Saturday, July 18, 2020

Busy Week

Late. Late. Late.  Sometimes it is just like that when it comes to Willow's Week for Friday Fave Fives.  But I think I made it in under the deadline.

Edit to add:  I should have reported that the sale of our home is moving along.  So far, so good.

Here are five things that I have been blessed with this week.

1.  An older friend from church is decluttering his house after his wife passed away.  He has handed over all her yarn to me (as the conduit) to share with others.  Wow.  There is a lot of yarn.  It is going to be a blessing to my friend's weaving studio, Threadbender Textiles, and to a church's knit group which makes afghans, prayer shawls and hats for people who need them.

2.  I just can't get enough of the beautiful animals and birds in our neighborhood.

Herons and ducks night fishing

3.  On Saturday, a friend and I hiked up the very steep trail to the water storage tank across the freeway from where I live and almost exactly halfway between her house and mine.  When we reached the top just above the tank, we sat on the highest rock and chatted for a long time before hiking back down.  The views were stunning!

We were actually overlooking Highway 101, Camino Real.  Waaay out there under the fog bank is the Pacific Ocean.

One of the places where your California lemons are grown

4.  I had a good reminder to FINISH something this week.  I'm working on it!  There's a knitting project someone asked me to do (make a copy of an antique doll's sweater which was ruined) and I've been procrastinating.  It needs to be finished before we move.  So I picked it up and have been knitting and am nearing the end.

5.  This week was our anniversary.  We've been married forty-seven years!  My constant thought that day was--we started out on an adventurous life and it seems like we just continue with the adventures.

Our Engagement 

Bonus.  A favorite quote (taken from Micah 6:8)

Do not be daunted by
the enormity of the world's grief.
Do justly, now.
Love mercy, now.
Walk humbly, now.
You are not obligated to complete the work,
But neither are you free to abandon it.


Deb said...

Hello and Happy Anniversary. What a lovely picture of you too. Sounds like you have had a good week. I hope you have a good weekend. Stay safe and well.

ellen b. said...

Happy Anniversary. Lovely views from your hike! Time will fly for sure now that you place is in escrow!

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the poem at the end of your post.

Wendy said...

Happy anniversary and what a lovely place to hike to for a catch up!

Faith said...

Love that Scripture! and Happy (belated) Anniversary!!

the hike photos are wonderful! i've only seen the pacific ocean once but it was so fun....a week in San Fran back in thanksgiving week 1997 when our oldest was 4.

How thoughtful of that man to gift you with all the yarn.

and praise God for the house sale!!

Enjoy the upcoming week.

Susanne said...

Finding blessings never has a deadline! :)
Love that quote based on scripture. Happy Anniversary to both of you! Love that picture of you two. Wow, looks like a lovely hike. The view is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Looking at some beautiful gardens on-line, looking forward to a couple of new (old) books arriving in the next week or so, and thanking the Lord for sweet friends like you two! Lovely post. Mary

Gattina said...

I have given away a lot of things to a charity shop for battered women. Especially clothes and laundry and toys too. Now we have our belongings in the new home, my son has taken the things he wanted and beginning August a company comes and empties the house from top to bottom not very expensive because they make money with the things they find in our house !
You have a beautiful view too ! I love to observe the little squirrels running around on the lawn ! Your picture is real nice you were a very pretty girl ! We are married now 50 years !

Barbara Harper said...

Belated happy anniversary! I love that picture! And I think I had a pattern similar to your dress. What a blessing to get and pass along all that yarn. Getting ready to move does spur us along to finish some projects. What a nice thing to do to recreate the doll sweater.

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