My Fave Fives this week:
1. Beautiful weather! The sun has shone every day, the temperatures have been in the high 70s and low 80s. The late afternoons have been incredibly clear and the Santa Monica Mountains have stood out in sharp detail behind our home.
2. Raspberry jam. I made three more batches of rasberry freezer jam. It will be delicious on pancakes, waffles, scones and toast!
3. A telephone call via Skype from a dear friend who lives in another country far far away from me. We chatted and plotted a possible joint vacation in England. We'd meet 'in the middle'. We'll have to start now saving our pennies for a holiday in 2010 or 2011. What a fantastic surprise to pick up my home phone and hear, "Hi! This is L___!"
4. The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing baseball very well indeed. This makes The Professor happy. He has explained to The New Boy about the good guys being the 'men in blue'.
5. Our church's Food Pantry ministry. Twice a month our church hosts a free food pantry with fresh produce, flowers, meat and other items provided by a local branch of a national boutique grocery chain* and The Professor and I have the privilege of helping distribute the food to people who come by the church on the day the food is picked up from the market. When there is left over bread, eggs, flowers, or anything else, we are able to bring the surplus home to our neighbors and bless them with the abundance since the church has limited food storage space and all of the grocery items are perishable. *When the market donates the food the only request is that the food is not thrown away, so we are able to pass the 'extra' on to so many people. We love to knock on our neighbors' doors and see their smiles when they discover we have a loaf of their favorite bread or a bunch of fresh flowers. This market gets my business the other days of the month because I am so impressed with its generosity and community involvement. And it has plenty of organic food options.
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