Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday's Fave Five #371

Good Morning!  Today is Friday and that means it's Friday's Fave Five time.  A time to pause and reflect on the good blessings in our lives no matter our situations.  It has been so crazy busy around the Living to Tell household.  It's T minus 8 days to the wedding and this momma is getting tired!  But it's been so exciting and fun getting ready to see our oldest child, and first to be married plan and pull off a wedding in a month.  So on to my five which I'm suspecting might have a lot to do with all things wedding.  Let's take a look:

1.  Dog and cat becoming friends.  When my daughter asked to bring a cat home from the shelter I was a little nervous how he would get along with the Todd, our dog.  Todd has grown up with kids and cats but you just never know when introducing someone new into the mix.  Well after 3 weeks I can say they not only tolerate each other but I think are becoming friends.  They play and chase each other around which is really fun to watch.  The cat has never hissed or swatted or gotten a fat tail with Todd.  

2.  Shoes found.  After looking in all the main mall stores and downtown shoe stores I still hadn't found a pair of shoes that would go with my dress and be tolerable to wear all day long.  I am so not used to wearing heals for more than a couple hours tops.   I was really getting nervous I wouldn't find anything.  But I ran to a smaller mall on the other side of town and found not one pair of shoes but two that would work.  So now another decision but once I put them with the dress I knew.  Whew another thing off the list.

Are these not the most lovely shoes?  I'm so pleased!

3.  Little things coming together.  Our to do lists are so long right now that at times it seems overwhelming but I am a list girl and love to see those items being struck off the running list of to do's for the wedding!  It's finally getting to where there is more things being struck off than added so that makes this lady very happy!

4.  Sneaking in some reading time.  Sometimes it's merely a paragraph or two but I have to get some reading in or I'm not a happy camper.  Fortunately my world is still spinning the right directions with snippets of reading captured here and there.

5.  Decisions made concerning work.  I am so horrible at making decisions sometimes.  I hash it out and rehash it over and over until it literally puts me into a state of stress and immobility.  But this book we are studying at Ladies Study has helped me in a lot of ways.  It helped me to identify that one of my biggest fears in life is disappointing people and that a lot of decisions, or lack thereof, in my life were made on the foundation of that fear and were sometimes putting me on the wrong path.  Knowing that and searching my heart when I get into that state of immobility has really been a huge step for me.  So I made that decision at work and I feel like I've been given freedom.  I'm still a tad nervous when it comes to letting the parent know but I know I'm doing the right thing.  I'm thankful for this study that is helping me grow.

What have been your favourites this week?

**a note about next Friday:  it is Good Friday and the day before my daughter's wedding so I will not be post next week at all.  Please do not let that stop you from still doing up an FFF post if you desire.  I'll autopost the linky to come up that day.  Happy Easter everyone!


Faith said...

yay for the shoes and the wedding to do list getting done!!! I hope ypu post pics of the bride!!

so glad youTe getting over your fear of dealing with the can be difficult. That book just might be MY groups next study!!

Im happy you are getting some reading time in.

Ann said...

Congratulations on the wedding list getting done and getting shoes! In about two months I'll be in your boat!! I will want to hear about it all and how it goes for you.

Wendy said...

Lovely shoes and glad it's all coming together in home AND work life. Hope the wedding goes off without any last minute hitches and look forward to hearing about it.

Barbara H. said...

Those are gorgeous shoes! I can't wear heels at all but I love the pattern and texture of the rest of it. So glad there's getting to be more crossed off the list - I understand the good feelings that brings. And little pockets of reading time are just the right bit of relaxation. It's good to have the hard decision behind you

Paula said...

I'm glad that all the little details for the wedding are falling into place. You seem to be much more calm than I would be. :) I, too, worried about how our dog and cat would interact when we got a kitten several months ago. The cat stays outside, but she and the dog have become playmates. The cat is actually bigger than that dog now!

Best wishes for the weddings, and Happy Easter, too!

Jerralea said...

Well, as you know, I'm a big fan of Max Lucado. I'm glad his book helped you with your decision.

Love the shoes and hope they are really comfy.

What an exciting time for your family! I pray it all goes like clockwork and that every item on the list gets checked off. ;)

nikkipolani said...

Those are really pretty shoes, and if they're comfortable, too? Amazing shoes! I'm very impressed by how calm you are with all the preparation going on and working and dealing with work things... It seems like God is in the details and sustaining you with good stuff like your Ladies Study.

Stacey Minter said...

Love the shoes. I hope you have a great time at the wedding. Have a great weekend. :)

ellen b said...

Lots of good things happening here Susanne! So glad you found the shoes and that your are taking next Friday off! :)
Also that you can move ahead with a good decision for you and your work. God bless you and God bless all the wedding festivities!!

Willow said...

I am definitely a list girl too so I applaud you on your list.
Finding the right shoes and dress may not be the most earth quaking items in the world, but they are the big stressors for the mothers of the bride and groom. Thankful that's done for you!
Happy Easter and Enjoy the wedding!!

Gattina said...

I was too early as usual and in the afternoons I always forget to put my link in. We have 6 h ahead between us. Cats and dogs usually go well together, nice that they are becoming friends. It's always nice when you find something which helps you to make decisions or just learn to say "no" !

Mia said...

Glad that your lists are serving you well and getting checked off. :) I hope the rest of the wedding goes smoothly and everyone enjoys celebrating the bride and groom together! How fun to watch your cat and dog getting along and chasing each other.