Friday, March 10, 2017

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week (Vol. 27)


I.  Last Sunday, temperatures reached the low 70s here, which allowed me to get in an 8 mile walk wearing shorts and t-shirt.  It was fabulous!  And, I surpassed the 19K step milestone!


II.  I lost 1.4 lbs. last week!  YAY!

III.  This tasty little chocolate covered caramel that was included in the gift basket I received last month for my birthday.  (There are still three more - YAY!)


IV.  Friends and family who have texted, called, or emailed to check on me while I've been sick this week.  (I've had the flu.)

V.  I gave myself permission to eat some REAL ice cream one evening this week when I was feeling especially crappy because I love ice cream and ice cream makes me happy.  It was sooooo good.  Hallelujah I only indulged in the single-serve 200 calorie cup.


VI.  Colleagues at work who helped out me out this week by covering my bus duty and helping me rearrange some IEP meetings.

VII.  Watching Fences on the Amazon Firestick Sunday morning with R.  


VIII.  Watching Manchester By the Sea, also on the Firestick, while drinking hot chocolate and whiskey, trying to break a fever.


IX.  Supportive friends who listen openly and without judgment.  Thanks, S.


X.  Glimpses of spring:


In addition to be sick, this week was also a bit  difficult for me on an emotional level.  I've been working through some things that kind of came to a head this week, so not only was I not feeling my optimum because of the flu, but I was also a bit sad.  It was definitely a week in which I could have solely focused on the negative, but I chose not to.  I do believe it is important to always seek out and acknowledge the little things that make you happy even during tough times.


I hope this finds you having a wonderful Friday and may your weekend be even better. As always, thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

  1. I hope you're feeling better now 😀

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    1. I'm definitely getting there! After 3 days of feeling like death warmed over, I'm starting to feel human again. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I hope you're feeling much better now!
    Well done you for focusing on the positive :-)

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    1. I am definitely on the mend! Today I'm feeling almost human! Thank you!

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  3. Nothing like good friends and chocolate and ice cream and warm weather and ice cream and movies and [fries]...haha...all things that makes one happy!

    I am assuming here. However, Happy Birthday fellow Piscean.

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    1. Thank you! But, alas, I'm an Aquarian. My birthday was back in February, I've just been pacing myself when it comes to enjoying the goodies that were in the basket.

      Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

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  4. hope you're feeling much better now. it sucks being suck

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    1. Today (Friday), I'm feeling significantly better. The fever broke yesterday around noon, my headache and body aches are gone, as are the chills. I'm still dealing with congesting and fatigue, but the fatigue is NOTHING compared to what it has been like. The worst is over! YAY! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Ooo, are those cherry blossoms? I miss our old cherry tree - so beautiful in the spring! Congrats on the kick-ass 19K steps = that's awesome!

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    1. No, I think they are a variety of pear. It resembled a Bradford pear, but wasn't, that's why I think it's in the pear family.

      Thank you! I'm so glad I got those 19K in Sunday because I've been sidelined with the flu since Tuesday and have minimal, and I mean minimal, steps since then.

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  6. Nice blog. Just found you through Kristen's blog :)
    Definitely liking your list, in particular the sweets and the chocolates.

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  7. I am glad you are feeling better and always think positive. Someone will be there for you always. Don't worry about the lack of steps this week you will be fine get well

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  8. Hey my friend,

    I hope this finds you in better spirits, both in your mood but also your health. I came down with a nasty cold that started last Friday and have been plagued by it since then. My nose is raw and my sinuses are killer. All these temperature swings from warm to freezing and back again are wreaking havoc. Even the ducks are confused, they all came back home weeks ago when it got mild and now it's freezing again.

    I can agree that having supportive friends that listen without judgment are the best. I was in need last week and was grateful to have the support as well.

    Here's to a better week. Keep up that strong willpower, you're doing great Ericka. :)

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