Friday’s Fave Five

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

Winter is making itself felt in full force. But thankfully we’re staying warm and cozy inside. Here are a few favorites from the week.

1. Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. We had our traditional “meat hearts,” cheesy potatoes, and salad, and heart cupcakes and exchanged cards. Jim got me pink roses and Jason and Mittu brought us candy and flowers and coffee. A fun night!

2. Good tools. I make cards for the immediate family (I’ll share my Valentines in my end-of-month post). My little paper cutter has needed a new blade for ages, but I just kept forgetting about it. And then, I haven’t been in Hobby Lobby since the pandemic started. I just went last week and got a new blade plus a better glue stick than I had. They made such a difference!

3. Warmth and electricity. My step-father, two sisters, and a nephew live in TX, and they were all without power at different times during the winter storms there this week. Thursday I heard that they all had power back. I hope and pray it stays on.

4. Jesse’s apartment. My youngest found an apartment this week and is moving next month! He’s been looking forward to this for ages. We are excited for him! But it’s also hitting me that he really is moving out and our nest will be thoroughly empty then. We’ve had him home for longer than usual, though, so that’s been a blessing.

5. Jim shopping. Jim asked me what I wanted for Valentine’s Day, and I asked him if he’d go to the store. 😀 With the extra card-making and baking, it was a big help. Then, yesterday at lunch I was revising my grocery list, and he offered to go after dinner. ♥

Bonus: We’re scheduled to close on the sale of our rental house this afternoon! My husband is so excited not to have the responsibility of a second property any more.

That’s our week. How was yours?

11 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Oh praise the Lord on the selling of your rental property…I pray all goes well with the closing this afternoon!
    I LOVE those cookies in your pic!! and the roses are divine.

    YAY for your youngest being able to move out. My oldest girl (27) is hoping to rent an apt come early summer with a friend. They’re so pricey here…..a 2 bedroom goes for about $1200 which is insane on a young person’s income just starting out on her career. (Administrative Office Manager). I wish your son all the best!

    I’m so glad your extended family in Texas have their power back. A young couple we know (used to be our youth group director at church) now lives in Texas and they STILL don’t have their power. Texans sure aren’t used to our Northeast winters!!

    Stay warm and cozy this weekend!!

  2. Lovely Valentine’s Day goodies!! And we also know the relief of getting a piece of property sold. Glad that you could get it done. –Ann

  3. I’m so happy about Jesse finding an apartment, but can fully understand your mixed emotions. Those cookies make my mouth water! We had a huge snow this week and despite the hassles involved with it, it’s so pretty!

  4. I hope the sale of your rental goes through ok. Yes it’s hard when we’re faced with an empty nest but hopefully Jesse is not ooing far and you will still get to see him. Sounds like you had a lovely Valentine’s day. Enjoy the weekend.

  5. Glad to hear your rental property is going to close. It is a big responsibility to have and keep up rental property. I hope you made a tidy profit. 🙂 Our youngest still lives at home while he’s in college, but he is saving up to move out. Apartments are expensive around here. It is hard to think of having even the last one of the house though. I totally understand what you are feeling. Hope you have a good weekend.

  6. Lots of good stuff this week! I like that simplifying your lives (no rental property) is relieving some stress.

    Good tools (esp blades!) make a big difference don’t they? Glad you also got to get out a bit and that your husband ran a few errands for you, too. Such a lovely family gathering 🙂

  7. I am happy for you that you are closing on your rental property. We could have rented out our home in OR years ago or our home in CA, but we know we don’t enjoy long distance (and nearby) rentals. I’m sure Jim will be very happy.
    Blessings to your son on his move to his new apartment.
    Have a good weekend!

  8. So happy that everything is working out on the closing of the rental property and Jim won’t have that extra work anymore. How exciting for Jesse. I can relate to the realization of a truly empty nest. It was hard. Very bittersweet for me. A hubby helping with shopping is a blessing. Dave steps up like that too and I really appreciate it.

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