Friday, January 19, 2018

Five Reasons I'm Thankful This Week

This week I've been adjusting to jet lag, a three hour time change, and renewed routines.  Truly, I'm happy to be back home.  Here are five reasons which are my Friday Five Faves.

1.  Although there was ice and snow on the roads as we left for the airport Saturday morning, we arrived safely and in good time for our flight home.  I'm thankful for safety on highways and in the sky.  And that there isn't snow in Southern California.

2.  Hugs and more hugs from friends who cried, "You're back!"  World's Best Neighbor and I have had lots of catch up conversations.

3.  World's Best Neighbor sent me a text to tell me that she had booked us in for pedicures.  Now my feet look and feel so nice.  Added bonus was the drive to Ventura included a few peeks at the beach and ocean.

4.  Our mail was being held while we were gone.  So this week I've enjoyed opening all the Christmas cards and letters we received over the whole season.  It was wonderful to read them all.

5.  We are back in our walking routine.  How I've loved seeing our mountains and palms trees and brilliant sunsets.

6.  Bonus:  On Sunday, we were pleasantly surprised to see our nephew and his wife walk into church service, and they were equally surprised to see us.  They didn't know we were home yet, and we didn't know they were visiting The Professor's sister for the weekend.  As usual, we enjoyed lunch with them after church.

Unfortunately, as we were driving to catch our plane last weekend, my camera broke.  Result:  no photos.  [insert sad face]


Faith said...

Oh I'm sorry to hear about your camera. 😢

Glad you arrived home to CA safely. And how fun to walk and talk with your neighbor.

Yay for surprise family visitis!

Enjoy the weekend. I will be on the coast visiting inlaws and then driving up to NH to bring claire back to her dorm. Gonna be sunny and in the low 50s!!! Yay!!!!! The worse of winter is over for us i believe.

ellen b. said...

Oh bummer! So sorry about your camera. Glad you are home safe and sound and you are enjoying the catch ups!

betty-NZ said...

Sounds great for your this week except, of course, for the broken camera :(

Wendy said...

Sorry about the camera but glad you had a good welcome home.

nikkipolani said...

How lovely to be so warmly welcomed home. From your neighbors to your unexpected family and of course our warm southern California weather. Hope your camera woes are resolved soon.

Gattina said...

So you are back home at least in a bit warmer climate ! Since November we always have the same weather, rain and wind it's just awful.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

It sounds like a perfectly wonderful homecoming.