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 has been a good week for staying indoors. Here are some highlights from the beginning of August:

1. Dinner out and free pie. I had plans to meet a friend for lunch at O’Charley’s for their free pie Wednesday. Unfortunately, my friend texted me the day before that she was sick. I was sad that she wasn’t feeling well and couldn’t get together. And I had my taste buds all set for that pie. So I asked my husband if he wanted to take his wife out for dinner and pie, and he indulged me.

2. Dinners and a celebration. My and my son daughter-in-law invited us to their place Sunday night for enchiladas. Then yesterday she texted me to say she could bring over dinner Thursday night. I was a little surprised, since they had just made dinner for us so recently. Come to find out, the meal was a celebration of my 15th blogging anniversary, along with pink roses and a sweet card.

3. Lunch take-out. I didn’t intend to make my faves all about food this week, but not having to cook is always a favorite. There’s an Asian restaurant we like, but it’s a little too far out for takeout generally. However, it’s not far from our church, so we swung by there after the Sunday morning service to get lunch and bring it home.

4. An overdue haircut. The stylists at the place I go have always done an okay job, but I finally found one who does the layering the way I like it best.

5. A little project. I saw this idea of shells and fairy lights in a Mason jar, but when I saw this lantern in Hobby Lobby, I loved it. Thankfully it was half off and I had a gift card. I had a container of potpourri with shells and little blue balls and flowers that I filled the lantern with.

Bonus: An inspirational movie. I mentioned in my book review for Unconditional by Eva Marie Everson that I had watched the movie the book was based on. Jim came in for the last part of it. I thought it was very good, all the more so for being based on true events.

How was your first week of August?

12 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Dinner out is always a cause for celebration to me 🙂 Glad you got to do that! I love that your family is so supportive and even celebrated your blogoversary. That’s so sweet. Ha ha, I totally get “not having to cook” being such a treat. Somehow as a child I never envisioned that such a large part of adulthood would involve making dinner pretty much every night for decades and decades … Have a great weekend!

  2. I love that a cute lantern. What a creative idea. So glad you got a deal at Hobby Lobby. Sounds like you had some great meals this week. That was so nice of your family to help you celebrate your blogaversary. Have a great weekend. 🙂

  3. You had me at the word PIE! What’s your favorite? I love pumpkin and triple berry pies.
    Your son and dil are always so sweet and do so well at blessing you with meals. And happy blogaversary!

    • Any kind of chocolate! For O’Charley’s, that’s their French Silk pie. But my oldest introduced us to Chocolate Pretzel Pie, with a crust made of crushed pretzels. Such a good blend of salty and sweet.

  4. The lantern is sweet!! I use blue balls similar to those in a mason jar at Xmas time!! (along with baby pine cones) and a festive ribbon around the top of the jar. I love stuff like that!! Yours is beautiful.

    YAY for going out to eat and having take out and meals made for you. A REAL blessing in my book!!

    Why was it an indoor week???

  5. Oh, that asking if your husband would like to take his wife out had me grinning. So nice you’ve had some lovely food indulgences. Sweet of Mittu to recognize your blogaversary!

  6. I’m so glad you got your dinner and pie anyway! We’ll get there the end of August. Sounds like you ate well this week!! LOL I’m glad you found a hair style that works for you. I’m still searching for that. I hated missing our lunch together but it will happen. Have a great weekend.

  7. The latern looks very nice ! How sweet of your DIL to bring over the plate to celebrate your blogging ! Mine hasn’t even called once to ask how her father in law is now ! Impossible to understand this girl.

  8. How nice of Jim to take you for you free pie dinner when you’re friend couldn’t make it. Mittu is such a thoughtful person celebrating your blogging anniversary. I love a FFF full of food. LOL. Love the lights in the Moroccan lantern.

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