Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Favorites

Five Things I'm Incredibly Thankful For This Week . . .

1.  Puppies! -- I got to go 'puppy shopping' today with my brother.  He's in the market for another hunting dog, so we went to check out a litter of German Wirehaired Pointers.  Oh.My.Goodness.  Is there anything cuter than a litter of nine, three-week old, squirming, bumbling puppies who waddle about like little drunken sailors?  It's a good thing I wasn't making the decision about which one to choose. . . I wanted them all.

I picked them up one by one, smelled their sweet puppy smell and rubbed their little tummies.  Held them up to my cheek and said, "Oh, pick me, pick me, Mark! Please!"

My brother gave me a weird look and rolling of the eyes that I've come to know so well through the years.  I don't know why he does that:/

2.  Starting a new book -- I haven't even cracked open the cover yet, but doesn't this just look like a perfect read for summer?  Besides the title, it's just so pretty.

3. Southern Blackberry Cobbler ice cream -- TO.DIE.FOR.  My new favorite flavor.

4.  Writer's seminar -- Attended an amazing workshop sponsored by our local chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers.  I met THE nicest people and learned so so much!  What a great group of women.

5.  Rain today -- We had the most spectacular thunderstorm today, and the rain poured down in buckets.  Just what we needed, and it was awesome watching it all happen from our back porch.

Share your favorites for the week, and link up with Susanne and the rest of the crew over at Living to Tell the Story!


Mereknits said...

I LOVE puppies. I miss the litttle guy I was with last weekend. And puppy smell is the best.
I bet you had a hard time pulling yourself away from them.
Hugs to you,

Susanne said...

I am totally getting that book just because of the cover and the fact that it's got settings in Hungary!

Baby anything is adorable but especially puppies! I would want them all too. I'm surprised you didn't take one home yourself. You are a strong woman! :v)

The ice cream sounds absolutely delicious!

susan said...

I hope you write a post about your writer's seminar. Maybe I can learn vicariously.

It is fun to tease our siblings, isn't it? Especially when they react. ;)

I LOVE summer rain especially from a porch!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

You almost make me want a puppy.

You'll have to tell us about the book. It does look like the perfect summer read.

Have a great week ahead, Susan.

Melinda said...

Puppies are sooo cute.

I'll have to check out this book.

We could use some rain out here in the midwest.



Willow said...

Awww, baby puppies! There's nothing sweeter unless it's a kitten. My hubby just rolls his eyes at me when I tell him I want to bring one home. :)

Occasional rain storms are fun to watch--they make the air smell so fresh.