Friday’s Fave Five

It’s hard to believe the summer is half over already. I wonder if the rest of it will be as busy as the first of it – probably so for us as we have three birthdays in July and August. But each week has its highlights, and here are some from this week:

1. Sunlight! We’ve had way more rain than usual this summer. I fact, this cartoon going around Facebook seemed apt:


But we’ve had some bright sunshine parts of this week as well, which has helped to dry things out about and was quite refreshing.

2. Cool evenings. One advantage to the rain has been that it has taken the edge off the normal summer heat wave. We’ve actually had to turn the AC down at night, and I’ve enjoyed some decaf coffee with something desserty in the evenings – I usually avoid coffee during the summer because it makes me hot.

3. New corner shelves for the closet in the craft/sewing room, and a son to put them together for me:

Corner shelves

I had been trying to figure out how to best utilize that corner, and this was the perfect solution, plus being open on two sides makes it more accessible.

4. Sunflowers are not my favorite flower, but they are kind of neat – fun, happy flowers. When this one sprouted from dropped bird seed, we decided to let it grow. I think I am going to have to move the bird feeder, though!


5. Finally getting eye doctor appointments made and completed…after nearly three years here. 😳 Jesse’s eyes have not changed much, thankfully, so he does not need new glasses. I have a prescription for bifocals if I want them, or I can just keep on with my little readers if I prefer. I hate the constant off-and-on activity with the readers (as in church, for example, when I need them on to see my notes or Bible and off to see the preacher or screen), but I’m not sure that aggravation is worth the expense of bifocals. Still thinking about it.

I could also list books this week, always a fave, but I’ve been in some particularly good ones this week. Plus I have gotten some more organizing done in my craft/sewing room, which always feels good.

We have a busy week ahead with a church activity, a birthday, a ladies’ group activity, and preparations to bring my mother-in-law home – more on that later. Plus my 3,000th post and my 7th blogging anniversary are coming up: seems like I should do something special to commemorate those, but I am not sure what yet. Stay tuned! 🙂

FFF daisies

Friday’s Fave Five is hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story, who invites us to share five of our favorite things from the last week. It’s 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.

11 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. I love sunflowers. My neighbor across the back alley has a whole bunch of them and we can see them peeking over the fence once they grow. They are a happy kind of flower.

    Cooler evenings in the summer are always nice.

    Yay for son’s who are handy and can give us a hand with things like shelf installation!

  2. I can identify with #1. Our pastor said in church the other day, he was going to scream if he heard someone tell him “we sure needed the rain”! Hahaha – we have gotten way more than we normally need in our area this year. Not a bad problem to have, I suppose. 🙂

  3. Wow! Kudos on 7 years of blogging! We drove through a lot of that rain, I think. Glad to be back in sunny FL, in some ways. There is something very sunny about sunflowers–very cheerful, I think. Have a great week ahead, Barb.

  4. I’m with you on the sunlight! It was about time we had less rain, although we still did have some here a few days this week.

    Love your sunflowers. I have sunflowers that don’t bloom until September, which almost makes it not worth it, until whammo, they’re huge and in full bloom and they make me happy. 🙂

  5. I agree – sunflowers are happy flowers. See them in a field all blooming bright and it could take your breath away. Always great to have loved ones who know how to do things around the house. The cartoon cracked me up 🙂


  6. I love sunflowers! They’re right up there in my faves with roses and hydrangeas.
    Being a girl who loves her sunshine, I can completely agree with the love of sunlight after rain. At the beginning, where you mentioned summer is half over, I just repeated, “Lalalala” so I won’t be thinking about it! Let’s keep the sun and the summer!

  7. A corner shelf with a son to put it together is a real happy fave. Will you put knick-knacks on it?

    Cool evenings are what I look forward to in the summer. Normally we have Delta breezes that bring the 100+ temps down to a reasonable temp. This past week was one such week. So glad you had the same, Barb.

    Hurray on getting eye appointments done. I need to do the same. Ok, Wait a minute. Back now. I just put on my August calender: “Make eye appointment.”

  8. I had to check the calendar when you said summer was half over! I suppose without a school calendar to adhere to, I judge “summer” by the thermometer. For me, “summer” has a few more months to go!

    Great solution to your corner storage needs. So nice when you can find something that just works.

    Goodness — 3000th? Congratulations.

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