1. Finished reading this book. Based on a Russian fairy tale and set in 1920's Alaskan territory, this is a heartwarming story of a couple who yearn for a child and whose wishes come true in a most unusual way. I loved the setting and felt as though I was right there in the snowy wilderness, among all of the beautiful trees and wild animals.
2. Another book related favorite: I attended a book signing by one of my favorite authors, John Shors. His newest book, Temple of a Thousand Faces is set a thousand years ago in present day Cambodia at the temple of Angkor Wat. Not only is John an amazing author, but he enjoys interacting with his readers and has spoken with more than 3,000 book clubs through speakerphone.
3. Spring flowers for sale in the supermarket. I just can't resist the mix of snow outside, Valentines on the windowsill and a bouquet of fresh daffodils and tulips on the kitchen table.
4. Lilly got a bath and a haircut. I love her soft, silky fur and 'feathers', but every few months we have to cut it short and start all over again. Her shorter ears look like a Buster Brown haircut and make me think she's ready for Kindergarten. I know, that sounds really silly:/
5. I attended the funeral service for a family friend this week. He lived a long, successful life and was well-loved and well-liked. In remembering him, he was called a 'bridge-builder' because during his career as an architect he was instrumental in the construction of our church, and many other buildings, where people gathered together. And he had a talent for bringing people together in other ways, nurturing them and serving the needs of our community. Such a beautiful way to be remembered.
How was your week? Link up at Susanne's and share if you'd like.