Thursday, February 27, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Day 67

Today's Daily 5:

  1. sleeping restfully
  2. lazy slob day
  3. a library stop
  4. reading in a Starbucks
  5. a good conversation on my way home from an appointment tonight

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Day 66

Today's Daily 5:

  1. tackling a nagging task that had been hanging over my head
  2. Rick Mercer and Jann Arden rock-climbing - so many giggles!
  3. this post from Preston Yancey
  4. waking up feeling rested
  5. hot crossed buns
  6. super happy news I received
  7. simple lunch - blueberries, cheese, cucumbers
  8. a walk in the sun (and managing not to fall on the super icy sidewalks)
  9. facetime call with a dear friend - just sharing the stuff of our ordinary lives
  10. a cup of tea as I wind down for the night

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Day 65

Today's Daily 5:

  1. Sunshine during the time I was out and about
  2. being able to borrow a car from mom to go get some groceries
  3. hot crossed buns
  4. quiet and restful day
  5. phone date to catch up and pray with a good friend

Monday, February 24, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Days 61-64

I spent the weekend in the mountains, standing up in a wedding for a long-time friend.  As such, I didn't quite make my lists, and rather than present individual lists for the last several days, I present one composite list for all four days.

Daily 5:

  1. a sliver of moon
  2. listening to "A New Liturgy: Lord Have Mercy"
  3. feeling rested on waking
  4. glimpses of sunrise
  5. a much better work shift
  6. Vietnamese dinner
  7. a hot tub soak in the falling snow
  8. good quality chocolate
  9. watching olympics
  10. sharing a friend's last moments as a single gal
  11. the fun of having my hair and makeup professionally done
  12. the look on the groom's face as his bride walked down the aisle
  13. a truly amazing meal
  14. the beauty of the mountains in freshly fallen snow
  15. dancing a few different songs over the course of the evening
  16. watching the joy as friends and family celebrated
  17. a mountain hike
  18. time with a good friend
  19. coffee date with another friend
  20. lots of good cups of tea

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Day 60

Today's Daily 5:

  1. A brief, unexpected reprieve in a stressful situation
  2. watching the final minutes of the gold medal olympic woman's hockey game with my dad, and then watching as the Canadian team celebrated their win
  3. a hot shower
  4. walking home in the sunshine from mom and dad's
  5. treating myself (thanks to the starbucks card I was given) to a big cup of peppermint tea as a stop for a "treat" on my walk home
  6. a short nap
  7. episodes of White Collar on Netflix (loving this series!)
  8. reminiscing as I wrote a toast for a wedding I'm in this weekend
  9. simple, quiet time at home
  10. baking cookies

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Days 58 & 59

Yesterday's Daily 5:

  1. an unexpected health event that explained some irritating symptoms
  2. listening to "A New Liturgy" on my morning commute
  3. a better day than expected
  4. Skype with a dear friend
  5. the simple, calming actions of working in the kitchen
Today's Daily 5:
  1. glimpses of sunrise as I rode the bus to work
  2. a patient teacher
  3. got my first IV start!
  4. the release of tears that flowed somewhat unexpectedly
  5. a quiet evening with minimal human interaction

Monday, February 17, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Day 57

Today's Daily 5:

  1. pajamas until noon
  2. dessert for breakfast (a black forest croissant) in bed
  3. binge watching episodes of "White Collar" on Netflix
  4. cuddles with my niece
  5. a long bubble bath

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Days 55 & 56

Yesterday's Daily 5:

  1. a quiet, lazy morning
  2. a long shower
  3. a curly hair day
  4. glow bowling, dinner and then drinks and dessert to celebrate J's upcoming wedding
  5. chatting over wine and card games about forthcoming nuptials
Today's Daily 5:
  1. the beauty of the Cathedral downtown where I caught an early morning mass today
  2. sunshine
  3. cleaning and bringing order to my living space after a few crazy weeks
  4. the moment when I realized that despite being pretty much penniless, I could treat myself to Starbucks because a friend recently gifted me with a fairly substantial Starbucks gift card
  5. quiet and rest - a good way to spend a Sunday

Friday, February 14, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Days 53 & 54

Yesterday's Daily 5:

  1. view of sun on the mountains from the training room I spent all week in
  2. my green smoothie
  3. string cheese
  4. a yummy wrap for lunch
  5. a super early bedtime (lights out by 8:20 pm)
Today's Daily 5:
  1. a gorgeous sunrise from the hospital windows
  2. a friend who prays
  3. Chinook weather
  4. And subsequently, less required layers of clothing
  5. listening to "A New Liturgy: Lord Have Mercy" on the bus, and making it my newest morning routine
  6. chocolates for valentines from one of the educators who taught the training today
  7. mom bought my groceries!
  8. I passed my CVC module - now to get the practical experience
  9. flickering tealights across the room
  10. curling up with a mug of rooibos to watch olympic coverage from bed

