OK, let me catch my breath for a minute. I've had a busy week. Weeks brimming with activity are stuffed with blessings. Besides the usual church services, teaching schedules and daily chores, we added five special events. Because my daughter and two grandchildren were here, the week overflowed with happy times. Here are Five Faves to share with you on Susanne's Friday Fave Fives.
2. Friday was Valentine's Day and I spend the afternoon at ... the beach. With my grandbabies. (Oh, and my daughter was there, too) They're explorers. Finding mussels and starfish in their natural habitat are important discoveries.
3. Saturday we took our little ones to Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center and Bookstore. It was a very foggy day. But the exhibit inside is small enough to keep them interested just long enough.
4. Then, an old college friend called. He was in the area with his grandsons and wanted to have dinner. Authentic Mexican food, please. A pleasant time was had by all as we caught up on life.
5. As if that wasn't enough, we had a last minute meet up the next night with friends. Seven for Indian cuisine in Santa Barbara. The best part about this evening was listening to the conversation of some really bright math guys. No, that wasn't the best of all-- that was chatting with my ninety year old friend (the mom/grandma) and admiring how wonderful she is. (When I grow up, I want to be just like Faye!)
And I didn't even mention our six mile hike! (Come back in a couple of days for a full report on hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains.)
For a couple of rather quiet people who value their down time at home, that was a whirlwind week of gaiety. I think I'll spend a couple of days sitting and knitting to let my brain catch up with my body.