I’m sharing a few of my favorite things from the past week in today’s post.

Living my best life notepad

How cute is this notepad that I bought a couple weeks ago on Zulily? It finally arrived this week and I think it’s perfect for jotting down things I want to remember. I’ve found some good deals on Zulily before and when I saw the notepad for a good price I knew that I wanted to get it. I think we’re going to continue spending a lot of time at home over the winter due to the pandemic, so I’ve been trying to find little ways to add some joy to my everyday life. I typically wouldn’t “splurge” (it was under $15) on stationary like this, but I decided that it was worth it.

How perfect is the avocado?!?! They’re definitely a part of living my best life.

The Guest List

Wednesday night I started reading a new book – The Guest List (affiliate link) by Lucy Foley. I’m not very far into it yet, but so far I’m really enjoying it. I’ve been craving a mystery/thriller lately, so I think this book will fit the bill. What’s the last good mystery that you read? I’m always looking for books to add to my list to read.

Here’s the description from Good Reads:

On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It’s a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed.

But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bridesmaid not-so-accidentally ruins her dress. The bride’s oldest (male) friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast.

And then someone turns up dead. Who didn’t wish the happy couple well? And perhaps more important, why?

Great healthcare providers

This last one is a bit more serious, but it’s something that I’m so grateful that I have right now.

For the last year and a half I’ve been dealing with some health issues. I’ve been a bunch of different health professionals about them, and some have been more helpful than others. I had one doctor tell me to do things that only made my symptoms worse. I had another doctor tell me to just stop worrying about it because other people are worse off than I am. Needless to say those bad experiences mean than I’m a bit apprehensive when I’m meeting with new healthcare providers.

This week I had a second assessment appointment with a specialist program. I’m so grateful that I was finally referred to them and I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to access services from their team who are experts in what I’m dealing with. Everyone I’ve talked to from the program from admin staff to nurses to doctors have been absolutely wonderful. My symptoms aren’t brushed off like they have been with some other professionals.

What’s a favorite thing of yours from the last week?

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