Friday’s Fave Five

It’s time to slow down for a moment with Susanne and friends at Living to Tell the Story to think about the blessings of the week before their memory is gone forever. Please feel free to join in!

1. Outside time. I’m very much an indoorsy person. But last Friday night, Jason and Mittu brought take-out barbecue over. Then we all sat on the patio and drew with sidewalk chalk, blew bubbles, and threw Pop-its on the concrete. It was before this week’s heat wave set in, and the sun was on the other side of the house. It was a pleasant evening.

2. Peace and security. There have been some shake-ups behind the scenes here which I can’t discuss just yet. But whatever else happens in life, we know God loves us and will take care of us.

3. Anticipation. We learned for sure this week that my step-father, nephew, and two of my sisters will be coming to visit us this fall. I can hardly wait.

4. Mini candies. I don’t usually make desserts much any more unless it’s a special occasion or we’re having someone over. With just two of us here, we don’t need extra sugar. But we keep Hershey’s miniatures and Reese’s mini peanut butter cups in the pantry when we want a little sweetness.

5. Flowers. My flowers are all doing well, thanks to my husband’s diligent watering. But my petunias, in particular, are flourishing more than they ever have before.

Bonus: Fathers. I am thankful for the fathers, father-figures, and grandfathers in my life and for the fathers my husband and son are. Happy Father’s Day to the dads out there!

5 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Your petunias are lovely! My geranium is doing well too despite the heat. I like to keep Hershey minis or some such in my freezer for when I want a sweet taste. What great news to have family visiting this fall!

  2. Nice outdoors time with your beloveds, despite your indoorsy-ness! As I’m working from home, I love taking breaks on my patio. When I can’t get a break, I really miss it. Your petunias and lobelias are looking fantastic. And nice job on the controlling the portions of your sweets.

    Even when our foundations are shaken, our God is not. Glad you have that assurance.

  3. Your flowers are just lovely. Glad you had some good family time. I hope all of the “shakeups” in your world turn out for the best. Have a good weekend.

  4. Shake ups just remind us that God is in control. May your shake up resolve easily.
    Your petunias (and lobelia) are lovely.
    I hope you have more days of temperatures that allow you to be outside. I’m an outdoors girl so I love days when I can hike or mess in the garden without being too hot.
    Happy weekend to you (and Happy Father’s Day to your husband and son).

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