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.

The first of August always seem like the beginning of summer’s end, even though technically summer lasts well into September. We still probably have the hottest part of year to go through. But schools start here next week! Here are some highlights of the last week:

1. Replacement parts. With pureeing my mother-in-law’s meals for the last five years, we have worn out a lot of hand blenders and their parts. These were the last couple of cups we had, cracking in places. Thankfully we’ve found sources online for those and a few other items. It’s nice to use bright, shiny clear ones and not worry about whether they’ll hold up.


2. Lunch with my son, daughter-in-law, and grandson. They invited us over last Saturday – always a treat.

3. Voting. Oh, the process of voting, and even sometimes the process of choosing candidates, is not all that fun, but I am thankful for the privilege. And I was especially thankful my husband was able to go with me this time, as we discovered upon arriving at the polling place that voting was not where it usually was. It was quite a hike to get to the right place, but the whole process was not as disconcerting with him with me.

4. Medical care at home. My mother-in-law is under hospice care, and part of that service is sending a nurse out once a week and a doctor out every couple of months. Even though she doesn’t have any major issues just now, it’s nice that someone is accessible to ask questions of, to check on her, and to prescribe anything she needs.

5. Timothyisms. My son and daughter-in-law send me texts of the cute or funny things my grandson says. One day he was playing doctor with his mom, and left and then came back with his play saw. He assured her, “It’s ok Mommy! I put a bandaid on it when I’m done.” Then yesterday my daughter-in-law sent me this conversation:

“Timothy, we’re going to go vote today.”

T: “We are getting a boat?!”

“No, we are going to vote.”

T: “We are going fishing in a boat?”

“No, voting is when we pick who helps America.”

T: “Fishing helps America too.”

Happy Friday!

8 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Oh that Timothy! I love it that you share these cute things that he says and does. They are highlights of my week!

    I’m glad you were able to find replacement parts you needed…and I am also thankful that you have someone you can contact now about your mother-in-law if an issue arises. For some reason I didn’t realize that she was under hospice care now. Both my father-in-law and my mother were under Hospice care and they were a blessing. Mother was only under their care for four days, and my father-in-law for six weeks but in both cases it was a blessing to know we had someone to contact.

    Hoping you have a wonderful weekend, Barbara!

  2. “Timothy, we’re going to go vote today.”

    T: “We are getting a boat?!”

    “No, we are going to vote.”

    T: “We are going fishing in a boat?”

    “No, voting is when we pick who helps America.”

    T: “Fishing helps America too.”

    I think this is the best conversation about politics I have heard in a long while!

  3. My first opportunity to vote in Tennessee and it went right over my head! I am registered though so I guess next time. I’m glad you found the replacement parts you needed. I got my blog going again! Miracles never cease! Have a wonderful weekend. See you Monday!

  4. hahaha that’s adorable from Timothy. Oh TImothy…if only it was that easy in America…..hahaha…..

    It must be a real blessing to have those home health aides and nurses coming in for your mother in law. Thankfully she doesn’t need a nursing home. I was very upset when we had to place my dad in one. Hard to believe it was only 2 years ago!!. 😦

    Enjoy your weekend Barbara.

  5. It is fun that you record Timothyisms. It will be great to look back on.
    Hurray for replacement parts. I love when I can do the same and especially if it is online shopping.
    It is quite a relief to have access to a doctor and nurse at home. So glad this transition is going well.
    Eating with family is always a blessings. So glad you had that opportunity this week.
    I replied on my blog, but in case you didn’t see it, Thanks so much for all the book titles to choose from. I passed them on to the person making the choice. I like reading “Christmas” books. So I know I will be pursuing many of these titles on my own.
    Have a refreshing week, Barb.

  6. Timothy just makes me laugh! I’m glad you are recording them because someday you will go back and reread them and laugh again.
    Hospice is a good option for many people and yes it is helpful and comforting for care givers to have that support.
    Have a great week!

  7. Hahaha Timothy saw and bandaid made me laugh out loud. What a cutie. That is great that you were able to find those replacement cups. I wish my adult kids lived closer that we could just pop over for lunch. What a blessing to have your son and his family so close by!

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