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.

The first week of November has flown by. I want to hold it in hand just a few moments before it vanishes completely by remembering the best parts.

1. Dressing up. Because my son and daughter-in-law couldn’t take my grandson trick-or-treating, they had a family get-together Halloween night and asked us all to dress up. Even though I tried to think of something with minimal work, it was fun.

Mittu potrays a tired stay-at-home mom with her coffee (love the shirt!). Jason is the Brawny paper towel guy. Jim is a wolf. I’m a fairy-tale Grandma. Jesse is Cyclops, an X-men character. Timothy is Marshmellow. (They don’t endorse all that the singer Marshmellow puts out, but they let Timothy watch a couple of his videos).

And here’s an encounter between Grandma and the Big Bad Wolf. 🙂

We enjoyed spaghetti and a wonderful chocolate swirl cake, and then played some games.

2. An extra hour. I sure hate to give that hour up in the spring for Daylight Savings Time, but I love getting it back in the fall.

3. The election. I was hoping and praying the results would be more definitive. At the time of this writing, we still don’t have a final result. But I am thankful we have the opportunity to make a choice.

4. At-home sleep study. That’s been on the horizon for six weeks now, and it was nice to get it over with. It will be 7-10 days before I hear the results.

5. Winning a book. I received notice that I won a book in a contest I had forgotten about entering! A nice surprise.

We’re having a cold snap this week, making us finally turn the central heat on. I think I say this every year, but I am so thankful we can heat the whole house with the push of a button. We had a fireplace in our last house that we used just for ambience sometimes or when the power was out. It was cozy, but a lot of work to keep adding wood and clearing ashes. I’m glad we don’t have to do that to keep warm.

The cold has made it seem like we had a short autumn and skipped ahead to winter. But it’s supposed to be a bit warmer next week. We hadn’t been out and around to see the fall color this year, but I drank in what was left on my way back from the sleep center.

And that wraps up this week! How was your first week of November?

7 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Congrats on winning the book; I hope you’ll love it! Love your Halloween costumes. I haven’t done that in years and can understand the desire for “minimal effort,” ha. Wow, Jason really does look like the Brawny towel guy 🙂 We’re expecting warmer temps this coming week too, which I’m looking forward to.

  2. I love the photo of all of you! Mittu’s costume is just great! I’ll bet Timothy loved having all of you join in for Halloween. Congratulations on winning the book. Such a nice surprise:)

  3. congrats on winning a book!

    and love the costumes. We didn’t have any trick or treaters as we didn’t want to keep opening the door this year and wiping down the doorbell after every kid. SO….we kept our porch lights off and just had the jack o lantern lit. Many neighbor children did go out trick or treating though…..some neighbors were like us and many did hand out candy. In NY it really depended on your own comfort level.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that I can drive in sunlight now……although i do NOT like it getting dark at 5:30 pm!!

    HAPPY WEEKEND!

  4. Looks like you all had a lot of fun! Winning something is always nice but even better when it’s a surprise. We’ve had our heating on for a while. Enjoy the weekend.

  5. I’ll have to go over and see what book you won. Congrats on that!
    I loved our extra hour of sleep. And like you, I don’t enjoy giving it back up in the spring. (nor do any parents and children!)
    We’ve had amazing weather the past few days. Maybe it’s heading your way (although I wouldn’t mind keeping it for a bit longer)
    Have a great weekend!

  6. It definitely has skipped fall here. We are socked under a ton of snow that fell in a couple days this weekend. We’re still shoveling the drifts out. Your wolf and grandma picture made me laugh. So fun. I personally wish they would get rid of daylight savings time altogether. The older I get the harder it is both ways for my body to catch up. A book win is always fun news!

  7. What a brilliant idea to dress up and enjoy the time together. And maybe a new tradition? Those photos definitely made me smile. Hope you get clear results from the sleep study! My brother just (re)scheduled his.

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