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.

It’s hard to believe we’re at the last Friday of March already. Here are a few good things from this week:

1. A visit and a repair. My computer has taken to flashing a blue screen and then restarting itself several times over a few weeks. I finally was able to take a picture of what the blue screen said (there wasn’t enough time to read it before the computer restarted itself) and sent it to my oldest son. I happened to catch him on a day he took off, so he remoted into my computer and updated a driver, and we had a nice chat. Unfortunately, the computer did crash again this week. He said in that case we might need to open it up and get the dust out. So that’s next—as soon as my husband or youngest son can get to that. I’m thankful I have people in the family who can help with things like this.

2. Jim is painting Jesse’s old room. I’ll let you know what’s in store for the room in my end-of-month post next week.

3. Church in person. Since we got our COVID vaccinations a couple of weeks ago, we felt it was probably ok to start attending church in person again. They ask that we wear masks coming in and out, but we sit in family groups distanced from each other and can take our masks off during the service. Last Sunday also happened to be the Sunday for bringing our own lunches and eating in lawn chairs (still distanced) on the pavilion (as opposed to the potluck dinners we used to have, so we don’t spread germs). It felt good to see everyone in person. But honestly, it also felt a little weird. I don’t know if it will just take a while to get used to being with people again, since we’ve been mostly home for a year—or if it will still feel weird until we’re able to put masks away. But, overall it was good and a step toward normalcy.

4. The first day of spring. I always love the official end of winter.

5. A new quick sweet snack. I wanted something sweet yesterday but didn’t have anything in the house I liked. I looked through an old cookbook I had put together from recipes torn out of one of Taste of Home’s old magazines, Cooking for One or Two (I wish it was still in publication). I was trying to find something simple and quick and came across Chocolate Chip Quesadillas. I used one tortilla cut in half and used margarine instead of oil. It hit the spot!

How was your week?

8 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Hmmmm … chocolate chip quesadilla sounds delicious! Taste of Home always did have good recipes. Yay for getting to church again. I can’t imagine how weird it would feel after a YEAR! I have a feeling the mental health consequences of covid are just beginning. And yes, a big cheer for kids who can fix computers!!

  2. We plan on going back to church in person sometime in April – which will be more than two weeks after hubby’s second vaccine. We are hoping to be able to get together with friends who have also been vaccinated soon. Seems like this spring time is bringing lots of hope and light at the end of the long Covid tunnel. Have a good weekend!

  3. SO glad you got to church in person. We’ve been back in person since Mid-Sept when the NY Governor said we could with certain guidelines and all has gone well. I still have hosted a small group bible study in my home but i’ve limited it to just 4 of us. It’s actually been great and everyone has been great about following guidelines. I did watch online services for most of the winter as did Dave but that’s because I teach in person with special needs preschoolers and being home in winter on the weekend is NICE.
    OOH…I’ll have to look for that recipe. I used to get Taste of Home all the time and I have many of the recipes saved on index cards for my recipe box. I also like the SImple and Delicious mag although i no longer subscribe to it.

    Can’t wait to hear what you’re going to do with Jesse’s old room!! We have MANY plans for Courtney’s when she can finally move out!

    have a happy weekend!

  4. I think it’s going to take some time before we get anywhere near back to normal and this virus is not going to disappear – we’re just going to have to learn to live with it but hopefully with vaccines and treatments it won’t be such a threat as it was initially. Enjoy your weekend.

  5. I don’t think we will ever again take for granted going to church in person. Now we realize what a blessing it is.
    I know that I am thankful for family help when it comes to technology problems. I’m glad your son was able to help you with your computer issues.
    Enjoy your weekend–hoping for sunshine and warmth!

  6. We’ve had the choice of in person church or online. We’ve only gone a few times to in person but probably once we’re both vaccinated we’ll go more often. We are not allowed to “gather” after so it’s been weird in that way, we go, have service and then everyone leaves. The fellowship part is still a missing element. Funny how we both had computer issue help as a favorite this week.

  7. Oh, I do hope your computer can be salvaged — so nice to have knowledgeable kids. At almost every multi-generation gathering, I see an older generation talking with a younger generation with phone in hand, clearly getting an explanation or tip or fix 😉

    Hope you get some lovely spring weather to accompany the official end of winter.

    I have loved returning to church and seeing friends. Our church is a little pocket of almost-normal and it was an immense relief to me — a bit surprising since I’ve loved working from home this last year and going out only to grocery shop.

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