Happy Friday, everyone! Another week has whizzed right by and it's time to take a breath and a pause to consider what the Lord has blessed us with over the last week. I swear, the weeks are just in a race and without pausing to think about my blessings I would not even notice some of them. Blessings in our lives don't have to be big, over the top events. They can be subtle and meaningful in so many different ways. Sometimes unless we take that pause to think about it, a certain thing actually being a blessing may totally be taken for granted and not even noticed. Let's be intentional in noticing all our blessings brought into our everyday lives that lift us up and then take the next step and be thankful to the Lord for them.
~ geraniums bought ~ we took a drive to the nursery that has the rosebud geraniums that I absolutely love and have been purchasing the last few years. I wanted to make sure I got my geraniums as they have limited quantity and with Mother's Day being this Sunday I didn't want to miss out. Because it's a couple weeks early yet and the bedding out plants are still being set out and organized for the big shopping weekends coming up, some of the geraniums were not labeled yet. But I saw the color I was looking for and grabbed three of them. There were gorgeous but I remembered thinking the individual "rosebuds" on them looked bigger and the pink was a bit more red. But I happily bought them home and have been nursing them. Our plant out date is May 24 or so because it can still freeze overnight around here so I bring them in every night. Well one night I noticed there was a tag stuck in one of the pots and lo and behold I never bought the rosebud geraniums after all. I bought ones called "Apple Blossom" geraniums. At first I was so disappointed and wondered if I could get there this weekend in the Mother's Day rush and exchanged them. But then the more I looked at them the more I thought how much I liked these one's too so I'm going to give them a go. Hopefully they will bush out like the others and produce a nice display too. If not, well there is always next year.
~ pizza takeout ~ have I ever mentioned I love pizza. I can have it anytime. We have a new pizza takeout place here on the south end of town and it's become a favorite.
~ Mother's Day crafts ~ even though it's a ton of extra work, I really do enjoy doing special occasion crafts with the kids. My group this year is still in the age category where they need all the supervision and lots of help and explanation but I try to pick crafts that they are capable of doing with as little of my "doing" as is possible. I help and guide but perfection is not my aim, not even with Mother's Day crafts, the process is what's important. I'm just not the provider who sends home crafts where I've had to do 90% of the work. I love when they are all excited to take home a "present" or can't wait to show the parent what they made.
~ cinnamon buns ~ I rarely ever buy baking or sweets anymore. But once in a while I get a craving so Saturday I happened to be in the store and they had some really yummy looking cinnamon buns that came in a two pack. Perfect, I would be bringing home and eating a whole dozen by myself, so I decided I'd treat myself. It was so good. Super fresh and lots of cinnamon with just the right amount of cream cheese icing. I hate when you rarely get a treat and you finally buy one and you get it home and it isn't as good as it looked. That was not the case with this one. Delicious!
~ summer shoes ~ I'm so glad the weather has been getting nicer and I can pack away the big ol' boots and heavier shoes and get out the fun summer sandals and shoes that I can just slip into.
What have been your 5 favorite blessings from the week?