Hi everyone! Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. My post is going to go up late today but please feel free to link your own post on. It's just one of those things where I just couldn't get it up on time.
Well late but still here. It's Good Friday today. A day we solemnly remember the death of Jesus on the cross. It was a dark day for the disciples and his followers. If only they knew then what we know now. They would know it in three days but how sad and frightening this day must have been for them. Hope,however, was on the horizon for them as it is for us. Jesus died for you! For me! But it didn't end there. He defeated death so that death would no longer hold us either! That we would have a relationship with God our Father restored! He suffered that we would not have to. Praise be to Him for all He has done!
~Easter fun was afoot this week with the dayhome kids. Though a lot of extra work for me, and being dog tired at the end of each day, I do love the celebrating of holidays with the kids. We had special crafts, games and activities each day. It brings me joy to see them so excited and having fun.
~A sleep in day today. How excellent after all that celebrating with the kids all week to have today to wake up when I was ready to wake up instead of waking up to a blasting alarm clock. And then to sit around in jammies slowly enjoying a HOT cup of coffee instead of running around getting ready to open the door to kids and not having time to savor a coffee but just gulping it down lukewarm when I remember where I put it down.
~Beautiful weather after a scary weather weekend. Last Sunday Southern Alberta had 3 emergency alerts out all at the same time: wind warning alerts (the wind peaked at 150 km/hr in some parts), a spring snow warning (made dangerous by the wind driving it) and a fire alert warning (which actually sounded the alarms off on our phones scaring the daylights out us). The wind blew down a power line near a town about 45 mins from us and started a grass fire that tore an 11 km wide swath and burned down 4 rural homes. It shut down 2 highways due to zero visibility and blowing debris. And there were 2 other dangerous grass fires close to our city whipped into a frenzy by the wind). Then at night the wind howled bringing in a spring snow that again brought zero visibility and crazy dangerous icy roads resulting in a 70 car pile up on a major highway on Monday morning. But then gorgeous weather hit Tuesday and we've been basking in the sunshine. I am thankful that the crazy weather was short lived and now we are enjoying the warmth and sun with NO wind!
~Progress made in decluttering my Mom's house. It's a daunting task. She's not a hoarder by any means but when one lives in their home for 56 years there is bound to be a lifetime of stuff. Especially when they get older and they just don't deal with things the same way. It is a daunting task but making small headways is motivation to keep going.
~The planning of Easter though yet again, it will be very restricted. In Alberta, especially our city right now, the covid numbers are high so we are still restricted to no gatherings inside except with those who live in our household. That means we will for yet another holiday not be able to see our kids. It's frustrating and so very sad. But we will get to have our daughter for dinner because she is single and she is allowed to come home. And along with planning our simple Easter Sunday dinner, we're planning the visiting of my parents which is allowed, and also the other things Dave and I will do with our 4 day weekend. I see a nice bike ride in the works if the weather holds out!
Thanks for joining me on a holiday for FFF! May you have a wonderful Easter however it will look for you this year. May the hope of Easter fill your hearts this weekend!