Friday’s Fave Five

FFF fall backgroundIt’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends.

This has been and up and down week, but so far it seems to be ending nicely. Here are some of the best parts:

1. Roses still in bloom. Most of our flowers are gone now, except for one planter of petunias and begonias out back, but our roses are still looking nice.

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2. A calm, quiet, no obligation day after a very busy one. My mother-in-law’s regular bath aide is out with a knee injury, and the substitute aides vary in when they get here. So that put me  little late going to the grocery store. I may have to plan my week to avoid needing to go out on bath days for a while. Anyway, the hospice chaplain came while I was out, and the hospice doctor, who comes about once every three months, came just after lunch, and the nurse came an hour later. And I usually do laundry on her bath days, so between all the people coming and everything else. I decided I may as well give up on trying to get anything else done that day. That was Election Day, and I was so glad I had voted early. My one consolation was that, with all the hospice people coming in one day and errands having been taken care of, the rest of the week should be a lot quieter. We stayed up late watching election results, and it was so nice on Wed. to have a peaceful, quiet day with nothing that “had” to be done (though of course there are always things that could be done). It was refreshing both to my body and my spirit.

3. The election is OVER. Whichever side you’re on, I’m glad it’s over for this year. 

4. An extra hour Saturday night. I hate giving it back in the spring, but I love turning the clocks back in the fall. Except now it gets dark so much earlier.

5. A non-cooking weekend. Jim indulged my request for take-out Chinese food Saturday night, and my daughter-in-law made delicious hamburger pie for Sunday dinner. I hope you don’t mind me listing this kind of thing so often, but it’s always a favorite part of the week when it happens. πŸ™‚

This is Veteran’s Day in the US, and I am so thankful for the men and women who protect, defend, and serve our country, as well as their families and the hardships they endure with their loved ones away.

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8 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. We in Europe were rather horrified about the election result ! A former TV reality star with a vocabulary like a bin man or even worse, such a vulgar person ! But he probably will do like all politicians, once elected they forget their promises and they completely change.

  2. Oh, I could second each of your fives! I’m sure your roses suffered from the lack of rainfall (much like mine), so it’s nice see some blooms. Although chaotic, it sounds like you got through that busy day well, changing your plans to manage the time as best you could.

    May you enjoy more days of rest and non-cooking πŸ™‚

  3. I too like the gain of an extra hour sleep in the fall. Can we just leave it alone now? πŸ˜‰
    Our bath aide stopped coming now as Grandma is doing so much better. She bathes now only when I am home.
    My flowers are still blooming! What’s up with that?! In November… πŸ˜‰ I’ll take it.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. my roses are still blooming too and i posted a pic of my little pansies that are still colorful. been a very mild autumn here in Ny and i love it.

    yes am glad this circus of an election is over. although dave and i are still somewhat mortified that our great nation is going to be led by a rascist and womanizer. May. God help us!!

    yay for restful days and clocks falling back!!

    happy weekend…i hope you get another cook free one😜

  5. Yes, so glad the election is over. I love those non-obligation days! Hope your weekend is restful. For the record I’m okay with how the election went. I have a plumb line in politics that stands for the unborn.

  6. It can feel a bit overwhelming when everyone shows up the same day but it does free up the rest of the week. Also glad the election is over. Now to get on with life.

  7. Well, Barbara, I’m not going to get a calm, quiet day for awhile yet – this weekend is shot with helping with the school play. But I’m glad one of us did!!! πŸ™‚

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