Welcome everyone to Friday's Fave Five. This last week has pretty much been a write off for me as I have been sick for almost 2 weeks and it's just wiped me out. But I have to stop in and do FFF because even though physically I was feeling the pits there were many good blessings to find in the week too! Please join in!
1. Ladies Study Christmas Party. Monday night was our study groups Christmas party. I had volunteered my home more than 3 weeks ago and as it came to the night I wondered if I was out of my mind to still have it here. But a few cold meds and advil later, I was able to get the house cleaned up from the dayhome kids there that day and it turned out to be a huge blessing. Even though I crashed right after it was such a fun evening that I wouldn't have traded hosting it. We are now done for the year, and even though I will miss it I really need some time to get some Christmas related stuff done!
2. This made me smile
These are high school kids and I thought they did such a good job. It must have taken much practice and really good listening skills to come right in on their cues. And the concept of monks who had taken a vow of silence "singing" the Hallelujah chorus was fun.
3. Starbucks hand delivered to my door by a wonderful dayhome parent who thought it would be nice to treat me. She brought me one I haven't tried before...chestnut praline latte. Yummy.
4. Helping hands. Saturday was the day we had planned to put up the tree. In all honesty, because I was sick the task seemed daunting to me. I woke up Saturday morning to hubby having the tree up and halfway finished with the lights. And my youngest decorated it in the evening while we attended a dinner we had committed to. What a blessing it was!
5. Christmas music. Love filling the house with Christmas songs and music. Like my daughter posted on facebook: "I don't think a lot of people realize how powerful the lyrics to O Holy Night are... "And in His Name all oppression shall cease". I think she is right. I think it's that way with a lot of the Christmas songs we sing. We go on autopilot with the lyrics and don't really pause to think about what we are actually saying. They are powerful!
Well those are the ones that came to mind for me. It's going to be a bit busy for me this weekend. A lot of Christmas shopping that hasn't gotten done because I've been to exhausted after work and maybe even some baking. Hopefully my energy level will get up there a bit and I can go, go, go. Have a wonderful weekend.
What have been your favorite blessings this week?