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’s been a blissfully not-as-busy-as-it has-been-lately week. Here are some of the best parts of it.

1. A new HVAC unit. You may remember we’d been having trouble with our AC lately, and a new unit was put in Monday. Though we hated to spend the money on it, it’s nice to have a unit that works well (and should for a long time!) and is more efficient. And a part of that was a digital thermostat — our old one was hard to get right where you wanted it some times.

2. Rain. My favorite kind of rain — gentle, no thunder or lightning. It’s rained a little almost every day this week, and though some weeks that would depress me, it has been sorely needed and it has dropped the temperatures a bit.

3. External hard drives and the fact that I had just backed my photos up last week. When I logged onto Picasa yesterday, it said, “No Photos Found.” :-0 I found their instructions for what to do about that (uninstall and reinstall Picasa), and everything worked out all right, but it was such a relief to know all the photos were safe.

4. Good meals. Cooking is not really my favorite thing, and when it’s busy I tend to reach for frozen or boxed things that require a minimum of effort. But it’s been nice this week to do some “real” cooking.

5. A good visit with Jim’s mom. I’ve mentioned before that it can be discouraging to go visit her at her assisted living place because we can tend to have the same conversations (sometimes over and over in the same visit), or she’s sleepy: one time I just got there (after a 20-minute drive), and she said she wanted to lay her head down and go to sleep, so of course I told her to go ahead. So it’s really nice sometimes to feel like we’ve made a connection and communicated and even laughed together.

Hope you have a great weekend!

12 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. We’ve had the same rain I suppose. I’ve loved it too.

    Yes to external hard drives! They make me feel more secure. 🙂 I deleted (intentionally) tons of pictures off my camera’s memory card this week to make room for El Salvador pictures, but I first made sure I saved them both to my computer and my external hard drive. I’d feel better if they were even in a third place. 😉 I don’t trust technology too much. I accidentally deleted all the contacts off my phone this week, and took an hour and a half to get them back. In the meantime, I wrote them down BY HAND so now I have them (mostly) on paper, just in case.

    Glad you had a good visit with Jim’s mom. I know that frustration; you’re a good woman to keep pressing on. That’s love.

  2. I’m a big fan of external hard drives. In fact, last night I was just remarking to my family that if I lost my external hard drive, I’d be really sad. I need an external hard drive to back up my external hard drive!

    Glad you had a satisfying visit with your mother in law. Another memory to add to your collection!

    I think all my blogger friends know of my love for air conditioning, so you know I’m in total approval and happiness for you on your HVAC purchase.

  3. Oh boy…you have reminded me I need to get some pics onto the hard drive before something happens. I have a BAD habit of not doing that and have lost precious photos because of it! thanks for this reminder!!! Sounds like a week of nice faves for you……love those not so busy weeks! 🙂 Have a happy weekend and please pray that NY gets some rain. we need it badly!!

  4. Yay for air conditioning! I’m sure that digital thermometer helps, too. I have a feeling you’ll never know how much your visits mean to your mother-in-law…or to someone who’s watching your faithfulness. Glad you had a good visit.

    I do love to cook when I have time to devote to it; otherwise, it’s just frustrating to me.
    Hope you have a good week ahead!

  5. We lost a lot of pictures once and now we’re back up fanatics. Glad you got your back up done!

    Yay for your new air conditioning. And for your bit of rain.

  6. Boy, with temps in the stratosphere, I certainly cheer along with you for AC! So nice we both got rain this week (though yours was probably measurable!). Glad you could get a real visit with your MIL.

  7. We had a super busy weekend so I’m catching up (again again again). How nice that YOU are enjoying some gentle rain and WE are enjoying some sun!! That’s a nice trade every now and again.

    And congrats on the new AC. That’s rather a comfort.

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