Screen Shot 2013-03-02 at 10.06.23 AM I’m linking up with Friday’s Fave Five for the third week in a row/ Aren’t I good? I seem to have dropped my weekly update, though, but I guess this kind of counts. If you are feeling inclined to look back over your week and share some of your blessings please link up at Living to Tell the Story so that we can share in your happiness.

1. Someone sharing this recipe on pinterest today. I’ve been doing the gluten free thing and craving pizza for “Dadderday” tomorrow. This cauliflower crust looks so good that I am going to separate my frozen brocolli from my frozen cauliflower just so I can make it tomorrow. If it works our well, it just might be a Friday’s Fave Five for next week.

2. Feeling better. I don’t know if it is gluten free thing that is doing it (I tried that last summer too) or if there were toxins in the old house or if the stress from the neighbours was just too much but I feel much better. Am I 100%? Certainly not, but I am 100% functional and somewhat less swollen and sore (sort of). I think that with further dietary changes that I may be able to get to a place of full healing. It doesn’t look like a doctor will be at all easy to come by here so here’s to hoping.

3. Taking the time to paint yesterday morning. My daughter has been bugging me to use the craft supplies that I was given for my birthday (2 months ago), but I’ve been putting it off because I’m too much of a perfectionist for something as subjective as art (says the girl that took a year of fine arts because she wanted to be art therapist). It was just just to be able to paint for fun, though.

Screen Shot 2013-03-07 at 1.10.02 PM4. Finding out that a new member of the family would be joining us.…..No! Not that kind of family member, but a 10 month old boxer pup, named Penny. We’ve been contemplating a dog now that we have more space for one and I am looking forward to seeing how it goes. I’ve never had a dog that’s been mine before so there will probably be some learning, but we are looking forward to it. This sweet one is from a lovely home so I am sure that she’ll adjust well to us and will fit in with our family.

5. Children who are able to fend for themselves while I soak in the tub for about an hour every afternoon. Yeah, I’d love to sneak away for a nap – the toddler has decided that 5:30 is a fine time to get up- but that doesn’t work so well. The bath is a good compromise because I can still relax and and the littlest can come in a play in the water sometimes (or get all the way in if he is due for a bath). There’s something about a closed bedroom door that invites catastrophe after catastrophe and, knock on wood, I’ve avoided that with the bath….and oh, how I’ve missed my baths!