Friday, October 02, 2020

Friday's Fave Five #604

Hello!  It's October and fall has arrived!  The leaves are turning color rapidly and falling, the nights and mornings are cooling, the afternoons warm. It's a glorious time of year.  That being said it has been a crazy week around the Living to Tell house.  I had a ton of things that had to be done last night and was just too spent to try to put together a post, so I will join in as soon as I can today.  Please don't let that stop you.  Just link on as usual and I'll be here as soon as I can carve out some bits of time this morning!  Happy Fall, Y'all!

Hello, I'm finally able to come back and do my Fave Five blessings.  It has been quite the week and I'm so ready for the weekend.  So in all the chaos let's look for some blessings because they are there!

~ thank you gift ~ Wednesday was the last day for a brother and sister in my childcare.  This family has been with me since 2016 except for a maternity leave so it was very bittersweet to say goodbye.  Brother is now in kindergarten and sister will be home with Mom and new baby.  In Canada the maternity leave is 1 year, so we shall see if they return next fall or if Mom decides to stay home for a longer period.  They blessed me with a lovely gift and a thank you card that made me cry.  (DW Home Candles are one of my favorite brands btw, and this one is very nice and fallish!)  I plan on using that restaurant gift card tonight as a reward for getting thru a rough couple of weeks at work.  

~ gorgeous fall days ~  we have been outside for hours everyday enjoying the warmth and sunshine of lovely fall days.  Some days have been clouded over but they have not had crazy wind so it works for me.  The outside time has been a saving grace with a baby who has had much separation anxiety.  So thankful for lovely fall days.  Not too hot and not cold.

~ encouraging word at church ~ Sunday morning we decided to attend in person service as the covid counts are very low right now in my city.  It was nice to attend in person.  There is just something so much "more" when gathered together with other believers.  Our pastor brought a very encouraging word to keep connected which I totally needed to hear as I've turned into quite the homebody the last 6 months.  Love when the message speaks right to my heart.

~ Elona Holmes movie ~ If you have Netflix this is a fun take on Sherlock Holmes.  It features his sister Elona.  I needed something fun and interesting and this show fit the bill.  I've never read Sherlock Holmes but think this was based off a youth novel?  At any rate it was an enjoyable watch.  


~ homemade beef jerky ~ Hubby has been making batches of his delicious beef jerky.  I've had a hard time not nibbling away without even thinking how much I'm eating.  It's so good.

Join on in and do a post of your 5 favorite blessings from the last week.


Deb J. in Utah said...

Hi Susanne - you have a lovely list of Faves. That thank you gift was so nice. I love fall weather too. In person church is wonderful after being absent for so long. I hope you have a good weekend. See you again soon!

Wendy said...

I hope you got to enjoy your meal out. Sorry to hear things have been busy and chaotic. I hope they settle down. Enjoy the weekend and hopefully another visit to church.

Linda Hoye said...

We’re enjoying beautiful fall days too. Such a gift!

Willow said...

Yes, it is a privilege to just be ALIVE! Love that last quote.
We are planning to watch Elona Holmes--it's on the short list for my girls.
Oh what a sweet gift from that family.
I love both in person and online church--some weeks we do both for two different churches.
I hope your weeks settle down soon...that poor baby and poor you for dealing with that anxiety.

Faith said...

there's nothing like a special gift from a grateful family/parent. It's wonderful.

Yay for autumn days and cooler nights! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Separation Anxiety is so difficult for some babies. What sometimes helps is if you have a photo of the parent(s) and with out saying much language to baby, simply show photo and say or sign "later". It really helps with our 3 year olds in class who are developmentally more like 18-24 months.

LOVE LOVE LOVE the quote/photo you posted.
This morning I'm doing online church as I woke up late plus have a scratchy throat so want to be extra cautious!!

That movie is on my "want to watch" list!!

happy sabbath!

Barbara Harper said...

I recently saw a trailer for Elona Holmes and thought it looked like fun. What a sweet thank you gift. We've attended some outside events at church, but not a regular service yet. Our COVID numbers are still pretty high. When they did dip, they said it was because school parents were not getting kids tested because they didn't want to quarantine. :-/ The fall days are so lovely.