It has been a wonderful week around here. Yes, the weather has been lovely but it has just been a week of quiet blessings. In a lot of ways, a quiet “routine” week (which can be a blessing all its own) but also lots of bits and things mixed in as well. I thought I would gather some of my thoughts here. Not exactly a Five Things on Friday post….but more of a Few Things on Friday:)
1 – My brother moved to the city this week. He was here at the house for a few days before his apartment was ready. It was great to spend some relaxed, unscheduled time with him. And he moved downtown – to DC – so not too terribly far from me. I am so excited he will be living close by again. He was overseas for a bit (before covid changed everyone’s plans) and then a bit north but has finally returned “home.” I mentioned in last week’s post that I would not make it as a city girl, but he is as happy as a clam. Moving went smooth as silk and he is settling in. His things have been in storage for, literally, years since he left for Viet Nam. Apparently, he is having fun discovering all that has been packed away. I asked him for a photo and received this one from his breakfast this morning:) Hopefully, city pictures will be coming soon! I’m really thrilled for him!
2 – My son has been in Alaska for almost three weeks now and finally started his job on Monday. He went early in order to get settled in but two weeks early might have been a tad too early. He seemed a bit bored – especially without a car. He has met his co-workers and made some friends and really seems to be enjoying it…which, of course, makes my mama’s heart happy. He finally got in his first Alaska hike. Needless to say, he loved it! He is already talking about staying there. In Alaska. As in, 4200 miles away. I’m totally not surprised but, 4200 miles!! Again, I’m thrilled for him as well.
3 – I have mentioned it before, but several years ago I took a missions trip to Samoa. It was amazing. And life-changing. I have kept in touch with the missionaries we worked alongside – as well as with the other members of the team – consider them sweet friends. The missionaries are in the states for a while (on furlough) and will be in town this weekend. Plans worked out and we will be taking them to dinner tomorrow night. I am so looking forward to catching up! Such a treat for me. Dare I say, I am thrilled:)
4 – Around the house, I finally got my fall things out. Every year I wonder if I really want “to bother” pulling out the bins and switching out decor. I have really purged and scaled back but it is still a process. Just sayin. But I have yet to decide to skip it and I am always happy once I do it. We all like the fall things around here. Have not anything to the porch yet – it just seems so warm outside – but we are all cozy and feeling like autumn inside (with the ac)!
I think I will end there. Otherwise, it really will be a Five Things on Friday post. Ha. A few things I am looking forward to this weekend: the Junior Church kiddos will be singing on Sunday morning. We practiced (again) on Wednesday night and, oh boy, were they enthusiastic!:) I hope they have even half that energy (and volume) on Sunday!!
And, we have a ladies’ meeting on Saturday morning. We will enjoy some breakfast and discuss our favorite Bible characters. I’m curious….who would say is your favorite? Share in the comments – and I will try to share mine next week. Or maybe the following week. I am hoping/planning/crossing my fingers to participate in an Instagram Writing Challenge, hosted by Kate with Five Minute Friday, next week. However, I don’t have Instagram so mine will simply be a writing challenge:) Writing every day next week – Monday through Friday – using one-word prompts. We will see how that goes. Two posts a week can sometimes be challenging enough, if I am honest. I hope you will stop by often next week (I hate to beg) but it does make writing less of a challenge! Have a wonderful weekend, friends!