Here we are at Friday all ready this week. This week just zipped by though I'm not quite sure why I feel that way. There was nothing out of the ordinary, nothing really different, no major event. This is actually a good week for the discipline of Friday's Fave Five. It makes me intentionally look for blessings when I am in the midst of the mind numbing ordinary. Please join us as we look for and identify 5 favorite blessings from the past week.
~ Peaches ~ one of my dayhome parents sent peaches for snack yesterday. They were right from the orchards in British Columbia and boy were they delicious! So much flavor compared to those bought when they are still hard at the grocery store shipped from who knows where. Really appreciated that little gift from her.
~ playgrounds ~ I am so thankful that there are 2 different playgrounds within a block from my house. Playgrounds are a saving grace for me during the summer. It so nice to be able to take the child care kids and just let them burn off all that energy they have. Though this year it is a bit nerve wracking with COVID. Kids don't social distance at all but my dayhome kidlets try hard to follow the give some space to playground friends we meet that aren't part of "Susanne's kids" reminders .
~ veggie shack ~ There is a little shack that sells fresh farm veggies in the parking lot of a Canadian Tire retail store not far from where I live. I just tried it out for the first time last week. I rarely get to the farmer's market in town because they aren't open long enough hours for me on Saturdays which is when I can go. But this little shack is open when the retail store is so it's got hours I can use. Everything is packaged in bundles with prices in even dollar amounts on them. No one is working in there, it works on the honor system and you drop your cash into a slot after you've chosen what you want. It's very rare I have cash on me but this time I did happen to have some. Last week I got some very delicious beets, peppers, tomatoes on the vine and I scored a bag of onions which is awesome as all the onions in the main grocery stores have all been recalled due to salmonella. And everything was a fairly reasonable price. I will be visiting this little shack of fresh veggies again!
~ phone call ~ I had a phone call from a friend I haven't connected with in awhile this past week and it was really great to hear her voice. She used to live close by and we'd see each other often, she was also my sub for my dayhome for many years. But then they moved to another part of town and she got a full time job and it just seems with everything that goes on our families we just struggle to connect on a regular basis. We didn't talk long but it was enough to make me realize how much I miss her
~ looking forward to this weekend ~ my oldest and her husband will be visiting us this weekend and just having that to look forward to has really kept me going this week. Today I'll freshen up and air out their room and get things ready for a nice visit. I haven't seen them since Christmas because of COVID and I'm really looking forward to them coming.
What have been blessings that you have found in your everyday, your sacred moments in the ordinary?