Hello and Happy Friday! I decided to join in The Positivity Wave. Originally started by  Meggy @Chocolate’n’Waffles but I saw it posted by nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog  and Jonetta@BlueMoodCafe. It is a time to spread some positivity amongst all the doom and gloom on social media and in the news. Please feel free to join in with your own Happy Friday post and link to Meggy’s post so that she knows and say ‘hi’

I haven’t posted my Positivity Wave since January 1st, so I might have a bit more to share today.

I am not crazy about being isolated and in lockdown again, but with the schools closed, I am taking my granddaughter everyday to do her virtual learning. She is so much fun. She loves dressing up in tutu type dresses and skirts. She is quite an individual. Here are three of her outfits she wore over the last week.

Once again I am grateful for technology. It enables us to participate in online learning with her teachers and her class, as well as go on virtual fieldtrips. Last week we went to the symphony and she loved it. I also enjoy being able to use Zoom, Teams and Messenger to communicate with family and friends.

I just finished reading The Boatman’s Wife and it brought back some memories of my trip to Ireland with my daughter three years ago. We visited Belfast and signed one of the “Peace Walls” Here are a couple of pictures that I was reminiscing with.

 

Out of the last two weeks we have been above average in temperatures for over half of them and had sunshine for 6 days as well. That always makes me happy to get out and walk with the sun shining. 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞

With the nice weather, I was able to get outside and take down and put away all my Christmas lights (I don’t usually do it until March, but I do unplug them), rake up more leaves and rip down the soffits under my overhang to get rid of all the hornet and wasp nests that had been built inside. I will not put it back up, but will spray paint it. My grandkids were quite worried they would get stung last summer.

I had my best reading week ever last week. I listened to or read 14 books, I still can’t believe that. Thanks to audiobooks, this was accomplished. 

I love, love, love my library. I am able to get so many of my audiobooks from one of the two libraries I have access to using either Hoopla, Libby or Cloud Library. 🎧🎧🎧

I discovered Michael McIntyre. He is a British comedian who had me in stitches this week with a couple of short skits and his special on Amazon. Check out this clip if you can, I was in stitches.  https://fb.watch/31HMjms3fb/

My daughter made some cookies to share with parents doing Virtual Learning, ala Schitt’s Creek. I am looking forward to getting mine this week. 

I am getting old. Yesterday, I twisted in the shower and tweaked my back. Now that is not positive, but, it forced me to slow down and relax for a couple of days. I am grateful for ice packs and robaxacet (a muscle relaxer/pain reliever/anti-inflammatory rolled into one). I am feeling better today, hopefully back to normal Monday to get my granddaughter. I got two days off this week. 

Here are a few bookish things that made me smile of laugh on facebook this week.

Library Jokes | Kappit

I continue to believe that recognizing the good things that happen each week, means I will not dwell on the not so good things. I am truly blessed with all the good things in my life.

So to finish up, I ask that you try to be grateful for one thing each day and I am sure it will lift your spirits. What are you Grateful for today?