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 .

October is here! And though it’s still hot and muggy in eastern TN, cooler weather is in the forecast! I can’t wait! Meanwhile, I’m pressing “pause” today to reflect on some of the best parts of the last week.

1. Movie with Timothy and his Grandmas. My daughter-in-law’s mother came to visit, and she invited me to come watch a movie with her, her mom, and Timothy. They had tried taking Timothy to the theater a year or two ago, but he wasn’t quite ready for it yet. Most of the fun of this excursion was hearing his excitement. We were in a theater that has recliners and serves food, so he enjoyed eating pizza while watching. I especially enjoyed his comments and observations throughout the experience. I wish I had recorded all his comments, but the ones I remember are:

During each trailer: “I like this movie!”

“Why did they turn the lights off? It must be night outside.”

“I miss Daddy.”

2. A nice visit. My son’s family brought Mittu’s mom over for dinner last Sunday night. We had a good visit.

3. Bringing food in. Jason and Mittu came over another night later in the week and brought Mexican food from a favorite local restaurant. Jesse and I also got take-out one night while Jim was out of town. It was from a nicer restaurant and a little more expensive—especially as we splurged and got desserts. (Why do restaurant desserts cost so much?! I could have gone to the grocery store next to this restaurant and got 3-5 pies or cakes for the price of two of their desserts.) So we probably won’t be doing that again any time soon. But it was a nice treat. And the desserts did last two days (which does account for some of the expense, but not as much as they charged!)

4. A quiet week. The movie and dinner get-together were last weekend, and there was nothing on the schedule the rest of the week. I enjoy the activities, but I love just regular, ordinary weeks, too—and need them in-between busy times.

5. Wellness, or at least feeling better. Jim has been battling upper respiratory issues for about three weeks now. First a cold, then an infection. He feels immensely better, though he still has a hacking cough sometimes.

And, as a bonus, I had especially prayed for some encouragement for my youngest son’s job hunt. He had a phone interview that went well, so we’ll see if anything comes of that. Just having some response on that front is encouraging, but it would be especially encouraging if something would pan out! But we know God will connect him with just the right job at just the right time. I shared with him that my evening reading for Monday from Daily Light on the Daily Path was all about God’s guidance.

Happy Friday!

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11 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Movies with grandmas sounds like a great tradition! I love those theaters with recliners too 🙂 Your desserts sound delicious (I agree the price is often way too high). I have enjoyed a quiet week too. You stay healthy — I hope your husband feels better soon too.

  2. How fun to have a movie night with two grandmas! He’s getting so big!! Is he 6 now??

    A quiet week is always a blessing to me,

    Praise the Lord for your husband’s illness going away and for the interview for your son. I love that you encouraged him with a devotional thought. 💕

    Happy weekend!

  3. How fun to spend time with the other grandma! Timothy’s excitement for the movie is so sweet. Another reminder to pay attention to the details. Hoping for good news for your son’s interview and full recovery for Jim.

  4. So glad you had a quiet week. It’s a blessing to have those interspersed between busy times.
    Love the photo of Timothy with his grandmas. What wonderful memories y’all are making.
    Hooray for returning health for your husband.
    Have a good week.
    Susan from FruitfulWords

  5. I loved Timothy’s comments! It’s fun to experience a ‘normal’ activity through the eyes of a child. That photo is adorable.
    My youngest girl is waiting on a job, too. As I pray for her, I will pray for your youngest.
    Have a good week!

  6. How fun that his “first” theatre experience was with his grandmas! Glad to hear Jim is feeling better. Hoping there is good news on the job front very soon!

  7. How nice to go out with both grandmas ! Would never happen with me, my DIL’s mother is a rather strange woman ! I love Mexican food, but not too spicy ! You had a nice week !

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