Welcome to week two of the Heat Wave! Oh my goodness, we are wilting here in Southern Alberta! it is 10 o'clock at night as I type this and it is still 30*C (86*F). Saturday is supposed to be 35*C (that is 95*F). Hot, hot, hot. Some of you might not think so but to us that is hot especially for this extended period of time! We might have a day or so of 30 - 32 but then our average is usually the high 20's. But anyway, enough of weather talk. Let's talk blessings and being grateful! If you are new, guidelines are linked in the sidebar then please join on in!
In no particular order here are some of my favorite blessings from the week:
1. Two day reprieve from the heat. A couple of days this week the clouds rolled in and the temperature dropped and a good breeze blew. It was wonderful. We could actually turn off the air conditioning and open up the windows and just let the breeze cool the house. Going to the playground with the kids was way more comfortable and I am very thankful that there was those 2 days for those who don't have air conditioning to help out.
2. Celebrating my mom's birthday. Mom's birthday was last Sunday and we had a nice time blessing her and taking her out to dinner for ribs. I'm very thankful that we still have these times.
3 & 4. Help in a time of need. Even as I was making this post, my daughter called to say she was having car issues as she was driving home from visiting her sister in another province. The 1st thing I'm thankful for here is that she made it to a city and didn't break down all by herself in the middle of nowhere on the highway. I praise God for that. I try not to worry too much and try to put my kids (young adults) into God's hands when they are on the road but I tell ya, this kind of stuff always nags in the back of my mind. It's also a blessing that the phone was to tell us that and not that she'd had an accident! So very grateful for that.
And the second thing concerning this is that she happened to be in the city where our nephew lives and he knows cars. But when we tried to get a hold of him I could only leave a message and wait for him call back. Then we found out he'd moved here. Oh no. But when he called me back, lo and behold, he "just happened " to be in the city where my daughter was still. Hadn't quite finished moving and he went immediately to help her out. So thankful and appreciative that he was so selfless.
So now my girl is tucked away in a nice little hotel room so she wouldn't have to drive in the dark. She'll head out in the morning. And like she said, once she got over the frustration, she thought she'd just go with the flow and adventure, " because you never know, Mom, it very well could be God keeping me from some tragedy or happening farther down the road." Loved that thought and attitude.
5. Wading pool. With this heat I'm so glad I have a wading pool that's big enough to fit the older dayhome kids so they can beat the heat and have some water fun. I can't leave it up all week 'cause it kills the lawn underneath but for 2 - days a week that thing is busy doing it's job. Money well spent!
Well I'm looking forward to a lazy day Friday with some more pool time with the kids and a movie afternoon. Have a great weekend everyone!
What were you're favorites this week?