Friday’s Fave Five #13

FFF tulips

On Fridays we take time to look back over the blessings of the week, sponsored by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.

I need to lose weight.  Anyone who knows me knows this has been a struggle for most of my adulthood.  It will help my hip replacement (and knee replacement) and my general health.  I’ve lost 20 lbs over the last year and a half but lately have gotten stuck.  I’ve begun seeing a dietitian, a wonderful young woman who is helping me to learn to be more deliberate in making food choices.  When I have a fibromyalgia flare I either do not want to eat at all or I eat whatever.  The dietitian has me keeping a food diary and trying to help me identify my poor food choice triggers.  I’m very grateful for this help.

My middle daughter drove me downtown Edmonton so I could renew our Canadian passports.  If my passport had not fallen in love with a water bottle and become saturated in good old H2O, the process would have been simpler and I could have renewed at a passport office nearby. I am not fond of driving downtown anywhere.  The one-way streets, traffic direction lanes that change depending on the time of day, and steep, curving hills all bamboozle me. My daughter drives this route almost every day for work and cheerfully chauffeured me to the passport office and back home again.  Thanks, Sarah!

My kitchen herbs are growing and not dying!  I suppose it helps that I am actually remembering to water them.

I stopped at a grocery store near my doctor’s office and unexpectedly found yellow crook necked squash.  For some reason this favorite squash of ours is really hard to find here. I sautéed some onions, sliced up the squash, added some gluten-free chicken bouillon and voila! a yummy side dish.

Today is Good Friday.  I am blessed and humbled to remember the substitutionary work of Christ on the cross.  The third verse of Horatio Spafford’s hymn, It Is Well with My Soul, is a favorite of mine and I have been meditating on it today.

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

Have a blessed Easter!

6 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five #13

  1. Hello, I am a new follower of your blog and fellow Friday Fave Five blogger. That is so nice that your daughter was able to drive you to get your passports. Sounds like you had a good week with lots to look forward to! I am looking forward to more of your posts in the future!


  2. The help of a good professional can make all the difference in the world. Cheering you on as you continue to make good choices. Edmonton and Calgary both have those downtown one way streets and lane direction changes that are confusing if you don’t regularly drive them. Wonderful of your daughter to take you to the passport office. I don’t think I”ve ever seen one of those squash.


  3. How neat to have some professional help with the food choices. And to have a daughter willing to drive you downtown! Glad you got the passports worked out.

    I love yellow squash, too – so glad you found some!

    Especially like your last one. 🙂


  4. Hi Debbie Just wanted you to know that I won’t be at the ladies retreat *again:(* It is just too far for us to travel and get back for Sunday. We have Liana Wiebe and Carrie Thompson moving in that week and the church is putting on a Sunday potluck to welcome them. I wish it wasn’t so far. It’s a 10 hour trip for us. We still have not crossed the Sask/Alberta border since we got here. We are still considering the WFBC meetings but there again we would only be able to come Friday and go back Sat. We’ll see.

    Trust your surgery will help you out.

    I’m on the weight loosing adventure myself. My problems with my knees and lower back scream for a little less weight to carry around:(

    My fibro has been pretty active this winter. I hope that the summer will be nice and warm to help people like you and me, eh?

    We have another new mom attending with 4 children. Nice to have that addition to our children’s ministries.

    Have a great day tomorrow Debbie. Love and prayers Verna


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