What’s up, Weekend? {12/22} 17

What's up, weekend?

Happy Friday and Welcome to the What’s up, Weekend? Friday Link Up!

Welcome to the Happy Friday link-up that Charlotte, from My Pixie Blog, Beth from The Beth Next Door and I host call, ‘What’s up, Weekend?’

For well over three years now, Fridays have always been (and always will be) a place where I reflect on the happy and grateful things in our lives, but more specifically from the last week. To expand upon that, this link-up is now open to any post that relates to happy things, happy lists, gratitude lists, faves of the week or it could also be your practice to greet the weekend with a bang/open arms. Whatever your choice is, have fun with it. But please remember that any links that are just simply “dumped” or if your blog post does not mesh with our theme, it will be deleted.

For me personally, sometimes all it takes are gentle reminders of things that have made me grateful or appreciative during the week. We live in a world full of conflict, disaster, chaos, poverty, famine, and tragedy – you name it. Reflecting on the positive, I personally find, makes me more mindful and appreciative of all things, big and small.

You can be having the worst of weeks but I somehow always manage to find things to be happy or grateful for. So I hope writing out your lists makes you happy, too!

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**When adding your blog post link, please remember that this is not a link dump; if it is not an appropriate link, it will be deleted.**

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Grateful and Happy things of the Week:

  • Having a really nice conversation with a pet sitting client and having them thank me so much for connecting them with their dear Murphy.  You see, Murphy used to have another owner and she worked long hours and was out of the house so much of the day that she thought it wasn’t fair to him and so she thought it best to find him a better home and we helped her find them.  He’s now been with his new forever family for a few years and is happy as a clam. 🙂


  • My boss put on a holiday brunch last Friday morning and it was so sincere.  It was very much appreciated.
  • Receiving (and sending) Christmas cards.
  • Spending an evening with friends.
  • Waking up last Sunday morning to a tray of sweet potatoes Jeff had so lovingly made me (for the dogs) late the night before.  It was so sweet of him.

homemade dog treats

  • Watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  I love Clark Griswold. 🙂
  • Lush’s Ocean Salt Scrub.
  • I’m loving that I’m slowly switching over to more natural products, whether it’s beauty products or for the condo, I feel good about the switch.
  • Riding the train home Wednesday evening with my friend Tara.
  • Spreading joy and kindness.
  • Great news from my osteopath.  After three visits, I’ve seen more progress than in two months in physiotherapy.  She’s really figured out the source of the problem (L3-L5 not L1-L3 like the physiotherapist suggested) and because of an extremely tight psoas muscle, I have flexion in my hips and extension in my upper back compensation for all the junk.  The numbness, radiating heat and twinges are just a by-product of the actual problem.  I haven’t been in pain for two weeks (although I am achy in the muscle ache sense) and I’ve been given the go-ahead to start trying some of the old stuff I was doing at the gym and just listening to how my body reacts. 🙂  I’m so, so happy.  I’m not 100% but I’m getting there.  All I have to say is that the body is an incredible thing and with subtle tweaks, it can do amazing things and heal itself on its own pretty darn good.

My favourite quotes of 2017, courtesy of Steph when she attended a women’s conference back in October of this year:

“If you meet someone and they feel you are too much for them, they are right. You do not dim your light for someone else’s.” – Carla Harris


“The names you give people and things matter. Words are power.” – Shonda Rimes

What are YOU happy or grateful for this week?

We’ve got a ton of things to do on Saturday, such as wrap gifts, I have some pet visits I’m helping out with and we are going to a fundraiser in honour of a lady that passed away from cancer and all proceeds are being donated to charity.  Oh and baking.  We’ve got some baking to do and I’ve got to make more sweet potato dog treats.  As for Sunday, relax and chill and then on Monday morning, we’ll head up to my brother-in-law’s for Christmas morning and then head back down our way to see my mom and step-dad in the late afternoon/evening.

What about YOU? Do you have many relatives and friends to visit or does everyone come to visit you for Christmas? 

Have a great weekend and Merry Christmas my friends!  Sending my very best wishes to you and yours.  🙂

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  • Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspot

    Sounds like you had a great week! Hope you have a wonderful holiday and I can’t wait to read your blog in 2018!

  • Hello beautiful! I’m so glad you had such a great week! We had a holiday potluck at work this week too,it was nice to celebrate together a bit. I’m also so glad you got good news from your osteopath and that you are feeling good! I haven’t used Lush’s Ocean Salt in so long but I used to really like it! I need to make a Lush trip soon. I hope you have a lovely and wonderful Christmas love! XOXO

  • It’s nice to have a festive atmosphere at work. I wish you the best for better physical health in the new year. Happy holidays!

  • Love your list of things and so glad to hear your body is improving thanks to being in the right set of hands. It’s incredible what a difference that can make and clearly this osteopath has made a huge impact positively in your healing <3

    Love your doggie treats…and they look so beautiful and festive!

    So glad to hear about Murphy. You know, rehoming a pet is sometimes the best thing you can do for them and it sounds as though this guy is thriving now where he is. Every dog should have that kind of a loving home 🙂

    Wish you all the best for a very merry Christmas, my sweet friend!! Sending all my love to you and thank you for being such a special friend in my life. Xoxo

  • Sounds like a great holiday week. I never even got to sending holiday cards this year! I’m going to have to do some research and see if we have osteopaths here because it sounds like awesome progress. Happy Holidays and best wishes for a fantastic new year! XXXOOO

  • shootingstarsmag

    I’m so glad your doctor’s visit went well – such good news! Aw, I’m so glad Murphy has a forever home and they are really loving them!! 🙂 I’ll be flying to my brother’s early tomorrow morning, so that’s not terribly exciting but should be a fun Christmas with his kids around.


  • Britt K

    I love hearing stories like Murphy’s. While I know that this old owner made a difficult decision, they did what was best for him and I love that he’s so happy now!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

  • Aww Murphy does look happy! And glad to hear you are slowly getting better. Hope you have a lovely Christmas!

  • Jessica Bradshaw

    I love Christmas cards! I get so excited when they come in the mail. 🙂 Brunch is the best! This sounds like such a great week. We are finally watching National Lampoon’s tonight. It’s not Christmas until we watch it.

  • Kim Munoz

    Girl! Im so behind. I love having the boys home, but I have zero time to sit down and stay in touch with people. You did Murphy a solid. Im glad you were able to help the handsome guy! My sister brought over some sweet potatoes for the dogs and they loved them. Chico appreciated their softness! LOL . Sending so much holiday love! Maybe if I get my ass in gear I can actually link up tomorrow! XOXO

  • Hope you had a wonderful Christmas hun! xoxo

  • It still pangs her she had to give him up, but she knows he’s happier and healthier in a more suitable home. 🙂
    Happy new year Britt!

  • Hey babe,
    So, so behind in life and comments, Apologies for that.
    I hope you had a wonderful holiday my sweet! Will email you soon to catch up.

    Happy new year!!!! xoxoxo

  • Thanks sweetie! Hope you had an amazing holiday my friend. Happy new year and all the very best to you. 🙂

  • I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday my friend. Happy new year!!! 🙂 xoxo!

  • Oh IM so behind, what are you talking about? Ive got to catch up! Lol.
    I hope you had a wonderful holiday my friend! Happy new year babe!!! Xoxoxo!

  • Hey girl, I hope you had a wonderful holiday! Happy new year!! 🙂 xo!