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.

I’m running a little late today, so I’ll jump right in . . .

1. Relief, at least temporarily. I’ve had an earache for the past three days. Wednesday night we got ear wax drops that my husband patiently administered, and then he flushed the ear with distilled water. It felt better that night and the next morning. But then it started hurting again. No wonder babies cry with earaches. I’m late this morning because I wanted to call the doctor’s office to see if I could get in today and see if this is an infection. I got ready to go first thing in case they had an opening right away. But they didn’t have one til this afternoon. (Update: diagnosis: ear canal infection. I hope my prescription ear drops start working soon.)

2. Baptism and church lunch. It’s always neat to see someone take that step of obedience, showing outwardly what’s happened in their hearts as they surrendered to Christ and were raised to newness of life.

3. Library system. Our local library is very nice but a little small. But I can look up books through the city library system online, place a hold, and have the book sent to my library to be picked up. So convenient.

4. Peonies. I’ve always thought they were so pretty, but I’ve never had one. One night this week Jason and Timothy brought over some cut ones they had found in a store. I didn’t know they started out as tight rolls. It’s been fun to watch them slowly unfold this week.

5. Good news for friends at church, including a young baby and an older woman home from hospitalizations.

How’s your week going?

8 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Prayers for your ear! Last December, one of mine was clogged and I still vividly remember sitting in church and only being able to hear out of one ear. One of the many things we take for granted until it’s not working right. After 3 days of that, I got into my dr’s office for them to flush it. I did have pain afterwards which I attributed to infection, but I took some antibiotics we had in the house for a week and they cleared that up. Gorgeous peonies!!

  2. I’ve had ear issues in the past also. Once I couldn’t hear at all; tried the ol’ hydrogen peroxide trick and it seemed like it made it worse. Went to the dr., and turns out I should have repeated the HP because it had merely loosened the “stuff” and not washed it out. Once he did his thing, I could hear fine. (Hope that’s not TMI.) I hope for your sake that the fix is that easy and that you don’t have an infection.

    Yes, your peonies are lovely. Also, this is not on FFF, but I enjoyed your Francena Arnold discussion this week. The offer stands. 🙂

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  3. I hope your ear is better soon. Earaches are the worst! So glad that you were able to witness the baptisms. Baptisms are always lovely events. I do love those peonies. I have some white and pink ones in my garden and they are so beautiful! Have a good weekend. 🙂

  4. ugh…your ear pain reminds me of MINE two springs ago. It was awful. I could have SWORN I had an infection and it ended up being ALLERGIC reaction to a budding tree near my home. This year the problem didn’t surface at all. Weird. I’m praying yours is something simple and can be remedied quickly.

    I love my town library and the system is similar to yours: I was wanting a book by Christian author Anne Lamott but ours didn’t have it so they c hecked with the city and sure enough….it was sent to our town library so I could pick it up there and not drive down to Albany. SO thankful for that system!

    Your peonies are gorgeous and mine are all gone! My two bushes bloom in early June and they sure do seem to end quickly. I like to watch them unfold too. I keep them in a large mason jar on the deck table for as long as I can. They’re so pretty.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that your ear appt went ok.

  5. I do hope your ear ache is better soon–thankfully the doctor was able to see you.
    Aren’t peonies beautiful! How thoughtful of Jason and Timothy to bring you a bouquet.
    I love our library, too. We can ask for almost any book and they can get it through various library loan systems.
    Happy Weekend to you.

  6. Glad you managed to get to see your doctor and hope your ear is less painful now. Those peonies are beautiful. I’m in the same situation with the library and I’m always placing holds. Enjoy the weekend.

  7. Hopefully, by now, those drops are doing the job and you are pain-free.
    My library does the same thing — it’s a (small) part of a much larger network of county libraries.
    Aren’t peonies magnificent? Our Trader Joe’s sells them as those tight round buds, too.

  8. Glad you were able to get in and see your doctor! Ear aches can be so painful! Our library does the same thing. We only have two locations in town but they will go out into the region and sometimes even out of it to get a book you’d like. I really appreciate that service. I love peonies! I am trying to find a place to put my mom’s bush from her house before the new owners take over but they like lots of sun and all my beds are low amounts of sun to full out shade.

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