Friday's Fave 5 is a time to think back over the week you've had, and post 5 favorite things. It can be anything that tickled your fancy over the week; favorite quotes, posts, happenings, scriptures, recipes, pictures, etc., etc.
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1.) The first thing that comes to my mind is the gorgeous weather we've had this week. Daytime highs have been in the 70's, and a few evenings have even gotten down into the 50's. For a cold weather loving gal like myself, this has been a sheer delight. When you go through the hot & humid summers of northeast Texas, you learn to really appreciate the dryer, cooler temperatures while they are here.
2.) I became better aquainted with a particular neighbor this week. I've been on a 'waving' and saying 'hi' basis with her for a number of years, and we've even had short chats, but lately there have been opportunities for our friendship to bloom. For that, I'm thankful.
3.) My mom's health and frame of mind seemed much better this week. In the past five years, her health has been poor. She's had a couple of surgeries, and she never seems to recuperate to the point of being pain-free. Because of the chronic pain with which she lives, she seems different. She does have to take a lot of pain pills to endure the pain, and I know they affect her ability to think and focus clearly. She called me last night after the vice-president nominee debate and sounded completely like her old self! It was so great to have a conversation with her just like in the old days.
4.) I had a long visit with my daughter in England today. She calls regularly, but today's visit was a particularly fun one. She was cracking jokes and making me laugh. She's excited that they're going to look at house rentals this weekend. Plus, today she interviewed on base and got the job she was really, really wanting.
There were 3 or 4 other job offers on base, where they were wanting her to come in and talk with them. The others were for office type work, but this one was in the daycare, and she wanted it so bad she could taste it. I know, some of you are thinking "daycare over an office job?". Okay, maybe you aren't, but I would be, but then maybe that's because at 52, the thought of taking care of tots all day sounds a bit overwhelming. This is Nikki, though, and there's nothing she loves better than being with kids. She adores kids, and kids adore her. She has the energy to play with them, and a natural aptitude to discipline them authoritatively. It will take a couple of weeks for the paperwork to all go through, and she can hardly wait.
5.) I got to attend my knitting guild's knit night last night. Due to various scheduling conflicts, I haven't been in months. As it turned out, Michelle (owner of the craft store where we meet) and I were the only ones there. It's the first time Michelle and I have gotten to really have a one-on-one conversation of any great length, and I really enjoyed it. I can't say as we got much knitting done, but we had a good visit. If you're reading, Michelle, I'm wavin' at you. ;-)
~Psalms 100:4 Amplified Bible