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.

It has warmed up here this week – had to turn the AC back on after having started the heater for a few days. Here are a few faves from this last week of October:

1. A newly refinished dining room table, courtesy of my dear husband. We’ve had it for…oh, maybe 20-25 years, I can’t remember for sure. Long enough that our family of five wore the finish through in places. We had been talking about the need to refinish it for some time and my husband finally got the chance to last weekend.


2. Pumpkin carving. That’s not something we ever did in my family growing up, and didn’t do with my own kids, but my son and daughter-in-law have wanted to try it a couple of times. Last time I just watched and took pictures – this time I gave it a go. I wanted a happy face, but this one ended up looking a little anxious. 🙂 But it was a fun activity with the family.


3. Dinner. When my son and daughter-in-law came over to do the pumpkins, they brought dinner: a pot roast with potatoes and carrots, salad, rolls, sweet potato fries, and a pumpkin pie. Delicious! And it was so nice not to have to think about what to make for dinner during the day or stop what I was doing to make it.

4. Jesse’s registration. My youngest just got all registered for his last semester of community college (already?!) He has to do an internship and there was some talk of putting that off til summer, but he got it scheduled and got all the rest of what he needed to finish his requirements. That is a relief!

5. Days at home. Some weeks it seems like I am out running errands every other day, but for the last two weeks somehow I’ve only had to be out one weekday each, with just a few things to do on the weekend. I love being home much more than running around. 🙂 Plus I can get so much more done at home when I am not having to dash out here and there, though of course some times it’s necessary.

Hope you have a great weekend! I am looking forward to mine! Will tell you why next time.

9 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. it has warmed up a little here too but not enough to turn on the A/C. Your table looks beautiful! I have one similar and it gives me great hope that someday we can refinish it!

    My oldest just registered for her last semester! I can’t believe it is finally here. She has had such a time with some of her teachers that it seems like forever. She is ready to get into the workforce (healthcare) and be done.

    If you have time and would like to join in come by and visit my giving thanks cahllenge for november! Would love to have you!

  2. I think your anxious Jack is pretty cute 🙂 Glad you got to participate. What a blessing that son and DIL have been for you! I can sympathize about the relief of minimum running around. Sometimes, I don’t mind a morning of errands, but scattered running out can be very disruptive. Your husband has done a beautiful job on the table. May you have many more decades gathered around it.

  3. Your table look great ! We never do Halloween dinners here and I never used pumpkin to cook. But I ate a pumpkin soup at friend’s and that was really good ! I think for a first time your pumpkin looks great, at least it has a different look, lol !

  4. Your pumpkin looks adorable!! Yay for that dinner….sounds so yummy!! Many blessings to your son on his last semester and internships. It must be a great feeling for him!! That dining room table is pretty! Enjoy your weekend….we are having a rather mild stretch of weather after last weekends snow flurries to the north of us!!

  5. Fun indeed – that pumpkin carving. I’d try it if I have a chance. Twenty to twenty five years, must have had a lot of wonderful memories around your dining table. Here’s wishing you another great week, Barbara.


  6. Great job on the table. I really like the color. That’s a lot of years of family fun around that table. How sweet that dinner came with the pumpkins!

  7. I enjoyed your description of your family night when your son’s family came over with dinner in hand and then time spent carving pumpkins. Both of our kids live away from us…one 15 hours away and the other 5 hours…so your family time sounds WONDERFUL to me! 🙂

    Your hubby did an excellent job on the dining room table! Beautiful. I know you treasure it all the more because he did it for you. 🙂

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier in the weekend.

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