This week's Friday Fave Fives is focusing on the little blessings that I noticed throughout the week. Nothing profound or particularly significant. Some weeks are like that, and that's OK.
1. The Professor's car has been been at the mechanic's shop so
we have been sharing my car I have been driving him to the university. I am always struck with the beauty of the campus with its California mission architecture and its signature 'bell tower'. I'm thankful that his place of work is so pleasant. (And his four classes are full with waiting lists...)
2. I love where I live. Did you eat any fresh vegetables this week? Those vegetables might have come from my county. These cabbages are growing in the fields between our neighborhood and the university.
Support Ventura County agriculture.
Eat more cruciferous vegetables!
Are these little lettuce plants?
A lemon orchard
3. Even the herons love living here. Finally, there's a bit of water in the river beds.
4. It was Son #2's birthday this week. He is a remarkably content young man. I asked him what he wanted for his birthday, and his reply was simply, "Nothing. My birth and life is gift enough." I think I'll take him out for Ethiopian food next time he visits.
5. I discovered that my Thursday TA loves Elizabeth Goudge's books as much as I do. Whenever we chat between classes or at the end of the morning, we discover more and more reasons we just 'click' as people. It's a great blessing to have a congenial and dynamic woman to work with. And obviously, if she reads Elizabeth Goudge's novels, she's a perceptive, brilliant, discerning reader, too. Right?