Friday’s Fave Five #66

unnamed

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

1. Reading a new book. I purchased a new book this week entitled Conscience: What It Is, How to Train It, and Loving Those Who Differ. I’m about half way through and thus far it has been excellent.

2.Going through old files. When we originally converted our garage into an office for my husband seven years ago, he had a filing cabinet in the office. Last summer we got rid of the cabinet, but are just now sorting through the files. It’s been fun and nostalgic to find things from our early years in Canada in the late 80’s.

3. A few last squash. We have thoroughly enjoyed our thin-skinned yellow crook necked squash this year. The return of warmer weather this week means we can squeeze out a few more squash before having to pull out the plants.

4. Getting to hear my daughter sing again. Our oldest daughter has her Master’s degree in Voice Performance. She’s also a skilled administrator, which is her current job. I don’t get to hear her sing in public performances very often, but she will be singing as part of an arts program on Sunday, October 2 in the afternoon.

5. Deals I was in Michaels to use my half price coupon this week. I am collecting Copic sketch markers one by one using coupons and Michaels finally has a few markers back in stock after a long period of time with very few available. While there I noticed some nice packs of cards marked down to 50 cents. I use them to add Bible verses and my own embellishments then give them away to encourage people. When I got to the till the packs were 20 cents each! Yay for deals!

Here are some pictures I took this week.

Cheerful wildflowers

Cheerful wildflowers

Back yard mushrooms

Back yard mushrooms

9-10-16-harvest-22

Alberta harvest time

 

Rural mailbox 1

Rural mailbox 1

Rural mailbox 2

Rural mailbox 2

Country roads near Leduc

Country roads near Leduc

Pumpjack silhouette

Pumpjack silhouette

9-10-16-flowers-and-grasses-and-weeds-3

Prairie grasses at harvest time

9-10-16-fence-tower-road

Cottony fencepost

9-10-16-fence-tower-road-8

Alberta energy

9-10-16-bushes-and-trees-2

Rare autumn red

 

Friday’s Fave Five #26

unnamed

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

1. As I continue healing from my hip replacement surgery I am thankful for increasing mobility. Sunday I was able to go to church.  How wonderful it was to fellowship with my church family again!

2. I have had a longstanding prayer request regarding a relationship conflict in my family. God has graciously worked in parties to resolve issues and strengthen the relationship. I am so grateful for this!

3. Monday I see the surgeon for my six week post-operative appointment. I am hoping he will give me the all clear to drive again and send me on to the next stage – physiotherapy – to strengthen the leg and continue to increase my mobility.

4. Monday evening my daughters, who live nearby, will be here for family night when we will work together to decorate the Christmas tree. My husband and I abandoned the real tree for an artificial one several years ago. The fake tree is up and ready. My oldest daughter has dubbed me decorating dictator and the kids will be my minions!

5. My family will tell you that I love good deals.  Last week I was able to find exceptionally good deals on some card making tools that I was interested in.  Some of the items were 90% off retail.  Now that’s a deal!