3/52: Blessings

Despite new information that my company is rapidly disintegrating at the seams, a disagreement with a colleague I thought was more honest and a cluster headache behind my left eye that caused me severe insomnia, not to mention indescribable pain, I still managed to have a good week!   I think actually focusing on the things that create happy moments and those unexpected surprises definitely do help to balance out the good from the crazy or not so good!  😀  So this week:

  1. First up is the wonderful surprise package I got from my Ravelry pal Kathy.  I’m not even sure now how we connected, but since we have, she’s had a munchkin that I have officially adopted as my nephew.  As an addition to her family/support system, she sent me a wonderful surprise package this week containing:

3 A 3 B 3 C

top to bottom, left to right:

  • 600 yds of Interlacement Irish Linen Yarn in Midnight Blues and some KP Bare worsted — hand-dyed by her.  I sent her the KP yarn as part of a trade.  She made a tunic for my Pooka with it then sent me back some of the remainning.
  • Turquoise and Purple necklace.  Two of my favourite colours!!!  My Pooka Pack — an album of pictures of my little nephew :heart:    Two bottles of  nail polish — one with a matte finish and the corresponding glitter shade.
  • A hand-knit lace scarf with beaded tassels; a hand-knit hat; and a handknit purple scarf.  The yarn for this appears to be hand-spun!  Awesomeness!!!!!!!!

Another “happy” for the week came during my meditation —

Matthew 21:22

And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

This was a wonderful reminder.  I had just gotten details of the disastrous state of the agency I currently work at and also news (unconfirmed) that my best assistant is leaving when she comes back from vacation — not that I blame her at all.  You know how processing these kinds of things can be.  All these questions swirling around in my head but that verse reminded me to leave everything I can’t control alone and KNOW without a doubt, I’ll be taken care of as they occur!  Awesomesauce!!!!!

The smell of a freshly cleaned house made me feel content yesterday.  I can’t be the only one who loves the smell and feel of the airiness of a clean house, curtains flapping in the wind and a favourite candle burning!  Tell me I’m not the only one!  😀

My other warm, tingly moment came from a surprise call from a cousin I haven’t spoken to in ages.  He was my ride and die buddy after my parents divorced; I couldn’t have made it through that time without him.  My moving 6000 miles away, him getting married and having children made it harder to stay connected, but WE’RE BACK!!!!!  😀   His call was a wonderful end to the week.

How was your week?  🙂

7 thoughts on “3/52: Blessings

  1. Diane Fryer January 20, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    mething that always keeps me going through hard times – and there have been many as I have been seriouysly ill & disabled for half my life….25 years of my 50, and my illnesses actually began when I was around 14 years old, so there has been plenty of adversity in my life unfortunately! Anyway, the verse, or prayer that always keeps things in perspective for me is:

    Please grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

    I hope that will help others as much as it has helped me.

    Take care…….Diane in the UK xxx

    • Nicky January 21, 2013 / 1:44 pm

      Thank you so much for visiting Diane and for your very encouraging words. (((hugs))) Best in health to you for 2013!

  2. Tinochka January 20, 2013 / 5:15 pm

    It’s wonderful that you have a great support system of friends and family! How nice to come home after a bad day and have nice surprise or two waiting for you! Doesn’t make it seem so bad anymore.

    • Nicky January 21, 2013 / 1:45 pm

      Agreed. The more I experience life, the more I understand that it’s okay to be independent, but it must be well-balanced with support. Although we’re scattered all over the world, I’m extremely thankful for the support I have. Including you and all my other online buddies. ❤

  3. Spinster January 20, 2013 / 12:40 pm

    Still dealing with a bit of jet-lag, but it has improved since returning last week. Aside from that, it was alright. Slowly but surely gonna get back into the swing of things, probably by the end of the month.

    Good post series. Thanks for sharing.

    • Nicky January 20, 2013 / 12:58 pm

      I know jet-lag is a killer with you coming from so far. Glad to hear though that you’re on the other side of it and it’s getting better. Take your time to work your way to normal.

      • Spinster January 20, 2013 / 3:17 pm

        Thank you. 🙂

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