Hi everyone. It's Friday and that, of course, means we take an intentional pause in our week to look back and remember the blessings in our week. Please join in with us as we share 5 of them.
~protection~ I am so thankful for protection this week. The circuit board in our dryer caught fire this week and Praise God it stayed in the circuit board and didn't get out and spread anywhere else. I was sitting outside on the back steps watching the kids play and suddenly smelled this weird smell. At first I thought something was wrong with hubby's smart car as he had just pulled up in the parking pad in the back. But then it kind of disappeared, but soon the horrible smell was back again. It seemed to be coming from under the deck (it is enclosed) which is next to the stairs so I opened the door of the deck and boy, the electrical burning smell that came out of there was strong. Our dryer vents under there and I was using the dryer so hubby ran downstairs and sure enough the dryer was releasing the smell. He opened the top and the circuit board was totally fried. I'm so thankful it was contained to that. It still smells down there even though all is unplugged. We made a call to the manufacturer and they will be sending someone to look this weekend. Hopefully it will be taken care of with no hassle and that includes a true assessment of whether that smell is going to get out of the dryer. The last think I want is all my clothes ending up smelling like electrical fire.
~biking~ the weather has been so odd this year so far. Sometimes hot, sometimes windy, sometimes darn cold and/or rainy. Sunday morning was beautiful! Warm but not yet hot, no wind. We decided spur of the moment to take advantage of it and got the bikes out and went for a lovely ride. We weren't going to be long but it was so gorgeous out there that our little ride turned into an hour and half. So thankful for the lovely morning and the opportunity to do something together we both love.
~colorful entryway flowers~ with the rain and sunshine my entryway flowers are doing awesome this year. I just love the color of these gorgeous begonias and I think they make my front steps look so nice.
~supper out~ the past few days at work have been tough. I won't go into details but these couple of days were mentally exhausting and add to that 2 days where a parent was late and I was done in. Hubby took notice and kindly told me not to even think of cooking and took me out for dinner last night. Greek pitas and yummy seasoned fries went down so good and I sure appreciated his thoughtfulness!
~coconut lime mint body lotion~ saw it in a grocery store and on a whim purchased it and so glad I did. The smell is refreshing and summery and the lotion is pretty good. Not all my spur of the moment purchases work out so well.
What were your favorite blessings this week? Have you taken a moment to take notice of them and be grateful?