Yes, it’s true, I have yet another newborn baby in my life this week thanks to my brother and sister in law. My new niece is just icing on the sweet cake of a pretty Great week. I can’t wait to meet her in person this afternoon.
1. Grace Parker Gollan was born yesterday, 11 days past her due date. I guess my sister in law has a pretty cozy womb. I am thrilled to be an aunt for the 11th time, and SUPER thrilled that this will be the first baby I’ll get to see in the hospital before she even goes home. Up to this day, the earliest I’ve gotten to meet a niece/nephew was 2weeks old, and the latest was 3 months old. I’m already in love with her dark hair and chubby cheeks (pictured above). She definitely looks like a Gollan! The Greatest thing of all was the pure joy I heard in my brother’s voice when I talked to him last night. He certainly deserves every blessing that comes his way.
2. On a way less exciting note, I’ve had an old chair for years that was in need of recovering. I “never got around to it”, and about 2 months ago, Olive decided she hated the look of it and tore the chair back to shreds, which finally promoted me to get it recovered. It’s been away for nearly a month, but I got it back this week and it looks AWESOME! I love the new feel it gives to our living room, but whats really Great is that I still have a beautiful reminder of Jean, my dad’s cousin who’s chair it was, in my home where I can see it every day.
3. My housekeepers came this week after not coming for a month. I cancelled our last appointment because of houseguests, which means that our house was EXTRA dirty. I do not clean in between housekeeper visits. I mean, that’s why I pay them. I don’t have time for that. Anyway, my house is sparkling right now, which I absolutely love.
4. I had kind of a creative epiphany this week. I was able to let go of a lot of anxious energy I was carrying around, which made room inspiration to seep in. Life is crazy, and majorly stressful right now. Writing these Great List’s each week helps me to focus on what really matters, and stay on track to where I really want to go. I’m definitely feeling rejuvenated, which is rare for a Friday!
I hope you all have a joyful, and warm spring weekend. I’ve got hiking plans, beach plans and gardening plans. It doesn’t get much springier than that! Happy Friday!