Friday, October 15, 2021

Best Blessings

FRIDAY FAVE FIVES. (follow the link to read more friends posting their faves)  This is Willow's Week condensed into FIVE BEST BLESSINGS.

1.  Saturday provided opportunities to have a great deal of fun and to show a great deal of patience.  Let me explain.  All the family here decided to drive about two hours south to attend the Renaissance Faire.  It was Viking weekend and we have been excited about enjoying the bagpipes playing and the knights jousting.  All went well with costumes and caravanning. Until.  The last THREE MILES took us THREE HOURS to drive.  Evidently, waaay more people than anyone thought wanted to attend on Saturday.  After two hours of going two miles, The Professor and all the kids jumped out of the two cars and walked the rest of the way.   I'm thankful for finally arriving safely, for good attitudes from everyone, and a fun time at the Ren Faire.

2.  Warm days this week has meant that I have spent hours and hours in my garden.  Mostly I am cleaning and cutting back although we are still eating tomatoes, lettuce and kale daily.  I am so very thankful to have a place to make a garden.

3.  I had a dermatology appointment this week.  Fortunately, there was only one spot that caused the PA to stop and take a small biopsy--just to be sure.

4.  During the evenings this week, we watched some documentaries about Walking Through History with Sir Tony Robinson on Hoopla.  These just made us want to return to England and explore that wonderful countryside and ALL THE HISTORY!

5.  I am so thankful for the wonderful friends we are making in our now home place.  I know I've mentioned our coffee friends.  Every Friday morning we try to meet up and try a new coffee shop around the county.  Good coffee.  Best friends.  You know what I love the most?  Watching the two guys talk nonstop.

BONUS!  Our PAL (youngest granddaughter turned seven (!) this week!  Happy Birthday, PAL!  We love you!

These are just Five Blessings I am thankful for this week.  How about you?


aspiritofsimplicity said...

Oh my that is a lot of traffic!! Good thing some of you were able to walk the last mile! It sounds like a wonderful time! And, happy birthday to your granddaughter.

Barbara Harper said...

I have never attended a Ren fair but have always wanted to. Wow, that's so much traffic, though! Glad everyone had good attitudes. So glad you love your new home area so much and have made good friends. Happy birthday to your PAL!

Faith said...

oh my! THREE HOURS for THREE MILES??? yeah...i could have walked quicker than that!! Glad you had the patience and fun! Costumes all look great. My husband and I are soooo not faire people but i do love seeing other people's photos. The Catskills (south of where we live by about a half hour) often have Renaissance fairs...earlier in summer i believe.

That's such a fun in a new place with good friends.
Makes me wanna retire but dave is 6 yrs younger so when I retire he'll still have to work!

I'm beginning to cut back some plants my self and this morning I planted new tulip bulbs and added cayenne pepper after googling how to keep rodents away (aka chipmunks and squirrels!!). I've planted about 35 new bulbs...sure hope they do well.


ellen b. said...

Yikes about that traffic. Glad your attitudes stayed intact. Your coffee get togethers sound real good. :)

Deb J. in Utah said...

Getting together with new friends for coffee sounds great. So glad you were patient and got to enjoy the Renaissance Festival. Looks like it was lots of fun. Hope the coming week is a good one for you. See you again soon!

nikkipolani said...

Wow. That is persistence! Those smiles are evidence you all had a good time. And maybe new plans for next year!

Glad you've had good weather for all the fall prep work. And that you're continuing to build on these new frienships.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the whole family was really enjoying the fair. Some of you even dressing the part. It’s hard to believe your little granddaughter is already seven. I also have a couple who are seven. Mary

Susanne said...

Look at you two in your costumes! How fun! We've been to a couple of those faires. A town a couple hours away holds one every year. So interesting and fun observing how people lived in those times. The jousting is always the highlight. Huzzah! I can't believe you're still getting tomatoes! It's dropped under freezing here a couple times this week so that train has left the station for us. Enjoy them while you can!