This is one of those weeks.
However! Here are things I am celebrating this week.
This time I bought myself TWO new notebooks: One with prompts and one with a great quote, soft writing paper, and it just felt like it should be mine.
The notebooks were my gift to myself because I have been writing almost every day since the beginning of the year (I forgive myself for the week or so I had the flu). That was the point of the notebook with prompts. It's been so much easier to write when I open up my notebook and there is a prompt for me to think about. But I've been doing the prompts myself in my current notebook.
It was finally nice enough a couple of days this week to walk Chloe. She enjoyed it as much as I did. Even though we are getting a little snow this morning, the days are getting longer, the sun is feeling warmer and I know that spring is on the way.
Greg and I have also been trying new recipes each week. This one for smothered pork chops in the crock pot that we tried last night was really good. As always, we have a few things we'd do differently when we make it the next time (and we will make it again), but it's been fun changing up our menu a little bit.
I've spent most of the week appreciating the little things in my life that make me happy
- the plants in my window
- the white lights I light up in the kitchen
- Chloe's antics that make us laugh
- my son's reaction to his daughter getting her first Valentine flowers from a boy :)
So, although it's been a tough week, it's also been full of little things to celebrate and appreciate.