Friday’s Fave Five

Just like that, we’re a week into October already. I appreciate Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for hosting this opportunity to pause and appreciate the good things of the week before they slip out of memory.

1. Lunch with Melanie. Since Melanie moved here from FL, we’ve tried to meet for lunch once every few weeks. I enjoy our fellowship, and lunch at Red Lobster with gift cards from my family is great, too.

2. Scheduling medical visits is NOT a favorite thing. I tend to put it off, and then when I do try to call, I spend time on hold or leave a message as we play multiple rounds of phone tag. I finally got a dentist’s appointment changed to a more suitable time and got my yearly physical scheduled. Nice to have that finally done, but it will be nicer still when both appointments are over.

3. A church dinner. We’ve been visiting a new church which has started having dinners on Wednesday evenings to facilitate people being able to make it to Wednesday night activities (prayer meeting, Bible study, youth group, choir). We had come to Bible study a few times but hadn’t made it to a dinner yet due to Jim’s work schedule. We finally went to dinner there this week. It’s a good way to get to know people–and not having to make a rushed dinner at home before dashing out was nice, too.

4. Naps. I don’t know why, but I have been wiped out this week. Maybe due to the fun but busy weeks before. But the nice thing is that this week a lighter schedule has allowed me to doze off in my desk chair or on the couch as needed.

5. Fall color is spreading in earnest. I love when autumn color comes on gradually, and each excursion outside yields new things to see. Some years the color hangs around for a while—other years, a good storm knocks the leaves off early. I’m hoping the color will stay as long as possible.

Bonus: The cooler nights are really helping me sleep well.

How was your first week of October?

10 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. The cooler nights help me sleep better too! although hubby complains that he’s too cold as we keep windows open and just add the fleece blanket 🙂
    You’re blessed to be able to take naps during the day….a true blessing!
    How wonderful to have the option of eating at the church as a community of Believers before going to choir practice or the Bible study. I love that idea. Tonight we ordered pizza to be delivered so that the small group we lead here in our home can all share a meal together. I also made a raw veggie tray to go with some hummus.

    Oh I just discovered Melanie’s blog earlier this year…how fun to know her and meet her for lunch!

    Have a blessed weekend, Barbara!

  2. Cooler days and nights are a lovely benefit of fall. Glad you are having nice fall weather there. It’s always good to get those doctor and dentist appointments out of the way as soon as possible. That’s so fun that you get together with Melanie for lunch. Have a great weekend. See you again soon!

  3. I always enjoy our lunches! I saw more color today while I was out driving. It’s happening! I’m glad you got your appointments (re)scheduled. I know you’ll feel even better when they’re done. I’ve been taking naps occasionally too. Have a lovely weekend.

  4. One of the things I’m loving about retirement is taking naps! It’s especially nice at this time of year, when I can doze off on the porch swing. How nice that you and Melody get together!

  5. Oh, I hear you about the medical visits, Barbara. I’m in the middle of 3 this week. I’m always relieved after I make the appointments and then relieved when the appointments are over and done.

    Be well, friend.

  6. How fun that you get to meet with Melanie and have lunch dates. That’s a great idea the church had to have a dinner together before the different Wednesday activities. This week has really brought out the fall colors in my area. It’s so lovely.

  7. I do enjoy this season of the year. No humidity! Our leaves are turning, too, and we took a hike among them this afternoon. (that will no doubt make my fave fives next week).
    I am just not a napper–sometimes, I wish I could be. So I am somewhat envious of your ability to take an afternoon nap.
    Have a good week!

  8. Ugh. I’m in the same boat with you on making medical appointments. I’m dreading the two that’ve been waiting for a weekday couple of hours free…. which isn’t going to happen any time soon.

    How nice that you’re making new connections at the church dinner. And what a helpful idea to have a meal, removing obstacles for busy people to come.

    Wow, naps and better temperatures for sleep — sounds terrific. Congrats on those cooler evenings!

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