Friday’s Fave Five

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

Here we are at another Friday already! And another busy week. Here are some of the best parts of it:

1. A working dryer. Our dryer just suddenly stopped heating one day last week – the “drum” would turn, but no heat was produced and clothes wouldn’t dry. My husband figured out it was the igniter (I think – I know not whereof I speak. It’s a gas dryer). Anyway, he ordered the part but it was a few days before it came in. Thankfully Jason and Mittu let us use theirs in the meantime. But it was wonderful to have it working again. One of those things you take for granted until it suddenly stops.

2. Our crepe myrtles blooming. We planted them last year, and one grew but didn’t bloom, and the other didn’t grow much at all. We thought we lost one of them over winter. But they’re both thriving now.

3. My oldest son’s birthday! He’s coming in a few days and we’ll celebrate together then.

4. Catching up. I was a little discouraged Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning because I was behind where I wanted to be in birthday preparations and housecleaning before Jeremy comes. I ran into a roadblock with one item, but I just didn’t have the energy to complete the other things, even though I set myself a pretty easy schedule stretched out over several days. Though I am healing well from the surgery a couple of weeks ago, I still tire easily. But Thursday afternoon I was able to catch up, and that felt good.

5. Lunch with Melanie at Cracker Barrel. I always enjoy the fellowship, and I always enjoy their food! Especially the Coca-Cola cake I brought home for dessert. 🙂 Plus it was nice to get out and do something fun.

And that’s it for another week! 🙂 Have a great weekend!


7 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. So glad you got to go out to eat with a friend (and have some cake). Those types of times are so encouraging. And coca cola cake? I never heard of such a thing, but it sounds promisingly delicious.

    Dryers (and other appliances) certainly are taken fro granted until something happens. So glad you didn’t have to wait too long for it to be fixed. And hurray for a place to dry your clothes in the meantime.

    Crepe myrtles are so gorgeous. The one at work and those by my home are blooming too. Such a visual treat. How wonderful that your two are thriving.

    So glad you were able to have the energy to finish up your preparations. Have a great time celebrating your birthday “boy.”

  2. Such a nice week…glad to know that you are healing nicely. That tiredness may stick close by for a while. I know you will have fun celebrating your son’s birthday when he comes in. Glad you and Melanie were able to have lunch together again. I surely do miss her.

  3. sounds like a really nice week! we have two cracker barrels in our region of NYS but i honestly dont care for their food! and they dont have vegan options for my youngest daughter. 😢

    happy birthday to your son!!

    it is always so much fun to go out to lunch and get things done around the house!

  4. I love these blessings – some small (though crucial) and some just the beauty of something blooming. My aunt the green thumb has several crepe myrtles, one a delicate frothy pink with low branches that makes you feel like you are walking through pretty pink lace. Hope yours continues to thrive for you. Glad to hear you got some catching up as well as a fun lunch with Melanie!

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