Friday, September 11, 2020

Friday's Fave Five #601

Hello everyone!  Thanks for joining us again for Friday's Fave Five.  It's such a good habit to be developed, that of looking for and noticing one's blessings in life.  And then top it off with being grateful to God for them.  If we take the time to train ourselves to look for those things, big and small, that God blesses us with on a daily basis during the good times then when we have our difficult days, because the practice is already developed then we can also be grateful and see blessings in the tough times.  If you are new to Friday's Fave Five, the guidelines are linked in the sidebar.

~ 5 days off ~  this last week I had five days off of work and they were glorious.  Though we didn't officially go on holidays this year, just having days off where I got to sleep in, ease into my day instead of hitting the floor running, and generally having no obligations was exactly what I loved.  I didn't have to go away somewhere for that.  In fact, in some ways it was even more relaxing.  Sometimes on holidays we are busy doing things, going places, seeing sights and then the long drives there and back, I end up coming home tired.  But this was totally down time.

~ day trip ~ Saturday we did go to the big city to see my youngest daughter who had just moved there.  I was not able to actually help her on moving day because I was working so I went just to see her place and see her settled in.  We thought we'd just take a nice walk exploring one of their many walking trails downtown and then just have a nice take out lunch from somewhere and come home.  It did my heart good to see she was set up and doing good.  The drive up and back is always a time for hubby and I just to enjoy each other's company away from regular concerns that take up our conversations at home.  I get to read, he puts on his music and we just relax.

~ yummy dinner ~ for our dinner we tried a new to us place.  I saw the sign as we were driving by and it drew my attention so  we thought we'd give it a try.  Well, Jerusalem Shawarma turned out to be a great find!  We got shawarma wraps and they were incredibly delicious.  And HUGE!  One medium size one fed us both.  (Though I didn't know this and had actually ordered two so we had it for lunch the next day.)  The plates they were making up while I waited for my order looked incredibly good too and the whole place smelled divine and had my mouth watering by the time my food came.  We'll be going there again.  Love when we find a great local place and it it doesn't turn out to be "just ok" but something we add to our list of fave places to go when we are in the big city.  

~ norwex supplies ~  I had heard great things about these products before but have never ordered them because, Oh Nellie, they are expensive!  But a relative was having an online party and the consultant was someone I knew so I ordered a couple of things cringing at the price the whole time.  Well they came and I have to say I am super pleased with them.  Now cleaning supplies is usually not a blessing but I had ordered the dust mitt with the express purpose of hoping it would help with my living room blinds.  They are coated aluminum mini blinds and sooo hard to clean.  They are not like the plastics ones I can just throw in the tub and take a brush to.  Nothing I've tried has really worked well or was too much work!  But this mitt cleaned them beautifully in no time at all.  So it was worth it to me.  And I got a glass cleaner cloth and it works like a charm too.  All without the use of chemical cleaners.  So I'm blessed I didn't waste my money and I'm happy with what I got.  

~ fresh veggie gift ~ One of Dave's customers gifted him with some cucumbers and heirloom tomatoes from their garden.  What a blessing.  There is nothing like a fresh, homegrown tomato.  I've never had the large variety heirlooms before and found I loved them!  So thankful they shared their bounty with us.

My faves this week were all very simple and everyday.  But I find that is where God really meets me with blessings, is in my everyday.  Yes, the splashy big blessings are always fantastic but the quieter ones are kind of the ones that show me He cares about my ordinary everyday life.  What were your five favorite  blessings this week that showed you God cares for you?


aspiritofsimplicity said...

It sounds like a wonderful week. I love having time off of work at home. It’s so relaxing.

Gattina said...

That was a nice week you had ! Are you allowed to travel ? For us it's quite difficult, because if you go into another country and then suddenly it becomes a red zone then when you get back you have to stay in quarantaine, so most of the people don't dare to go abroad !

Faith said...

Yay for relaxing vacations!! ( that's why we always head to the cape or the Adks when it's August!!)

Happy your girl is all settled in.

I have the Norwex mitt and love it!! And i have a package of their cleaning cloths too. I love them but i use the mitt for just about everything!! We don't blinds in our home but it's great for baseboards!!

We love it when we find a good restaurant that's worth going back to!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Barbara Harper said...

I know what you mean about down time--the going and doing is fun in its own way. But a few days of relaxing and not being hurried and pressured are so needful. Glad you got some rest and got to see your daughter and found a great new restaurant! It's lovely to receive bounty from someone else's garden.

Karen said...

I agree that sometimes a holiday at home is just what we need. I often come home from trips happy, but exhausted, and need another vacation to recover. Nice to hear that your daughter is all settled in. That makes a mama feel good. I've not heard of the company where you got your cleaning supplies, but anything that makes that job easier would be a favorite in my book.

Speaking of books, I finished The Who Came Home! I loved it!! I'm excited to find more books by this author, she's great.

ellen b. said...

We were gifted fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from a friends garden and they are so good. Enjoyed them all week long. How nice that you could have times of leisure and enjoy seeing your daughter, too.
Have a good weekend.

Deb said...

Hi Susanne. I love your favorites this week. So glad you had a nice week off and got to visit your daughter. I have heard of Norwex, but have never tried their products. Perhaps I should. Have a wonderful weekend! See you again soon!

Wendy said...

That’s a good list Susanne. Yes downtime with no where to go and no jobs to do is definitely needed from time to time. Glad you got to visit your daughter and put your mind to rest that she’s doing ok. Food sounded yummy too. Enjoy your weekend

Willow said...

Yes, the splashy big things are maybe more noticeable, but the small blessings are what really change my attitude and make me most grateful.
Our granddaughter's tomatoes are ripening in buckets right now. We've made lots of spaghetti sauce for the freezer.
Long weekends are the best!