This week has passed in a blur. I intentionally jotted thoughts on a sticky note on my desk to help me remember some of the highlights so I could do a Friday’s Fave Five post. Here are a few.
Haflingers. Recently, I spent more than I ever dreamed on a pair of slippers to wear in the house. For one thing, I am (was?) a barefoot girl who chose not to put anything on my feet unless absolutely necessary. I fear those days are gone. After a recent post here lamenting my foot issues, friends weighed in on their favourite at-home footwear. Haflingers won by a landslide. I had never heard of the brand that makes men’s and women’s clogs, sandals, and slippers, nor did I ever dream I’d be searching for something to wear on my feet at home, but, desperate for relief, I held my breath and ordered a pair. They arrived earlier this week and I can already tell they’re game changers and well worth the hefty price tag.
Rain. We got some and, oh, it was glorious! Can I tell you a secret? I’m getting impatient for blustery, wet, autumn days. Sorry to those of you still hanging on to summer with a grip that loosens a bit more with every passing day.
A guest post. Back in the early days of this blog, I occasionally welcomed special guests in this space. You can read some of those guest posts here. I haven’t done so for ages, but I still occasionally get email inquiries. When this one came in, I couldn’t say no.
Lisa May Bennet is the author of a memoir called My Unfurling: Emerging from the Grip of Anxiety, Self-Doubt, and Drinking. Alcohol as been a major player in the lives of some of my family members—and, by default, my own—through many seasons of my life. I look forward to reading this book and hosting Lisa. We’re working through the details, but she’ll be here later this year. I suppose, technically, that makes this a future-dated Friday’s fave five. I’m claiming it this week anyway, because I’m reminded of the many special guests who have stopped by this space in the past many of whom I’m still in contact with, and a couple, sadly who have since passed away.
Molly. Of course. I gave our girl her first bath since she came to live with us this week and it went relatively well. Here’s how she looked right afterward—a little wrung out and ready for a nap.
And here’s how she looked after said nap.
I was sitting on the floor when I took this picture. Immediately afterward, I put my phone down and just was. For a few moments, I sat with Molly on my lap while she gnawed her favourite collagen chew and allowed myself to embrace the moment and not think about the myriad of things vying for my attention in my mind. It was time very well spent. I forget what it’s like to do that sometimes (ofttimes).
Those quiet, still moments are my fifth favourite things from the past week. I wish I didn’t so often forget the wisdom of closing my MacBook, setting aside my devices (including my ereader), and just sitting and pondering.
I’m wishing you all a good day and a wonderful and refreshing weekend ahead.