90 so I am trying to make the most of the times I do get to see her.

I found a decent gluten-free pizza.  This is big news.  I hate being gluten-free.  I find most gluten-free products to be very unpleasant in taste and texture so I tend to just do without.  I really miss pizza though.  I was at a graduation party this weekend and my friend ordered a gluten-free pizza from a place that I didn't even know offered it.  It was pretty good which in the gluten-free world is equivalent to the most delicious thing you have ever eaten.  Of course, it doesn't taste the same as regular pizza but it does satisfy the craving.

While we are on the subject of food, I had wondered if I also had a sensitivity to chocolate and had been experimenting with eliminating it to see if it made a difference in my migraine frequency.  A couple of weeks ago I started eating it again and it hasn't made the slightest bit of difference.  Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that I can now eat pizza and chocolate?  Seriously, does life get any better than this? I take back any complaints about this week.  It has been wonderful.

I met an old friend for lunch on Saturday.  We live about an hour and a half apart so we don't really see much of each other.  We have been friends for 15 years and we just get each other so we really don't want to let the distance end the friendship.  We have been making more of an effort to keep in touch and to meet up every now and then.  We talked until our voices started getting raspy and we set the world to rights.  It was good.

I had a book show up in the mail.  I had ordered it ages ago and kind of forgot about it.  It seems to have meandered its way through the postal system but it finally made its way to my door.  It is The Half-Crown House by Helen Ashton.  I am sure I read about it on some blog somewhere.  I really need to start keeping track of which blogs recommend which books.

While I was typing this the rain stopped and the sun came out. There are actually blue skies.  So we will add that to good things that happened this week.  On Sunday evening the grey gloominess ended for a while.  It is amazing how a little sunshine can improve the world.

How was your week?


  1. My week was rainy too, and looooooooooong. I had a cold, my kids had cabin fever, and over all, I'm hoping this week will be better!

    1. I hope you are feeling better. My son was sick too which probably just added to the miserable week. I just wanted to get outside, work in the yard, and enjoy some sunshine. So far, this week is full of blue skies. I hope yours is too.

  2. Sometimes I try to make a list, of 4-5 good things, just to remind myself that good things do happen. I'm glad you were able to find some - and very glad to hear that you aren't deprived of chocolate after all :)

    I am waiting for a book to arrive (and trying to avoid the Persephone site, at least until my credit card cools off a bit). The walk to the mailbox is so much more interesting when there might be a book at the end of it!

    1. That is why I like writing posts like this sometimes. Otherwise, I am much too likely to concentrate on the negative.

      Having chocolate back in my life makes up for a lot. I wish I had brought even more home from London.

      Book mail is the best mail. It brightens even the gloomiest day. I am still waiting for my Persephone Biannually to show up. I hope I didn't somehow get taken off the mailing list.

  3. Your week sounds lovely and calming! In fact, it sounds like a great week rather than the week that wasn't all bad.

    I had a hectic but joyous week. We had a long four-day weekend in Indonesia last week, which coincided with a mega book sale called Big Bad Wolf. 1.5 million English books at 60-80%? Of course I was going - even if the sale is a bit far. Luckily, I had a dear friend living in the area so we had a fun sleepover and braved the bookish crowds. I bought six books and one cookbook, then spent Saturday and Sunday relaxing. It was glorious!

    1. Well, I am afraid I just left out the bad bits. Nothing horrible happened, just a sick child, some stressful situations, and various other things. Writing this post definitely made me appreciate the good a little more.

      Your week sounds like so much fun. I read your posts about Big Bad Wolf. What an amazing book sale though the crowds do sound a bit overwhelming. It is nice that you have a bookish friend to go with.