Friday’s Fave Five

On Fridays I like to pause for a few moments with Susanne and friends
to reflect on some of the blessings of the week.

Here we are at another Friday, and another opportunity to recount the blessings of the week.

1. A big surprise. One afternoon, Jason texted to ask if he and Timothy could come over after dinner. Mittu had not been feeling well, and I assumed he just wanted to give her a bit of time to herself. When he came in, he handed me a card and gift bag but told me I couldn’t open them yet. I thought that was odd, as it’s not my birthday or any other gift-giving occasion. Then he proceeded to set up a FaceTime call with both Jeremy and Mittu, and then Jesse came in from his room. I wondered what in the world was up.

The package turned out to be an Apple watch that they had all pitched in to get for me. After my last afib episode, they discussed getting me an Apple watch because it has the ability to do an EKG reading and to alert you if your heart goes into an abnormal rhythm.

I was so touched by their thoughtfulness, and sad that I had made them worry.

Jason helped me get the watch set up and showed me the basics, and I’ve explored it more since then. I like it!

2. Flowers from Timothy.

3. Getting my fall decorations up, finally. I almost skipped it—somehow I just wasn’t as into it this year. But I do enjoy them, and I like decorating to some degree with the change in seasons. Once I got started, I got more into it, and I was glad I got them out.

Special thanks also to Jesse, who fetched the boxes down from the attic and put them back again. He joked that after he moves out, whenever he comes to visit I am probably going to ask him to take things to and from the attic for me. He might be right…:)

4. Discount prescription coupons. One of my new prescriptions came from the pharmacy with a note that a manufacturer’s coupon might be available for that medication. We investigated and filled out the information to receive the discount card. When I used it for the refill, it knocked our part of the payment from $60 to $10. It does make you wonder—if the manufacturer is willing to give out these discounts, why don’t they just lower the price by that amount? I don’t know, but I am glad I found out about them.

5. Roast. Jason and Mittu asked us to watch Timothy while they voted. She brought over a roast in the Instant Pot to cook while they were gone, and we all enjoyed it for dinner after they got back. Then she left a bunch of the leftovers with us. Yum!

That’s my week! What’s something good from yours?

11 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Love it — smart, thoughtful gift from your kids to warm (and track!) your heart. Hope you are continuing to recover and getting back to routines. Looking forward to your fall decorations.

  2. Sounds like a very nice week for you! I think the Apple watch is a great idea! Very thoughtful of your sons to do that. I early voted last week and stood in line for over an hour. I’m glad Timmy was able to stay with you while the others voted! Have a blessed day. I noticed just now your dot com address and it made me smile. Turn the middle and last name around and you have a revered author!

  3. Wow what a great idea and a lovely gift. (Apart from the reason that prompted it of course and I hope you’re doing better now.) Your DIL sounds a very thoughtful person which I’m sure is a blessing. That was a big saving on the prescriptions and yes I agree with you why can’t they just reduce the price overall? Enjoy your weekend.

  4. What a wonderful gift!! So touching. 💕

    The reason the prescription meds are so high is because the pharmaceutical companies and doctors are in it together and they all benefit. My doc was annoyed when i said i was NOT going on a low dose statin but instead was cutting out dairy and most meats and taking natural supplements and foods to lower the LDL. She was annoiyed because it means less money from the pharmaceutical companies. It’s such a racket. I’m praying I’ll get through my 60s and hopefully 70s with no prescription drugs!!! But thankfully you did get that discount!!! thays quite a savings!!

    That was nice too that your son and his wife brought you a roast…….a real blessing in a busy week!

    Happy weekend.

  5. it sounds like a wonderful week! My sister has the same Apple Watch. She had a prolapsed mitral valve surgery and drop-foot due to complications from radiation for colon cancer and the watch will also alert someone if she falls and doesn’t get up.

  6. What a sweet and thoughtful gift from your kids. And also the flowers from Timothy. Flowers from the hands of little ones are most precious! Hubby is trying to get me to get an instapot instead of a crock pot. I may just bite the bullet. Again that Mittu is an absolute blessing to you.

  7. Wow ! that was really adorable to offer’ you this watch ! You are really lucky with your son and DIL and little Thimothy ! My DIL doesn’t even say hello to me when both men (son and grandson) call me on Sundays ! Toby will be 10 in November and if the Coronavirus continues like that he can’t even celebrate his birthday with his little friends and we won’t see him either ! We will do a little video conference !

  8. Such a lovely and thoughtful gift from the guys and Mittu…and I love the picture you have on it! 🙂 That Timothy is something…those flowers are so pretty and aren’t they among the most treasured of gifts? Have a lovely week ahead, Barbara.

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