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, a 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.
There is much to be thankful for this week!
1. Jeremy’s safe arrival. My oldest son was flying in Tuesday night when snow was in the forecast, and here in the South much shuts down due to snow because we don’t have the equipment to deal with it. Both of his flights were delayed but he did make it in, and we’ve been enjoying visiting.
2. A cozy baking day. It was snowing all day Wednesday, but not much was sticking. I baked a couple of kinds of cookies and an apple pie while visiting with Jim and Jeremy, who were at the kitchen table (or sometimes just listening to them talk.)
3. A freezer! We have never had one except the one built in with the refrigerator, though we have often talked about getting a free-standing one. My husband saw one on sale this week and cleared out a space in the garage for it and then went and got it. It’s nice to be able to store “extras” or buy bigger things like frozen pizzas that wouldn’t fit in our side-by-side.
4. A cute footstool. I have been wanting a little low footstool to use with my rocking chair in the bedroom. I wanted one that was small enough to put out of the way when not in use (otherwise I’d trip on it during the night). I looking around online for one to put on my Christmas wish list (we exchange those in our family) and found this one on Etsy. There was only one so I went ahead and bought it so I wouldn’t risk someone else buying it before Christmas (sorry, family!) It’s adorable.
5. Thanksgiving, of course – the opportunity to take more time than usual to think about what we’re thankful for, having all the family together, the wonderful smells coming from the kitchen all morning and the favorite Thanksgiving foods, time with family all the rest of the day, heated-up plates of leftovers or sandwiches in the evening…a wonderful day!