It's been a warm week at Willow's Cottage. Literally. The temperatures have been way higher than is normal. Shirt sleeve weather. So I did get some gardening clean up done. Mostly, though, I just did 'the usual'. But even in not-so-interesting-just-regular weeks I can find so much to be grateful for. Here are Five Faves from my week. Friday Fave Fives is a great way to focus my attention and be thankful.
1. I've been contemplating the camera purchase. For some reason, I just couldn't settle on what I wanted. Knowing that a DSLR camera takes better photos, I was thinking of moving up to that. But. I am not sure that right now I want to put in the hours and hours of tackling the new technology I would have to learn to be up to speed on it. Every time I'd think about it I would not have the excited and anticipatory feeling I ought to have; it was quite the opposite. This week a friend was telling me about a hard decision she made because she kept feeling anxious and not excited about the situation and decided she needed to step away from it. She made me stop and think---hmmm, that's how I'm feeling about the step up to the new camera. Her comments helped me decide. I really appreciated that. So this weekend I'll be getting a simple upgrade on the same kind of Canon I have had for the past several years. I truly can't wait to photograph the shawl I have almost finished!
2. The second comment someone else made this week encouraged me. She noted, "God is always at work behind the scenes." That gives me comfort and confidence.
3. This week I was out to the blueberry lady's ranch twice. On Super Bowl afternoon, we took BYOD (Bring Your Own Dinner) and enjoyed football (the guys), burritos (all four of us), and a walk around the ranch (the girls). Then on Tuesday morning, I drove out there again to walk with my friend and encourage her to get back into exercising. By the way, the blueberries are mostly gone, having been replaced by strawberry fields. Such is life in the agricultural world. (So does that mean that Blueberry Lady is now Strawberry Lady? Maybe I should just call her Ranch Lady.)
4. Have I ever mentioned ginger turmeric tea? Oh my! It's marvelous! We've been drinking a mug each most every day. There's no caffeine, so we can enjoy it in the afternoon.
5. Last weekend we were invited to dinner at the home of a young couple in our church. Their two children have been in the 'babies' room where we occasionally volunteer on Sunday mornings so we have gotten to know this sweet family. It was a delight to spend time with them and their two little ones. Now I'm looking forward to reciprocating and pulling out the grandkids' toys for the littles to play with. When your grandchildren don't live within 500 miles of you, it's a delight to pretend to be surrogate grandparents once in a while.
Enjoy your weekend! Will you have snow or rain or sun in the forecast?