Friday. The week before Thanksgiving. Faves. Five of them.
As we enter the week of Thanksgiving, everyone in the United States and every American living outside the United States, is thinking about turkey and dressing, family and friends, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce. We are also focused on being thankful. I like the idea of being thankful and grateful all year, every day, every week. That's why I post my Fave Five every Friday along with many other people at Living to Tell the Story which is Susanne's blog.
1. A three day visit with our daughter-in-law. Three days full of love, laughter, walks, talks. I am so very thankful that my son married a wonderful woman who loves us and makes an effort to stay connected with us even when our boy is far away serving God and country as a military chaplain.
2. The opportunity to talk by phone with our son.
3. Will I sound like a broken record if I state again that I am thankful that we have a fantastic local farmers market open 51 weeks a year? I know that it is unusual to have an outdoor market selling fresh and local fruits and veggies open all year long. We are so very fortunate! We love shopping there every Saturday morning and supporting our local farmers.
4. Email. I love the almost instant access I have to students, family and friends. This week, I've written back and forth several times with one student who ended her last email with "I can't wait for class!" and I've corresponded with friends in the Pacific Northwest and on the East Coast of the US and blogging buddies in the US and Europe. The internet has truly changed our lives and made our world so much smaller.
5. I love my knitting needles. I love to knit. I love yarn. One knitting project accompanies me everywhere I go-in the house, in the car, to the store. I might have a few minutes to add a row or two to one of the hats, scarves or baby sweaters I'm always knitting.
What are you thankful for this week?