I Love Thursday #15
This is our #15 list of our loves for the week and it happens to be the second one for 2018. LeeAnna blogs at Not Afraid of Color and shares her ‘likes’ every Thursday. She is getting all settled in her new home! Several of our friends also share on a weekly basis – check them out!
Sunshine! Even on the coldest of days that we have enjoyed (??) lately, it doesn’t seem quite as cold when the sun is out. I get a few minutes of direct sun while sitting at my desk at work. About 5 – 10 minutes in the winter, and a good 30+ in the summer but is feels fabulous. It just warms my bones and makes me happy, and I don’t mind one bit not being able to see well for those short minutes. It doesn’t seem to have the power to warm up my car much though when the temperature is in the single digits.
I interrupted my book series by David Balducci to read a new book in the Coffeehouse series by Cleo Coyle. The latest title is called Cold Dead Brew. These are a rather light read written by a husband and wife team, and I enjoy the setting and the characters. What I enjoy the most is all the things I’ve learned about coffee since I’ve been reading them. Over the series they discuss roasting techniques, different brewing methods, and the different coffee regions. There are also several recipes shared at the end of each book, and all of them sound delicious. I haven’t yet made any, but only because I forget about them once I’ve finished the book. There is also a website featuring her books that I believe have some or maybe all the recipes there.
Dieting – can anyone love dieting?! I don’t really looooooove it, but I do like it. Once I get back into the routine of no snacks, no sweets, and lower carbs (I miss bread!!) it becomes much easier. I find and remember how much I love steamed broccoli with lemon juice – OMG it is good. And roasted veggies of any sort – yum. Recently I tried a kale salad at work with a simple vinaigrette and it was fabulous, so maybe simple is better for me. Anyway, we are trying to lose some weight so that we can try to keep pace with that new baby. An almost impossible task as who could possibly have that much energy, but we’re going to try.
Planning a vacation! We are very blessed in that we have many had many different travel partners over the years. Most recently we have been going with Sue’s mom and dad. Last summer we drove to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota and we had a great time (several quilt shop stops!). In the past, we have cruised with my brother and sister-in-law and another time with close family friends. This summer we are going to cruise to Maine, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. I have started to check on the ports as far as quilt shops, and have found that all four of them have some that we may visit. We are sailing on NCL and here is a recap of our itinerary:
Well, my great nephew baby is growing so much. He had his four month shots at the end of last week. Now that his mom is out of school for a bit we don’t get to see him every week. What?!! So of course I volunteer to babysit for gym and grocery shopping events – drop him off any time! He likes Mickey Clubhouse – I’m not even sharing that song because it will stick in your brain all day. But we also got him dancing (well, I’m doing the dancing for him) along with Baby Shark, shared here from YouTube:
OMG – talk about an addictive song. But he is fascinated with it and you can’t help but sing and dance along . . . ~smile~ Thanks Rosalie for sharing this song with us. 🙂
I have to share Dominic photos, right?! So here is the latest of our sweet baby boy. Oh how I love him! ~smile~ He continues his trick of no nap, momma, no nap. He rolled himself across the living room to better see the football playoffs. He’s not partial to any specific team, apparently. He rebounded from his low-grade fever after his shots without issue and is ready to play and chatter. Those fingers . . . always busy!
That’s it for this week! I hope your week is filled with many blessings. Happy Thursday!
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