Friday, April 08, 2016

Quietness on the Home Front

Short and Sweet this week.  No photos.  It was that kind of week.  However, it does not change the need to focus on thankfulness.  Here are Friday Fave Fives of Willow's Week.

1.  I am of a certain age.  Last week I received my first Social Security check.

2.  My artist friends group is meeting again on Fridays.  As we read through AWE, Why it Matters for Everything We Think, Say and Do (David Tripp), I am amazed at two things--I am reminded constantly of my need for AWE of God, and I am thankful that these talented, wonderful women consider me a friend.

3.  A little rain.  Last night's rain could be termed 'slight drizzle' but it's still RAIN and it watered our garden.  Every drop matters.

4.  Decision made.  Why I obsess over what books to use for a book review for fourth graders, I don't know.  But I finally decided on the books to use to model how to write a book review.

5.  Texting with my cousin.  I never had a sister, and she was my 'almost sister'.  We live 1,000 miles apart now, but it's like we are in the same room.  We dream of living in the same city or even the same state or region some day.

Hopefully next week will be a bright photo taking week!


Karen said...

I never had a sister either. Yay for the women that come into our lives -- cousins, friends -- who become our life sisters!

The books sounds intriguing, I'm going to look it up.

Enjoy your weekend!

Barbara H. said...

That book sounds interesting. Glad you got a bit of rain. It's nice to have a decision made. I love how texting helps us keep in touch with loved ones.

Faith said...

Well anytime you want to borrow a sister, I have THREE younger ones (Joy, Hope, Jill) :) Jill is 15 yrs younger than me (she is 40) and most people often thought I was a teenage mother....NOT!! lol. But.. having a little baby sister at that age did teach me how to c hange diapers for when i had my own one day :)

Love your list....I didn't have any photos either....or maybe just one..can't even remember!! It was THAT kind of week!!

Gracie Saylor said...

The title of that book makes me curious, too. I will check it out...and God is so amazing! My sisters are 8 and 10 years older than me so for much of my childhood I felt like an only child. But I am especially grateful for the close sister-in-Christ times of fellowship I have had with women, including my sisters, in my life, and am happy that you and your cousin have a special relationship. We have had two warm sunny days this week! Hoping you have a picturesque week, Willow :) xx

Wendy said...

I too have no sisters but am fortunate to have a cousin who is as close to me as a sister. We talk for hours on the phone. Plus I married into a big family and gained 6 sister-in-laws. I am blessed to get on well with all of them.

ellen b said...

Congrats on being of a certain age! I joined a gym with my silver sneakers option today. Life is rich. That study sounds interesting! Have a good weekend.

Julene said...

Another nice week! Your book does sound interesting and to share it with interesting women makes it even better, I'm sure! Glad you found just the right books for your students, They will appreciate your choices!

Mereknits said...

I love that you have a passion for teaching, great friends and a wonderful sister/cousin, you are blessed.

snoopydogknits said...

Lots to be thankful for Willow; loving family, creative interests and a profession that you clearly enjoy! Ros x

Susanne said...

What a lovely relationship to have with a cousin. I grew up with no cousins in the same country and have only ever met them once when I was 10 years old. I would have loved to have a strong cousin bond growing up and carrying it into adulthood! The book you are reading with friends sounds very interesting!

nikkipolani said...

Those are lovely fives, Willow. I thought of you as we drove northward and saw hill after hill of green and yellow.

Yes, every of drop of rain makes me smile.

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