It's a good thing that Fridays seem to roll around fairly quickly. In fact it's like they happen once a week or something. And I'm posting FTF on Friday (unlike last week) and I'm hoping for brownie points in my own head because I'm doing it early. That hasn't happened in a while.
I've been practising counting my blessings this week because I've been finding it all too easy to focus on being negative and more than a teeny bit cranky. And I've found that picking a few key highlights of the week as they've occurred has helped me keep things in perspective. It would have been all too easy to think that the whole week was pretty ordinary otherwise.
I visited this gorgeous little muffin last night. This picture was taken earlier in the week and when he saw it he commented to his mother "I'm so pretty Mummy" I don't think we need to worry too much about his self esteem. I am utterly besotted by my grandson and along with Miss P he is one of the best gifts I have ever been blessed with.
I found time to work on a couple of sewing projects this week. I'm adopting the slowly slowly catchy monkey approach. And there's that other story about the tortoise and the hare as a back up.
You may recall me mentioning my oven decided to go on strike a week or so ago. After gnashing my teeth about having to pay for repairs on a less than 4 year old oven (Smeg no less !) I remembered that based on past experience with an utter lemon of an oven that require 4 element replacements in 6 years I had planned for such an eventuality when we bought the new oven. Thank goodness for extended warranties. The oven dude is coming to fix it at no cost to us this afternoon. I'll be back to murdering innocent cupcakes or unsuspecting whoopie pies this weekend.
Exchanging mirth filled emails with several people this week has kept me going. If you think I'm out there when I blog post you should see the emails I send my friends....thank you girls for keeping me sane amongst the madness. Tummy overhangs, porridge baking recipes, and debates about whether I should clean my oven so the oven repair guy didn't talk about me later to his mates were among this weeks topics.
And finally ...drum roll please. I finalised our flights for the September trip to Hawaii. Two weeks of fun and sun bought and paid for so we're really going. It's never a reality until you have that flight itinerary in your hot little hand...Im starting to make a list of every quilt store in Hawaii in preparation.
So a mish mash of little favourite moments this week. Feel free to link up your own favourites so I can share the things that made your heart sing.