Friday, November 11, 2016

Grateful for Friday's Fave Five

In light of the events of the past few days -- meaning of course the election on Tuesday that left so  many of us reeling in disbelief -- I am delighted to join in with the Friday Fave Five crowd and look for the blessings in my week.  Because, as bad as life gets sometimes, there's always something good that pokes it's head up and winks at me.

1.  Today is Veteran's Day, and I'm grateful for a day that remembers all of the men and women who have served in the armed forces to give us the freedoms that we have today.  This includes my dad, my grandpa, my uncles, my brother, and my nephew.  Thank you to all!

2.  Here it is the middle of November and I'm wearing a t-shirt and capris and looking out the window at a rosebush in full bloom.  This morning, I started a project, re-doing a piece of furniture, on the back porch.  It is so warm and sunny and beautiful outside.

3.  In an effort to prepare for the holiday season (and I do need a reminder that it is fast arriving, despite Spring-like weather) I've found a new favorite at St*rbucks.  Peppermint White Mocha.  OMG, it's to die for.  It's not a special or anything, just something I decided to try and it's become my fave.

4.  I had an unexpected free day on Monday that I wrote about here.  Yay for 'free' days!

5.  Laughter.  Dan and I record our favorite shows and watch them when we have time.  Last night, we watched the latest episodes of Modern Family and The Big Bang.  A nice reprieve from all the seriousness of the week.

How was your week?



Faith said...

The Big Bang Theory is a hit at our house too! my daughters LOVE it.

my family is still stunned that the election turned out the way it did. we are finding it difficult. SO not ok. but thank God our citizenship is in heaven and this life down here is just fleeting. we just need to press in and pray no real damage is done in the next 4. yrs.

Its been a mild autumn here too in NY and hard to believe the holidays are right around the corner!

have a wonderful weekend!

Wendy said...

A nice list. I hope the mild weather continues through the weekend for you.

Mereknits said...

Lovely thoughts my friend.

Barbara H. said...

It has been such a lovely fall. I'm glad the cold stuff is holding off - I know it will come eventually. I had a nice free day this week, too - so refreshing.

Summer said...

Nice list! Happy Monday ♥

Melanie said...

I've been especially grateful for all the pleasant, little things in life lately, too. With the election and all the riots going on, we all need to grasp on to the lovely, peaceful moments that we can.

nikkipolani said...

It's great that you have direct connection to those who have/are serving and have an up-close appreciation for their sacrifices.

I hear you on those warm days. We here in So Cal are still in shorts -- the high today was 86F. Maybe we'll get fall next month...