Friday, 10 February 2017

Five (or Rather, Four) Things That Made Me Happy This Week #11

The past seven days have been pretty crap for me. I had a migraine that, in all, lasted eight days - the first and last two days at normal headache levels, but still a long time, in all, to be dealing with pain. It's the longest migraine I think I've ever had, and it's been awful. So the past week hasn't been the best, so my list is going to involve very tiny things.

Snow on a leaf on the ground

Five Things That Made Me Happy This Week is a weekly link-up hosted by Suzy of From the Fringe, where we share the things we've been grateful for over the last five days.

Some Fresh Air

When you're ill, no matter what you've got, most of us tend not to go out. The idea of leaving the house, for whatever reason, when you just want to rest, is daunting and pretty annoying. But after a phone call with my doctor, as the medication I was taking wasn't helping my migraine this time round, I had to go to the chemist to pick up my new prescription. And I actually enjoyed feeling the cold breeze on my face for that short amount of time. It was refreshing. It didn't help, but it was nice. That's it. (I told you they were going to be tiny things.)

A Nice Meal

Some time during my migraine, I can't remember when, I had a nice meal. Chicken and chips with chicken gravy. It's probably my second favourite meal, and proper comfort food. The perks of living with your mum, who'll cook for you when you're ill.

Watching the Snow

On Thursday when I was on the way to work, it started snowing. Not the sleety stuff, but not anything that would make a mark on the floor. Tiny specks of snow - blink and you'll miss it. A snow so light, that it would get caught in the breeze and change direction, sometimes even going upwards. It was kind of beautiful watching from my bus window as the snow fell and floated and danced in the air.

New Books

A few more books made their way onto my TBR pile this week. My order of When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore - a magical realism YA novel featuring a trans protagonist or love interest (not sure which yet!) - arrived, which I'm so excited about as I adored her debut novel, The Weight of Feathers! I also now have Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tales by Marina Warner and The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno Bettelheim to help me with the idea for a new feature on my book blog I mentioned two weeks ago, and they look so interesting! And The Universe of Us by Lang Leav is now in my possession which is awesome! Lang Leav writes such incredible poetry, and I loved her previous books Love and Misadventure, and Lullabies (she's also released Memories, which is a collection of poems from both books, plus a few others, which I didn't get as I have the other two). I'm so excited to read her beautiful words again.

You know, I think that's actually it. I've been wracking my brain, but the only other things I can think of are from today, and they'll be included in next week's post. So that's it, just four things this week.

How was your week? Let me know in the comments!

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