This week almost feels a little bit like Christmas (are you getting into the Christmas mood yet?), because I got so many ‘presents’ this week.
This week I’m loving…
… that I was able to finalize my holiday travel. My Dad found a really great flight deal last weekend (he saved us a ton of money) and we jumped on it immediately. We’re already very late (4 weeks before our departure) to book our flights, but I couldn’t really make any definitive plans with all the limbo that was going on with my work. And even though things are still not worked out, I was at least given a little breathing room for a couple of months and that meant that we were able to keep our vacation plans intact. I am so excited to go home and see my family.
… our new coffeemaker that we picked up last night. Our old coffeemaker had been giving us problems for a while now (and after all, it’s 7 years old, so its death was kind of imminent) and so we bit the bullet last night and with a pre-Thanksgiving coupon bought a new one. It’s a “two-way flex brew” machine which means it can make a whole pot of coffee, but it can also make single cups (by using either regular coffee grounds or even pods or K-cups). I am beyond thrilled!
… our new windshield wipers. I never thought I would say that, but I am excited about windshield wipers. We had the first (real!) rain the last couple of days and I realized that the old wipers were really not doing a good job anymore, so we stopped at an AutoZone and got some new ones. And wow, what a difference it makes!
… a really wonderful Thank you-package that I received in the mail from my friend Nadine. I helped her with her thesis earlier this summer and she sent me a really sweet note and some gifts as a Thank you. I was really touched.
… a sweet postcard from another dear friend.
… vanilla candles. It makes the apartment smells nice and christmassy!
… knitting. I started a couple of new projects a week ago and I am really happy to get back into needle work again. There is nothing better when it’s cold outside and you can sit on your couch with a blanket and knit!
What are you loving right now?