Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. I'm so very thankful you have joined with me this week to take a look back over the week and find, recognize and be thankful for those things that were a blessing.
1. Love a good quote that hits me right between the eyes, so to speak.
We desire lasting significance and influence and impact, but spend most of our time chasing temporal possessions. - Joshua Becker from this post
2. Love this idea.
I've heard of places in England, I believe, where they have taken old phone booths or boxed type of containers on streets and filled them with free books with the policy of help yourself to one and add one if you can. I've often wanted to place something cute on the boulevard in front of my house for something like that.
3. Incredible nature...in the form of a fantastic lightening show Wednesday night. The skies around here were lit up for at least an hour of both sheet lightening and cloud to ground lightening. Natures fireworks at its finest. I turned off the lights and tv and just sat on the couch watching the awesome display.
4. New blender...great deal. Our blender sat forever and a day in the cupboard not being used. That is until my daughter introduced me to delicious smoothies. We very quickly blew through that inexpensive blender and then purchased another cheaper one and in short order blew through that one too. We tried making smoothies in the food processor but it just wasn't the same. I just didn't want to spend or necessarily have the money right at this moment for a better blender that was made for being able to smooth those ice cubes or frozen fruit. But as the weeks went by I was missing that smoothie for breakfast. When we were visiting our daughter K. a few weeks ago, we did our usual trip to Homesense (we don't have one in our city), and lo and behold there was a KitchenAid blender there for $75. Somehow that seemed like a good price to me so we splurged and bought it. No one was more surprised than me when I came home and looked it up online and saw the regular price was $150 or more depending on the store. SCORE! We are now enjoying delicious smoothies once again made even tastier knowing I got a good blender for half price!!
5. Week off starts tonight at 4:45 p.m. Mountain time! Yipee. It's my maintenance week to work on those things I can't do when the kids are there but still it's the thought of not having to be up so early, not having to hit the floor running, an easier pace and opportunities for bike rides, reading and coffee!
What are your favorite blessings this week?