Some weeks are busy; some are quiet. Fortunately, after last week's busyness, this week has been slower paced. However, every week has moments of joy and gratitude and I want to focus my thoughts on those. Friday Fave Five helps me do that. (Follow the link to join FFF at Susanne's blog.)
Birthday Buddies. My friend Dorothy rode the train up from LA to visit me for the day on Friday. After I picked her up at the train station Friday morning, she joined me at my Bible study group, and then we shared a birthday lunch. Whenever we get together, we decided whose birthday we're celebrating-hers or mine. This week it was her turn.
Birthday Boy. My younger son, The Grad Student, celebrated his birthday this week. I realize I am his mother and people might accuse me of being a little biased, but I think he's pretty wonderful!
Books. Recently, I decided that I needed to allow myself some downtime to sit and read. So I pulled out my Newbery Award books and read two this week-- The Midwife's Apprentice and Shiloh. Do you enjoy reading well written and thoughtful books? Consider reading the Newbery Award and Newbery Honor books!
To Do Lists. Coupled with choosing a decluttering 'mini mission' every day, my to do list of five 'mini jobs' is actually getting completed. I've been super productive this week in accomplishing many projects including writing notes and letters and cleaning out the trunk and glove box in my car.
Better weather. Sunshine and warmer temperatures have continually called me outside this week. Weeding and pruning in the garden are great excuses to soak up some sun.
Did you have sun, snow or rain? Busy days, quiet evenings? Did you read books or celebrate with friends?