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.

Let’s end the first week in May by thanking God for what He has provided.

1. A housewarming party. We had a family housewarming party for Jesse to congratulate him on his new apartment and give him some odds and ends he didn’t have yet. He even made dinner for us! Or the main dish, anyway. It was good! Mittu made a side and I made dessert. It was a fun evening. I told him getting excited over a new skillet was a sure sign of being an adult. 🙂

2. Jesse’s new coffee table. Jesse made this coffee table by finding a photo he liked and having it printed on wood at PhotoBarn. Then he and Jim built a frame for the legs to screw into, attached the legs, and Jesse got glass cut to fit the top. It turned out nicely.

3. Replacement parts. A couple of things I had ordered arrived damaged. Reporting the damage and arranging for replacement parts was relatively painless. One arrived today; the other should soon. I was also thankful they just sent a replacement part and not a whole new item, so I didn’t have to box up and send back the items.

4. Safety in the storm. We had some pretty heavy thunderstorms this week. Jim and Jason both had to be out, but were safe driving. Thankfully there was no rain when I had to go to the store, even though it was forecast. We didn’t lose power–it didn’t even blink.

One night the rain stopped, but clouds were still out. I noticed this one from the kitchen window, and called Jim to come and see. We went outside and watched it for several minutes. I don’t think I have ever seen so much lightening within one cloud formation. This isn’t even the worst of it.

5. A Hobby Lobby excursion with gift cards. This is only the second or third time I’ve been into Hobby Lobby, one of my favorite places, in the last year. I have several gift cards to the store and used part of one for some card supplies and items for the new guest room. Fun!

Hope your week was good.

8 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Fun week! So true about things that excite us changing in adulthood; I like Jesse’s new coffee table and your dinner there sounds great. A trip to Hobby Lobby and with a gift card even?! Awesome.

  2. Love that coffee table – so unique. Sounds like a good week. I think your Hobby Lobby must be what we know as Hobbycraft. I love shopping there but haven’t been in the last year. Have a good weekend

  3. WOW…that lightening seems to weird with blue sky and WHITE clouds behind it!! Glad you all are safe from the rain storms.

    What an interesting coffee table!! I love the colors!!

    How sweet to spend time in Hobby Lobby. I was just there for ONE thing last weekend and ended up getting WAY TOO MUCH. I just love that store and they had the perfect graduating from college card for my youngest girl who graduates 2 weeks from today from UNH. I just love Christian cards.

    Have a wonderful Mother’s Day Barbara!!

  4. I love that coffee table! Now I want one.
    Wait until Jesse is excited to have a lawn mower. Then he’s really an adult 🙂
    Hobby Lobby gift cards–I have one I haven’t used! Thanks for the reminder.
    Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  5. Such a great coffee table! What a neat idea. Congrats to Jesse on his new place.

    The cloud video is really cool, too. I love seeing thunderstorms at this time of year, if only they didn’t wreak havoc with my garden.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  6. That is quite the cloud, beautiful yet a bit ominous. What a creative idea for a coffee table! I love how your family celebrates and helps together. Makes me really miss my kids who are all living in other cities and even another province.

  7. Your son’s coffee table looks really beautiful, at least something special and not the same you find in lot of households ! That’s a shame that the things you ordered arrived damaged ! I wait since more then a month for 3 T-shirts, This week I will ask again where they are !

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