Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday five

Dahlia in a garden in Elko, NV, last August
Okay, today I'm trying my hand at posting about five things on Friday -- something I have seen many other bloggers do.  I've thought of doing this before, but found it hard to gather my thoughts to come up with five things.  This month, I've intentionally taken time each night before bed to jot down a blessing from the day.  So that has made it easier.  Here goes:

1.  Time with a cousin I seldom see.  She was staying at the beautiful property our extended family owns on a somewhat remote pond.  We spent several hours there enjoying lunch and a lot of visiting.  She's younger than I am, with college age kids, and was always more my sister's friend than mine, but we're at a similar place in life as far as our parents and siblings having died, and having houses full of belongings to dispose of.  Lots to chat about, and in such a beautiful setting!
The binoculars are always nearby on the camp porch.  Ready for wildlife viewing!
2.  Fellowship with friends visiting from out of state.  They invited us to their rental cabin for supper one evening this week.  How I wish I had a photo of the sunset we saw over the lake that night!  It was simply glorious.  But I must say the fellowship was even more of a blessing than the sunset.

I took along the Alfresco Bean Salad below.  It's a favorite of ours and very healthy.

3.  Time at the lake with my daughter, grandchildren, and friends.  While there, I also had time chatting with a dear friend, time working on my grocery list and time to embroider.  As you can see, it was a glorious day.  It was also the hottest, most uncomfortable day this week, but there's always a breeze at the lake, so I was grateful for the opportunity to spend the day there.
4.  Getting out early yesterday to grocery shop and keeping the cost under $100.  Whenever that happens, I'm encouraged!

5.  Cooler temperatures and lower humidity today!  I don't handle heat and humidity well at all.

There you have my Friday five!  Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


  1. Wow... an excellent list of five wonderful things!

  2. Thanks, Terri! I think I may try to do this regularly as Arlene and others do. It's a great exercise in counting one's blessings. This week I did have some unusually wonderful things to be thankful for!

  3. What a lovely Friday Five, Mrs T. I hope the temperatures by the lake were cooler.

  4. I love your Friday Five! It’s always interesting to see what has caught our attention during the week!

  5. Sounds like an amazing week! Somehow hot days seem far more bearable at the lake. Wasn’t today wonderful? Hope that we have a whole lot of them in September. ☺️

  6. You had some very lovely blessings that came your way this week. I love your idea of each night before bed writing down one thing that was your favorite from the day. The lake is very beautiful and I'm so glad you had opportunity to spend some time there this week!


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