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Days 51 & 52

Yesterday's Daily 5:

  1. sleeping until 5:30am instead of 5:00
  2. a helpful day of training (if a bit long at times)
  3. dinner at Chianti's
  4. wandering the wine market with N.
  5. hanging out with N.
Today's Daily 5:
  1. successfully making it through a very long day after a night with admittedly short and less than restful sleep
  2. free hot dog lunch at the hospital
  3. a chinook - finally!
  4. getting home and having some quiet space for the evening
  5. the smell of Thieves essential oil in a diffuser in my living space

Monday, February 10, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Day 50

Today's Daily 5:

  1. a coyote dashed in front of me as I walked to the bus stop this morning. (keep in mind that I live in a suburban part of a large city, and that I don't live near any major park or green space.  also that it was before 6 am and a coyote dashing across city streets is just a bit of a jolting surprise!)
  2. a good sleep overnight
  3. a view of the mountains from the room we spent all day in for training
  4. was up so early that I saw the first of two gold medals and one silver medal for Canada today happen live
  5. leftover Chinese for dinner

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Day 49

Today's Daily 5:

  1. frost patterns on bus stop windows
  2. a heater in the shelter at the train station
  3. someone seeking me out so I didn't have to sit alone for mass
  4. a fairly quick and painless grocery shopping trip
  5. pancakes for supper

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Days 47 & 48

Yesterday's Daily 5:
  1. lazy, restful day
  2. watching the beginnings of the olympics
  3. cuddles with my niece
  4. chinese takeout with my family
  5. watching episodes of Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"
Today's Daily 5:
  1. a work shift that went smoothly
  2. the fun of watching a pair of Canadian sisters finish with gold and silver medals in their event (not a huge sports fan, but olympic medal ceremonies invariably make me teary)
  3. a bridesmaid dress fitting and taking care of some wedding accessorizing with a long-time friend
  4. the gravy at New York Fries
  5. settling back into my own home, after three lovely weeks of housesitting

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Day 46

Today's Daily 5:

  1. a curly hair day
  2. J's smile when I opened the car door to get him out of his carseat
  3. lunch with my friend Andrea and her two little guys (see #2)
  4. the feeling of cleaning and just generally bringing order to the world
  5. that the car started in the cold, after not having started it in a day or two

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Day 45

Today's Daily 5:

  1. the weight of my licensing exam is gone! it's over!
  2. a bubble bath and a novel that had nothing to do with either theology or nursing (and no guilt!!!)
  3. leftovers of my favorite quinoa dish
  4. skype with a dear friend
  5. texting (and "hearing" spoken truth) from another dear friend

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Day 44

Today's Daily 5:

  1. accomplishing the last bits of studying I really wanted done
  2. encouragement from a couple friends
  3. making the decision that instead of spending all day studying obsessively, I would accomplish what I needed, and then give myself a break and engage in self-care
  4. feeling the difference that prayers of friends and family have made in my ability to remain peaceful instead of battling anxiety these last few days
  5. a bubble bath and watching the season finale of Sherlock

Monday, February 03, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Day 43

Today's Daily 5:

  1. The way peace descended throughout the day, after a rather rough waking from dreams this morning
  2. cooking one of my favorite dishes to feed a friend who came over to study with me on the spur of the moment
  3. listening to "Lord Have Mercy: A New Liturgy" from Aaron Niequist and friends while I shovelled snow this morning, and relating deeply
  4. an unexpected bit of generosity that will save me some money tomorrow
  5. leaning on the knowledge that I am being held in prayer this week

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Day 42

Today's Daily 5:

  1. a brief moment of reflection on scripture this morning that struck me
  2. a variety of blog posts I read
  3. still going strong with the green smoothies, even though the challenge ended 3 days ago
  4. a delivery of flowers - sent from my best friend on the other side of the planet to cheer me on in the homestretch of studying for my nursing boards this week - totally made me ugly cry
  5. a bubble bath to study, and then chill out with a novel

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Daily 5 Revisited - Day 41

Today's Daily 5:

  1. a smooth work shift
  2. face time audio
  3. face time audio on the spur of the moment with Sarah
  4. netflix & hulu
  5. bubble bath
  6. simple, healthy meals
  7. seeing pictures of the rest of my family enjoying their vacation
  8. brownie, ice cream, and a glass of wine
  9. written communication - love writing emails, letters, and cards to people whose hearts I love
  10. feeling just a bit more encouraged about where I'm at with studying than I have been - 3 days left.