Friday, November 05, 2010

Friday's Fave Five #113

Sorry guys. Not sure why this did not autopost at midnight like it was supposed to. Here it is!

Hard to believe it's Friday already, but here we are. Time to look back over our week and find those blessings that touched our lives in the last week. If you are new and need the details, just click over here first and then join us. To all who so faithfully join in and those who occasionally pop by, it's nice to have you back again this week.

1. The weather. Here it is November the 5th and do you know what the temperature was here in Southern Alberta? A balmy, beautiful 23*C. That is 73 in F. Unheard of for my area. The sky was beautiful blue. And there was nary a breeze. It was gorgeous!

2. My golden trees...

...with hints of red

3. The piles of leaves said trees make. I love the crunch, the smell and the fun that all those lovely leaves make when raked together. Those leaves provide hours of fun for the dayhome kids as jump into, slide onto, roll in, throw around and drive various and sundry trucks and vehicles through them. Hubby, now he's not so thrilled with cleaning them up, but I'll do the raking, any day.

4. My new glasses. I can see! I can see! My other glasses have been seriously driving me nuts for about the last 6 months at least. I couldn't see to read with them so I was taking them off and laying them down constantly so invariably I spent more time looking for the darn things than anyone would want to do. And looking far with them made my eyes so tired. I majorly needed a new prescription. The frames were starting to look a bit ragged with the color starting to come off where I handled them so it time for a total new set. And I love them.

5. Almost normal blood pressure reading at my check up. I was so surprised. But I'll take it. Those Omega 3 pills must be working.

What were your favorites blessings this week. Whether they are obvious or you have to dig a bit, take a moment to recall them. Don't forget to link your post on the Mr. Linky. Have a great weekend.


elizabeth said...

YAY for the glasses and blood pressure readings - two things we take for granted until they become a problem. :)

Love the pictures of your leaves. Ours are only just starting to turn and I enjoy this every year.

Jewel said...

Wow, I can't believe I'm your first visitor today! :) What is even more unbelievable is that temperature! Our high today in central IN is a cold 42. Brr! I'm not ready to say goodbye my sandals yet, but I haven't worn them all week.

Lisa notes... said...

Who can figure out the internet and why it sometimes work and sometimes doesn’t? It’s all a mystery to me.

Glad you’re having beautiful weather. The trees are beautiful. It is so wonderful to be able to see, isn't it? I’ve been amazed at the decline of my vision the past two years, but having glasses that work is huge. Congrats on better blood pressure!

Jerralea said...

Love the pics of the leaves. Glad you had a beautiful fall day.

I totally understand the thrill of glasses when you need a new prescription! I bet you look great in them.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I had a peek at your gorgeous golden tree yesterday -- such beauty. And I wondered that you weren't having cold weather yet! Congrats on your new glasses and lower BP!

Hazel said...

Ahhh how lovely your surroundings have become with colors of the season and beautiful weather! New glasses and improved blood pressure - I'm happy for you!

ellen b said...

I'm so glad you can see! :0)
I'm enjoying the new brightness of the leaves in their final stages here. We have had some very lovely weather the last couple days here, too. Things are changing today, though. Have a great weekend.

Casondra said...

I was wondering where your FFF was. lol

Glad you're having beautiful's pretty cold and overcast in Southern IN today.

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Love the pictures of the tree/leaves. And I'm glad you're having such nice weather. Cold and rainy here...good reading weather!

Thanks again for hosting, Susanne!

Laura said...

The pictures of your leaves are stunning!

Yay for new glasses and a good blood pressure reading. That's great. Hope your kids' exams went well!

Happy Friday, Happy Fall!

Brenda said...

We've had really nice weather out here in California as well. Its cold again today, but we had about a week of great weather.

I need new glasses too, I just dislike going to get them.

Willow said...

Lovely leaves! That's one part of autumn that I miss where I live.

Being able to see is a great gift!

Carrie said...

=D ha! So glad you are able to see again!

And hurray for good blood pressure reading and beautiful fall leaves to enjoy!

kari said...

hooray for the blood pressure. that's good to hear.
enjoy your weather, we are having some relief from the heat too and it's wonderful.
I love the photo's of your trees and I can imagine the crunching!
Oh I'm thinking to get my eyes checked. I've been experiencing bad, bad migraines.
Happy weekend.

Melissa said...

I love the fall colors, too! We were just noticing the reds and oranges, which are especially pretty against a pure blue sky.

And I'll echo Elizabeth: Yay for the glasses and good BP readings!

Barbara H. said...

How gorgeous is that tree, with the blue sky as backdrop! Glad you had some wonderful temperatures this week. We're starting to get our first really cold spells -- turned on the central heat for the first time today.

Hooray for new glasses! I just use little store-bought readers but hope to get bifocals the next time I go in.

Glad your blood pressure reading was good!

cindy said...

Popping in for a short visit as we are moving on.

glad to hear you have new glasses. Imagine it opens a new world, glad I got a new pair before our sea glass hunt.

The weather has been mine as well,
take care,

Sarah said...

This is my first time to link to Friday's Fave Five, and I love this idea! Thanks for reminding me to stop and think about the happy moments!

e-Mom said...

All good news... and your yellow tree is spectacular!!! Omega 3 for high blood pressure? I'll check into that. So glad you can see again!

Thanks for hosting Susanne... a little late to join in here on the west coast. Still sipping my first cuppa!

Blessings, e-Mom

Faith said...

Praise God about the blood pressure and glasses...and the reminder that I need more Omega 3! :)
Great happy you have been enjoying autumn with warm temps! a real fave around here!

LivingforGod said...

I'm glad that you got good blood pressure reading and new glasses.

73 degrees? How nice! I love your pictures.

Have a blessed weekend!

Sue said...

Sounds like you've had a great and blessed week! Enjoy seeing with those new glasses. Don't you just love getting older? I still fight with wearing my bifocals - ha ha

Enjoy your weekend!

apple blossom said...

thanks for linky

Heather said...

Wow at the weather!! That is great! All those leaves are gorgeous! I love leaves and trees!

So glad you got new glasses. I wear contacts and glasses.

That is great about your blood pressure too! God is good!!

Sandy@Jesus and Dark Choc said...

Glad to hear the good news about your blood pressure. :) :) And I do love the pic of the tree, they are so pretty this time of year! I too just love the smell of a good leaf pile.

Karen said...

Aaah, beautiful leaf photos. And so nice that you have new glasses to see them, my dear!

Mary said...

Your cold weather must've moved on south...we've had a couple of frigid days in East Tn.; it even snowed in the Smokey Mountains last night.
Don't you just love Fall? I love hearing the acorns drop off of the trees!

Gattina said...

I hate the leaves, the smell and autumn in general, lol !