Welcome to my Friday feature! Created by the wonderful Meggy @ Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles, it’s a remedy against feeling down by creating a list of all the good things happening in my life this week. I became so inspired by her weekly posts and later also that by Nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog, I felt it was time to begin sharing my own good feelings. It can be anything, from the smallest gesture from a stranger to a major event in your life that alters the direction of your day. Maybe something here will bring a smile to you in the moment.
I know deep in my heart that I have lots to be grateful for in the midst of all the worldwide worry and concern. If I keep my focus on gratitude, I’ll feel its constant presence.
I finally finished a major project I put off for weeks. My procrastination has kept me up at night but I was reluctant to do it for many reasons. It was hard and complicated. Now that it’s done? Sleeping peacefully.
I bought a laptop! It’s my first one (personal, not business) and it replaces my dying desktop that I’ve had for almost eight years. It practically begged me to let it die in peace (many alerts about memory issues, slow as molasses) but it’s been good to me. This was a hard decision and thankfully I’ve a cousin that could advise on the replacement.
Despite the rain, the weather has been deliciously cooler and humidity free! I’m loving every minute of it.
Today is Juneteenth. For 155 years, the Black community has celebrated Juneteenth, a day that marks the end of slavery and the independence of countless enslaved people that actually came two-and-a-half years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
The holiday, also known as Black Independence Day, isn’t widely taught in schools. For the first time in my memory, significant attention is being given to it in all media around the world.
I seriously overcommitted in group reads and blog tours this month and feared I’d be under water. However! I haven’t missed a deadline yet and am on target to make it…six down, four to go.
I’m not the best cook but am learning to use spices. I roasted chicken thighs this week using Indian spices and some olive oil. This isn’t the picture but comes close to what it looked like. Hubby loved it and I thought it tasted great.😏
I figured out a technical resolution to a problem that’s persisted for over three months. My new laptop will solve it but in the meantime, I’m now able to get the audiobooks offered by one publisher for review. It’s been painful passing up some great titles in the meantime.
I recommended this book for library purchase and the prerelease notification showed up this week…I’m first in line on release day for the new book in my most favorite series!🥰
I continue to pause and reflect upon the people and things in my life that truly matter. For that, I’m grateful.