It’s Friday and time to find blessings in the past week! Thanks to Susanne for always posting this for us.
1. Warmer Days – I’ve always known, but it’s been validated this week that I really do love the warmer seasons much better than the cold! Really the cold doesn’t bother me as much as the ice and snow on the roads does. I’m a big chicken baby when it comes to driving on the stuff, so I hibernate instead.
However, Joe, our geriatric Golden Retriever, dearly LOVES the snow! This goofball would go outside and just lay down in it and be happy as a clam.
2. Dark Chocolate Almond Milk – I am head over heals in love with this stuff! It tastes so much like the thick chocolate milk that you buy in the stores and has so much going for it. A one cup serving has 45% of your daily calcium needs and as we get older that becomes even more important for bone health.
3. Reading – Again this week I want to mention this because reading is truly my first love as far as hobbies go. I love that I’m getting back to reading in the evenings, usually with a cup of hot tea next to me. So relaxing. (And only two more reviews to post and then I’m caught up and will slow down on them – thanks for your patience!)
I’ve also decided that I *need* a Kindle, but am waiting to see if there is a price drop before getting one. While I do so love the feel – and smell – of a brand new book, I can also see the advantages of eBooks. How nice to head out on a trip and have 5-10 books on the Kindle to choose from! A person would never pack that many “real” books for a trip.
4. Safety – With all the ice and snow we’ve had the last two weeks I am so thankful that all of my family and friends have been safe. So frightening to see all the wrecks on the news each day.
5. Food – Mom and I were talking about how strange it was to go to the grocery stores and see some empty shelves. I suppose all the bad weather has kept the delivery trucks away, combined with the fact that when we were all finally able to get out and drive we descended on the stores like a herd of locusts! We really are so spoiled with the availability of food in our country and really never have a problem. This week has been quite the eye opener as to how fast that can change. Thank you Lord for keeping us nourished, especially with food that we choose to eat!