Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the first Friday's Fave Five of 2018. Are you all ready for a year purposefully taking notice of and being grateful for the good in our lives? I hope so 'cause it's so much fun to have to you all along on this journey! If you are new the link to the guidelines in in the sidebar. Please read them and then just jump right in!
Here are 5 blessings my last week in no particular order:
~Mother/Son blood donation on my birthday~ This was a blessing because it is something important to my son and it made it him happy that I was doing it with him. Being a paramedic he knows the importance of donating blood. We've tried to do it together before but it just never worked. This year, in spite of the snowstorm and cold, we made it, along with his friend, and donated on my birthday. Yup, nobody can't say I don't know how to live it up on my birthday. :)
~A Quiet New Years Eve~ an evening spent at home was what I really wanted this year. I'm not a big New Year party kind of gal in the first place, usually just spending it at my sister's playing games or watching a movie. But this year I was really just lacking the energy for another late night out, especially one that turned out to be about -49*C with the wind chill at midnight (-56.2*F). So I stayed home and had a lovely evening all to myself. Hubby conked out early and I spent the time reading and drinking peppermint hot chocolate all tucked under a cozy, fuzzy blanket thoroughly enjoying myself until midnight.
~Christmas packed away for another year~ I love the decor of Christmas and always enjoy having it out the month of December, but come January 1 I am always just as glad to get it all packed away. I'm always surprised at much breathing room there seems to be once it all comes down.
~easing back into the work week~ Tuesday was rough and tough to get back into the getting up early for work mode but for the first 3 days this week I only had once child come and they don't come quite as early so I was able to get about 20 minutes extra sleep and ease into the morning slower which is a huge blessing for me.
What were your favorite blessings for this first week of the year?