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.

We’ve been a little low this week with head colds. Jim finally started feeling better mid-week, so I am hoping my turn comes soon. But there are always things to be thankful for:

1. Timothy’s end-of-first-grade party. His mom texted us that he wanted everyone to come over “for a dance party, kabobs, a Star Wars cartoon with popcorn and sugar cookies.” 😀 We didn’t have the dance party, but Mittu and Jason made kabobs that were really good. We ended up watching the first episode of The Mandalorian instead of a Star Wars cartoon. And we did have sugar cookies! We also played a couple of rounds of Earwax (Timothy’s favorite) and Facetimed with Jeremy. A fun evening!

2. Meals from my daughter-in-law. She made a couple of dishes I could just heat up for dinner this week–very helpful since I didn’t feel like cooking.

3. Meal delivery. Jim was out of town one night this week, and I had a craving for a nearby Mexican food place. But the closer it got to dinner time, the less I wanted to go out. Then I remembered this place had a meal delivery service–problem solved!

4. Cough drops and Tylenol have been my mainstay this week. I can’t take decongestants due to heart rhythm issues, so I have to make the best of it with these and rest. I also had a big pot of chicken soup made early in the week, with enough left over for several lunches.

5. Young people’s get-together. Our church is small–about 40 people. There are three young adults, with two more guys in college (one just starting this year). Someone had the idea of getting the young single adults of a few small churches together for a game night once a month or so, with the churches rotating hosting. They had the first one a couple of weeks ago, but I forgot to mention it. Jesse really enjoys games and people, so he had a good time and is looking forward to the next one. He has a lot of online friends, but I’ve been hoping for some in-person friends for him, too, especially as he lives alone now.

How was your week?

11 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. How time does fly! It is hard to believe that Timothy just finished first grade! What a fun party to celebrate his accomplishment. Those cookies look amazing!

    You have the most thoughtful daughter-in-law. Reminds me of mine. I love how she uses her gifts from God in the way she ministers to others with food and compassion.

    I sure hope you get to feeling better soon. I can’t imagine going through a cold with only cough drops and Tylenol.

  2. I hope you’re feeling better soon. Summer colds can be hard to shift. Sounds like a fun party and your DIL is so kind to prepare meals for you. Yay for take out delivery. We have 2 Indian restaurants close to us but we usually use the one that delivers. Enjoy your weekend

  3. I love the idea of the young people getting together face to face for games. So much better than online. I hope you are feeling better now. Spring cold are no fun. Just when you think flu and cold season is over, it catches you.
    Congrats to Timothy on finishing first grade!

  4. Yum, I love Lofthouse cookies and those look like them! Congrats to Timothy 🙂 That’s so nice that the young adults at church are planning events. My daughter who lives at home would love something like that and the church we’re at is small too, which makes it a challenge.

  5. Sounds like a good week despite your cold! It always seems to me that colds are something you have to wait out anyway. Or at least that is how medications end up being for me.
    Your d-i-l is always so thoughtful about cooking for you!
    Love your little family celebration for end-of-first-grade. I’m all about celebrating.

  6. Those cookies look so good. Hope you are feeling better soon. A game night for young adults sounds like a great opportunity to socialize. I wish my almost 25-year-old got out more. It will be nice when his college goes back to all in-person classes in the fall. Hope you have a good weekend.

  7. So sorry you were sick. I’m getting over a bout of it as well. Those kabobs look very good! And the sugar cookies! I hope you’re feeling back to normal quickly.

  8. Oh, those cookies look delicious and so pretty! I hope you’re feeling much better. While there’s never a good time to have a cold, it seems especially unfair to have one in the summer.

  9. Wow, first grad done! Congratulations Timothy! The kabobs and cookies look delicious! How nice to be taken care of when you are not feeling well. Hope you feel better soon!

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