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.

Tomorrow we’ll be 2/3 of the way through November. It’s going fast! Here are some highlights of the week:

1. Thanksgiving turkey. We had heard that some Thanksgiving dinner supplies might be hard to come by. So I was trying to decide whether to go ahead and get a turkey, paying more than usual, or wait for the sale prices that usually come up the week or so before Thanksgiving. I saw an ad for turkey for $.98 a pound, and figured that was as good a price as I’d probably get this year. But when I went to the store, they had a couple of different brands of turkey for $.49 a pound. I got most of the other supplies for the meal feast while I was at it, so I am thankful to be pretty much ready.

2. Ladies Bible study. We’d had to meet via Zoom last month as COVID was running through the church. And it seems like I missed a time or two before that for various reasons. It was good to meet together. We discussed Romans 12-13, a very rich and full passage.

3. Christmas cookies. Mittu asked if we could do our Christmas cookie baking and decorating early this year, since December is often so busy. She brought over zucchini boats for dinner and sugar cookie dough. I had the equipment, icing, and sprinkles. It was a fun time.

Jason’s creations looked the best!

4. Getting my hair cut. My hair gets to a certain length and then just does not cooperate any more. For once, I made a point to get it cut before I got frustrated with it. I wanted to go a bit shorter than usual—and ended up with it quite a bit shorter than I had in mind. But it will grow out.

5. Warmth. It seems like we’ve had a short autumn and have jumped right into winter. We’re supposed to get down in the 20s most of the next several nights. I’m thankful for home heat at the touch of a button, decaf coffee, sweaters, throw blankets, and fingerless gloves so I can still type with them on.

I hope you’ve had a good week as well!

11 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. It seems that time has a way of getting away with us anymore. It’s hard to grasp how Timothy has grown so much! What a fun time! I’m glad that you were able to get the things you needed for your Thanksgiving Day meal. And the $.49 a pound turkey was a great find!

  2. So glad the Bible study got to meet “for real”!! I don’t know where your son found Mittu, but wow — she is a winner! I know what you mean about hair getting to a certain point and then just not working. Also I can relate to getting a cut shorter than I bargained for. You’re right, it grows back 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. How wonderful you have all the necessary things for the Thanksgiving feast AND that you had a good ladies Bible study meeting. I love that Mittu wanted to make cookies early. If we didn’t have to travel to Boston next week (Wed-Sat) i too would be starting my baking. sigh. it might be late this year……
    Our autumn here in NYS has been glorious!! In fact, we all were just saying we cannot believe we haven’t had snow yet although in the highest mountains there is a few inches from what I saw on the news. Out in the middle of the state they have had a couple of inches of snow this week but my aunt said it soon melted.
    Sounds like a good week for you despite the cold.
    Happy weekend and if i don’t get back on here before then, Happy Thanksgiving!!

  4. Those cookies are so cute. So glad you could meet with your Bible study again – even if on Zoom. Wow, you really got a great deal on that turkey. Hope you have a nice weekend and a very Happy Thanksgiving. 🙂

  5. #5: Yes! Warm shelter in cold places. We’ve already had snow.
    Most people are surprised that we don’t have turkey at Thanksgiving–my son is allergic to poultry, so ham and salmon are on the menu instead. We are mostly ready for the feast, too.
    Love the cookies! I plan to make the dough for ours tomorrow.
    Have a good weekend.

  6. Usually people have turkey at Christmas, but it’s a long time we eat turkey pieces the whole year so for Christmas in the past we made a “Pyrade” which is a special device where you can grill meat on the top and melt cheese underneath served with different vegetables. My DIL doesn’t eat any meat so that’s very practical ! Your grandson has become a big boy ! I still remember all the troubles you had when he was born !! I don’t know at all how Christmas will be this time. Son and family in Amsterdam and they don’t know if they can travel, Rick sick in his retirement home, and I home alone with cat Rosie ! Well, nothing to do, just to cope witih it !i

  7. That’s a great idea, baking ahead of time. I’m always so tired by the time the baking comes around, it would be nice to do it while I’m still filled with enthusiasm.

    For the first time EVER, I bought just a turkey breast this year. It feels so odd not having a big old turkey defrosting in the fridge. There will be just four of us (which has never stopped me from buying a big bird anyway), and everyone is insisting we make it simple. It just feels wrong.

    I see a lot of FFF’s listed haircuts this week! Funny, because you mentioned yours is too short. I had mine cut two weeks ago and I wish I’d gone shorter. I’m going in again next week:)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Barbara.

  8. I’m glad to hear you got to rejoin the Ladies Bible Study and that it was a valuable time to reconnect and learn together.

    Unlike you having got on top of your hair situation, mine is sadly due for a cut. But you remind me to make an appointment! I like your tradition of making and decorating cookies together.

  9. I love your list of warm things to be thankful for. How fun that you’ve got a jump on the Christmas baking. I should take that as a hint. I got a hair cut and foils this week. Feels so good. My hair is like yours, one day it’s fine and the next it’s crosses the line to too long and doesn’t do what I want. Glad you got all your Thanksgiving feast items. That’s a crazy good price for turkey. I can’t remember the last time I paid a price that low. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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