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.

Not just another week, but another month is coming to an end. It’s time to stop for a few minutes and appreciate the good things of the week.

1. Watching the Olympic opening ceremonies with the family. I made spaghetti, Mittu made Oreo cupcakes. We didn’t realize Team USA wouldn’t be coming into the stadium until near the end, so everyone here had to go before that happened. But it was a fun evening.

2. Olympic gymnastics. I’m not much of a sports fan, but I do like watching gymnastics in the summer Olympics and figure skating in the winter. I’ve caught a couple of the swim meets as well.

3. The retirement home service our church does once a month has occurred often enough now that some of the residents recognize us. The ones who come out regularly seem a cheerful bunch. The lady Jim and I have talked with the most wasn’t there this time. We were told her leg was hurting to the point of being unable to walk (she had a hip replacement after a bad fall a few years ago). An aide offered to take us to her room, but her son was with her and we didn’t want to intrude. I sent her a card this week and ordered a book for her—when it comes in I’ll see if I can go over and visit her in her room.

4. My patient husband hung a big piece of art work and a couple of shelves in our new guest room on Saturday. I can handle a hammer and nail, but I appreciate his help with things that need more than that.

5. Jeopardy! episodes on YouTube. Jeopardy! has had a series of guest hosts for the last several months since Alex Trebek passed away. The one I was most looking forward to, Levar Burton, is hosting this week. But our local station isn’t showing this week’s episodes due to the Olympic Zone program. The Jeopardy! web site seems to only have old episodes. I was pretty bummed about not being able to see them until someone suggested they might be on YouTube. And they were, at least the first couple! I hope they will all be eventually.

Anything interesting happen for you this week?

8 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Thank you for promoting me to reflect on the week! I’ve had an interesting one and in particular a day where everything was going wrong. The Holy Spirit drew my attention back to what I was meditating on earlier that morning. Psalm. 34:1 and 1 Thessalonians 5:8 – both scriptures of giving thanks and praise in ALL circumstances. I remember in the morning having no idea why I was reading that but little did I know that the Lord was equipping me for the day. Hallelujah!

  2. Hi Barbara – sounds like a pretty good week. I always get more involved in the Olympics than I intend to. We haven’t watched much of it, but all the drama that has come with it this year has been interesting. I do like the gymnasts too. Sunisa Lee is amazing! Having church services at the retirement home is a great act of service. So nice of you to order a book and go visit that woman who isn’t feeling well. So glad you husband was willing and to help you with your new guest room projects. Hope you have a good weekend. See you again soon!

  3. We haven’t watched as much of the Olympics as some years. When the kids were at home we used to love watching them together. Sounds like you’re developing a good relationship with the lady in the nursing home.
    We record Jeopardy! and then go back and watch them later. It’s nice to zip through the commercials. 🙂 Wish I could forward them to you!! Levar Burton has done a good job, but my favorites have been Robyn Roberts and the neurosurgeon guy (can’t remember his name right off).

  4. Being in my media blackout cave, I just about missed the fact that the Olympics are going on — glad you had some time with family to watch and enjoy a few of the events. And having shows like Jeopardy on demand? Nice!

    That’s so thoughtful and intentional of your church to serve those who can’t get out. Hope you will get to connect with your lady.

  5. How wonderful that you are establishing a friendship with the nursing home resident. She must be thrilled. And how thoughtful to get her a book. I love to read as you probably know.

    We missed the Olympic opening. they used to walk in alphabetically and when the girls were younger we let them stay up to see the USA teams walk in BUT…we usually cheer for the Russians as they are just so superior in gymnastics and figure skating. (and of course with Claire studying russian for 12 years (ages 10-22) and being into ballet for 18 (ages 4-22) we are pretty invested in all things Russian or French. This year we haven’t been watching as we’ve been too busy outside for tv. I did some snippets online of Simone and Suni though and it was amazing. I’m so proud of Simone for stepping down to save her physical and mental health. Must have been a very hard decision. Those kids are worked hard.

    ENJOY the weekend!!

  6. We were able to watch all five episodes of Jeopardy this week. They were very very well done. Spoiler alert: I love the current champion!
    I haven’t watched much/any of the Olympics. But I’ve read articles about the gymnastics. Simone Biles is a hero!
    Have a good weekend and let’s hope there’s not too much humidity 🙂

  7. I haven’t watched the Olympics at all this year which is very unusual for me. I really like Levar Burton but don’t watch Jeopardy. How nice that you ordered a book for the resident and will take it to her. I’m sure she will very much appreciate the gift and the visit.

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