Friday’s Fave Five


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

It’s hard to believe we’re at the end of May already! I love these weekly opportunities to stop for a few moments and reflect on the good happenings in the week. It makes enjoyment of them last a little bit longer instead of fading away so quickly.

1. A fun celebratory dinner. I mentioned earlier that Jesse, my youngest, didn’t want any hoopla when he got his degree online – he felt he’d had all that when he got his associate’s degree a few years ago. But we did celebrate with a nice dinner out at a Japanese hibachi restaurant, where the chefs cook food in an entertaining manner right at your table. It’s become something of an unofficial tradition that we celebrate graduations at such a restaurant. Timothy had never been to one and was old enough now to enjoy it as well. The food was delicious and our chef was great. The only negative was that Mittu’s gluten-free plate had absolutely no seasonings or sauces at all. She ended up taking it home for a stir-fry the next day.

2. A long weekend. It was nice to have an extra day off, and we’re thankful for the service and sacrifice of those who made such days possible.

3. Timothy’s first fishing trip. My husband took our grandson fishing for the first time on Memorial Day. I didn’t go – I had shopping and cooking to do for the cookout later in the day. But I enjoyed the stories, pictures, and videos later. Timothy caught on quickly and caught the only fish that day!

4. Jesse’s first job interview — not the first one ever, but the first professional one since getting his degree. Unfortunately they didn’t have immediate openings, but said they might in a few weeks. And a plus for this mom: it’s close by!

5. A new card file. I used to buy extra cards and keep them in an accordion file for when they were needed. Since I make many cards now as events come up, I didn’t need quite so much storage space. Plus, the last accordion file I got was bulky and hard to deal with. I was glad to find this compact and sturdy box, which works much better. The only thing that would make it even better is a handle. I passed the accordion file off to my husband, who uses that type for his paid bill storage system.

We’re probably laying low this weekend as Jesse and I both have colds – his much worse than mine. Hopefully time and rest will head them off.

Happy Friday!

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4 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Congrats to your son on his degree! We LOVE hibachi!! For us, we tend to go either for Father’s Day or my husband’s birthday. We are fortunate that our town has two really good Japanese restaurants and yes they serve seasonings with their gf dishes.

    I just adore the photo of little Timothy in the chair by the pond next to his grandpa. That is one beautiful memorable photo and how fun that he caught a fish on his first time out!

    I hope your colds get over with quickly and you enjoy a restful weekend,

  2. That’s a nice storage system! I’ve been culling my card file, too (actually, it’s a small drawer in a desk) and realizing I probably should send out more cards…. Love to see your family photos together. Congrats to Jesse! Hope he will land a (local) job that will interest and challenge him.

  3. Where did you find that card file? I’ve been wanting something like that for ages. What a fun tradition to celebrate graduations. Too bad Mittu’s dinner didn’t turn out. Hope Jesse will hear back soon with good news on the job. Love the picture of Timothy and the fish.

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