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 .

Yet anther week has flown by, and we have another opportunity to recall God’s goodness in it. Feel free to join in as we remember five good things each week:

1. Church potluck. Good food, as always, and a good time of fellowship. We were able to sit with a new couple we had been wanting to meet but hadn’t yet.

2. Yearly physical is over for another year, and all my lab numbers were good. A couple were a bit high, but stable and not high enough to be a problem.

3. Grandparents Day was last Sunday.I didn’t have a chance to do a post, but I had a good time remembering my grandparents and their impact on my life. And Jason, Mittu, and Timothy came over in the evening with beautiful pink roses for me, a bag of coffee for Jim, a cake, and a picture Timothy colored for us. His bursting in the door cheerily saying, “Happy Grandparents Day!” was the best part.

4. A pleasant evening. I’ve been commenting that it is still hot and humid and not at all autumnish yet. But one evening this week we were in the front yard watching Timothy play, and the air actually felt nice. Not too hot or cold or muggy. A good foretaste of things to come!

5. Honorable mention. I got word this week that a piece I entered in Writer’s Digest’s Annual Writing Competition got an Honorable Mention, with a prize of 20% off at their Writer’s Digest University. That’s such an encouragement that I’m making progress in the right direction.

Bonus: I’m not into pumpkin spice everything, but these are a nice treat this time of year:

I mentioned last week I had gotten some desktop shelves and was experimenting with arranging them. This is how I have them now:

The one underneath the monitor (please forgive the glare) came with a second shelf that goes halfway down, but I wanted to leave the area open to put my “In” box underneath. The ones on the right are actually two pieces that can be squeezed together, pushed apart, or separated into two pieces. I had them in two, on either side of the monitor, and I liked the symmetry of that. But I liked the shelves themselves better this way. All together they do create space for more storage and make the desk look more organized, so I am pleased.

Happy Friday!

10 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Yay for “passing” another year’s physical. I love the look of your work area! And congrats again on your award. That is exciting! Now pass the doughnuts …

  2. Whew! Those yearly visits to the dr can be a bit worrying. I’m glad you passed!
    Congrats on the honorable mention! That is very encouraging.
    It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed Grandparents Day! Our church did an Honoring Seniors Sunday and it was so much fun.
    Have a happy weekend!

  3. Congratulations on your honorable mention! How exciting! Your desk looks really nice. I’m always changing things up, looking for the perfect storage. It’s always nice to have the dr. visits over for another year.

    Happy weekend!

  4. Praise God for good lab reports and physical!
    I love your desk arrangement. It looks functional and pretty.
    It’s always a blessing to meet new church folk.
    Happy grandparents day to you. My inlaws don’t go for that kind of thing and now that my own parents are in heaven my girls didn’t do anything special. Maybe someday once my girls are older, i will be a grandma!! I always love reading about your grandson!
    We are enjoying the last week of summer here’….there’s a nip of autumn in the air today!
    Enjoy the weekend!

  5. I’m amazed how many of my friends and colleagues have their annual doctor visits at this time of year! And now, I can add bloggers, too 😉

    Nice to see your tidy desk and how well the shelves add some vertical storage and organization. I like that you’ve got a spot for an in box.

    Congrats on your honorable mention award!

  6. Congrats on the writing prize! Well deserved. Good to hear you had a good check up at the doctor. What a lovely way to celebrate Grandparent’s day. When our children were little it was just becoming a thing and we never really did do anything with it, though now I wish I kinda did.

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