I was lucky to have a more relaxed past week, I’ve been on the go lately with at the very least two important appointments a week and this week I only had one which was quickly made when I started having pain in my tooth, I was lucky enough to get an emergency dental appointment were I found out that because I have such a deep filling in one of my teeth it’s brushing up against my nerve and causing my pain. The outcome is that tomorrow I have to go in and get a root canal, it’s marvelous though that I have the coverage because the only other option is to fully remove the tooth and I would like to keep all of my teeth for as long as possible.
Since I had such a relaxed week I was able to laze around the house while Lily was off playing by herself or during her nap time and read. I began the week half way through one book, and continued my leisurely reading until I had finished two other books and have currently gotten through half of the book I am currently reading. I tend to be a fast reader so it doesn’t always take me long to read, but it’s marvelous to give myself the time to sit down and read once in awhile.
I treated myself with tea plenty this week, using chamomile tea to ease me into sleep, orange pekoe to share with my parents, and an amazing strawberry rhubarb parfait tea that I let cool after steeping and drank as a simple ice tea, of course I wanted to treat myself a little more so I decided to drink from a fancy teacup and saucer, which made my mood peak so that was marvelous also!
Free samples are marvelous are they not? months ago when I was searching out multiple diets to find information out about weight loss (I would simply like to mention I’m not actually on a diet, I’m just trying to eat as clean as I possibly can and I simply wanted to get the information) I found that there was a starter pack for Atkins that included free samples of some of there bars. I wanted the information so I sent out for the package and trying out new bars would be an added bonus seeing as I like to keep bars in my purse for those hunger pains that come when I’m out. I finally received my package and the bars have some exciting flavors that I can not wait to try.
Marvelous is testing out new recipe ideas in the kitchen and not only succeding, but having the cutest kitchen helper! While I tried to make a healthier version of doughnuts Lily stood on a chair and played with the measuring cups and spoons, I even put on a child’s apron that my mother sewed just for me when I was little girl.
Marvelous is in the little things that happen throughout the days that pass, being treated to an ice cap by your mother, who also surprises you with a strawberry shortcake muffin that tastes divine. It’s cuddles with my daughter, it’s also when she has a long nap when I need to get finish paperwork, it’s trying new things in the kitchen and finding your favorite author’s instagram.
Thank you so much Katie at Healthy Diva Eats for creating the blog link up Marvelous In My Mondays, it’s really helped me look for all the little things in my day to day life that create joy.
“It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” – Amelia Barr