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Every day brings blessing to me in different ways. But some days are just 'better' than others. Perhaps they're not 'better'; they're just more noticeable. Wednesday was like that this week. This was a Wednesday Fave Five!
1. First, a friend had arranged to come over in the morning and help me declutter and organize the guest room. We have an arrangement that gives each of us a day with a buddy to help with something that we really don't want to tackle alone. It was my turn for help, and we were able to rearrange things to make the room more orderly and pleasant.
2. The Grad Student (Son#2) had left a few things in the room, and my friend said, "Call him and ask him about them." I sadly answered, "Can't. He has no phone connection in the wilds of archeology land." "So email him," she suggested. "Can't. No internet there, either." While we were discussing our options, my cell phone rang, and The Professor answered it for me. He motioned excitedly to me. It was Grad Student himself! Having borrowed a cell phone, he was calling to get some information he needed and let us know he was arranging to purchase a cell phone for himself. Isn't it amazing that we can talk with our family even when thousands of miles and many time zones separate us? Hearing my boy's voice just makes this mom's heart happy!
3. In the afternoon, we ran a few errands. I found a couple of treasures at the library. A copy of Joanne Seiff's book Knit Green. I was pleased that this book is already on the shelves of my local library even though it has been in publication only a few months.Then I saw Book Four of the Percy Jackson and The Olympians series, on the shelf, not sitting in the reserved section waiting for the next ten people to pick it up before the volume comes up with my card number reservation. I love the serendipity of scoring special books I've been wanting to read.
4. With books in hand, we stopped for coffee and a bit of reading. The weather was perfect, and so was the coffee. And I had special books to read.
5. Finally, we packed up our books and headed to the grocery store. My cell phone rang again. This time, it was a call for help. "Our plane got rerouted. Can we stay with you tonight?" Our immediate answer to the delightful young couple was, "Of course! We'll be right over to pick you up!" We enjoyed our evening together which was made even more fun by the presence of a sweet two month old baby girl. Our Grandma and Grandpa skills were put to use cuddling, carrying, and hugging adorable Miss Ellie.
Some weeks are like this. One day just stands out. How was your week?