Friday’s Fave Five

FFF daisies
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 a good week! I rested the first part of it, after having all the family here the week before, then caught up on laundry and such, then transitioned back into a regular week. Here are some of the highlights:

1. A day at the park. Saturday was the only day everyone had off, and among all the possibilities of what we could do, we chose a picnic lunch at a park. Granddad and Timothy got to fly kites for a bit, and the other boys tried out Jim’s drone. Then we went to the playground area –  a very nice one!

2. A playdate with Timothy. That’s what his parents call it when we babysit. 🙂 All the kids went to a restaurant. A few times Timothy mentioned missing them, but one time he said, “I like spending time with you and Granddad, too!”

3. A fun Sunday. Jeremy’s flight left, unfortunately, right in the middle of church time. We weren’t inclined to drop him off way early or have only one of us take him while everyone else went to church, so all of us but Jesse went to the airport. Saying good-bye was not fun. But afterward we went to a nearby coffee shop thinking Timothy would be able to watch planes come in and out for a while. We ended up not seeing any planes at that point. But it was a pleasant day to sit outside. Plus Jeremy texted pictures of his progress in the airport for Timothy (and us) to see: displays in the airport, the coffee shop he visited, the walkway to the airplane, the inside of it, the outside when they exited on the tarmac at his layover, etc. That was fun for all of us to share. We kept track of when his plane was taxiing and did get to see it take off in the distance. Then, Mittu had noticed a Mexican food restaurant nearby, so we decided to go get lunch. The restaurant turned out to be not so good (food on the floor, torn seating, cold food, unfriendly waitress). But Timothy enjoyed the colorfulness, and we did get to see several planes coming in for a landing. I spent the rest of Sunday alternating between sleeping and reading, with a brief interruption to heat some leftovers for dinner.

4. Phone fans. Where have these been all my life?! Jason and Mittu put a couple in the pinata we had for Jeremy’s birthday. I think she said she found them at a dollar store. You just plug them in and they come on – no apps, no on and off signal.


5. Brownies with a dollop on peanut butter on top. Mmmmm.

Happy Friday!

10 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. How fun to have all that family time.

    What in the world is a phone fan??? And why does l e need one?? My family is very tech savvy but this is the first we have heard of this!! Do tell!!!!


    • The picture between #4 and 5 shows two phone fans, one plugged and running and one beside the phone. Down here it’s incredibly hot and humid, even with AC inside sometimes, but especially outside. It’s nice to have access to a little cooling-off besides swishing a piece of paper back and forth.

  2. What special blessings and I’m so glad that the whole family went to see Jeremy off on Sunday. Sorry about that Mexican restaurant, but what a blessing that in spite of everything that was not so good you chose to focus on the fact that Timothy enjoyed all of the colors. I’ve been so hungry for brownies…now I may have to go make some! I hope you and the family will have a lovely long weekend, Barbara.

  3. Brownies with peanut butter! Yum! I imagine you were a bit sad to see Jeremy go. I’m so glad you had that time with him to celebrate his and your birthday! I get to see planes all the time at my apartment since I’m far from McGhee Tyson.

  4. I’ve never seen the phone fans but what a great idea. It was so hot here earlier this year I had to buy 2 more fans for the house but one of those would have been useful too! Have a good weekend.

  5. Hmmm, did a viewing of Mary Poppins have anything to do with kite flying? 🙂 Loved Tim’s remark about being with you. So sweet!
    That phone fan had me smiling. When I moved into my “new” office, the previous owner left a USB fan — a small tabletop number that plugs into your laptop. Like your phone fan, no on/off button — it just comes on when plugged in.

  6. How nice to spend some time with Timothy ! My grandson comes next weekend. I never had heard of a phone fan either, but in your case it sounds logical. Our hot weather has disappeared and we are back to normal temperatures.

  7. I have never heard of phone fans! Visiting Ohio in the heat and humidity makes me wish I had one!
    Family times together really are wonderful! I’m glad you had a wonderful time with all of your boys.

  8. So hard to see our kids off after a wonderful visit. Glad most of your family was able to make a day of it. Too bad about the restaurant. I have never ever heard of a phone fan.

  9. I am also one who hasn’t heard of a phone fan; but I will check out the dollar store. Thanks for the tip.
    What a nice way to monitor Jeremy’s departure – through his texts and photos. I love how this technology can keep us connected.
    I’ve never had peanut butter on a brownie before. Sounds like this is a new experience waiting for me. 😉
    Your day at the park sounded fun. It had low tech to high tech components. And I would love to try both.
    Have a great week.

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