Friday, September 06, 2013

Friday's Fave Five #248



Welcome to the first Friday's Fave Five of September.  Now in my mind that means it's fall even though officially there is still a few weeks before the calendar says it's so.  But whether you think it's still summer or you've made the transition to fall, it's always a good time to look for your blessings in your days.  If you care to share 5 in a post, go ahead and link on up and then visit around.  It's amazing how uplifting and encouraging it is.

1.  A safe and uneventful move.  I was very thankful that the move of my youngest to her home for bible college was made safely and smoothly.  Around Alberta this long weekend in September is notorious for lots of accidents.  This was my daughter's first time driving a major highway for a long distance and through a very busy city for the first time.  Her dad went with her in her car so he could guide her on safe passing and driving, he is much more patient in those situations and her car is a standard so that made the choice between me and him going with her a moot point.  I don't drive standard.  So that left me driving the van with the dresser and all the "stuff".  I was proud of her.  She did well and didn't seem phased by the business. Whew, we arrived safe and sound both directions.

2.  A fun, new restaurant to try.   Before we left my girl, we went to church and then tried a restaurant on the recommendation of the people she will be living with.  The food was absolutely wonderful.  I had a Philly Yorkie, a delicious gourmet concoction of a Philly Beef Sandwich inside of a large Yorkshire pudding.  So good and creative.  Hubby had Lobster mac and cheese for the first time and he gave it two thumbs up.  Wish I would have thought to take a picture before I ate most it.  The girl chose quesadilla's which surprised me because she is the adventurous one, willing and very happy to try new things.  But she said it, also, was very good.  Excellent service too was a bonus!  

3.  Great hotel deal.  I booked our hotel through one of the discount hotel/travel sites and got a great deal which was a huge blessing.  Because moving your child is expensive!  It was really nice to get a room in a new 3 year old, modern hotel for a steal of a deal.  It was $169 regular and I scored it for $109.  Yipee!  And they served an awesome breakfast with more choices, hot and cold, than I could ever eat.  Hurrah, that saved us at least $30 in breakfast at a restaurant.  I couldn't have been happier.  Well unless of course I got a presidential penthouse suite for the same price, but that ain't gonna happen so I'll be please with what the Lord saw fit to bless us with.

4.  A day to chill and get used to the new normal before having to jump back into work.  Very grateful for that long weekend to take a breath from the hectic pace of helping getting Younger Daughter ready for the move.  Both hubby and I spent it doing pretty much nothing.  It was the first time ever in my life, I think, that I stayed in my jammies until 1 in the afternoon and sat with my coffee and read.  

5.  Phone plans that let me talk to my kids for free.  Now that I have three grown kids doing their own thing and long distance and texting are a fact of my life, I sure am thankful for those plans that let me call them for free.  

What have been your blessings from your last week?



12 comments:

nikkipolani said...

Labor Day marks the beginning of our fall, too, though from the 100F temps, you'd never know it :-(

So glad your youngest has settled in to Bible college.

Oh my. Philly beef inside a Yorkshire sounds heavenly! Wonderful blessings all the way through. And that jammies with coffee and book? Priceless.

Gattina said...

You had quiet a busy week ! I am on holidays in France at the Geneva Lake and it's just wonderful ! 3 girls together,lol !

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Sounds like the best kind of move! And having a day to just chill afterwards is awesome! Love those phone plans that help us keep in touch with our kids. Invaluable.

Have a great week ahead, Susanne!

Faith said...

Here in the northeast we still think of this date as late summer but the evening temps are beginning to feel like fall! That is good news about your youngest gal driving wel to her Bible college! It's always fun helping ours move into her dorm....I pray your girl has a great yer of learning fun and new friendships! Yay for awesome deals at dinner and hotels!! Enjoy the weekend!

Kathie said...

Our weather turned on the first of Sept from hot and humid to rainy and cool - so it feels fallish! So glad your girl arrived at Bible College safely. And you had a fun little holiday at the same time. How does it feel to have an empty nest? Hope you're doing ok with that.Although, with all those little kiddies around in the day it wouldn't feel very empty :) Hope you have tie to rest and recoup this weekend Susanne. Thanks for hosting FFF!

Kathie said...

oops - that's time to rest - my "m" is sticking :)

Mrs. C (Paula) said...

Glad that all went smoothly for you on your trip. I have starting booking most of our hotels stays online and love finding those good deals. Enjoy your weekend! :)

Barbara H. said...

It won't feel like fall for several weeks yet here, so I won't be ready for the transition until later in the month. Even though it hasn't been nearly as hot a summer as usual, I'll be looking forward to cooler temperatures then.

So glad everything went well on the move and you got some great deals. I love those plans that allow for free calls and unlimited texts as well.

I'm glad you had a day off in between the move and the regular work day. As much as possible when we go somewhere, we allow for some down time before starting up the regular routine again.

Casondra Price said...

So glad the move went well, fairly inexpensive (hotel and food), and all was done safely.

Can I get a 'Yay' for staying in PJ's most of the day. Sometimes you just need that to relax and re-group.

Joyful Reader said...

#4 sounds heavenly! #1, I wanted to cry! :)

ellen b. said...

Glad things went smoothly with daughters move and settling in. Good for you for having a jammies till 1:00 day. We all need those once in a while...
Hope your weekend is restful!

Jerralea said...

This empty nest thing is something else ... I'm glad your moving trip went so well. It is awesome the ways we have to communicate with our loved ones nowadays - for free! (Well in addition to our monthly phone and internet plans.)