Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Favorites

It's time for another edition of  Friday Fave Five.  I love doing this little exercise in looking back on the blessings in my week.

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 itIt 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!


Susan said...

Karen, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your uncle. I pray that the memories you share with others and that God's gracious touch will help you with the sadness.

Online Lent retreat? That sounds intriguing. I think I read about one some place else - maybe here?

Hurray for exercising each day. I know when I do, I feel so much better. I really want and need to get back on an exercise regime.

I hope that your daughter's baby shower goes well and that she feels deeply loved.

Susanne said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Karen. May your memories of him help to ease your sadness. That book sounds very interesting. I may have to add that to my list. I see you have The Guernessy book on your shelf. I really liked that one. Good for you and exercising every day this week. I'm working towards an everyday goal of movement too. Enjoy the baby shower!

Melinda said...

Another good week for you.
Sorry to hear about your Uncle
Prayers for you family.

My favorite this week:
Feeling better after being sick for two days earlier in the week.

Enjoy your evening and Sunday.

M :)

ellen b said...

Sounds like a good week with nice things to look forward to this weekend. Well done on being active!

ellen b said...

Sorry I hit the button before I said that I'm sorry for the loss of your uncle...

Mereknits said...

It sounds like a great week and a fascinating book.
Hugs to you,

Willow said...

How was the baby shower? I hope all went well.
I'm sorry about your uncle. Yes, those men and women were truly the greatest generation.
Congrats on your perseverance to exercise so much last week! I wish it would rub off on me!