Friday’s Fave Five

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

Halfway through November already! And Thanksgiving is next week! As the days fly by, it helps to slow down, take a moment, and recount the best parts of the week so we don’t lose them altogether.

1. Operation Christmas Child. I had heard about it for years, but this is the first time we’ve been in a church that participates in it. And thanks to Susan’s post about shopping for OCC at the Dollar Tree. We have one nearby, but somehow I just never made it in there. It really helped my OCC dollars go much farther.

2. Having the house all to myself. No offense to my family when I say that! (I love you all! ) But for years, since my youngest started school, I had been used to some quiet time and solitude during the day – amidst running errands, housecleaning, etc., etc. That’s been hard to come by the last few years with my my mother-in-law here, a caregiver and hospice help in and out, my husband working from home some days, and my youngest both working from home and taking classes online at home. Not complaining about any of that. But it made quiet and solitude a little harder to come by. I had to trust that “my heavenly Father knows what things I have need of” and enjoyed pockets of quiet time here and there. So to have a whole day was a treat! My m-i-l was still here, of course, and our helper for her was here for a few hours.

3. A movie night at home. We hadn’t had a movie night all together for a long time.

4. Prompt, helpful customer service has not been the norm the last few times we’ve needed it. Maybe that’s why an excellent customer service encounter this week stood out all the more.

5. Good progress on my book project. I’ve been chipping away in bits and pieces, but it felt good to get big chunks done this week.

Have a good weekend, and a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

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6 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Yay on book progress! I think an empty house really helps with that. I remember when all three girls were little and at home; a friend offered to take them one afternoon. I recall sitting there in the quiet house, honestly not knowing how to react! But I came to really like it. Our OCC boxes were turned in this week. I agree, it’s a wonderful project.

  2. I wrote about having and entire two days to myself at home!! Must have been the week for it!!
    I’m home today due to our first snow of the school year. The preK where i teach is closed due to bad roads!! On my side of the Hudson though it isn’t bad so I’m going to go get more Xmas shopping done later!!

    I love movie nights. We just watched The Case For Christ on Netflix and LOVED it!!! Of course we’ve read the book. The movie was so well done! I cant be.ieve i forgot to mention it on my FFF!!

    Happy weekend Barbara.

  3. I think we can all understand your gratitude for having the house to yourself. After a week with a full house, I’m really looking forward to my pockets of solitude. We signed up for Netflix last year, and one of the things I’m looking forward to this winter is more movie nights. Popcorn is a must! How exciting that you’ve made strides on your book!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Barbara.

  4. When our kids were home, we loved having movie night. Now, for The Professor and me, every night is movie night as we watch old movies on Turner Classic Movies.
    I love a day at home alone. Doesn’t happen much now that he is retired. This week was so crazy busy for me that I am just glad to be home at all.
    Kudos on the progress you’ve made on your book!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Yay for that quiet time. Sometimes our soul just craves that. What movie did you end up watching? We do movie nights at home quite often on weekends and always enjoy it. So fun that you got to finally pack a shoebox! Our dollar stores are called dollar stores but they sure don’t have anything for a dollar anymore.

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