Friday’s Fave Five

Itโ€™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 the first Friday in May! I don’t know where April went, but let’s stop and savor this week before it slips by as well.

1. Church potluck. Great food and fellowship!

2. Rediscovered Christmas candy. My husband was rummaging through some shelves on his side of the closet and found something he had tucked away for me for Christmas and had forgotten. I’m happy to receive it any time! I was also glad it was not one big candy, as it appeared to be, but rather a container for the regular-sized pieces.


3. Reorganization. I had done some cleaning out of our pantry a few weeks ago, but had a bit left to do. I also sorely wanted to find a better way to store a few kitchen items. Thankfully some tossing and rearranging yielded a much more workable solution.

4. Mowing with Granddad. Since we have a riding lawnmower and Jason has a big yard, Jim cuts his grass. Lawn mowing day is Timothy’s favorite! So we got him a tractor like Granddad’s for his birthday, and then tried to recreate a picture from when Jason was little.

Mowing together 2

Timothy wasn’t quite in the mood to take pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t notice til my son and daughter-in-law pointed it out to me that Timothy even dressed like Granddad. ๐Ÿ™‚

5. Good medical results. I had my mammogram and bone density scan this week. The former was fine. I haven’t gotten the results of the latter yet. Then Jim had his first eye exam since his diabetes diagnosis, and everything was fine there: he didn’t even need to change his prescription.

I mentioned last week that his colonoscopy went well. We got a notice later that the polyps they sent for testing had precancerous cells, which, as I understand it, may be a problem in the future but may not. All they recommended was that his next colonoscopy should be in five years rather than ten, and that our kids should probably have a colonoscopy before their fifties. I hate that note of uncertainty, but there’s nothing to be done except wait and see what develops. And eat lots of fiber. ๐Ÿ™‚ At any rate, it’s nice to have all that kind of thing done with for a while.

Happy Friday!

9 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Aw, I love those photos! And the unexpected stash of chocolate:) It’s such a relief to have everything clear on the health front. Nice to be back with FFF crowd. Have a good weekend, Barbara.

  2. Those photos are the best. Really made me smile. Glad to hear your results were good, and I’m sorry to hear that Jim’s weren’t perfect. But it’s great that they discovered the polyps before they turned cancerous. I have to have frequent colonoscopies (every 2-3 years), but it’s better than having colon cancer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Those chocolates must have been a lovely surprise. (They are my favourites!) Glad the health checks were ok and at least they know that Jim will need to be checked regularly. Great photos.

  4. Oh i just love the two photos!! How precious. Those are keepers. Love how T dressed like his grampa!! So cute!

    Praise the Lord all the health tests came back fine…..yes….eat LOTS of whole grains and fruit to keep the colon clean. My sister has had a little scare and was told to drink half her weight in water each day as well as more fibrous foods. It’s good your husband got this checked out. Modern technology is sure a gift for things like this.

    Yay for chocolates! And that’s a kind we all love around here!! How fun for your husband to find it!

    Happy weekend!

  5. Love those pictures! Oh it made me laugh imagining you digging into a great big Lindor! ๐Ÿ˜€ Those kind of finds are always a good thing. It’s good that those polyps were discovered early and now they can be watched and Jim can be proactive in diet.

  6. Aww. That photo of Timothy and Granddad was so cute! I love hearing that your medical results have all been good.
    Chocolate?? Yum! I wonder if I have any hanging around…brb!

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