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 been a pretty quiet week. Still hot and humid and summery. No fall decorations here yet for a couple of weeks, though I’ve seen them around town for a while. But I always appreciate the opportunity to reflect on good things from the last week.

1. A haircut. I enjoy them when I get there, but I am terrible about actually making the time to go til I’m so frustrated with my hair, I’m about ready to pull it out. I was finally able to tack on a visit to the salon after another outing. My regular person wasn’t in, and the person who did my hair got it a bit shorter than I’m used to. But I am finding I like it quite a bit and may keep it this way!

2. Flowers. Some of the plants in my planters died, so I looked for a few more to fill in til winter. The stores I checked didn’t have a lot left except mums—not my favorite. I was hoping to find pansies, but didn’t see any. But I did find enough flowers to make the planters better-looking than they were.

3. Desktop shelves. I wanted to keep a few books handy, but there was no room for them on my already crowded desk. I looked up desktop shelves and found some I liked, and asked for them for my birthday. I put those together, and decided I needed another I had seen on my first search. I had enough Amazon points (accumulated through use of my Amazon credit card) to get the second shelves for free. I’ve rearranged them several times, but once I’m set with how I want them, I’ll share a picture.

4. A long weekend. Monday was Labor Day here in the States. Kind of an odd holiday. But everyone enjoyed the day off and Jim’s grilled burgers.

5. Reading to Timothy. I had not read to my grandson for a long time. It’s one of my favorite things to do, but usually he prefers activity when he’s here, which is fine. But last weekend, his dad had fixed him a late lunch here, and Timothy asked if I’d tell him a story while he ate. I asked if I could read one instead. We ended up reading three or four—one was even a chapter book. I had a lot of fun, and he seemed to enjoy them, too.

Bonus: Getting my days straight. For some reason, I thought four different functions were scheduled for four consecutive days next weekend, and I was stressing. But then I realized two of them were this weekend and two the next. Even though I’d prefer them a little more spaced out, it was a relief to realize they weren’t all back-to-back.

Hope you have a great Friday!

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15 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. I have more books than shelves and am trying to figure out what to do. Donate them? Read them right now? Get more shelves? Procrastinate some more?
    How fun to get your new bookshelves sorted. I’ve never heard of desktop shelves. I will look into that. Maybe it will solve my problem as well. Good job on getting one shelf with points.
    Reading is a great pleasure. And sharing that pleasure with a grandchild is even better. I hope the two of you have many, many more such times together.
    Hurray for a new haircut. And double hurray that you might have found a new style.
    I hope you have a blessed week, Barbara.

    • I had that struggle with books when we moved here and had less space for books. I don’t keep as many as I used to, but there are many I can’t part with. I have a whole stack of unread ones I’m eager to get to.

  2. I enjoy getting my hair done. It’s nice to feel pampered. But yes fitting it into the schedule can be tricky. I’m glad you’re scheduling is not as hectic as you thought. Reading with grandkids is definitely a pleasure. Be interested to see how the shelves look.

  3. Labor Day is actually an important holiday for Americans!!!! ( not as important as Easter of course for us Christ followers but…). It was created by the Labor movement and is dedicated towards the social and economic accomplishments of American workers! It represents the prosperity of our country and gives much needed day of rest to many blue collar workers as well as white collar workers. It’s also the last free day before us teachers go back to school! ( well, here on the East Coast anyways!) 😀

    I love,getting my hair done….isn’t it a great feeling?

    Reading with your grandchildren must be so precious!

    Happy weekend!

  4. I know just what you mean about haircuts, and probably should have included it in my own Fives. Though I tell my stylist every time to take off 3-4 inches and layer. And every time it comes out a leeetle differently— sometimes better, sometimes worse. This time it was a good one 🙂 glad to hear you managed to schedule a haircut too!

    Yay for useful shelves! You are probably looking forward to getting that sorted.

    I don’t mind Labor Day at all — I’m usually looking for a day or two off by this time and enjoy having a breather. Glad you’ve survived your busy schedule!

  5. I always look forward to Labor Day. It officially ends the summer season and we can move on to cooler weather. I love summer but by Labor Day I’m ready for it to be over.

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