Friday Fave Five (A Few Days Late)

Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 12.22.48 PMI haven’t taken part in this for quite a while, but as I am taking a bit of a break from all other social media I figured I could take some time for this blog as it was one point my baby. I sharing five good moments or blessings from the last week and I encourage you to do the same. You can share them over at Living to Tell the Story as well. I cannot believe how long Susanne has been able to keep it up. You are amazing and you’ve blessed many with this idea!

1. Supportive friends. I’m not even sure if this was part of this week or last, but I did have a good friend reach out to me when I was struggling, who told me to just keep plugging on. I was discouraged by the lack of changes I’d seen and the inability to get any services in NB, but she gave me the courage to keep asking around. I also have several other ladies that have checked in on me over the last little while since I’ve disappeared from facebook. It is good to feel less isolated, but facebook hadn’t been doing it for me with the topics that were trending in the last while. I also got a call from my sister and it was nice to hear her voice. I hope that she’ll call me back at some point (but I don’t think anyone in my family particularly likes the phone).

2. Finding a nurse practitioner. Finding her quite pleasant was also nice. We’ve been without a doctor since we’ve moved here (and our family doctor in Cape Breton was a nightmare) so it was good to find someone nice and we will be able to see the doctor in her office should anything urgent ever come up. The benefits of a nurse practitioner are that she is much more readily available and she an do nearly all the same things as a doctor. I’m thinking that it would have been a pretty sweet job had I continued my studies. It was nice to talk to someone that realized that I was actually knowledgeable. I hate feeling like I’m being talked down to, when I am actually quite smart.

3. Children that know when they are going to be sick. So, so good. I am a complete puke o phobe, but I think we’ve good to the point where the children know when they are feeling off and can let us know. I am also thankful that whatever is up is very short lived and everyone seems right as rain this morning. Ah, the joys of actually getting out of the house in winter.

4. Getting out of the house in winter. Mike was off on Wednesday and we were able to go down to Amherst/Sackville. I had my appointment (yeah, a real in life person to talk to that isn’t my husband or children) and the kids had a chance to visit the library and take out a few books. They are so anxious to be able to visit the library regularly. It was their first time there since September. In Cape Breton we were at the library at least twice a week and usually more often. It was just a nice day that went well (overall).

5. A most awesome real estate agent. Too bad he isn’t the person that is (supposedly) trying to sell our house. We’ve had fun looking at houses in the Amherst area with him. We aren’t in a position to buy anything at the moment, but we are keeping our options open and looking at a few places (that could very well be on the market for quite a while longer). Fingers crossed that our place will sell at some point this spring/summer. Anyways, the realtor is knowledgeable, friendly, and has just been a pleasure to work with and that is a nice change.

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3 thoughts on “Friday Fave Five (A Few Days Late)

  1. Hi Katrina. Nice to see you again! Friends who reach out to you when you are struggling is a real blessing indeed. Glad you had someone there for you! Getting outside even in winter is something I strive to do with the dayhome kids! It changes our whole perspective even if it’s only for 10 or 15 minutes. A trip to the library was always a fave of my kids.

  2. I enjoyed your blessings for the week. I too have been trying to make more real connections and less social media connections the past few weeks, good for the soul. We have seen nurse practioners over doctors for the most part for about 10 years now. I just love our nurses! Have a wonderful week 🙂

  3. Welcome back to FFFs! I must confess that we just love looking at houses that are for sale and although we are not in the market, we enjoy going to open houses to see what’s for sale.
    I’m glad you were able to get to the library, to.. So important for all the bibliophiles among us!

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