Thursday, June 17, 2010

What a Day!

Welcome to Friday Fave Five!  Susanne faithfully hosts us every week allowing anyone who wishes to join in the opportunity to share five special events from our week.  If you would like to participate, click on this link and add your name and site to Mr. Linky.

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?

20 comments:

nikkipolani said...

Wow! What a day :-) Love it that you could talk with your son and that you even got that guest room ready for some unexpected guests!

Dorothy said...

Yes! I echo Nikkipolani! What a day! I'm so glad you got to talk to your son!!!

Roxie said...

How marvelous to have a friend you can sit and read with! Sounds like a splendid day.

ellen b. said...

Well love the timing of everything. God is so amazing that way. Glad you were ready to receive unexpected guests, too. Have a great weekend.

Barbara H. said...

That was one neat day! I LOVE cell phones -- in college, we had one pay phone for all the girls on the hall. I'm so glad my kids had cell phones in college.

That's so neat to be able to have friends in on a moment's notice like that. I'm sure that was such a blessing to them.

Cathie said...

Lots of blessings here, with help from a friend, a call from a son, books and time to enjoy them, and being able to help a young family with a place to stay and get to cuddle a tiny one. Thanks for sharing your wonderful day!

Brenda said...

Sounds like you had an extra special week with a call from your son, time for reading and an unexpected visit.

What books are you reading? I'm always interested in knowing what others are reading.

Dee said...

Isn't it wonderful to get those unexpected phone calls from our kids? I almost didn't answer my phone today because the caller was identified as "unknown." Boy, am I glad that I did since it was Jason.

Sandy@Jesus and Dark Choc said...

Oh what a wonderful Wednesday! How nice of you to have a friend help you get organized!! And I can't imagine how happy you must have been to hear your son's voice on the other end of that phone! :) What wonderful timing!

Laura said...

All of that was in one day? How wonderful!

What a great buddy system you have. I'm sure it makes the dreaded much more bearable.

I sure know about hearing the sound of a son's voice.

Hope your coming week is great!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

What a lovely day!! Sounds like you packed an entire week into it!! And I'm soo happy for you that you had an opportunity to talk with your son...definitely something to warm your heart!! You are a wonderful mom! Love your faves...Love you, Janine XO

Susanne said...

All that blessing together in one day! How awesome.

Gotta love that phone call coming right when you needed to talk to him.

Flower said...

There is much to enjoy in these days and you have so many in one!
We have a wee little one coming for the weekend...can't wait!!

ham1299 said...

How cool about the Grad Student calling right when you needed him to! God is good for stuff like that, huh? ;-)

momma24 said...

That is an amazing list! Nice to 'meet' you. :-D

Lindsay said...

Sounds like you had a great day! I hope you have many more of them this week :o)

Melissa said...

That sounds like a great day! I'm smiling just from reading about it. :)

Robin said...

So delightful! I love the small, unexpected gifts that life offers us sometimes! They are so savor-able and refreshing. Thanks for sharing your enjoyment with us.

Marg said...

It's always fun to hear about your weeks. You must be finished tutoring.
Enjoy the summer and all that it offers.

Sharon Lynne said...

Sounds like a fun day! That is such a nice idea about friends helping one another!

I need someone to motivate me to clean my oven.