Friday’s Fave Fives

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 the first Friday in May, and it has been a wonderfully springy week! Here are some of the best parts of the past week:

1. Lunch with a friend. Melanie came over for a potluck soup and sandwiches lunch and then we delved into some card-making supplies. Fun! Somehow we hadn’t seen each other in a while.

2. Catching up with an long-time friend, one I’ve known since early married days. I got a Facebook message asking if I had time to talk, and I did, so she called. We had been messaging on Facebook about the desire to actually phone each other some time, but it hadn’t worked out until this day. I so enjoyed catching up with each other.

3. A dinner get-together. We had my son and daughter-in-law and grandson over along with the pastor of the church we’ve been visiting and his family, with all of us contributing parts to the meal. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting together and ended with a rousing game of Telestrations.

4. Nostalgic discoveries. I caught sight of a box of children’s books I had forgotten about in a closet, so I pulled it out to see if any of the books would be suitable for Timothy’s age now. Some of them were favorites I remember reading to my kids, and it was fun to find them again. Some notebooks of my kids’ drawings, mostly Jason’s were also in the box, and I enjoyed looking through them and then showing them to Jason the next time he came over.

5. A repainted swing. The seat that my husband had built for our patio swing looked weather-beaten, so he sanded it and painted it this time with outdoor paint rather than staining it. It looks much better, and hopefully it will hold up better. I need to make a replacement for the cover it used to have, and that should help even more, as well as providing shade.

Happy Friday!

12 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Fives

  1. A wonderful reminder to look back on our week & try to choose a few of God’s many blessings to us. Thank you.

    • Thank you, Doris, for stopping by and commenting. I’m glad for this exercise to remind me of what God has been doing in my life. Unfortunately, all too often I let blessings go by without acknowledgement.

      • Thank YOU Barbara for your blog ~ so enjoyed. And each Friday’s Fave Five is simply a reminder to me to thank the Lord for all His manifold blessings He showers us with. Your blog often jogs my memory on different issues.

  2. Getting together with other people is always good. Sounds like you had a fun week. A swing on the porch sounds lovely especially if you have the weather to use it. Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Yay for reconnecting with old friends! I mentioned that this week too!!!

    Sounds like a great week full of many special blessings. Enjoy the lovely spring weather!!

  4. Oh, Barbara, you had such a great week, sharing meals with friends and family. Gathering together for a meal is such a lovely way to connect with others. Ah, a porch swing—I am a bit envious. I have always wanted one. In decluttering my schoolroom, I have been coming upon lots of books from my children’s childhoods too. Such sweet memories associated with all of them, huh? It’s amazing how quickly the years have flown. Our little ones are now all grown up!


  5. How fun that you found a box of favorite books from your kid’s childhoods. I have some of our favorites packed away and awaiting some grandchilren too. Your week sounds like it was filled with family and friends which is the best blessing!

  6. All children books from my son are out of date, now it’s more visual with paper figurines and very educative. And then there is the language problem, he can speak French but not reading or writing, because he lives in the Netherlands. A freshly painted swing, how nice, don’t sit on it before it’s dry !!

  7. I love sharing old books with my grandkids. They don’t always share my enthusiasm, though 🙂
    I would love to have your hubby come on over and paint my porch furniture–it is in dire need of a good coat of paint.
    You always mention dinners with your family–what a blessing to live nearby and be able to share meals.

  8. I enjoyed reading these results. I am SO with you on annoyance over popups on blogs asking me to subscribe, etc. Seems like I’ve visited so many lately that have an annoying pop up within seconds of arriving there, which obstructs the post. Ugh! I also dislike when sites somehow sense I’m about to leave and BOOM! Up pops something then also.

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