Can it already be Friday again? I thought it was Monday just yesterday. I've been searching my soul and my memory for the blessings of the week to celebrate Friday Fave Five.
1. There were three of us in college who sang together and hung out together. We considered ourselves 'sisters'. One of them I've maintained close contact with through all the years (that would be Blueberry Lady) and one I've reconnected with in the past two or three years after losing contact for awhile. We exchanged the most encouraging and enjoyable emails this week.
2. Blueberry Lady and I had coffee one afternoon. She brought along a book to show me. It's called An Anthology of Christian Literature. The three of us knew the author well and were each given a copy of it to read and treasure. Sadly, mine disappeared during one of my MANY moves across the country. (I know when it happened, and I blame the US Post Office for the loss--the book box evidently broke, and the postal worker substituted a neurosurgery book for mine--yes, really.) I am thrilled to see a copy of this book and am looking in to the possibility of having a personal copy made of it. (Still looking for a family member of the author for permission) Oh, and our chat of mutual encouragement was just what I needed that day.
3. On Saturday, I took my portable Lendrum spinning wheel to demonstrate spinning at Reyes Adobe Days at-- the Reyes Adobe. It's an annual outing for me and the people who stopped by to watch us spin remembered me and the hats I've had for sale the past couple of years. Several people specifically came by to buy another hat. One family purchased a little one for their new son so both of their boys could have a 'favorite cap'. It's encouraging to know that my handiwork is appreciated.
4. It's also encouraging to note that my classes are beginning to 'gel' and gain a sense of their identity. Some classes take longer than others but they seem to be settling in well. (I had my doubts about one class but it's coming together.)
5. Long conversations with my adult children are always a joy and delight for me. This week I've talked at length with all four of them. What a blessing they are to me!
Here is more useless gratuitous trivia: Nearly 90,000 people live in Santa Barbara, California where the (average?) elevation is 33 feet. (Yes, I was there again one afternoon this week to visit my friend in the rehab hospital.)
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends north of the 49th Parallel in North America!