Can the second week of December already be over? My goodness the time is flying right by me. I seem to be stuck in park as is evidenced by the lack of Christmas presents anywhere in the house. I need to give myself a pinch to wake up and get it together or I might just find myself amongst the harried Christmas Eve shoppers I always used to laugh at. But tonight I'm putting a pause on that and taking the time just to look for my blessings from the past week. With everything going on right now in my life I really, really need to purposefully do this in order to keep my perspective focused on God and His goodness. Won't you join in?
~ shoveled walk and driveway ~ Last Sunday we received some snowfall. Not a huge dump but it had been snowing a good portion of the day. As it turned out, I was having computer issues and Hubby was busy trying to figure it out and I was trying to get the tree decorated with no motivation to give me some "oomph" to it. I was trying to push the thought of having to go out later and shovel to the back of my mind when I heard shoveling that seemed like it was on our driveway or at least close to the house but sometimes sound in my driveway area is deceiving and I dismissed it as our neighbor on his driveway. But when we looked out it was our neighbor indeed, or rather his teenage son, but he was shoveling not his, but our driveway and front walk. What a sweet guy! We were so thankful for his generosity in doing that for us.
~ speaking of the tree ~ Here it is: Christmas tree 2021. I love sitting in the room with just the tree lights on. Something so satisfying and relaxing about it. And I love looking at other people's trees and seeing their personalities coming through in the way they decorate it.
~ coffee body scrub ~ I had bought some Lalicious Sugar Coffee Scrub at a salon on a after Christmas sale last year and never opened it thinking I would put it away for a gift. But as time went on I was hesitant in case it had a shelf life and something went bad in it. I finally cracked it open for my self and it is wonderful stuff. Smells delicious and works great. A little pampering is uplifting for the mind, body and spirit.
~ snack deal ~ one of my dayhome families needed some extra care this month for their child in preschool. She was only coming here for about 7 weeks anyway and I had already contracted for the amount with them so we struck a deal that had mom bring a couple snacks a week for the remaining weeks of December instead of adding to her payment which she already made. It has been wonderful. That is 2 snacks I don't have to meal plan or prep for. I'm feeling very spoiled.
~ stuff sold ~ There was a bunch of stuff cluttering the garage that I kept forgetting to put on the FB marketplace to try and sell. I finally got around to it and within an hour of listing it had 6 people interested and sold it and got it out of the garage by that afternoon. The fastest sale I've ever been a part of. Now if I could just get a bunch of crystal sold that nobody seems to want anymore so I could get it out of my basement it would be wonderful!
What has been your favorite blessings this week?