Friday, April 5, 2013

Five Things for Friday

For this post I decided to write the best and worst things that happened to me each day this week, starting with Sunday and ending with Thursday (yesterday). Consider it to be some yin and some yang for your day. I think it's nice to reflect each day on what went well and what didn't. (Unless you've had a really crappy day. Then just go to bed and hope for better the next day!)

1. Sunday
The best things: Peter surprised me with a lovely Easter basket full of delicious gourmet chocolates that he picked out as well as two sweet cards. We also had the missionaries over for dinner and they bring such a nice spirit into our home.
Sea salt, caramel, and dark chocolate: yeah baby!
The worst: Sam woke me up at 4:30 a.m.!!! And I didn't really get back to sleep after that. It didn't help that I went to bed late the night before. So I felt really tired the whole day.

2. Monday
The best thing: Sam started swim lessons for the first time, and it went so much better than I thought it would. I was pretty sure that he was going to scream and cry and fight being in the pool, but he didn't. He hung on to his teacher for dear life, but he cooperated and by the end of his lesson he was letting her pull him along as he kicked his feet. I was amazed!
I took this picture from afar with my phone--that's Sam calmly being held by his teacher.  Yay!
The worst thing: I found out that a family who we are very good friends with is going to be moving this summer.

3. Tuesday 
(I'm flipping around the order for this one)
The worst thing: My father left to return to Utah. He'd been visiting for a few days, and once he was gone I missed his company and his help with the kids.

The best thing: My father left to return to Utah. Now I can eat and drink whatever I want in peace! Like the aforementioned Easter candy. And drinking milk every so often, and many other things that he considers poisonous to the body. (My family and those who know my dad know what I mean. He's a nutrition-and-health fanatic, and he's not shy about it!)

4. Wednesday
The best things: The kids played outside in the backyard after dinner for the first time in months! And I got these bright and cheerful Gerbera daisies at the Co-op to brighten up the kitchen windowsill.

The worst thing: This was a pretty good day so I'm trying to come up with the worst thing about today. You know it's a good day when you can't think of anything too bad to complain about. I guess the thing I would have changed was the weather. It was warmer (higher 50s) but still not warm enough for me (70s and 80s is my favorite temperature range).

5. Thursday
The best thing: I went to John's spring musical program at school in the morning. It was so nice. And it touched my heart that he stopped to give me a hug on his way up to the stage. I will cherish him doing things like that for as long as it lasts and beyond. :-)

The worst thing: Our landscaping company cut down a tree in the front yard that I liked. They talked about this tree earlier in the week with me and I thought they were just going to trim it and shape it, but apparently I misunderstood them because they cut the whole thing down. Tree murderers!

So those were the best and worst things about my week. Overall I'd say it was a pretty good one! I'm really looking forward to watching all four sessions of General Conference this weekend. It truly is one of my favorite weekends of the year. I hope you have a good weekend full of good things!

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