Friday, December 02, 2022

First Week of Advent

 December!  Wow, can you believe it is the last month of this year 2022?  After a month of giving thanks, we now enter the month of celebrating Advent and Christmas. So much more for which to give thanks.  and so here are my five thoughts on my list of gratitude.  Friday Fave Fives is a great way to join others and give thanks weekly for all the blessings.

1.  Advent!  HOPE.  We joined a small group of people for dinner, Advent reading, and prayer time.  It was wonderful!

2.  Older Daughter had a successful business trip and arrived home safely yesterday.

3.  I had a surgical procedure done on my left hand this morning (hence my rather late FFF post).  The whole time was much less than an hour, and the doctor proclaimed it a success.  He was observed by three residents/medical students which is normal for a teaching hospital.

4.  I am so thankful that Younger Daughter was able to be with The Professor and me at the surgical center (she works in another center of the hospital) and was with me until the time for the surgery.

5.  Afterwards, I felt well enough to make a quick Christmas shopping stop and then grab a peppermint mocha.  And now I am home resting my hand and taking pain meds.

Bonus:  guess what!  I am not allowed to wash dishes for two weeks.  Too bad, huh?  I am thankful that The Professor is willing and those dirty plates won't just stack up.

How was your week as we begin December?


Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Wishing you a blessed Advent to you and your family! Your Advent wreath is beautiful. Prayers for speedy recovery for your hand.

Barbara Harper said...

So glad your hand surgery went well and your daughter and husband were there. It's nice to have a willing dish washer there. :-) Glad your daughter's trip went well and you have a great group to meet with for Advent reading and prayer.

Faith said...

Oh I'm glad your hand surgery went well and that you are home resting it. It's great that your husband and daughter could be there.
Glad your daughter is home safely and that you spent the first Sunday of Advent in a meaningful way. Have a great weekend

A Joyful Cottage said...

I chuckled at the dishwashing comment, Linda. There is a silver lining in every dark cloud. :) Glad the surgery went well and I pray you'll have a speedy recovery. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

You do such a good job of posting seasonal pictures in your heading. It never gets boring. My advent week started out great with a communication from a dear friend! Mary

nikkipolani said...

That's great news about successful hand surgery. And no dishes? A unique bonus :-)
It's a great time of year for quiet Advent reflection and peppermint mochas!

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