Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday and thankful


Suzanne's Fave Five is one of my favorite things about Fridays. Beginning Mondays with The Simple Woman's Daybook and ending the week in thanksgiving -- well, it's a good set of bookends to keep my heart in the right place.

Drumroll please. . . in no specific order, five good things about this past week . . .

#5. Receiving a book in the mail from a blogging friend. I was the lucky winner of Rest, by Keri Wyatt Kent, at another Karen's blog, Writer's Wanderings. I was very much inspired by Keri's first book, Breathe, and can't wait to get into this one.

#4. Going to see Matthew Kelly on Wednesday night. He's an author and speaker, who inspires people world wide on the modern relevance of the Catholic faith. He was in our area this week, and I'm so glad that I got to hear his message. He is absolutely awesome!

#3. Spending time with girlfriends on Tuesday night. Oh, what a hoot. One of the gals in our group is dipping her toe in the dating pond, for the first time since losing her beloved husband eight years ago. So, here we are, a bunch of married-for-20-years-or-more, trying to give her advice. Lots of laughter going on there. I need to write a post about this.

#2. Having the day with Dan on Monday. No kids. We had the house to ourselves until we went out to lunch and ran errands together and pretended we were retired. It was nice.

#1. This quote: "The word of God is the opponent of your will until it becomes the author of your salvation." (St. Augustine) I found this in a book called, The God of Our Deepest Longings. My #6 would be finding this book, at this particular time in my life.

It's been a very full week, and a very good week. Hope it was for all of you, too. TGIF.

7 comments:

ellen b said...

Hi Karen,
Sounds like a great week. The night with the girls sounds terrific! Love the St. Augustine quote. Have a wonderful weekend...

Susanne said...

Love that quote! And so true, isn't it? I need an evening with girlfriends.

annie said...

Love that quote.

Joanne said...

Great week going on here. It's weeks like these, simple pleasures, easy, that really mean so much in life.

Jientje said...

Looks like you had a wonderful week! I had a day off with my hubs too, that's great isn't it?

Gombojav Tribe said...

Your number 1 gave me chills. That is so very powerful! St. Augustine is one of my favorites, but I don't remembering having ever read this quote. THANK YOU!

Robin said...

I hope you do write that dating advice post - I'm sure it would be totally hilarious!
My fave 5 included receiving new books too!