Friday, January 04, 2019

Flight 2019

Happy Friday!  It's 'take off time' for the New Year!  I continue to highly value Friday Fave Fives as a way to focus on my blessings from the past week and NOT focus on the difficult or sad things.  Here are five things I am thankful for this week.

1.  My daughters had some extra time off from their jobs so we were able to spend days with them.  One day we went to a science center and the grandchildren had a great time.  (a year pass is our gift to them for Christmas)

2.  Walks and hikes.  Even in cold wintertime, we try to get out and walk every day.  (I have photos but haven't downloaded them yet. I'll repost when I do.)

3.  Playing games.  The New Boy has discovered Settlers of Catan and Pandemic.  I tried Pandemic.  The Professor and New Boy's mom played Catan with him.  Scrabble--he is a solid player and keeps us on our game!

4. On New Year's Eve, New Boy wanted to stay up until midnight.  I was ready for bed long before, but we waited and as 12pm arrived, New Boy counted down, "Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one!  Happy New Year!"  His next words were, "OK, let's go to bed."

5.  My small group leader from Friday Bible study sent this.

Will all passengers on Flight 2019 please proceed to the boarding gates...
Your checked baggage should include only the best souvenirs from 2018.
The BAD and SAD moment if carried in your hand luggage must be thrown away in the garbage bins before boarding Flight 2019.
Stopovers will be:  Health, Love, Joy, Harmony, Well-being, Peace.
Refueling will be at Giving, Sharing, Caring.
Remember that you will enjoy the journey better if you talk, share, smile, and laugh together.
Sitting silent will make the flight seem longer.

Wishing you and your family an enjoyable trip on board Flight 2019.


Wendy said...

I hope flight 2019 is great for you especially with that good advice!

Faith said...

That is so clever of your small group leader!! I love it!

Yay for hikes and walks. I did both too last week.

My husband and i have settlers of catan and play it when our oldest girl and her guy friend get together here, when guy friend is in the area. We don't know anyone else who likes it!! I'm not familiar with Pandemic.

How fun and what a great gift the science museum pass is!!

Happy weekend! And happy new year!M

Barbara H. said...

We love Settlers of Catan, though we didn't get to play it this year. With a young grandson around, shorter games seem to work better. We usually turn on the TV just long enough for the countdown and ball drop on NYE, then go to bed pretty soon afterward. Fun note about Flight 2019. Except so often the bad and sad moments are tools in God's hands in our lives. But I don't want to hold onto them a moment longer than necessary.

Ann said...

I loved the bit about 2019. Thank you for the encouragement!

Karen said...

Here's to a happy 2019 flight for you! That is so clever!

The gift idea for your grands is a great idea. I need to look into something similar for mine.

I hadn't heard of Catan or Pandemic, but do love Scrabble. My son loves games, I'll have to look into the others.

Happy weekend!

Susanne said...

I love that boarding "announcement". I also love the idea of science center yearly passes as gifts. Nice that you were able to spend those extra days off of your girls together. I laughed out loud at New Boy's comment after the countdown.

Gattina said...

I am very lazy when it comes to hiking ! Walking only when the sun is shining ! Thanks for the nice wishes, wish you also a good flight !!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Happy New Year. I hope your 2019 is filled with happiness and health and lots of family time.

Heather ozee said...

Willow! I’ve missed you :) so busy that I haven’t blogged in ages. I Started a graphic design agency and my girls are nearly grown! :) How are you? Happy New Year!!!

ellen b. said...

Ha! Love that flight plan for 2019! Glad you had some good times with your girls!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Happy New Year to you and yours! It's inspiring to hear that you get out daily for your walks . . .

Mereknits said...

Happy New Year, sounds like you had the perfect holiday. Bravo for staying up til midnight, I never make it.

Dianna said...

What a lovely week of blessings, Willow! I loved your grandson's countdown and his words that followed on New Year's Eve! SO cute! And love the Flight2019 plan!