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.
That song “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” has been playing in my head – not because I am seeing Christmas decorations up (already!) But because it’s beginning to look and feel more like fall. Here are some favorites from this week:
1. Cool weather. It still gets pretty warm some afternoons, but it’s just lovely mornings and evenings.
2. Getting a few fall decorations up. I have to send my youngest up to the attic for the rest of them today or tomorrow.
3. A family outing. My husband, son, daughter-in-law, and I went to a car show this weekend. That’s not my thing generally, but it was fun to go together, and some of the older cars brought back some fun memories. Plus it was during a time when my mother-in-law’s caregiver was here, so we didn’t have to make special arrangements.
4. A slotted spoon the right size in my pattern. That may not sound like a big deal, but it is something I have been longing for for years, even one that wasn’t in my pattern. All the ones I could find were 10″ or longer, and I wanted a simple smaller one to use with a small bowl of vegetables with dinner. This one is even a smidgen bigger than I wanted, but it is closer than anything else I have found. The site calls it a pierced spoon rather than a slotted one – maybe that’s why I couldn’t find it before. I was on the site to order some tea spoons (I don’t know where mine all went…) and saw the pierced one as well.
5. Caregiver situation. The caregiver we have with my m-i-l weekdays went on vacation this week, and we were a little nervous about having someone brand new while she was gone – it always takes a while to show someone new the ropes and for everyone to get used to each other, and some are better than others. But the girl whom we’ve had the last three weekends just lost her weekday job and was available to work all week. I’m so sorry she lost her other job, but I’m so glad she was the one to take over this week, and I’m glad we were able to help provide for at least another week of employment. It was a huge relief when we found out last weekend she was the one who would be here this week.
I’ve also enjoyed working on 31 Days of Missionary Stories: I’ve read some of these biographies many times, and they are so familiar to me now, but they still bless me. I invite you to enjoy them, too!