Saturday, July 27, 2019

Saturday six

Lovely photo by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings
Yesterday was a busy day and I completely forgot about doing a Friday five post until the end of the day, when I was too tired to do so.  So herewith is my Saturday six.

1.  Getting together with longtime friends for breakfast last Saturday at their new home in rural Vermont.  I snapped one photo with my tablet since we forgot to bring the camera.   It didn't come out all that great so I will share a photo of one of the main ingredients of our breakfast.  Our hostess had prepared a blueberry French toast casserole which we enjoyed with pure maple syrup, sausage links, and fruit salad.  Outstanding meal, but the company was even better and we so enjoyed a little driving tour of their beautiful area as well.

2.  Going out for lunch on Sunday with Mr. T's cousins (visiting from Alabama; this was their last day here) and one of his brothers.  We enjoyed a wonderful meal at a favorite seafood place.  So nice when faraway family is in town!

Another lovely graphic by Little Birdie Blessings
3.  A day this week (Wednesday, I think) that was cool enough to turn the oven on and bake some cookies.   I baked three kinds: Snickerdoodles, Toffee Crackle Cookies, and Chocolate Malted Cookies.  You can find a snickerdoodle recipe in any number of cookbooks.  The other two are in this post: Family Favorite Cookies, if you are interested.   (This post features tried and true delicious favorite cookie recipes of our family.)

4. A clean bill of health following an infected tick bite.  So thankful we now have urgent care in our town to get these things checked out quickly and easily.
Another meaningful graphic by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings
5.  A splendid day at the lake with my daughter and kiddos, plus my sister-in-law and nephew (visiting from Florida) on Thursday.  I had thought that I wouldn't go along, as I had much to do at home.  But early that morning while out for a walk, I said as much to my walking partner and she told me I needed to go, that she had many regrets about not doing things with her kids and grandkids.  Summer is so short, too, and beach days don't come around that often.  So I went, and was so glad I did.

6.  A lovely outdoor tea party yesterday at the home of friends.  A young friend of mine cooked up a surprise tea party to honor her mom on a milestone birthday.  Below you see a photo my daughter snapped of some of the food we enjoyed.  A lovely time together.

And there you have this week's Saturday six.  I'm grateful, of course, for many other little blessings throughout every week, but these are some highlights.


  1. Saturday Six is just as great as Friday Five. 😊 What a lovely, full week you enjoyed. I am glad that your friend gave you such valuable advice. We should all take the opportunities that come our way whenever possible. The Outdoor Tea sounds especially delightful.

  2. What a blessed filled week you have had,dear Friend, making lasting memories!The tea party looks so inviting.

  3. What a lovely tea party! We've been wanting to have one this summer, but it seems time is flying faster than I am.

    Glad you got a clean bill of health after the tick bite. That must be such a relief!


  4. You had such a nice full week. I think you should soak up anytime you can with your children and families. I always regret not having spent more time with my Grandmas. They were often busy but I could have learned so much from them. Not many days go by that I don't remember something my Grandma told me. Our children don't get to experience Grandparents near by and I think it's very sad for them. Glad you got to make some fun memories. Your work will still be there tomorrow. 😍


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