Saturday, July 9, 2016

Grace filled moments

I'm sneaking in before the week is over to list my Friday Fave Five.  This has been a nice week, beginning with a family gathering on 4th of July.  Thinking back, there were several small 'moments' of grace that I'd like to share.

1. We went to a Rockies game on Thursday evening with Emily and Marcus.  One of my favorite parts of the game is the Star Spangled Banner!  We were standing in line at a concession stand when it started to play.  For those few moments, everyone in the park was focused on the flag, including every person in line at the concession stand, the cashiers, and the workers.  All the fans in the concourse had stopped walking and were facing the flag, and of course all the fans in the stands.

2.  I started a new book this week.  I love the moment when I'm reading something new and realize, this is going to be a great read.

3. The first zucchini in my garden! It's always a delightful surprise to see that very first one, as though I'm not really sure I'm going to get BUSHELS of them from just my one plant.

4. One day this week, I went to lunch with my Aunt Ann and friend Renee.  We had the best day, shopping on the little Main Street of a nearby town.  At lunch, we all had pistachio ice cream and 'toasted' my grandmother who would have celebrated her birthday the day before.

5.  A chance encounter with family members who live in town, that I don't get to see very often.  I stopped for an iced coffee and ran into my aunt and two cousins and an adorable little second cousin:) We had a nice visit while sitting out on the patio of the coffee shop.

How was your week?



Ann said...

Oh yes, that moment when you realize it's going to be a great read. :-) Doesn't happen often, but it sure is nice!!! Congratulations on your zucchini. Hope you feel the same way when you have thousands of them. :-) Happy weekend to you, and thanks for reading my FFF also.

Patti said...

The Star-Spangled Banner always gets me a little misty-eyed. A few weeks ago, we went to the retirement ceremony of a friend, who was retiring from 27 years in the Air Force. His 18-year old daughter sang the National Anthem, and I was a blubbering mess. It's a moving song anyway, but at a ceremony to honor a friend, it was even more so. I can certainly see why that moment at the game is among your grace-filled moments this week.

I was in the little town of Louisville, Colorado, last July. Not sure what little town you were in, but I thought that was a lovely and quaint town.

I'm not a huge ice cream fan (salty things are more my weakness), but I do enjoy a bowl of pistachio every once in awhile. That's my husband's fave (though ANY ice cream is probably a fave), so he buys it often. Sometimes, I'll have him scoop me up a bowl, and I always love it---especially that beautiful green color.

Your week sounds grand. Hope you have an awesome, grace-filled weekend too.


Mari said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful week. Mine's been a bit crazy - I've worked 24 extra hours this week due to vacations and illness and I hope next week is better. :)

Keira said...

What's the title of the book? Seems you had a nice week! Good for you!

Susanne said...

What??? You didn't give us the name of the book?!! ;)

I love that you toasted and remembered your grandma with ice cream. And now you have me craving that and iced coffee!

Willow said...

I loved your description of everyone stopping when the Star Spangled Banner was played.
How sweet to toast your grandmother at lunch!
Are you going to share the name of the book??

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I also love that feeling of realizing early on that a book is going to be a great read :) really gets me looking forward to the rest of the book!

I wish you a wonderful start to the week :)

Wendy said...

Sounds like a lovely week. I like unexpected meetings and I'm always glad to find a good book.

Gattina said...

It seems that it was a nice week for you !