Thursday, October 26, 2017

October Week 4

It may be the last week of October, but our weather here in Southern California doesn't seem to get the meaning of the word 'autumn'.  We had triple digits temperatures and HOT HOT east winds.  It certainly made me thankful for air conditioning.  I can think of so many other things to be thankful for--like laughter and friends and good deals.  Here my Friday Fave Fives for the end of October.

1.  What made you laugh this week?  Laughter is good medicine!  Seeing a pumpkin sitting on a pillar next to the freeway made me I'm used to smiling at the bell on the side of El Camino Real (Hwy 101) as we drive past, but this week, we saw the carved pumpkin grinning at all the commuters and just laughed out loud.

2.  That phone fiasco that was fixed?  We had a little problem with my phone again (it got it fixed right away and all is well).  When I made a call to my brother and left a message, the phone couldn't hang up because the screen was blacked out. So I just kept on talking and telling him silly things.  Made me laugh.

3.  On Saturday we met dear family friends for lunch half way between their house and ours.  We've known them since we first moved to Los Angeles.  They are like family and they wanted us to meet so we could meet 'J's girlfriend'.  We love this family!

4.  Years ago, Dr. Mike gave us a gift card which he decided he wasn't going to use.  I saved it, forgot about it and then found it again.  This week, I took to the store, found out it had $20 on it.  When I checked around the store, I found a sweater on sale for $22.  With tax, I paid less than $4 for it!

5.  World's Best Neighbor called me and said, "Want tea at the tea shop?"  She had an errand there, so we enjoyed a cuppa and a scone.  I love those spontaneous 'let's do it' times.


Faith said...

those spontaneous dates with friends are the best!!

yay for old gift cards and great deals!

you are the 2nd person to share about getting together with good friends. makes me look forward to our upcoming date with a couple even more exciting!

how fun to drive along and see a grinnng pumpkin!

happy weekend!

Tracy said...

Hi, Willow! Sooo GOOD to catch up with you! Some busy days on this end, and we were on a trip lately. Struggled with jet lag and post-travel getting back on track, but getting there--whew! So very good to see/hear all that's been happening in your world. :))) ((HUGS))

ellen b said...

I'm smiling just thinking about that carved pumpkin! Fun. So much better than graffiti! Oye about the heatwave y'all are having down there. Have a wonderful weekend!

Monica said...

I'm so jealous that you have such "hot" temps. I love summer and find late fall and winter awful!

Kathie said...

Isn't it great to laugh?! Sarah and I sat together this week and laughed at "Don't Laugh Challenge" youtube video. It was impossible not to laugh! :)

Sorry about that heat. It's warmer here too but in a nice way.

Glad you had some time with friends - seems like a trend this week!


Barbara H. said...

Wow, I can't imagine that much heat this time of ear. Glad you have AC! Funny about the jack-o-lantern. Glad your phone got fixed in short order. It's fun to have friends close enough for impromptu get-togethers. Yay for rediscovered gift cards!

Susan said...

Laughing feels so good. How fun that someone put a carved pumpkin on the side of the freeway. We do need reminders to smile when we are on the freeway.

How wonderful to get a brand new sweater for $4. Hurray for lost and then found gift cards.

So glad your phone was fixed so quickly. It sounds like you have a silly side. That must have been a fun conversation with your brother.

A scone and cuppa' sounds excellent right now. Thanks for the idea. I think I will go call a friend and may I will be the 2nd best neighbor.

Have a great week< faith.

Wendy said...

That was a nice surprise finding you still had money on the gift card and spontaneous outings can so often be lovely. Have a good weekend.

Mereknits said...

Sounds like your week was wonderful.

Karen said...

Laughter, good friends, a cuppa tea, and a bargain! This sounds like my kind of week:)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Funny story about your phone. I like that you went with the flow instead of getting frustrated.

Susanne said...

Yeah for spontaneous times with friends. Sometimes those are the best! Sounds like a week filled with laughter and smiles.