Friday’s Fave Five is hosted by Suzanne at Living to Tell the Story and encourages us to put in writing five blessings from the week.
1. I have not posted for several weeks. Why? So I could spend as much time as possible with these two! We had a wonderful summer. I was feeling much better than I did last summer, and was able to be more interactive with my grandchildren. Since next summer should be post hip replacement, maybe I can even be more active with them!
2. My herb garden is winding down. It brought me lots of pleasure thus summer, though not quite like I expected. It was an herb and vegetable garden, but the zucchini corporate takeover took out my kale, and a mighty wind storm took out my zucchini it all its golden glory (I planted yellow zucchini.) The entire crown of the plant with its broad, bristly leaves and five golden fingers of zucchini-to-be ended up on the deck. The plant never recovered. I planted ten peas and only two came up and my green beans elbowed the zucchini for sunlight before the demise of the squash. Next year my husband is making me a second planter so I have veggies in one and herbs in the other!
3. I am grateful for the wonderful privilege of having all five of my children together in one place for a few weeks each summer. Our house was loud and messy, full of comings and goings, laughter and tears, discussions and debates. We do Christmas in July (well…August this year) complete with holiday dishes, decorations, Christmas crackers (and the antics that go along with the hats and prizes), and Christmas readings. The China-based part of the family has left us until next year.
4. Watching college football with my husband is one of my favorite pastimes. It’s that time of year and he is actually able to take a day off each week (well, most weeks) after years of having a too-heavy workload to do this. I have one thing to say about college football: Go Buckeyes!!
5. No word yet on my surgery date. My first hip replacement was 8 years ago this December. I am praying that I can have this one done before the snow comes since ice and snow hinder my mobility and make walking around on crutches or with a walker a little more tricky. Good news: I am much more mobile this time than I was before the last surgery. I’m very grateful for that!