Friday’s Fave Five

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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!

6 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. It’s definitely cooling off around here too. I love the colors of fall so fall decorations are always fun to put out. So nice that you were able to have an outing with the family. So glad that the substitute caregiver has worked well for you.

  2. I love the autumn temps here in NY!! This morning it is a brisk 44 degrees and supposed to get up to 69 here but I will be in the mountains hiking where the high might reach 65. I love the sunshine on the yellow and red trees!! Praise God that things worked out for your MiL and that you got to spend time enjoying family. Have a good weekend!

  3. It’s cooling off here too but the news says that the end of next week is going to be a major cool down. It’s been 42 in the morning here but the temps get up to 75 during the day. Next week we’ll stay in the 50’s.
    I love my fall decorations!! Have fun putting yours up 🙂

  4. It’s been raining almost non-stop here and because of that the weather is also cool. I’m glad the caretaker situation turned out well. Sorry to hear about the lost of her other job, but I hope all will be well with her.

  5. And I’ve been enjoying your missionary stories, too! Thank you for writing and sharing and spreading the word about these men and women of God. Congrats on the cooler weather 😉

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