Friday, May 19, 2017

Finding favorites

Happy Friday, everyone. I'm still going to post about the Santa Fe trip, but I'm linking up to Living to Tell the Story and Friday's Fave Five in the meantime. It has been a busy, shorter week following my trip, but still nice to look back at moments that blessed me.

1.  It snowed this week! We got about 6" in our town, some of the mountain areas got upward of 3 feet.  That's quite a spring storm.  Spring snowstorms aren't my favorite thing, but it's a good feeling to know that at this time of year it will melt very quickly and I'll be out in the garden again this weekend.

2.  Yesterday, I was driving home from the rec center where I met my walking partner, and it was snowing those big, beautiful fluffy flakes.  Overhead flew a small flock of pelicans! It was such a beautiful sight to see.  I commented about the pelicans in our area in an earlier post, and several people were surprised that we have pelicans in Colorado. They do seem out of place here, but they arrive every spring to breed on the shallow lakes here on the plains. In the winter, they head for the Pacific coast.

This is a picture that I took several years ago, on my cell phone so not the best quality, but it's one of my favorites of the pelicans. The rubber ducky on the pond still cracks me up.

3.  We had a small gathering for our Book Club on Wednesday night, just four of us, and we met at a favorite restaurant.  I got to choose the book this month. It was Father Melancholy's Daughter, by Gail Godwin.  It's one of my favorites and I was happy to get to re-read it and discuss it with friends.

4.  Between my travels last weekend and some evening meetings for Dan, it has been over a week since we've sat down to dinner together.  He was supposed to be gone this weekend (trip got cancelled), so yesterday I took off from work a little early and went to the grocery store to pick up some items for dinner.  Then I made one of his favorite suppers, and we got to enjoy it just the two of us.  We've had a full house lately, with kids and grandkids popping over.

5.  Phone calls with my boys. Yesterday, I talked to Joey for a while, and he told me about the project he's working on for summer semester.  Then Luke called and we Facetimed, just the two of us. Usually we talk in the evening and there are at least four or five of us all trying to get in on the conversation, which is hilarious. It was nice to have some one-on-one.

How was your week?  Think about some favorite moments, even if you don't write them down. It does wonders for the soul!

Happy Friday!



Barbara H. said...

Wow, snow this time of year! I think I may have experienced an April snow, but not one in May. How fun to see the pelicans come by. Glad you and your husband got to have dinner together - we love the kids and grandkids but like that alone time, too.

Mildred said...

Hard to imagine snow this time of year! The pelicans are amazing! So glad you and your husband enjoyed a quiet meal together.
I wish you a lovely weekend.

p.s. re the hair ratts....when I was a little girl, we had elderly sisters as neighbors. They would often talk about using ratts to style their hair when they were young. That fascinated me! lol

Faith said...

SNOW??!! NO thanks! We had enough this past winter here in eastern NY to last me until next January!! (but i do remember hiking once in the high peaks region of the Adirondacks which is just 2 hours north of me and there was snow in some deep crevices in JULY!!)

LOVe that pelican photo!!

Yay for communicating with kids and for your date night dinner with hubby.

enjoy the weekend!

Mari said...

I heard about your snow - crazy!
Love the pelican shot!

Willow said...

I've been hearing about the CO and seeing photos from friends on facebook. We've had a crazy winter/spring season.
I'm looking forward to reading your Santa Fe posts. My son is moving there August 1st!
I love pelicans--we Pacific Coasters don't mind sharing them with you as long as you send them back in the fall :)
I talk with my kids most weeks. Sometimes they're so busy we can't fix a time to time since three of them are three time zones away from us. It sounds like your kids have easier schedules. Are they in the same time zone?
Enjoy your weekend.

Keira said...

I was so fascinated by the pelicans that almost miss the duck. Wow, sowing! Amazing!

Cherdecor said...

I have been seeing pictures of your spring snow. It was amazing! When my daughter lived in Colorado Springs, it would snow in the morning and by noon people were walking around in t-shirts. So funny!

I love that pelicans come by your lakes. I would love to see one up close.

Jerralea said...

It's always great having family around; but one on one time is awesome as well. I find I need both, ;)

Wow snowflakes in May! I've had them in April once or twice but never May. Still you know it has to be the last of the season!

Love the flight of the pelicans. Who knew?

Susanne said...

Those one on one conversations are precious. Glad you had one to brighten up the week. We've had snow in May before too. Part of being close to mountains. Our river has some pelicans that show up each spring. I love them and know when they are here the nice weather is coming too.