Friday, September 01, 2017

Friday's Fave Five #445

Welcome to Friday's Fave Five.  The last one for the month of August.  So hard to believe I just typed that.  In my mind, this first day of September officially closes the books on summer and we are in fall.  Today is going to a tough one for me.  After having a little princess since she was 1 years old, I will be saying goodbye to her as she heads off to new adventures in elementary school.  But the was lots of good things this week just waiting to be acknowledged.  Join us as we look for blessings in this last week of August.

1.  Avon Orange Honeysuckle Bubble Bath.   And oddly enough I haven't yet used it in the bath once.  But I love to clean with Avon bubble bath.  I think I've mentioned that before.  This was a new scent for me and I love it's freshness.  Makes the whole kitchen smell lovely and leaves everything sparkly clean. 

2.  A Massage Therapist who really knows their stuff.  I've had an aching knee and leg for almost 2 weeks.  It's messed with my days and my sleep.  It's caused me to avoid any leg exercises at the gym and I haven't even been able to wear my new heals, darn.  LOL.  But seriously it has been a royal pain.  As I knew she would, my massage lady, figured out what was the cause and after a good massage on the offending area she gave me stretches to do and my knee feels back to normal!  Who knew that knotted muscles in one area could cause the muscles around the knee to pull on the knee pulling on it and cause one's gait to be wrong?

3.  Surprise lunch from my hubby.  A nice little treat that just lifts the day.  It's always fun to to receive a surprise lunch on a busy day.  It lets me know he's thinking about me.

4.  The right person in the right place at the right time.  Yesterday, while cutting an apple for snack, I gave myself a pretty nasty cut.  I was debating with myself whether I should call someone to take the dayhome while I ran to emergency to see if I needed stitches.   But then it dawned on me that my next parent was coming within the next 10 minutes or so and she happened to be a nurse and could take a look at it and let me know what she thought.  Now this parent usually doesn't do the morning drop off, her hubby does a few hours earlier than this time, so it was a real blessing that on this particular day she just happened to be coming at that particular time.  She determined that though the cut was bad she didn't think I needed to go get stitches.  She patched me up and saved me possibly hours sitting in emergency for something that was not needed!

5.  Today is the start of a long weekend here in Canada.  August always seems a bit long as there is less routine to work and there's always some kids missing with holidays which for me kinda makes the days seem longer.  I am looking forward to this long weekend to relax and rejuvinate before we get back to more of a regular schedule.  I plan on lots of reading, maybe a walk or a bike ride, maybe trying a new recipe and just going with the flow.

What were your favorite blessings of the week?


Gattina said...

You were lucky that the cut was not worse ! I always pay very much attention when I cut my apples I eat 3 in front of the TV in the evening !

Faith said...

oh gosh!! even though itmis already Sept 1 and school starts up again next week, it is still summer!!!!! Let's not be
ike the stores and rush autumn...we still have 21 more glorious days of summer and i plan on enjoying every single one!! HA!! although i must say, here in eastern NY we are already having some cooler evenings and in the mountains we needed the heat on in the car when it was getting dark!! Sleeping with the windows still open though cause that fresh cool air is so refreshing!!

Yay for your husband surprising you with lunch and for the nurse mom oatching you up!!

enjoy this long weekend of SUMMER!!! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒฒ⛰๐Ÿธ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒป

Barbara H. said...

I have that same feeling, that August closes the door on summer and September starts fall, even though fall is "officially" still a few weeks away. How fun and sweet to have a surprise lunch from hubby. That worked out wonderfully that someone with know-how was coming to your house just after your cut and could save you a trip to the ER. Your post reminded me that we have a long weekend, too, with Labor Day on Monday. We haven't talked about any special plans yet, but my husband usually grills burgers, and it's nice to have a day more or less off.

nikkipolani said...

Wonderful to have knowledgeable and timely help so you can avoid the ER -- hope that cut heals well. And your massage therapist sounds like a dream.

I've never heard of bubble bath as a cleaner! Who knew? Nice to have other scents to choose from besides the usual cleaner ones.

Enjoy your long weekend -- we've got one, too :-)

Willow said...

I am NOT ready for autumn! Let's pretend it's still summer! Enjoy your long weekend and pretend you're in the midst of summer vacation. :)
I'm glad your cut wasn't as bad as you feared and HURRAY for a great parent to come to the rescue.
What a blessing to have a thoughtful hubby (and lunch!).

ellen b said...

Glad a helpful parent was minutes away! Sounds like a good week, Susanne. Have a great long weekend.

Susan said...

Very nice to have a medical professional right next store to give an opinion about your ct. Waiting needlessly at the ER is irritating. I hope your finger heals quickly and nicely.

I have never tried the Avon bubble bath. I like the idea of using it for other purposes and I can just imagine how lovely it must smell.

A gifted massage therapist is worth their weight in chocolate. Hurray that you have one and that your muscles feel so much more relaxed.

Enjoy your long weekend. I know I will enjoy mine.

Karen said...

Yay for surprise lunches!

That's great that your massage therapist was able to help you with your achy leg. My legs and feet seem to aging at an alarming rate these days:( I'm often uncomfortable.

Never heard of using Avon bubble bath for cleaning, but that scent sounds delicious.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Wendy said...

Glad the cut wasn't more serious and yay to surprise lunch! September is definitely a time of change.