Hello! It's Friday (night) and I am finally slowing down enough to finish thinking through and writing down my Friday Fave Fives. I do love this exercise in thankfulness. (follow THIS LINK and you will learn to love it, too. There is so much encouragement in reading how other people see the blessings in their lives popping up.)
1. and 2. We scored a beautiful Amish made table! It is living in our kitchen eating area. There is a wonderful story that comes with it. I happened to notice a lovely table and four chairs set on the local selling wall. As I scrolled past, I realized it was being offered by someone we know. I texted. She answered. We bought it. What I love most is (well, two things) that The New Boy remembers sitting at this table celebrating his seventh birthday! AND when we went to pick it up, the owners said they are happiest that their table is going to a home where they know it will be used to celebrate more birthdays and family dinners for people who are their friends.
And Bananagrams has already been played on the table.
3. I haven't been posting anything about my knitting lately. But knitting is happening. Mostly socks. I love hand knit socks. They are perfect foot wear for cold days.
4. Planning my garden. Since this year I am dealing with frost dates, I created a planting planning sheet for what I want to put in the garden. You might notice through the weeks that I really enjoy my garden and am thankful that I have an area now that is large enough to actually grow a garden.
5. I just have to mention the homeschooling again. We are seeing how happy New Boy is. For example, he read a book this week which he really enjoyed. Would he have ever willingly picked up A Murder For Her Majesty and read it if it hadn't been part of his assignments? Probably not. But he liked it so much that he was sad when he was read that last page and closed the cover. That's what I love about homeschooling. I am so thankful to be able to have this experience with him. (Which book will he love next?)
Bonus: Did you notice that I didn't even mention how cold it is here? Every time I leave home and then return, I think how thankful I am that I have a warm home and a furnace that keeps pumping out heat.