Friday, February 28, 2020

Lent Week One

I love Christmas season.  And I love Lent season.  Lent arrived very early this year--in the end of February.  I have had to jump in, ready or not.  I have felt like that about my whole week, too.  I really needed to stop this week and consider the blessings.  Here are my Friday Fave Fives. The link is to Susanne's blog where you can join if you want to do your own FFF.

1.  I am thankful for The Professor who was a prof in computer science.  He knew what went wrong with the scroll pad on my laptop and diagnosed it as a hardware problem.  And he convinced me to get a mouse.  He even showed me how to fix that 'little rodent' so it works with my left hand (backwards)!  Now, I'm learning to use it.

2.  I survived Sunday.  It was a loooong day.  All morning at church, of course.  Then a luncheon meet and greet with a missionary our church supports.  THEN a baby shower for a friend's granddaughter.  THEN...an evening with friends.  Yup.  It was amazing that I didn't fall asleep. (And we had company on Saturday--two young men we call our 'grandsons' who drove up from LA to have The Professor show them step by step how to do their taxes. And then we enjoyed s meal with them at our favorite burrito place.)

3.  Here is the little outfit I knitted with the new baby.  It's a girl!


I am also making a kimono and matching hat and a blankie which I will show here - when it's finished.

4.  I love it when the birds randomly show up.  I glanced out my front window and discovered this egret posing on my neighbor's driveway!  I am thankful for God's beauty all around me!



5.  It is Lent season.  My artist friends and I are reading a book and meeting each Friday morning (early!) to discuss it.  We chose Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson. We met today and I think I'm going to like this book.  At first, I wasn't sure, but as we talked about it together, I began to see so much more in what Peterson wrote.

Bonus:  A quote (one of many!) from the book:  "Since we were made to glorify God, worship happens when someone is doing exactly what he or she was made to do."  If I am made to create things out of yarn, that is worship.  If I am compelled to grow a bountiful garden, that is worship.  If the Professor is made to solve all those technical problems, that is worship.  And "The spark of the idea (for creating) was HOPE; the work that led to (the creation) was FAITH; the completion of it leads to WORSHIP."

8 comments:

Wendy said...

Wow that was a busy day. Cute outfit. I'm curious, do you knit left handed too?

Deb said...

Lovely thoughts and wonderful favorites for the week. I love the cute knitted outfit for the baby. Have a good weekend!

Faith said...

I'm left handed as is everyone in the family except Claire but I'm actually ambidextrous as is Courtney the oldest so using a regular mouse is ok with us. Glad your hubby could fix the computer issue!

Love the little outfit! Is this for a new grandbaby?

How fun to have such a full Sunday! and that photo of the egret is so nice. I love those birds..they seem so majestic to me.

LOVE the thoughts on the Lent book. I'm doing a Lent devotional with a couple of friends via the online You Version Bible app. It's been wonderful so far!!
happy weekend!

Barbara Harper said...

I would be wiped out after a day like that. What a cute baby outfit! It's so nice to have a computer and math expert in the family. And how fun when a bird that size visits. I just got that book by Petersen but don't know when I'll start it. I am reading Liz Curtis Higgs' The Women of Easter leading up to that time.

Mereknits said...

So much to be thankful for in your wonderful post. Have a wonderful week.

Susanne said...

Sounds like a busy but fun weekend for you. Hopefully you get some rest time today. Love the knit vest for the baby. Such a pretty color.

Karen said...

Oh, I do like the quote from the book. And the photo of the egret! Wow, you've had a busy week. It sounds like you and the professor spread a lot of joy to others this week. Happy Monday!

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