It's Friday's Fave Five time! And I am here. Whew. It was a little bit insane last week and my brain was totally fried. But this week I'm refreshed and ready again to join right in. Please join in with us recognizing and taking note of our blessings from over the week.
1. My first is my most obvious from last weekend. I passed the First Aid course! I was so relieved to have gotten that out of the way for my job. But really it is such a good thing for anyone to have whether they need it for their job or not. I can now hook any of ya up to a defibrillator and zap ya if you should need it. Really, I can. But in all seriousness anything can happen at any time and rather than go into a deer in headlights panic, I at least feel confident enough that I have a bit of knowledge that I won't be totally lost. And it's really amazing how stuff starts to come back to ya when you start to relearn it. I took a first aid course many years ago in college, and there was quite a bit of it that I retained and was able to recall as we were going over it.
2. The weather. After the weather having a little tantrum last week and throwing crazy snow around southern Alberta we are back up to summertime temps this week. Today was 10* celcius above our average temps for this day. Yesterday was 29*C (84*F). Yeah I know this is because I packed all my tank tops away and took out the fall sweaters, but regardless I am enjoying it.
3. Supper cooked for me by my youngest. At 19 1/2 she is starting to offer to cook supper once in awhile when she has a day off. And last night she hit it out of the park. Hummus crusted chicken breasts, brown rice and salad. It was sooooo good. It was so nice to walk in after a long day of work and a good workout at the gym to the delicious smell coming out of the kitchen. She didn't let me help at all.
4. Operation Christmas Child season kicking into gear. And to help me get into the mode I am reading this book that my hubby bought me. What a blessing it is to read of this great ministry to children all over the world. I've supported them since I first heard of them in the '90's and have just gotten more excited about it over the years. This book is their story, their history and roots, and wonderful stories of how the shoeboxes have touched children and their families the world over. Be warned though, this book is best read with a big ol' box of tissues close by as it will grab your heart and squeeze it continuously.
5. A sweet hubby who took me out to celebrate my first aid accomplishment. A nice dinner with a pretty special guy was my reward when the course was done and I had passed.
What were your favorite blessings from the week?