Friday’s Fave Five

Welcome to Friday’s Fave Five, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story, in which we can share five of our favorite things from the last week, 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.

It has been quite an eventful week! Here are some of my favorite parts of it:

1. Freon. Our AC wasn’t working correctly, and the AC guy was able to come out before the weekend to fill it up. We were about half empty, so he suspected a leak, but we decided to just wait and see. Well — by Wed. night the AC was acting up again, and he can’t come until Friday morning. So we’ve been trying to operate without AC. It’s not too bad if we stay still under a ceiling fan, but trying to get anything else done is hard. I think I might have a good reason to ask my dear hubby to take me out to dinner tonight 🙂 (I’m writing this on Thursday afternoon.)(Update: he did. :-)) I’m hoping it is just a leak in the AC but it is possible it might need to be replaced.

2. Ladies’ Birthday Party. Our church did this last year as well, having one celebration for all the ladies of the church. We signed up by month of birth and then had to get together with others at our table to make table settings, centerpieces, etc. The months that did not have as many people joined together (Jan. and Dec. were together, April and May, etc.). They had games, door prizes, and of course birthday cake.

Here are some of the tables (please forgive the picture quality — I forgot my camera and had to use my cell phone).:

August had a nautical theme:

February’s table was sweet:

I loved the use of the little shoes for place card holders.

October/November went classy:

So did December/January:

The winners were April/May:

So cute! It was a fun time.

I probably should have made this section into a separate post…

3. Rain. We hadn’t had any for about two weeks.

4. Grandma’s 84th birthday. One time she thought she was 100, another time she thought she was turning 53. 🙂 Oh well — she enjoyed herself and her family got to show her some love in a special way.

5. Independence Day, for several reasons. I’m so thankful to live in a free country, even though it has its flaws. It was nice to have a day off — hubby grilled chicken, burgers, and turkey kielbasa and even went to the store for the food, and Mittu made potato salad, cookies, and chocolate covered strawberries. All I did was open a can of baked beans and rinse off some carrots. 🙂 And then there were fireworks. Last year we went and saw some professional ones, but when we came back we saw that our neighbors had shot off multitudes. So this year we decided to pull up lawn chairs out front and watch theirs. It was really neat for a good while there — until one of the fireworks fell over and started coming at us and caught the grass on fire in several places.

Thankfully that is by our shed rather than the house. Thankfully the neighbors with the fireworks had a fire extinguisher — I guess that would a bonus fave! We had hoped that the bit of rain we’d had earlier in the week would have relieved some of the dryness, but I guess it was not enough.

Hope you’ve had a great week and will have a good weekend!

8 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. ~love the table settings – I thought they were all winners
    ~at the church I attended when I was a kid, I swear half the people were born in April (my month of birth)–we had a Sunday school tradition were we put the amount of money that coincided with our age in a special collection fish bowl
    ~your whole post was very interesting

  2. oh dear with the AC and grass burning!!

    Hope the AC is working soon – but good thing you got to eat out!

    I love the bday celebration idea at your church – I may have to copy that idea 🙂

    We got a good rain last night and we really needed it too. Our garden was very dry.

    Happy weekend!

  3. Some cities have laws against fireworks being shot off by amateurs in neighborhoods but it never seems to deter them. I’m always concerned about just this thing happening.
    Mama Bear

  4. So glad you got your freon — hope it’s still holding out!

    Barb, I love ALL your tables! They’re just beautiful. I really enjoyed seeing them. Thanks!

    Hoping for more rain for you. Have a great weekend!

  5. I do hope the AC problem gets fixed. It must be so hard to function! I’m definitely not at my best when my brain is cooking.

    My in-laws rented a party boat and all of us — our family, inlaws, and brother-in-law’s family — tooled around on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown for the 4th. Definitely a first for me, and a truly lovely day.

    I agree with Laura — all those tables are beautiful!

    Hoping for rain!

  6. Fireworks shot off at home scare me. You are brave souls. :v)

    It’s hot here today and will be for the next week, I can’t imagine being without air. Hope yours gets fixed soon and that it’s not a huge issue.

    What a great idea for a ladies party at church. Love the creative tables.

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