Friday’s Fave Five #69


It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends.

Yes, I am aware that today is actually Saturday. I missed a couple of weeks and did not want to miss another, so better late than never???

Record breaking temps Thankfully they were record breaking warm temperatures! It was odd to get our winter tires put on when the weather was anything but frigid. We shall certainly enjoy it while it lasts! Here is a picture from this morning and one from the unexpected storm three weeks ago.


Brightening beam


Uninvited guest

Watching the World Series I grew up in the Cleveland area. My dad and I would often watch the Indians on TV and occasionally head down to the stadium to take in a game. The Tribe was really, really, bad when I was a kid so it sure was fun to watch a superior version in the World Series this past week. My husband, who is not a baseball fan, even watched some with me! I sure was sorry they lost, though.

Cards My two primary card making tools broke within two weeks of each other. I am so grateful that I sold enough cards in the previous month that I could replace them both. I try to give away one card for every card sold to encourage missionaries, church family and those in ministry. It’s exciting to see how the Lord is using and blessing this little ministry. Here are some of my latest. Right now I am taking donations instead of selling them for a set price. Let me know if you are interested or want to place a special order.







Recovering My husband and I have both felt under the weather this week, but are now both improving. It’s always hard for me to know if an illness is due to a flare in my fibromyalgia and arthritis, a virus, or a bad reaction due to my many food sensitivities. At least I’m no longer spending the whole day feeling like death warmed over (aren’t idioms great!)

Tea and Sunrise I am not a spontaneous person, but my husband is, so I decided I would practice being spontaneous and hopefully be better ready to do something on the spur of the moment the next time he suggests it. This morning the sunrise was beautiful so I convinced him we should grab a coffee and tea and snap a few shots of of the skies. We missed the most colorful part, but enjoyed a short drive outside our town while sipping our beverages and soaking up God’s creation!


Good morning, sun!


Sunrise awakens




Brightness ensues


Rural radiance


Daybreak emerges


Dawn encroaches

9 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five #69

  1. We don’t usually watch the Indians games, but we did watch a little of the world series! I was thinking how much my Dad would have enjoyed watching as he did like to listen to baseball on the radio…as long as it wasn’t on Sunday! Ha! I like your cards and would be interested…Beth


    • Hi Beth,

      If you want to order some cards let me know what kinds of cards and how many you are interested in – general Scripture, Thanks, wedding, sympathy, Christmas, sample of mixed etc. You would pay for postage plus a donation to help pay for my supplies.

      Hope you are doing well. Have a blessed week!


  2. Well. . . my dad grew up two hours south of Chicago, and has been a Cubs fan his entire life. So we sure did enjoy that Cubs win!! Sorry for you about the Indians, though.


  3. I have loved autumn here in eastern Ny and thankfully I think it is going to actually last right up until Dec 21 ! at least we are hoping so!

    how pretty those Xmas cards are! ive never seen purple used before for Xmas cards!!

    so glad you are feeling better. Ive been using essential oils as a dietary immune system builder and havent been sick with a cold or flu in over a year. do you ever use those?

    LOVE your sunrise pics!!


    • Hi Faith!
      No, I have not tried the essential oils yet. My daughter uses some, and I like the idea, as long as the scent is not overpowering. I’ll ask my daughter about this. Thank you for suggesting it.

      The purple Christmas cards? When your name is Purple Grandma there’s a purple application for every season!

      Have a blessed week!


  4. What lovely sunrise photos! Hasn’t it been gorgeous weather here in Alberta. I couldn’t believe this past weekend I was actually going on a bike ride in capris and tshirt. Glad you’re feeling better. Your cards are lovely!


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