Oops. I just realized that it's Friday. I mean, I knew it was Friday, but I forgot it's Friday Fave Fives time. That's what happens in the summer when my schedule is less organized. But now that I have remembered, here are my five favorite events from this past week. I'll link them up with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story, late though I am.
1. Summer. Obviously, I love it when I can take long trips, return home and hang about and FORGET what day it is.
2. Those summer days allow for relaxation like take evening walks and sometimes ending up a friend's house for a leisurely fun chat. ( I think I'll do that again...)
3. Summer Specials is a tradition at our church. Every Wednesday evening during July and August, our church serves a roast beef dinner with mashed potatoes and beans and rolls and salad and desserts created by our resident best bakers. It's all volunteer labor and we pay $6 for the meal. Since I don't eat the meat, I just take my own dinner and nobody cares. The focus is on fellowship and we all sit around inside or outside and chat with new and old friends. I like to make a point to learn one person's name each week. Our congregation is larger than our building so we have three Sunday morning services--you don't meet people who attend a different service than you do. Summer Specials help bring all of us together at the same time.
4. What would a week be without some knitting? I'm creating a stack of sweet things for our expected little grandgirl. Currently I'm working on a blankie for her crib. Pickles.no has this free zigzag blanket pattern on the website.
And I just finished another, larger Pickles Plain Vest for her. Yes, I *heart* Pickles patterns!
Ten more hats for the local NICU.
5. We are continuing our Project: Declutter. The Professor recycled a bunch of old used up highway maps. We tackled the garden tools and let go of the extra ones we don't use. I passed on some magazines I have finished reading and enjoying to someone who will do the same. Our shredder got quite a lot of use as we recycled more papers we don't need. A little bit each day adds up to a lot by the end of a week or month. Yay, us!
It was a quiet, less structured week (except for the two days of training I did for new teachers and TAs). How was your week?