Happy St. Patrick's Day and welcome to Friday's Fave Five. We are intentionally looking into our ordinary day to day and looking for God's hand and blessings in them. Then we are pausing to be grateful and thankful for blessings big and small. By sharing five of those blessings we are encouraging one another and building community. Won't you join us?
~ rescue ~ well that sounds dramatic, doesn't it? And it kind of was. This week, late at night, I got locked into the bathroom. The knob would not open the door. I had to rattle the knob and yell for my hubby who was already fast asleep. The man woke out of a deep slumber and tried to open the door but it wouldn't budge. So he got dressed, went out to the garage, got the ladder, trudged it through the snow to the opposite side of the house, set it up, climbed it and then crawled through the bathroom window in order to get the knob off the door. This was no easy feat! He is not a young whippersnapper anymore and even though our home is a bungalow it is raised so that bathroom window is higher than the ladder. And I was so grateful this happened at night when he was home. I don't know what I would have done if I had been locked in there when the dayhome kids would have been here. I'm so thankful that if it had to happen it happened when it did. And I'm thankful for my hubby for the rescue.
~ meet and greet ~ this week I had a meet and greet with a new doctor who replaced my doctor who moved away in December. I loved my former doctor, she was caring and empathetic and was easy to talk to. While I'm sad it's not a female doctor who replaced her I am thankful that in a city where about 40,000 (out of about 105,000) people don't have a family doctor (primary care physician) I am able to at least have a doctor to go to. He seems very nice.
~ when kids take things literally ~ working with preschoolers who sometimes take things very literally, there are some pretty funny moments. One of those happened this week. We were learning about color mixing and what happens when we mix blue and yellow together. We sung a song about "hugging" blue and yellow together and magically getting green then I set up the easel, gave the kids a pot of yellow and a pot of blue and let them have it. One three year old went all out mixing her colors all over her page. The other three year old painted a big circle of yellow and a big circle of blue. I encouraged him to "hug" his colors. He looked at me a second, then asked me to hold his paint. I said ok thinking he had to go the bathroom. But when I took his paint from him he took his arms and wrapped them around the easel and gave his painting a hug. Let's just say we're grateful for washable paint. Sweet moment that gave me and his mom a good laugh. She wondered what was going through his mind when I asked him to hug his colors. Like "you want me to do what?" or "sure, ok". I said he was probably thinking Miss Susanne is weird but she's the boss so whatever." LOL.
~ earlier bedtimes ~ I always find the time change brutal and it's just gets harder the older I get. I've been trying to get to bed earlier even though my body at night thinks it's too early for bed. But I've fallen asleep relatively easily so have been able to get a good night's sleep, even though the morning is still brutal with my body thinking it's 5 a.m.
~ blue skies ~ beautiful blue skies have been so appreciated after having several days of dull and gray and snow. The sky has been such a lovely blue in the day with sunshine warming things up. Even though we'll probably get more snow it just feels like spring is on the way.
What have been your favorite blessings this past week?