Hello Friday

Well it is about time!  I thought Friday would never arrive!  The week started well but won’t go down as my favourite week.  Or anywhere near the top 100.  Still struggling with letting things go, finding it is easier to make mountains out of molehills and reaching for a glass of wine instead of my gym shoes after a long day a couple of times this week.  Not my greatest attempt at adulting.

The weather is warming up here and we had thunder and lightening on Wednesday evening.  I’ve been battling to sleep properly for ages now – I wake up for no reason at odd times and then toss and turn until falling into a deep sleep just before the alarm goes off.  And that is without a storm outside!

So I’m not feeling my greatest at the moment.  I climbed on the scale this morning and promptly climbed off.  Good grief!  The comfort food this week came with a price!

Anyway it is Friday and that means sharing what made me happy this week:

  • Meeting a friend for tea and cake at a beautiful wine farm on Saturday afternoon. We chatted for hours and the time just flew.
  • Breakfast at Fraiche Ayres with hubby.
  • Got so much done on Sunday. Hubby trimmed a tree, we bought new doormats, hand towels and a dishrack. I finally decided on an orchid for the kitchen (each time I got to the shop I tried to choose one and they all look so pretty so I couldn’t decide). We had lunch and then took a long chilled drive before going to Cattle Baron for dinner.
  • Flowers that bounce back in the garden with just a bit of rain.

Flower pic

  • Making Monday evening a chilled one.  Postponed gym and has a slow and enjoyable evening with a delicious but healthy dinner.
  • That Tuesday went well. It was the anniversary of my Gran passing away and so it was the final ‘first’. For ages I’ve been dreading that day but Tuesday went surprisingly smoothly and I felt a lot calmer than I have in a while. Got such thoughtful and kind messages from friends and I was filled with gratitude. My Gran was an amazing lady and I will always miss her but she has left me with such wonderful memories and for that I’ll always be grateful.
  • Boerewors rolls and chips – comfort food after a long day.
  • Getting on top of the laundry.
  • Wine. Tea can only do so much.
  • Finishing another book so I’m on track for my goal of reaching 40 books by the end of the year.

What is on your gratitude list right now?


20 Comments on “Hello Friday

    • We are having summer now but whenever I see snow pics overseas, I think how lovely it looks! I’m not a huge fan of cold weather but snow looks like fun 🙂


  1. Awwww, what a lovely list of gratitude, my sweet ❤ I have been packing on the pounds myself with new hormones and comfort food and lack o' activity, but I have no one to blame but myself. I just tend to get a bit more slothful this time of year 🙂 It's okay–and you have to learn to forgive yourself, too! ❤

    LOVE that you're experiencing warmer weather and those flowers are gorgeous! Hope you are able to catch up on some zzz's this weekend and that you have a great one ahead of you. Sending much love your way–I know reaching that "year of first" milestone is often incredibly difficult.



    • Thanks Charlotte, it was a great weekend 🙂 Now almost time for the next one – yippeee.

      I also find in the winter months I go to gym less and eat more but with summer here now I don’t have an excuse. Hope you are keeping well – will catch up on your blog today (been a bit of a hectic week).

      We bought these flowers last year and the plant actually seemed to be on its way out a few months ago. We left it and it bounced back!



  2. I am grateful every day that I survived a massive stroke almost eleven years ago, I am disabled, but still around to see my grandchildren grow up#whatsupweekend@_karendennis


    • Wow Karen – that is amazing! The past eleven years must have been hectic for you – I’m so glad you are able to see your grandchildren grow.

      Thank you for the visit and have a great weekend.


  3. I would be very grateful if I could have a Boerewors roll – just sayin’! Sometimes you have a week like that, don’t you? I felt like last week was a massive underachievement apart from the fact that the dishwasher I bought never arrived, I broke a tooth and I lost my bank card! On the plus side, spring has sprung, my balcony garden is still alive, I volunteered at the Asylum Seekers Centre and I spent quality time with some of my favourite people. I can’t complain about that 🙂


    • Sounds like you had quite a week! Sorry that things didn’t go smoothly but I see you had some positives and that is great. Spring is such a lovely time of year 🙂

      Comfort food is my weakness and I cannot say no to a boerewors roll (or two!)


  4. I’m sorry you had a bit of a rough week. Sometimes you just need to relax and enjoy some comfort food. It’s all good. I’m glad you did have some great things to feel grateful for though – and yay for finishing another book!



    • I’m really hoping to get to 40 books by the end of the year – holding thumbs I’ll get there!

      I just love comfort food (the scale doesn’t) but I definitely do LOL!


  5. This is a lovely list, I’m with you on a less than stellar week, but we did make it to the weekend and like you said – there is always wine! Hope the weekend is going well! XOXO


    • Oh yes there is always wine! Hope this last week was a good one for you.



    • It really does! I instantly feel more organised 🙂


  6. Wine is so helpful! I had a glass myself last night 🙂 And don’t you hate how comfort food hits you right where it hurts later on? I wish we could all just eat without gaining weight. Hope you have a good week ahead! 🙂


    • Goodness I know what you mean – if only comfort food had the usual delicious taste but with minimal calories LOL!

      Hope this week was a good one for you. I’m so glad Friday has arrived!


    • A relaxing weekend after a busy one is always extra special! Glad you had a great one.


  7. Hey girl,
    Sounds like you had a meh/okay week. It’s funny, just today I overheard someone groan and say, “oh my god is it Friday yet?!” Basically that’s how I’ve been feeling all fall long. It’s. It crazy busy but the projects and work are non stop.

    Such pretty flowers. Love the mix of green and links and purple. 🙂

    i hope your week is going better than last weeks.



    • Hey Lindsay,
      Sorry your fall has been hectic so far. I’ve been wanting it to be Friday since Wednesday so hooray for it arriving!

      The flowers are looking even prettier now – I must take another pic this weekend.

      Hope this week was better for you. I’m terribly behind on the blogs – hoping to catch up today.



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