Friday, May 13, 2022

Mother's Day, Gardens, and Hikes, O Yes

 Even in the midst of another whirlwind week, I need to slow down and reflect on the blessings I have noticed blowing my way.  This is one purpose of Friday Fave Fives hosted by Susanne who faithfully sets up a link so we can share our FFFs with others (thanks, Susanne!).  Here are mine.

1.  Our extra grandson stayed another week and we enjoyed sharing some of our favorite coffee spots with him.  He has also helped me in the garden--adding compost, carrying tools, pounding in stakes.  He has been a big blessing.  And he loves to hike.

2.  I am happy that my daughters love gardening, too.  During their childhood, that wasn't so.  But now, we pull weeds together, run off to the garden center together, talk about what plants are doing well.

3.  The Professor surprised me by putting something in the garden center cart this week.  A little gnome!  I had mentioned I wanted one, and he remembered.

My new gnome needs a name!

4.  Mother's Day!  Both sons called and chatted with me.  Both daughters and their families met up with us after church to share picnic lunch and then walk around in the park woods.  Truly, I am blessed to be mother (and grandmother) to these precious people.

5.  Probably, mentioning the dentist in FFFs doesn't sound quite right.  But my dentist is wonderful.  He understands my fears, my issues with my jaws not numbing normally, and he works with gentleness and speed.  Having an expert and caring dentist is a true blessing.

I hope you have had many blessings this week, too!


Deb said...

Amen to having a good dentist. I have to go next week for my 6 month check-up. So glad you had a nice Mother's Day. I love your garden gnome. Have a nice weekend.

ellen b. said...

All good things to be thankful for. Have fun picking a name for the gnome. Greg suggested 'Alaska' Oye! :)

Faith said...

The name that came to mind when I saw your gnome is "Nicholas" because his beard reminds me of St Nick!

Your mother's day sounds wonderful. Precious time with family is always a blessing.


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I agree a good dentist is a blessing! I do like the one I have. Your Gnome is cute! I looked up common gnome names and found this: "In Scandinavia, the gnome usually has the name of “Tomte” in Swedish, or “Nisser” in Norway. In Finland, the name for the gnome is Tonttu."

Susanne said...

A good dentist should make the list. I've had some not so great experiences and the one I have now is amazing. That is the cutest gnome and what a sweet surprise! I'm not good with names at all but thought of Sunny. Yes, I'm original that way. How nice your grandson stayed another week and that you had a great Mother's Day.

Gattina said...

He looks really cheerful the little dwarf ! I have my terrace full of cats ! Motherday was strange this year, my son managed to drop a bouquet of flowers at my neighbor before visiting his Dad.

nikkipolani said...

Definitely a blessing to have a responsive and attentive dentist! Can't tell you how many friends who've been traumatized by inattentive ones.

Hurray for garden help! How lovely to have a new family member who's keen. Like your girls, I was indifferent to gardening until I moved out and had a plot of dirt to play with.