Friday, 7 June 2013

Cough Sneeze Splutter

Hello Friday.  So good to make your acquaintance again.  Let's look back over the past week and Celebrate The Small Things.

This week hasn't been particularly great.  I've been nursing a cold since Sunday.  I know it's not a life threatening illness, but I've not been poorly in a long time, so it came as quite a shock to the system.  But it doesn't stop be celebrating a few little things.
  • Work.  Yes, I know I've said it a hundred times before, but I still can't believe that I have a job that I enjoy.  This week has been a bit tough because of the cold, as I nearly lost my voice on Wednesday which isn't particularly helpful when trying to talk to customers.  But apart from that, I am still looking forward to going to work, and I do have a good time when I'm there.  Plus, my shift pattern is great.  This week I worked Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and I don't go back to work until next Thursday.
  • My parents.  They take care of Lily when I'm at work, and especially this week when I've been too ill to do much apart from hide under the duvet and watch films.
  • Lily.  I love coming home from work to be greeted by an excited little dog.  No matter how crappy I feel from being ill, she always makes everything better.
  • The weather.  We have been inundated with sunshine over the past week.  I've not been able to enjoy it *cough sneeze splutter* but it's lovely to look at the window and see the blue sky and fluffy white clouds.
  • The olden days.  My parents have been clearing out the loft, and they have found loads of my old books from when I was little, so I've been reminiscing and reading stories that take me back to my childhood.  I love that "I'd completely forgotten about that" feeling you get when you pull another book out of the box.
  • Blog hop.  I really look forward to writing this post for this blog hop, and reading about what other people are celebrating.  And I've found another weekly blog hop to get my writerly juices flowing.  Express Yourself is the brainchild of Jackie @ Bouquet of Books and Dani @ Entertaining Interests.  Each month they come up with 4 different writing topics.  If you like blogging and making connections with other bloggers, it's worth checking out.

22 comments:

  1. Hope you are feeling better real soon. The sunshine sure helps us all feel better :)

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    1. Thank you. I ventured outside today because I felt better, but the sun decided to go and hide :(

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  2. Feel better, Rebecca. It's hard to find things to celebrate when you're under the weather, but you did a great job!

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    1. Thank you. This blog-hop really does get you thinking about the good things in your life :)

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  3. You have so much to celebrate here. I can't decide what to focus on. Reminiscing is always good, especially where old books are involved. Being greeted by a little friend that can't get enough of you - those animals come in handy when we're sick or having tough times, don't they? And good weather - I'll raise my glass to your celebrations! Happy weekend! :)

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    1. Aww thank you. Yes, my little dog really knows how to make me feel better. I was sleeping on the sofa and she jumped up and fell asleep on my head. I know it sounds silly, but it does make me feel better when she does things like that. It makes me feel loved!

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  4. Ooh get well soon!

    YAY to enjoying your job and having a lovely wee doggie ;)

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    1. Thank you. I feel better now, so that will be on my list of celebrations next week!

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  5. Yay for the sunshine :)
    It's been raining here so I'll celebrate that with you, I hope you feel better soon!

    And oh my goodness, yay for finding your old books, enjoy them ;)

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    1. Thank you. The books are great. I'd completely forgotten about a lot of them, but they sucked me back 25 years which is awesome!

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  6. I just helped my Mom move and came across a bunch of my childhoods books. It was such a lovely experience. I had completely forgot how much I used to love "The Littles".

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    1. Yay for parents keeping hold of our childhood :D

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  7. Feel better. It's harder to find things to be grateful about when you aren't feeling well, but you have done well. Congrats on getting through the week and seeing the good in it.

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    1. Thank you. It was a struggle but I got there!

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  8. Hope you feel better soon. Great that you can celebrate the lovely things in your life even when you are feeling badly.

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    1. Thank you. It's important to take note of the good things or you could get bogged down in the bad.

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  9. Work + wonderful parents + Lily + sunshine + nostalgia + blog hops = a great list of celebrations!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Writer In Transit

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  10. A lot of people seem to have been sick this week. Get well.

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    1. Thank you. I'm on the mend ... I think!

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  11. Argh I hate colds, they're awful. There's nothing better than having an excited pet waiting when we get home, is there? My kitten comes running up to say hello :)

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    1. Aww, how cute. I don't know what I'd do without my pooch ^_^

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