Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. It's our small space here to intentionally join as a group and find some things to be thankful for in our last week, to make sure we pause our busy lives for a moment and find those blessings. If you are new you can pop over to the guidelines linked in the sidebar and then just feel free to hop right in!
~beautiful weather to take mom out and for a nice walk around a neighborhood "lake"~ We've been having absolutely beautiful fall days so Sunday we took Mom out into the neighborhood where her supportive living home is and enjoyed some sunshine. A few blocks away is a lovely neighborhood "lake" and it was filled with geese who had come to cool off which she really enjoyed. I'm glad this little piece of nature is nice and close to where she lives and we can take her to enjoy it.
~HOT coffee~ Saturday I got to enjoy a full cup of coffee that was actually hot. It seems I rarely have that. A sip or two, yes, but a full cup, not very often. I'm notorious for pouring a cup and then getting distracted, which is not hard to do when you work with kids, so I'm always sipping on a lukewarm or room temp coffee. May I say hot coffee is wonderful?!
~cool mountain weather mornings and scents~ the days may be warm but the nights have been cooling off and we are waking up to what I call mountain weather. It's cool and crisp and just smells so nice. I love it outside first thing in the morning when I wake up and let the dog out. It goes well with that first sip of hot coffee.
~nap times to myself~ My childcare has had a big turnover with 5 of my 6 kids changing up. My new group ALL still take naps, which hasn't happened in a few years. I actually get about a 2 hour time slot of peace and quiet, where I can pick up, clean up after lunch, prep, throw in a load of laundry or even have an actual lunch hour like most working folk. It is glorious and I'm enjoying it each day as I know at some point it will change.
~my dishwasher~ I was thinking this week how much I am thankful for my dishwasher. It's a hard worker serving my childcare dayhome and my family. If I didn't have one I would be doing lots of dishes every single day.
What are you thankful for this week?