Friday’s Fave Five

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Welcome to Friday’s Fave Five, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story, in which we can share five of our favorite things from the last week,  wonderful exercise in looking for and appreciating the good things God blesses us with. Click on the button to learn more, then go to Susanne’s to read others’ faves and link up your own.

It’s been a spring one day, winter the next kind of week. Here are some high points from it:

1. Jim progressing well after surgery. He went from walking around our cul-de-sac and worked up to walking a mile and a half, drove for the first time Wednesday, attended prayer meeting, and went back to work for partial days yesterday and today. He still has a “punched in the stomach” feeling and has trouble getting comfortable in order to sleep at night, but overall he’s doing nicely. Thank you again for praying.

2. A break from cooking. I mentioned last week that my son and daughter-in-law made up a few meals for us while Jim was in the hospital, and Saturday our pastor’s wife made dinner for us. Between that and the leftovers and a few fast-food forays, I didn’t cook from Wednesday through Sunday, except for tossing things in the oven or microwave and making a salad. I enjoyed the time off from the kitchen.

3. Celebrating Mittu’s birthday. It was a little late, as her birthday was the same day as the surgery, but it was fun celebrating on Saturday. She requested mini cheesecakes instead of a cake, and it was fun to experiment with those.

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4. Daffodils are sprouting around the neighborhood, a sure and cheery sign that spring is on the way!

5. Visiting Jim’s mom together. Since Jim couldn’t drive for several days, I drove him over to see his mom at the skilled nursing facility. Usually either he goes after work or I go during the day, so it was nice to go together. Plus we ran into our assistant pastor there one day and had a nice visit.

Hope you have a great weekend!

10 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Barbara, I have been praying for your family even though I haven’t been by a lot. Glad to read about the positive reports on your post today.

    Have a blessed weekend.

  2. DAFFODILS!!! What I wouldn’t give to see some of them around here. Soon!

    I’m coming to your house for my birthday. Those minis look fabulous!

    So glad for the good recovery.

  3. Yay! A break from cooking is always welcome.

    Those cheesecakes look marvelous!

    Glad to hear your hubby is recovering nicely. Looks like a great spring is in store for you.

  4. Those mini cheesecakes are so cute! And I do love a break from cooking every once in a while. Glad to hear your hubby is on the mend.

    Have a great week ahead!

  5. So glad to hear Jim is doing that well! Praise God for prays answered. Praying for his complete recovery! Nice that you had so many meals brought to you. It takes a lot of pressure off when you don’t have to think of what to make for supper.

    Cheesecake anything would make me happy! They look delicious.

  6. Thanks for the post-surgery update. I’m always amazed to hear about how much activity people are able to do so close to major surgery.

    I like the mini-cheesecake idea — this way, you can try several different flavors! And they are so cute.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all give each other a cooking break once in a while! I know you are enjoying yours.

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