Friday’s Fave Five

Susanne at Living to Tell the Story hosts a “Friday Fave Five” in which we share our five favorite things from the past week. Click on the button to read more of the details.

1. A quiet week. I love the Christmas season, but it was nice to have a quiet week at home. Both our New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day were pretty much quietly spent at home except for…

2. Going out for dessert New Year’s Eve. Our church had its usual midweek service on Wed. night. Our pastor doesn’t believe in “watchnight” services, and I am so glad. In the past when we’ve attended such things I’ve either fought sleep (especially when they show a film) or been cranky. Then I don’t like driving home after midnight when the alcohol-impaired party revelers are on the road. But on the way home after church my husband impromptuly (is that a word?) suggested going out for dessert. The service was veeerry slow, though the waitress was nice. But I thought at the time how much I enjoy being able to go out with near-adult children now and have such a good time talking and laughing. And we were still home by 10.

3. Inventory sale at my Christian bookstore. Actually I was quite perturbed with them when I stopped by about 5:20 Tuesday afternoon to get a 2009 calendar only to discover they had closed for inventory at 5 — and perturbed at myself because I had left that at the end of my errands that day: if I had gone there first, I would have made it. But, when I went back today, I got a whole new stack of books, some 40% off, some 60% off, on their clearance tables. There were some titles and authors I had seen mentioned often around blogland that I wanted to try, and I was glad find some of their books on clearance.

New books!

Add this stack to my TBR stack I posted a few days ago — and I’m going to be busy for a while!

The top one by F. B. Meyer isn’t one I have seen around blogland, but I have been wanting to read something of his. I keep seeing him referred to in other biographies I read.

4. Finding this plaque at the Christian bookstore — not on clearance, but I had a 20% off coupon! I’ve been looking for decorations for the family room with blues and tans and browns, and I love plaques with Scripture.

5 plaque

5. Filling in a new calendar. I take the old calendar and go through month by month to find the birthdays and anniversaries to record on the new calendar. I enjoy that quick look back over the events of the last year and looking at all those fresh, blank pages of the new year. It reminds me of Dr. Bob Jones. Sr., saying, “There are no stains on the pages of tomorrow.”

10 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Happy New Year Barbara!

    Sales at the Christian Book Store always make me happy! Love your plaque!

    Dessert on New Years Eve sounds like a really nice tradition to start. I’ll have to remember that for next year seeing as we’re not great New Year’s celebrators either.

  2. Ohhhhhhh I am so jealous! 40-60% off at the Christian book store!!! WOW! Very sweet! I think it was a divine moment that kept you from getting that calendar on Tuesday! (which reminds me that I need a new calendar too!)

  3. Hello Barbara and Happy New Year to you!
    Looks like you were able to pick up some great bargains. I do love going out with our adult children, too.
    Blessings…

  4. I enjoyed your five. What a nice stack of books! I’m jealous 😉

    I love new calendars, and planners too! I always resolve to write more neatly in them… but so far it hasn’t worked out!

  5. I liked your top five for the week. Let me know how you like Every Womans Marriage. I have read other books by Susan Etheridge and I like her stuff.

    I like have a new, empty calendar before me!

  6. I know how it feels to have a stack of new books waiting. I just finished a book by Liz Curtis Higgs which I loved. It was the first time for me to read a fiction book by her but will not be my last.

  7. I need to fill the new calender too. I like doing it, because it reminds me of the things that happened in the past year.
    Those books look so interesting and I love the plaque!

  8. AWESOME DEALS! I love the calendar thing too! I actually save mine…. to look back at all my daughters medical appointments etc. It is crazy to see all the things you do! Oh, and I write weights of the children etc. on there!
    Happy New Year!!!!!!!

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