Welcome to the first FFF of a new month. Susanne at Living to Tell the Story invites us to look back over the week and name five of the best things from it. It’s a good practice in counting our blessings before they pass by, forgotten.
Here, then, are a few of my favorite parts of the last week:
1. A fixed dishwasher. I’ve mentioned my husband’s ongoing attempts to repair our dishwasher. He had one last thing to try before giving up. Thankfully, he was successful. We’ve run the dishwasher a few times now with no leaks.
2. Dinner at Jason and Mittu‘s, which we hadn’t done since Christmas time due to Covid at their house. Thankfully, everyone is well again. We enjoyed grilled hamburgers with several sides and rousing games of Uno and Dutch Blitz.
3. A negative Covid test. I’d had very mild symptoms for a few days, but decided to use a home Covid test before the visit with the kids mentioned above and before Jim had to travel (his first flight since the pandemic started). Thankfully, the test was negative.
4. Two organizing projects done. The first one involved the kitchen pantry and one cabinet and drawer. I had three specific goals: I wanted to get either the air fryer or instant pot (or both!) off the countertop, to get some newly accumulated baking supplies together in one location, and to take the cookie cutters and pumpkin-carving equipment, which are only used once a year or so, out of prime space in the big kitchen drawer. I was able to do all of those except the instant pot. Plus I got rid of some things and rearranged what remained in better ways. I even found a couple of things I had forgotten I had (like Valentine cupcake decorations—good timing!
Then, I had two under-bed storage boxes in our bedroom closet–because they wouldn’t fit under out bed. I had some gift-wrapping supplies in them, but was consolidating all that stuff somewhere else. The under-bed storage units did fit under the bed in the guest room, and I’ll use them for some supplies from the shed that I want to bring in. The extra space in the closet provided a better place for my husband’s shoes and an extra shelf on his side. Then I dusted everything I could reach in there—amazing how much dust gets into a closet.
5. The Olympic games. I don’t pay attention to sports generally, but I do like the Olympics. I watched some of the figure skating qualifications last night and look forward to the opening ceremony tonight.
What’s something good from your week?