Friday, July 1, 2011

Hot, But It's Friday!

Linking to Susanne's Living to Tell the Story, for another Fave Five. A nice way to remember my gratitudes each week, and just about the only blog posts I'm doing right now.

This week's five favorite things:
1. Had the BEST time with our granddaughter and also spent time with her mommy, daddy and baby brother when we took her home on Sunday. She stole our hearts once more by declaring all the way to her home, "I need to go Gramma Grampa's house!"
2. Pretty weather early in the week. Ran Monday and Tuesday since I skipped the weekend. Enjoyed sitting on the deck in th evenings and quiet companionship of Drh. I did crosswords and he read.
3. Helped clean out and organize the church library one evening. We filled a big garbage barrel and some smaller trash cans, but ended up with shiny shelves of useable, attractive books for reading, and ministry resources. I like our church to look modern, inviting and homey to anyone who enters.
4. For some reason I have been efficient and productive this week. One morning I washed windows before work, and kept up with the dishes, laundry and other tidying chores. Home feels welcoming when it's neat and fresh.
5. Multi-item Fave: I have today off, so a four-day weekend. Drh always has Friday off. Today instead of sleeping late, I convinced him to beat the heat and we got outside early, trimmed all the bushes, borrowed a tree trimmer from a friend and trimmed trees, loaded up all the trimmings on the friend's trailer and served ice tea to ourselves and two helpers, all before 10 a.m., and it was still nice out!

Have a good weekend, Happy 4th of July, stay cool!


Shell said...

Stopping by from Friday's Fave Five. Man I wish I were a runner. Well don't wish it to hard or I guess I would do it LOL.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Stopping by from Friday's Fave Five.

You must not be too far from the Illinois River. The confluence of the Illinois & Mississippi Rivers is about 40 miles from here.

Don't you just love what our grandkids say? The last time I dropped mine off after some time at Nana's, the 3 y.o. said that he didn't want me to go ... he wanted to "keep me". I love that little guy!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend - from your newest follower.

Barbara H. said...

Wow, you have had a productive week! I agree about home looking so much more welcoming when everything is neat.

We don't have grandkids yet, but I am dreaming of the day!!

Susan @ FruitfulWords said...

I agree that home is more welcoming when it is clean and tidy. This week I've had some bursts of energy and cleaned my floors and carpet. So nice to come home to.

I like gardening but those tidy up chores can be a bit much to handle alone. How awesome that you had a "crew" and that it was all completed so early in the day. I am sure it felt sooooo good drinking iced tea and looking over the work you all just completed.

I can see why your hearts are captured by your grand daughter. :)

Have a great holiday weekend.

Willow said...

Great FFFs this week. You really were very productive--share your secret :)
Enjoy your four day weekend!

Catherine said...

Your productiveness is inspiring! I'm glad you were able to get so much done, I know how great that feels!

Your granddaughter sounds adorable.

Sorry I'm so late stopping by this week, but I love to read all the FFF entries!