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 been a great week. Here are some of the best parts

1. Time with Timothy. Jason took Mittu out for a date lunch last Saturday, and Timothy stayed with us for the afternoon.

2. Mother’s Day. My family always goes the extra mile to make me feel special on Mother’s Day. Jim grilled his wonderful teriyaki chicken, Jesse made cheesy potatoes, Mittu made a salad, and Jason outdid himself with his first-ever Chocolate Pretzel Pie.

The pretty plates and napkins, flowers from Jason and Mittu, thoughtful gifts and sweet cards, games, and a FaceTime call with Jeremy in the evening made the day wonderful.

3. Energy. Monday and Tuesday, I kept falling asleep almost any time I sat down. On Monday I had just a mild case of chills and nausea, so maybe I had a little bug of some kind. Thankfully, symptoms didn’t get worse and I felt more energetic and awake later in the week.

4. A guest post. I mentioned this on Saturday’s Laudable Linkage, but wanted to share it with folks who might not have seen that post. I was able to submit a guest post to the Almost an Author site called Sculpting a Masterpiece. It’s exciting to submit something and have it accepted.

5. Take-out from a favorite Asian restaurant. You know I love take-out. Jim surprised me Thursday night by offering to pick up dinner from a place we hadn’t bought from in some time. It’s a little farther away than most restaurants we frequent, so we don’t get it often.

As a bonus, I’m thankful Jim found gas this week. All the stations had long lines, but he found a little place that people seemed to have forgotten about. Yesterday most stations had signs up that they were out of gas. I had an almost full tank, so we should be fine for a while. Most of the places we go are local. The long lines reminded me of the gas shortage in the 70s. So weird–you truly never know what a day will bring forth. But, thankfully, God does, and we can trust Him for our needs.

How was your week?

8 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Oh wow — I thought the gas shortage was more along the coast; didn’t know you’d be affected. Thankfully it doesn’t seem to have had an impact here. I’m glad Jim found some. And I’m so happy your family treated you in such a nice way for Mother’s Day!!

  2. Looks like you had a lovely Mother’s Day. So nice! Glad you were able to finally get gas. These sure are crazy times we live in. Hope you have a good weekend.

  3. If there’s anything positive about feeling sick it is the renewed feeling of energy when we get better.

    Thank you for the link to your article. I look forward to reading it and browsing the website. Congrats on getting your article published!

  4. ooh…I didn’t realise you folks down in TN would be affected by the gas thing. I thought that was just Texas and up the lower coast. glad you got some!

    Your mothers day sounds absolutely perfect. Is there a recipe somewhere for that pie??!! I’d love it if your son was willing to share.

    I’m guessing you had a mild case of Covid or a delayed reaction to the 2nd dose. that very same thing happened to my collegue! about a week after getting the 2nd dose (assuming you’ve been vaccinated) she had fatigue and nausea for a couple days!! So far I’ve been fine. it’s now been 3 weeks since my last dose.
    at any rate, glad you are feeling better and I hope you have a great weekend!!

    • I had the one-dose vaccine, and it was two months ago–so I don’t think that was the problem. I figured being tired Monday was due to a busy Sunday with Mother’s Day and without my usual nap. But when it continued Tuesday, I wasn’t sure. Anyway, I’m glad to be feeling back to normal.

  5. I remember the gas shortages in the 1970s. So far, we haven’t had any gas issues, but I know several of my friends have. I hope things even out soon.
    Your Mother’s Day celebration sounds wonderful! You raised some good men.
    Have a good weekend.

  6. Sounds like you had a good Mother’s Day – the pie looks yummy! time with grandkids is always special. Sorry you were unwell but hopefully fully recovered now. Hope you don’t run out of gas.

  7. You were lucky to have such a nice motherday ! I got nothing, just a message from my son ever since his father is in hospital he is behaving very badly towards me, as if it was my fault !

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