Here are a few highlights, my Friday Fave Fives, from this week.
1. It has been hot here, at least hot for us in coastal California. I realize we missed the really steaming days in the Pacific Northwest and Inland Empire of Southern California this week. However, it has been hot enough. And the fave here is I'm thankful for air conditioning.
2. World's Best Neighbors and I did a win-win swap. I took a large ripe tomato from our garden up to them and in the process of conversation, I commented that I liked the grey yarn that was sitting on the desk. The result was I now have that grey yarn on my needles and am working on a sweater for a new great nephew. They got garden yumminess and I got fiber yumminess.
3. Spinning at the fair. Every year, our handweavers and spinners guild has a booth at the county fair. And every year, I volunteer some time to sit in the exhibit and demonstrate spinning. It's a fun time for me--being teacher, showing how all fibers are created, demonstrating how a modern spinning wheel works. The Professor enjoys it, too. He carries my equipment (which is no small feat) and gets a day to wander around and check out the musical acts. Then we choose a day to return and actually enjoy the fair together.
4. We have been in the middle of celebration time in our family. Beginning with The Professor's birthday in June (which was also my mother's birthday) and adding my brother's birthday and then our wedding anniversary, you would think we have celebrated enough. But, no. We are continuing with more birthdays! Daughter #2 had a birthday at the beginning of this week. I posted this photo on facebook--probably my favorite from when she was a toddler/preschooler.
Carrying her doll Indonesian style
This is more recent
5. And one more birthday! Son #1, Chaplain Dan, my first born. Last year on Mother's Day. I love that I was able to talk with both of them of their birthdays.
That wraps up Willow's Week. How about you? What blessings have you noticed in your daily routines this week?