Friday’s Fave Five

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It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends.

I’m late to the party! It’s been a busy day – a busy week. Here are some highlights of the past week:

1. A new Cricut Explore. This was actually from last week, and I couldn’t believe I forgot to mention it. My husband keeps up with a few “deal of the day” type sites as well as Amazon’s specials, saw this on sale, and surprised me with it. I have an older one, but this newer version hooks up to the computer so you can use their design site for some images as well as being able to link the cartridges for the older machines up to it. There is a bit of a learning curve to it. but I am making headway and enjoying it so far. It’s nice to be able to search for an image instead of having to change cartridges out several times.

2. Making Valentine cards while listening to Emile Pandolfi made for a very pleasant afternoon.

3. Comfort. Tuesday was a very frustrating and exasperating day. It would take too long to go into here but mainly involved waiting on hospice people to either call or come to do my mother-in-law’s shower, not hearing from anyone (because we had a dusting of snow the office didn’t open til 10) til mid-morning, going ahead and doing her shower ourselves, waiting for the nurse, who said she was coming after seeing one other patient, but she didn’t show up until 2:30, so I missed both my time at the gym plus didn’t get a shower til late afternoon because I didn’t want to be in there when she came. I got a lot of other stuff done while waiting, but was so frustrated at being left hanging all day. I don’t usually “vent” on Facebook, but did that day. Thankfully a few friends were very sympathetic, especially a few who’d had experience with home health care as well. Then my dear daughter-in-law saw that post and offered to bring dinner over.

4. A Valentine treat for my mother-in-law. Someone from church dropped off this bag that some folks there had put together for the home-bound folks for Valentine’s Day. She couldn’t eat the frosted sugar cookies or candy – we were happy to deal with those for her. 🙂 But the Kids 4 Truth kids gave her a bunch of kids’ Valentines with their names signed, and I know she will get a kick out of that.


5. This picture of my husband and grandson taking a walk made my heart happy. Timothy loves to take a walk!


Happy Friday!

14 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Aw, love the pic of your hubby and grandson walking. I have one of my hubby and Brody like that and I cherish it.

    I hate to be kept hanging all day too! Everybody’s time is valuable!

    You have a sweet daughter-in-law, I’ve noticed before that she likes to do things for you all.

    Love that your church kids thought of the homebound!

  2. Having just returned from spending 2 hours in the doctor’s office with two kids under 4 and trying to keep them entertained while the doctor was “running behind” I have great sympathy for you feeling left hanging at the moment. It is a frustrating feeling. Kudos to the DIL for offering to bring dinner. How sweet and helpful!

  3. The piano music is lovely, I’m listening to it as I type this. Love, love the photo of your husband and grandson! Your DIL sounds like a gem:)

  4. Hi Barb – I understand your frustrations since we have just gone through the hospice experience with my mother-in-law. I guess we are all allowed to vent now and then! Hope you are feeling better now and that you have a terrific long weekend!

  5. It’s so wonderful to see how far Timothy has come from being that wee preemie. Such a sweet photo. Sorry for the frustration with your MIL’s care. Hope you have a restful weekend.

  6. I’m sorry about your frustrating day. I know the feeling, though our hospice team was excellent. Still we had to plan our day around when they were going to be there, which was never on the dot. Except for our CNA who was very punctual.
    That is such a cute picture of Grandpa and Grandson! Frameable I’d say.

  7. Poor you that everybody let you down ! I know how hard it is to take care of somebody so helpless. I saw it with my friend, her husband after a car accident was just dead alive, he couldn’t do anything anymore. Not even recognize her. It was a relief when he finally passed away after 7 years !
    The picture of grandpa and grandson is so cute !

  8. I can certainly understand your frustration. I hate to wait too. What a nice surprise for your mother in law! Very sweet. Have a good day, my friend.

  9. Sorry your Tuesday was so trying! Yay, for surprises! 🙂 Timothy looks likes he’s doing well walking with Grandpa. So sweet. Hope you have a nice weekend and Happy Valentines!

  10. oh i LOVE the photo you posted of your husband and grandson….so precious. and how very thoughtful of the church teens to do valentines cards for your mother in law. I hope your next time with the home health aides go more smoothly! have a peaceful weekemd!

  11. That Mittu is a gem for paying attention and finding practical ways to help. I’d love to see your Cricut projects. Funny that we both were encouraged by music while working on projects this week 😉 I didn’t post about it, but I certainly smiled reading yours.

  12. No long sleeves on Timothy? No jackets? It must have warmed up after that snow!
    You have a treasure in that daughter in law! What a blessing for you to have them living so close.

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