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.

Is it Friday again already? This week has been a blur. Jim has been sick for around two weeks now, and I’ve been sick this week. We think it’s just a cold or maybe flu–we haven’t had the hallmark COVID symptoms of lack of smell or taste or trouble breathing. Still, it’s packed quite a wallop.

But there are always good things in a week, even when we have to look a little harder for them.

1. Soup and cookies. My son and daughter-in-law dropped off some chicken vegetable soup and peanut butter M&M cookies. Though she frequently makes meals for the family, it especially meant a lot this week when I had less energy.

2. Seeing our kids in person. We hadn’t seen them in a while, due to traveling for a memorial service and then being sick. We’ve Face-timed a couple of times, and though I enjoy that, I missed seeing them in person. When they dropped off the soup, we visited out in the front yard for a bit—like early pandemic days.

3. Naps. I can’t take decongestants due to heart rhythm issues, so I muddle through with cough drops, acetaminophen, and sleep. I’ve been letting myself doze off whenever the urge strikes.

4. Zoom services. Our church has kept the Zoom option open even when they resumed services. It’s been a help for those who are home sick or those who need to keep isolating due to heath issues. We’ve had four people in our small church test positive for COVID recently, so we’ve gone back to only using Zoom for a while. I’m glad that option is available. It’s more interactive for a small group than just using Facebook Live or YouTube, though I am thankful for those as well.

5. Jeopardy and AFV. America’s Funniest Home Videos just started their new season, and I am grateful for the laughs. And you may have heard of Matt Amodio’s 38-game winning streak that just came to an end. He seemed like a genuinely nice guy, and I really enjoyed watching him play.

How was your week?

8 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Sorry you and Jim have been unwell. I hope you’re both feeling better soon. Good that you have family nearby that can drop off food for you though. Definitely nap when you feel the need!

  2. Ugh. I’m sorry to hear you’ve had a hard time with that last cold/flu/whatever. Hope with soup and rest you’ll both be on the mend very soon!

    I know what you mean about having more online options open. Helps to stay connected even when we can’t be in the same room together. Someone saw an advertisement that explained Zoom at an airport and thought, “Whatever for? Doesn’t everyone know by now?”

  3. Hope you and Jim feel better soon. Any time I get any little symptom I always wonder if it’s Covid. 🙂 But not everything is Covid, I have to tell myself. Our church continues to stream online even though they’re also meeting back in person. It’s not the same online as in person, but I am very grateful for the option.

  4. oh I’m so sorry to hear you are sick again….I hope you and your husband are up and about real soon and I pray it isn’t Covid. We have one therapist out for 2 weeks due to just having tested positive and she had NO symptoms!! the reason she got tested is because one of her family members was sick with what they thought was a cold! Yes, having technology to watch/interact with church is a huge blessing.
    We used to watch Jeopardy all the time when we were first married and had no children. We rarely have the tv on now. We just can’t stand it and I prefer to read in the evenings anyways. We do watch Netflix though and when we would visit my parents when the girls were little we loved AFV.

    How thoughtful your son and DiL brought over the soup and cookies. That sounds perfect for nursing the cold.

    Feel better soon!!

  5. We were sad to see Matt Amodio lose this week on Jeopardy. He seems like a nice humble guy (and he’s from Ohio!). Jeopardy is a nightly activity for us–we can dvr it and watch whenever.
    I do hope you and Jim feel better soon. Hurray for home cooked meals delivered and opportunities to visit with family.

  6. Hope you and Jim are feeling better soon! What a blessing to have a delicious soup delivered by your family! I find sometimes a touch of vicks on the top of my lip helps with a stuffed nose. I can’t always do decongestant sprays as they give me a migraine. Our church still streams online even though we can have services now. We will probably be taking advantage of that again as last week service was packed even though there are restrictions here yet again.

  7. Barbara, I was in the hospital for 2 weeks with COVID pnuemonia. I did not have trouble breathing, and never lost my sense of taste nor smell. I was told I was very sick but I don’t remember much! So y’all may have had COVID. There is a test for antibodies you might benefit from. God bless, Kaycee Mancas

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