Friday’s Fave Five

It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week
with Susanne and other friends at Living to Tell the Story .

The last Friday of July! For several days the humidity was way high, and we felt too drained to do much. It was down to a welcome 32% yesterday, but today it’s back up to 76%.

I don’t know where the rest of the month went. But here are five highlights from the last week.

1. Church potluck. After a stressful morning where every other thing went wrong, we actually made it to church on time. And we enjoyed the service and fellowship afterward. Even though we’re a small church, we still manage to sit with someone different almost every time. A good opportunity to get to know folks better.

2. Allergy-friendly recipes. Almost every family at church has a member with serious food allergies. I know their families bring food they can eat, so every dish at a potluck doesn’t have to be allergen-free. But I like to try to make what I bring as accessible as possible. I made a mini version of these apple cider donuts that were gluten-free, egg-free, and nut-free — and tasty!

3. A dinner invitation. Friends invited us to their house for dinner, and we had such a good time.

4. A sponge and scrubbie holder. I was using a soap dish left behind by the previous occupants. But it was glass and broke when accidentally knocked into the sink. I love this holder because it keeps the two scrubbing tools separate, so they dry out better.

5. Timothy’s balloon man. My grandson loves those tall, floppy air-filled contraptions often seen at car lots. We learned they are called air dancers. But he calls them balloon men. My son and daughter-in-law found a mini one Timothy could play with.

Then Jason sent me this drawing Timothy made of a “Big balloon man and baby balloon man.”

Happy Friday!


8 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Timothy’s drawing is adorable. And now I know they are called a Balloon Man.
    Hurray for church potlucks, having access to foods I can eat, and sitting with new folks. It is a great way to get to know others better, and have the joy of eating together. And THANKS for leaving a link to your donuts. I’ll make these for my daughter when we have a celebration party for her. (She turned in her final for the braille transcription course she was studying).
    I LIKE your sponge and scrubbie holder. Right now we just put them on the counter and they don’t dry very well. I am going to see if Amazon has one. (I cannot drive yet.)

    I hope it is much cooler for you this week and that it is a refreshing and productive week as well.

  2. I love kid drawings!! Have a folder of each of my girls’ 🙂 And, how cool that Timothy has his own balloon man now. Makes my childhood heart swell with happiness! That’s so neat that you got the new sponge/scrubbie holder. It often really is the little things!

  3. Oh i just love the drawings that children create! His is so cute and so is the real balloon man! 😀 Timothy looks so tall in that pic!!

    Oh how nice to have a potluck dinner and be invited out for dinner…all in the same week.

    Cute scrubby holder.

    Have a happy weekend and stay cool from the high humidity!

  4. Sounds like you have a lovely church community and thoughtful of you to bring something that most people could eat, even with allergies. Timothy looks tall next to his balloon man.

  5. That is so thoughtful of you to find and make something allergy sufferers can enjoy! Gatherings can be difficult to navigate when people have limitations.
    Timothy’s drawing is quite good. Who knew that’s what those floppy balloon things were called 🙂

  6. Those doughnuts sound delicious and am sure were much appreciated by everyone! My kids always like the balloon man too when they saw them. How fun that Timothy has his very own.

  7. I hope you have had another good week…It’s already NEXT week and I have been overwhelmed and not read your FFFs.
    Love the ‘balloon man’ pictures!
    And meals with friends are so good!

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