1. I'm participating in an online retreat for Lent. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to join in on this journey and for the incredible people I've met so far.
2. I'm saddened by the loss of my Uncle Andy who passed on earlier this week. He was one of a kind, a member of the Greatest Generation and just an all-around good man. As my cousins have shared their memories of his life, I'm reminded of how blessed we all were by his presence.
3. I finished Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown, and met with my book club to discuss it. It is based on the true story of Mary Rowlandson, a minister's wife in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1676, Mary is among a group of people captured by Indians. During her three-month captivity, she finds herself drawn to the Indians' way of life, and upon return to her Puritan community she is deeply torn. The story is both riveting and poetic. Loved it.
4. Exercising this week. I managed to do something every day -- water aerobics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and walking with my friend Joan, on Tuesday and Thursday. I'm grateful that my schedule allows for me to start my days this way.
5. Anticipating my daughter's baby shower on Sunday. My sister-in-law Jenny is staying with us this weekend, my dear friend Pamela is coming from out of town. I'm excited for Emily and feel incredibly blessed to have such loving family and friends.
What were your favorites this week? Join up with the FFF crowd at Susanne's place and do share!