Thursday, December 04, 2014

December Faves, Take One

Hmmm, it is Friday and I am a bit stumped.  I'm not going to lie or pretend.  This has been a crazy and challenging week.  Therefore I am searching my memories of the past seven days to find the little blessings to share with you in Friday Fave Fives.

1.  Oh yeah.  Saturday!  We took a hike!    I love this hiking trail.  It's easy.  It's level.  It's gorgeous.



2.  After hiking, we stopped by S*bucks and I ordered a soy hot chocolate.    Yum!

3.  Rain!  About 1.5 inches.  Any amount helps us fight the drought.  And sometimes rain comes with rainbows.



4.  And no mudslides.  Following the disaster from Halloween night where our neighborhood was inundated with mud in the first rain storm of the season, our local fire department and disaster relief teams gathered in the parking lot of the golf course and evacuated people from 75 homes.  But fortunately, although there was A LOT of water running down the streets and through our gardens, there were no mudslides and no more homes destroyed.  [If you want to know more details, google Camarillo Springs mudslide or just click here.]

5.  An email from Son #1 that stated "We checked our schedule.  We can come for a visit December 16-19."  'We' means Son #1, his beautiful wife and our newest grand girl!  Can't wait!

11 comments:

Melanie Cook said...

I'm so glad that your son and family can come visit. How horrible about the mud slides! I'm glad the latest rain didn't cause any problems.

happywonderer.com said...

Oh so happy son and family are coming for a visit! Mudslides?? I'll have to click on the link and read all about it. Glad there weren't any problems this time around.

Anonymous said...

So thankful you didn't have to deal with mud slides! Mary

Mereknits said...

Those are some wonderful highlights of your week. Hope your weekend is peaceful and you get some rest.
Hugs,
Meredith

Brenda said...

Glad there was no more mud. Wow! What a neat surprise to have your son and family around for a bit. Have fun!

Barbara H. said...

Sometimes those challenging weeks when you have to search for good things are the weeks it is most rewarding to do so. You came up with a neat list! So glad your son and family will be able to come up for a few days! Glad you had rain and rainbows but no mudslides.

snoopydog said...

Beautiful rainbow! Beautiful granny squares in your last post too! Ros

Faith said...

I've been on a bit of a blogging break but tonite, before i prep for work tomorrow and sit and read a bit by the tree, I'm visiting some fave blogs. So glad you got out for a hike! I haven't done one since NOv 8 so I am just DYING to get out on the trails again. Christmas prep and a sweet 16 party are keeping me busy! Enjoy the week and hopefully it will be less challenging.

Gracie Saylor said...

You came up with some grand favorites, Linda, in spite of you challenging week. Some of us up here have prayed for the end of your drought...now we are tacking on the caveat "with no more mudslides, please!"

Hazel Ceej said...

How exciting! The fifth fave is the best!

nikkipolani said...

Yes, I'm a week late. But better than never, right?! That rainbow is magnificent! I'm almost never in the right place for a shot like that. Hope y'all fare well through this round of rains.