Friday’s Fave Five

Welcome to Friday’s Fave Five, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story, in which we can share our favorite things from the last week. This has been a wonderful exercise in looking for and appreciating the good things God blesses us with. Click on the button to learn more, then go to Susanne’s to read others’ faves and link up your own.

Here are five of my favorites from the past week:

1. Lunch out. One lady at our church here organizes an informal lunch for ladies at a restaurant about once a month, and this month’s lunch was Tuesday. Only four of us showed up — she said they usually have six or eight. But I had at least met all of the ladies there, and it was a fun time to get to know them a little better.

2. Not doing dishes! I mentioned a while back that my daughter-in-law, Mittu, got a job here. It started this week, so she and Jason are staying here until he finds a job and they can get an apartment. I usually have dinner started by the time she gets home, but she has insisted on doing the dishes afterward. It’s been lovely to be done in the kitchen after dinner is over.

3. A good report card. Jesse had some of the worst grades of his school career the first few weeks here, I think just due to adjusting to new teachers and a new school. But he brought everything up to As and Bs by report card time.

4. Joann’s. I don’t know if it really is, but I have always considered Joann’s Fabrics and Crafts as the ultimate in fabric and craft stores — and I had never been to one because we never lived near one. But there is one about 20 minutes away from here, and I finally got to visit it yesterday. I wasn’t shopping for anything in particular, just exploring and seeing what they had. It was a lot of fun. It’s too far to just drop by often and I still like my local Hobby Lobby for most things, but it is nice to know it’s within range if I want to go again. I especially enjoyed looking through the quilting fabrics and books — some of my blog friends are into quilting, some expert and some beginner, and I loved looking at the new designs and styles in some of the books there. Maybe some day…

5. Great finds. One bathroom is a little bare of decorations, so I have been keeping my eye out for something suitable in a brown/beige/tan/blue combination. I found the first at Joann’s and the second at Hobby Lobby, both 50% off.

Have a great Friday! 😀

17 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. I know you’re enjoying having your son and daughter by love there, getting to know her better. How lovely that she does the dinner dishes, which is only fair, but still nice for you.

    I would love to live near a JoAnn’s I’ve heard one is coming to Huntsville. I like the pictures you bought for the bath.

    You asked about the conference. Once a year our state women’s organization has one for all the members. We have local clubs, and county clubs which are all part of the State. The cultural arts first place winners from each county compete at this meeting. The cross stitch my daughter did won first and best of show. My scrapbook page won first again. We listened to speakers and learned new areas of work to use in our clubs in 2011. This conference is held in a different district each year.
    Mama Bear

  2. And… the first time I was in a Joann’s was to select the fabric and lace for my wedding dress! Wow, so hard to choose…and so easy to find the perfect thing. 🙂

  3. Oh yay! So Mittu and Jason decided to make the move!! How are his headaches, btw? I was thinking about them and praying for him specifically just yesterday and was wondering.
    I bet you just LOVE having them back in immediate range! Hurray!

    Ahhhhh I miss Hobby Lobby! I’m not a crafter, but I do love just walking around and getting decorating ideas there. We don’t have one here but we do have a (very tiny) Joanne’s. I don’t sew at all though so that’s not as exciting. Hobby Lobby is more of a “something for everyone” type of craft store, which I appreciate.

    What a fun lunch with the ladies from church. That’s actually a pretty good idea! Hmm. They seem to do things very well there.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Sometimes a smaller crowd can be more intimate, so glad you showed up for your lunch and were one of the four. How nice to have someone do the dishes for you. Enjoy! I love your great finds. Makes me want to go relax in the tub myself. {smile}

  5. Sounds like a happy week! Not doing the dishes would make me smile, too. 🙂

    We don’t have a nearby Joann’s store, but I’ve shopped there a few times and found some wonderful sale items.

    Have a blessed weekend!

  6. That’s great that your DIL is pitching in like that. I’m glad your son is getting his bearings and making better grades. JoAnnes is a fun store to walk around in. It can be overwhelming for us non crafty people though :0) Have a wonderful weekend~

  7. Love the Relax pic! Fun! My 13 yo old also loves Joannes! 🙂
    Nice job Jesse with the report card, as a HS teacher I can tell you that is impressive. 🙂

  8. LOVE those decorations you found for the bathroom — they’re great.

    How great to have your son and daughter-in-law with you! And kudos to your son for those grades!! (Adjustments can be hard. Sounds like he’s doing great.)

    I love JoAnn, too!
    Have a great week ahead.

  9. What a sweet DIL Mittu is doing the dinner dishes. You must be enjoying having them close by again.

    Good for Jessie for bringing those grades back up. Love the bath pictures especially of the tub. Very nice.

  10. I love going to JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby but mostly just look because I am not much of a sewer or crafter but I love to look at all of the material and so forth and so on.
    Love your pictures, Barbara!
    AND I’m so happy for all of you that Jason and Mittu are there with you and I’ll be praying for Jason to find just the right job!! In Jesus’ Name!
    Mittu sounds like a blessing of a DIL, Barbara!
    And I’m proud of Jessie for hanging in there and bringing up the grades! Good for him!!!

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