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 already! And here are my five favorites from the week:

1. A Zoom call. A friend and I had our own Zoom meeting so we could catch up by seeing as well as hearing each other.

2. Haircuts. My dear daughter-in-law cut my and my husband’s hair for us again—second time for me since the pandemic started, third time for my husband. We so appreciate this! And then she fed us lunch afterward.

3. My husband’s head for business and finances. We recently refinanced our mortgage to take advantage of lower interest rates and to borrow a little extra to take care of paying off our solar panels, one of our sons’ school loans, etc. As my husband and the loan officer were discussing the papers we were signing, I was thankful he knew what questions to ask and what it all meant—not just for closing, but for the whole process.

4. An excellent customer service experience after a couple of bad ones. My husband had to deal with a situation with a company that involved several hours on the phone over two days, being on hold and transferred multiple times, then going to the store for three hours—and the issue is still not resolved. By contrast, we went to another business this week to take care of a few things. The two people we dealt with were knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly. So refreshing.

5. Attending a funeral virtually. The pastor of the church where I was saved as a teenager passed away at the age of 91. He was a kind, faithful, godly man, and his preaching and teaching gave me a good foundation for the rest of my Christian life. He conducted the funerals of both my parents even though I had moved away and no one from the family attended church there any more. Though sad for the loss, I was thankful the service was live-streamed and recorded so those of us who couldn’t be there could participate. It was a blessing to hear of his history, character, and personality (most of it I knew, but some was new to me). It was also fun to see people I knew from my time in Houston who participated in the service. “The memory of the just is blessed” (Proverbs 10:7a).

Bonus: We don’t have any particular rites or traditions to observe Veteran’s Day, but I like to take a moment to be thankful for the veterans in my own family and all those who are serving and have served. It’s amazing that anyone would sacrifice so much for others, and it’s much appreciated.

Happy Friday! What is something good from your week?

6 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. It’s always a good week when you get your hair cut — and dinner afterwards too 🙂 This week I am looking forward to enjoying lunch with a friend in a few hours. Happy weekend to you, Barbara!

  2. Although I didn’t add it to my faves, we too had a good experience dealing with a store and got a $25 refund. Not much but it was thoughtful of the person helping us.
    You are so blessed with that dil of yours!
    Have a good week ahead!

  3. Yay for new hair cuts and good experiences with customer service people.

    My daughters would be jealous if i told them you paid back your son’s school loans. I refuse. I paid for whatever the scholarships and grant money didn’t cover and they had a small federal loan so they have to pay that back. As for grad school? They’re not on their own all the way for that although my oldest says she doesn’t need a masters so …..she will keep working. I have one more semester with a child in college Praise God!!!🤣
    But that’s great you could refinance.
    Have a very happy and relaxing weekend,

  4. I can appreciate a good customer service experience, especially after having a terrible one these past few weeks. It is now resolved — we got our money back and have to start all over again. So frustrating!

    How nice to visit with your friend on zoom. We have family visits, but you’ve given me an idea to meet with a couple of girlfriends when the weather gets too cold to be outside.

  5. Wow a hairdresser who provides lunch! lol. You’re lucky to have a very personal hairdresser. I managed to get mine cut just before we locked down again. Hoping it won’t look too bad by the next appointment. Yes virtual funerals seem strange but it’s better than not being able to attend in any way. Technology has been a blessing during this pandemic.

  6. That Mittu. She is as talented as she is kind. I haven’t had a cut since well before the lockdowns. Since it’s mostly in a pony tail or scooped up with a barrette, I haven’t paid much attention.

    So many strange new ways of doing things that we’ve long taken for granted. Glad to hear that technology is helping to bridge some of the gaps restrictions have introduced.

    I hear a “whew” in your refinancing fave 😉

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