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.

It’s been another good but busy week. Here are some of the best parts:

1. Attending my first writer’s conference! That was the adventure I alluded to last week. It was a great experience, and I am still processing what I learned. I am sure I will be for a very long time.

2. My dear husband encouraged me to go, made it possible for me to go, took care of his mom alone while I was gone, and offered to come get me when I got sick.

3. Pi Day. March 14 is called Pi Day because 3.14 is pi. The last few years we’ve had a pie-based meal on March 14. I planned to go to the store that morning, but my other morning activities took too long. I looked at my list and decided grocery-shopping could wait til the next day. But I had forgotten I had planned to get ingredients for either Hamburger Pie or Chicken Pot Pie, so when it came time to start dinner, I realized I didn’t have what I needed. My husband suggested pizza pie – so that’s what we got! Then I looked through supplies and saw I could make 4 Layer Dessert – usually I make a half recipe in a square pan, but I put it in a pie pan this time. So we celebrated Pi Day after all!


4. Online grocery shopping. A few stores in town allow for shopping for your groceries online, setting a time for pick-up, and then going to the store where they have it all bagged for you and put it in your car. I tried it for the first time this week – and loved it! It saved me so much time and eliminated impulse shopping.

5. Guest-posting. I had the opportunity this week to share a couple of posts at The Perennial Gen, a blog for “mid-lifers.” Yesterday I shared thoughts on Why Older Women Don’t Serve in the church, and today I suggested Ways Older Women Can Serve.

Bonus: Friends. I had let a few friends know about my trip and asked for prayer, and then texted one when I was sick in the hotel room. She prayed for me, sent encouragement, and checked on me throughout the day. Then I asked an editing question on Facebook and got some excellent advice from some who are much more proficient at grammar than I am.

Happy Friday!


9 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. You have had an exciting week with lots to be thankful for! I am so happy for you that you were able to go to the writer’s conference, Barbara. I know how much it meant to you to be able to attend. Pizza Pie works great for Pi Day…and I so enjoyed your guest post at The Perrenial Gen blog. I’ve not had a chance to check out for the second one…but I will. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  2. How fun to go to a writing conference. My hubby has been to a couple and loves them! One time he met the woman who published his science fiction poem!!

    So sorry to hear you are sick. Feel better soon!!

    Yay for pizza and pie!! We all totally forgot about Pi day this year which is funny as my oldest still lives with us and she majored in math along with her graphic arts degree. Haha! She has been busy with her new full time job so forgot all about it!

    My experience is that older women serve but some of the younger ones do not due to busyness with college or babies. That was me anyways. I served but not as much as i do now that my daughters are nineteen and twenty four!

    Have a good weekend! Think spring!

  3. Glad you got away. Too bad it was cut short. And Online Grocery Shopping, wonderful…I can do an order and Honey Bear can run by and get it on his way home from work….We did that Wednesday and then since Cat Litter keeps being out of stock at that store….we did a short order to pick up yesterday at a different location…got the litter!
    Mama Bear

  4. Wow! You had a busy week but it sounds like it was a very rewarding one. That writers’ conference must have been so rewarding and so much fun! I’m glad you were able to attend.
    Pi Day is always fun to celebrate.
    I will be very interested in reading your guest posts.

  5. Oh, Barbara! How exciting you were able to go to a writer’s conference! I think that would be so awesome.

    I’ve never celebrated Pi Day, which is interesting when I realize my daughter, the high school math teacher, has never once mentioned the idea …

    I’ll have to check out your guest posts. It’s been my experience that women feel once their kids have graduated from school that they themselves are too old to serve. “Leave it for the younger ladies,” I have heard WAY too many times! Let’s just say I am not in agreement with this kind of thinking.

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