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 .

This has been a fairly quiet week, with Jesse and I sick the first part of it. But I think we’re mostly better now. And here we are a full week into June already. It’s time to stop and consider the best parts of the week.

1. Sick days aren’t fun in themselves, but it’s nice to have an excuse to just lay around and read or putter on the computer. That may have contributed to the three book reviews I wrote this week. πŸ™‚

2. My hydrangeas are going to town.

3. Scrabble tile magnets. I rediscovered these a few weeks ago when I cleaned out my pantry, but forgot to mention them. They were a gift from a while back that had gotten lost. I plan to change out the message from time to time.

4. Face Time. I know I have mentioned this before. But we enjoyed an extended FaceTime “visit” with my out-of-state oldest son. Then since we were sick last weekend, we’ve gone almost two weeks with seeing Jason, Mittu, and Timothy – a strain for this Grandma! But a FaceTime call helped span the gap.

5. Beautiful music. I looked up a couple of favorite classical pieces for reference in next Monday’s post (which isn’t actually about classical music itself – it’s about Bible study. :)) But I couldn’t just find the links and go – I had to listen to a couple all the way through. It’s been a long time since I listened to anything classical, and I was reminded how much I love some of it. I’m so glad for God’s gift of beautiful music in a variety of genres.

Happy Friday!

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14 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Your favorite fives this week were such a blessing to me as I read here this morning. I am sorry that you and Jesse were sick this week. That is never fun but I am glad that God opened up some special times for you through it. I especially enjoyed your words, “that was a strain for this Grandma” in reference to not seeing Timothy for almost two weeks. I remember just a few years ago when you were anticipating being a grandma and now to watch you thoroughly enjoying it is just very special for me. Have a wonderful weekend, Barbara.

  2. I LOVE your fridge message AND those gorgeous flowers! They remind me of being on Cape Cod!

    I hope you are better now….I’ve been sick with ear infections and sinus issues for three weeks now!! I THINK I’m finally improving. Wasn’t sick all winter then wham!!

    How fun to FaceTime with your son and grandson.

    I love reading and have that on my to do list for tonight.

  3. I found you through your comment on Julia Bettencourt’s blog. I like your Friday Fave Five idea for a post. We got back from vacation yesterday, and I was excited to see my hydrangea had gone to town blooming while I was gone. I was just admiring it out my bathroom window and considering cutting some blooms to bring inside to enjoy. I’m glad you are feeling better; technology is a great thing when you get to use it to “visit” with loved ones. πŸ’š

  4. I hope you are feeling fine now. And yes, facetime and skype are wonderful options for ‘seeing’ the kids and grandkids.
    I love your hydrangeas!!

  5. I’m a classical fan too πŸ™‚ I’m grateful to be able to play piano, because the most recent piece I heard about and loved, I printed off and am now learning to play. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous! I have a friend whose are always white. She heard that you need to add something the soil, I think, in order for them to be blue/pink/whatever. Do you do anything with yours? Glad you and Jesse are feeling better!

    • I don’t do anything at all to mine besides cut off the dead blooms. I had heard that the soil determines what colors the flowers are. I’d love to have some pink and white ones. This bush sometimes looks blue, sometimes purple.

  6. Those are cute fridge magnets! Your hydrangeas are beautiful. I’ve tried to grow them a couple of times but they never seem to make it through out winter. And yes soil does determine the color….for true blue flowers they need an acidic soil, for pink they need neutral to alkaline and for purple or a mix on the same bush the soil ph must be 5.5 – 6.5. A garden center would be able to tell you what to do to change your soil.

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