Hi everyone and Happy Friday! So glad this week is done. It's been a toughie with my mom getting ill on the weekend and some behavior issues happening in dayhome that drained me. But there is still blessings to find and be thankful for. So why don't you join me in sharing 5 of them!
~ surprise me ~ Our library has been closed to the public since they tightened restrictions once again in December 2020. They do however have curbside holds pick up. But sometimes, especially with kid's books, it's hard to know what to put on hold and I can't just scroll forever looking. Usually when I get kid's books I just browse and pull books that I think they would like to look at and books I know I would enjoy reading to them. I can't do that now. But the library has made a feature during this time called "surprise me". I just fill out an online form, tell them any themes I would like and for what age group and they put together 10 or so and I pick them up curbside once they inform me it's ready. So thankful for this feature. I can keep sharing my love of books and reading with the kids!
~insane wind, no damage ~ Tuesday we were hit with insane winds again. This time we set a new record for my city: 130 km/hr. That would be 80.78 mph! Hurricane and tornado level 1. Yup it was a bit breezy. The power went out again on the northside. We're on the south so weren't affected. The blessing was there was no damage on our property and even the city trees on the boulevard out front fared ok. Usually we see tons of broken and fallen limbs lying on the ground all down the street when we have a huge wind but nothing that I know of this time around.
~ Faith's post on praying for our leaders ~ Faith wrote a very timely post this week on praying for your country's leaders. It was a good reminder of something most Christians know in the back of their minds but how many actually practice it on a regular basis? It was convicting and encouraging at the same time.
~ speedy plumber ~ the other night our drain got clogged way down in the basement pipes where drain opener just wouldn't work on it. It was a huge blessing to have a nephew in the business and after we called first thing in the morning he had someone here in short order to get us unclogged. Thank God all the toilets and bathroom sinks were farther down the line from the clog so were still able to be used by the dayhome kids otherwise I would have had to close until it could be fixed. But I'm thankful for such good and quick service.
~ new slippers ~ Funny how you don't notice how old and uncomfortable your slippers have gotten until you actually get new ones. Feels so padded, comfortable and warm. Why do I wait so long before replacing this kind of stuff?
What were your favorite blessings from the week?